Tuesday, March 31, 2009

beanies for andie

my tribute this week...is to duane and brooke paulson.

duane and brooke, well, i only know them through blogland and in email convos, but these people are thinking about others...all in the midst of their fab angel, andie grace, getting her wings.


and what did they do...well, when andie was in the NICU in AZ, they used a lot of beanie babies for sensory stuff. so they asked for donations of beanie babies in andie's honor.

we totally got in on the deal...sent an entire bag of beanies.

and the girlies def made some super fun and creative notes to give to the nurses and staff and patients.
i added a description to each letter saying what the horses and mermaids in the pictures are doing and a little hello from each of the girls.
so, i guess i have a little challenge for you this week. grab a beanie baby or two, write a short note, and send it to the paulson family.

duane and brooke paulson
26910 n. 54th ave.
phoenix, AZ 85083

this family is amazing...they had their angel for 3 short weeks. please pray for them too.

{did you note the scripture on andie's button??? ephesians 3:20. i think we are already seeing that god is accomplishing infinitely more than we could ever imagine.

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." ephesians 3:20


Anonymous said...

You are awesome!!! I have three beanie bears (unused) do you think that would be okay to send?

Amber said...

That's GREAT! I'm going to have to wrangle some and send them. Thanks for sharing!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You continue to amaze me...always reaching out to families in need.

It is especially wonderful to see the entire blogging community supporting MckMama and her family through this trying time. Thank you for your heartfelt post yesterday. I too have been sending my thoughts and prayers out for Stellan.


Kel said...

What a wonderful post...I'm going to find what I can and get it to them.
Thanks for sharing!!

Carrie said...

For the first time in my life--I'm so sad I wasn't a Beanie Baby collector! " )

I think we'll have to pick up a few today at The Walmarts.

I'm SOOOOO excited to have Chick-fil-A for lunch! YAAAAAAAAY!

Tim said...

So great of you to share this family and their story. I did not know of them until now. Will go there now to read about it, and will for sure be lifting them up thru prayer.

Love and Prayers,


Sarah said...

That's recycling that I can definitely get behind! As a prior NICU mom I know that the pictures and love will go very far. Way to go Mom teaching the lesson to look outside ones self.

DawnS said...

We will be doing this too - thanks for sharing it!

Please see my blog for an award that I am passing on to you :)

The Eadle Family said...

Awesome tribute! I think what they are doing is GREAT!

He And Me + 3 said...

Thank you for sharing this. I will have to send them some.

Domestically Disabled Girl said...

I love that verse. I am so happy that you not only reach out to others, but you help teach your children to as well. What a legacy to pass on.

bunchofbull-ers! said...

Thank you Danyele & Family!
That is so sweet that you continue to think of AND PRAY for my sister & her family.
I was also thinking it would be cool for people to take a picture of themselves with their Beanies to share on Andie's blog!?
They could e-mail them to me. I will post them.
thebullercrew @ msn .com
(just note Andie's Beanies in the subject just in case it goes into my junk box!)

Blessings to you & yours~


BoufMom9 said...

What a great and wonderful thing you are doing by spreading the word.
Love this idea!
Happy Tuesday!

Halftime Lessons said...

Love what you do, ma'am...
thanks fr helping us think about these people.

Kacey R. said...

Have I told you lately how {FABULOUS} I think you are? Well, you are FABULOUS!

Thanks for letting me know about this. I will see what I can send as well. So, this may be silly, but where would one find Beanie Babies? No, I am not under a ROCK. I at least know what they are but have none here. LOL


Mandy said...

I think I will jump on this bandwagon! Sounds fabulous!

Bee and Rose said...

We will definitely send some beanies up their way! (we're down in Tucson, so it should get there next day)

Thank you for sharing this with all of us!

Jen said...

amazing simply amazing.

Meredith said...


kisatrtle said...

What a nice tribute.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a great idea & a great tribute! Off to find some beanies.

Snap said...

Great post and idea. Gosh, I sent my beanie babies off in November to California. I'll see if any still live around here.

Megan said...

So awesome!