Friday, September 05, 2008


My daddy always tells me that "the proof is in the pudding" (Don't you just love those little sayings that really don't make all that much sense when you really think about it?). Well, here's a little proof...that God continues to work through the Annabelle Baskets, that the Lord has provided for us to have precious family time together to create beautiful memories, and that our baby girl is still an amazing part of our lives.

The 100th Annabelle Basket!!!

Wyatt pulling a full load of baskets to MUSC...what a great big brother!

Me, Grandaddy (my daddy), Wyatt, Aunt JC (my sister) & Scott
at The Crystal Palace in Disney World.
We had a yummy dinner there with Pooh & Friends.

Livin' it up with Donald in Mexico (at Epcot)

Wyatt's 1st rollercoaster...Goofy's Barnstormer! We rode it at least 3 times!

Wyatt showing off his little sisters "ears"!


Anonymous said...

This picture of wyatt beside Annabelle's Mini ears looking off into the sunset at disney is just post-card-precious!!

Amanda-The Family News! said...

I am so glad you all had a good time!!! I LOVE the Annabelle Mini ears...I think that is THE sweetest thing and it just brings tears to me eyes. She was there with you all though having a wonderful time!!

And that is SUPER great about the 100th Annabelle basket.

I have been thinking of you all!!
Much love - Amanda

The Hardy Family said...

It looks like you all had a wonderful trip to Disney! I love the Annabelle ears. How perfect! Congrats on creating the 100th Annabelle basket! Your ministry is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Just wanted you to know I put Annabelle basket stuff to good use today and had fun dressing up a little girl today...thank you for the "goodies"!! Love, love, love the Disney World pics! Hope all is well with you guys!
Love, Caroline Leslie

Anonymous said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for a while now. I lost my 2 month old son on May 23, 2008 from necrotizing enterocolitis. He was born at 25 weeks 5 days gestation. I stayed with him at the hospital for the 65 days that he lived. I wanted you to know you inspired me to do something similar to Annabelle Baskets in memory of our son. I had been trying to come up with a way to give back without taking too much of my time away from my job, husband and two sons. You can read about our story at

We delivered our first gift basket this weekend to a family. You can see the project we started called It's No Monkey Business at

I am so sorry that you lost your Annabelle. You are a strong woman and an inspiration to others.


Katie said...

Congrats on the 100th basket!!!'ve blessed so many families, ours included. Looks like Disneyworld was a fun vacation with many happy memories made. :)Loved the pictures! Take care~


The Simmons Family said...

I think it's so fantastic that you have delivered 100 Annabelle Baskets!! WOW!

Disneyworld looks like TONS of fun. I love that you bought ears for Annabelle and the picture with Wyatt looking at the castle with the ears is priceless!! So sweet!!


Lindsay Dean said...

Oh, that picture of Wyatt and Annabelle's ears, simply breathtaking!!!Tears are flowing! I am so proud of you delivering the 100th Annabelle basket. What an amazing minstry and keeping Annabelle's legacy alive. I am racking my brain for something creative to delver when we go back in October. Still thinking......
The pictures are great of the family and I bet Grandaddy loved riding that rollercoaster with Wyatt. We are starting to count down the days until we go.
Love always,

Our Family said...

It was so great talking to you again last night and sharing our feelings about our angels. It is so nice to talk to someone who truly understand the feelings that we have as moms of angels. I am so glad that you guys had fun at Disney and I love the pictures of Wyatt with Annabelle's ears. Too sweet! Congratulations on the 100th Annabelle Basket--what a testament to your angel! You guys are helping so many people. God bless you, every day!

Jonathan said...

Thanks for writing on our blog. I pray that you and your family are doing well. I know for us we take one day at a time. We miss Lindsay so much.
I was wondering if you could tell me about your baskets. What do you put in them and where do you take them. I am looking for ways to give back to Children's Hopsital Boston. We have teddy bears to hand out to babies and kids but we haven't done it yet. Just curious as to what you are doing.
Laura Groen

KC said...

YAY 100th basket :-) That is so wonderful. You continue to amaze me. The picture with Annabelle's ears...what a moment that is so precious. It is just so touching.
Talk to you soon,