Happy Birthday

Lennox and Zoë, in our hearts you are five years old today and we love you!



Happy birthday my dear, sweet Lennox and my beautiful, strong Zoë.

A good friend asked how we would be spending this day.  She wondered if we would do something special to mark the day or if we would carve out quiet moments to remember.  We do a little of both.  It’s a quiet day for us.  A still day.  A day when we feel like we exist outside the rest of the world.  Your daddy and I will have a small birthday treat in your honor. Something sweet to celebrate your birthdays.  The rest of the day we actively remember.  There are 362 days every year when you are never far from our thoughts; your names always drift through my consciousness and memories of you still float out of the depths of my brain daily.  But on your birthday and on your individual special days we let down our guard and we remember.

And, as always, we speak your names.


$600 down, $400 to go

and only six days left!

You know you want to make a donation to Team On The Road as we March for Babies. What are you waiting for?

Team On The Road Donation Page

Every donation, no matter how small, gets a very special thank you from a sweet little girl who beat the preemie odds!

On The March

Team On The Road is Marching for Babies next weekend in Fort Worth. So far, we’ve raised about a third of our $1000 goal. We really need your help to get that last $610!

If you would like to make a donation (and we’ll take as little as one dollar) please go to http://www.tinyurl.com/olivia-moonpie.

You can also help by spreading the word about our team to family, friends, co-workers, church groups, total strangers! Just give them that link to our homepage.

$610 in eight days is a big task for our little team of four people but I know we can do it. We were so close last year to meeting that $1000 goal. I’d love to actually get there this year.

Marching in 2012 in celebration of Olivia Moonpie and in honor of Lennox Maximilian and Zoë Harper.

Shameless begging

Don’t forget, Team on the Road is Marching for Babies again this year! We’ll be walking in late April, so make sure you get your donation in before then. We need your help to make this year as successful as last year.

How can you help?
1. Donate
2. Share this link with everyone you know… http://tinyurl.com/olivia-moonpie. That goes to our team page (the actual URL is stupidly long and hard to remember.)
3. Join our team and walk in your local event.
4. Did I mention Donate

We started like this…

and now we’re here…

And THAT’S why we march for babies.

Marching for Babies

Team On The Road is hitting the pavement again in the March of Dime’s March for Babies. This year we’ll be walking in late April, which is nice because last year we had to start the walk in 40-degree weather!

Even nicer, this year, Olivia Moonpie’s Momom and Papa will be flying out to join us for the walk! Yay!

We’ve set a pretty hefty goal for our little team. If you’d like to help us out, please click through to our team page and make a donation. As always, we are walking in memory of Lennox and Zoë and in honor of Olivia Moonpie. We also walk to honor the memory of the babies of our online friends who should be here, but aren’t. The March of Dimes has become a cause very near and dear to my heart and I truly hope that through our fund raising efforts they find more ways to make sure no one else ever has to go through what we did. Every dollar counts so please, if you can, make a donation today! We also welcome other walkers to our team. If you’d like to join Team on the Road and walk in your local March for Babies, let me know and I’ll help you get it set up and make you a t-shirt!

Silly Face

This silly face was made possible, in no small part, by the work of the March of Dimes. What more do I need to say?

Zoë’s Day

She was exactly 21 days old, four years ago today.

Had she been born on THIS day four years ago, she would probably still be here.

Sweet Zoë Harper.

Your little sister doesn’t quite understand why I keep scooping her up for hugs and burying my face in her neck today. She’s humoring me with lots of drooly “mwahs” and she didn’t mind sitting in the rocking chair for an hour while I smelled the almond soap in her hair. We looked at the photo of your name in the sand that hangs on her bedroom wall. We played on the playground and had snack. We did all the things you and I never got to do.

Even though you aren’t here, you are always with us.

We miss you.