Sunday, November 21, 2010

Emotional Hangover!!


I want to thank EVERYONE who came out yesterday to the fundraiser at Adams Academy! It was a great time! I am forever indebted to all of those who did so much to put it together -- especially Tara McMurdie, Cheryl Weathersby, and Janna Carlos. I know there are TONS of others I am missing... I am so grateful to all of you who donated items, created items, or sacrificed your time to be there and to serve. It is all so humbling and overwhelming... I have cried so many tears of gratitude and they continue to flow. :')

One of the highlights of the day for me was signing the Pink Heals firetruck. It was an honor (an emotional one) to add my name to that beautiful rolling edifice.

I am grateful to Mrs. Malone and Mrs. Olson at the school for being there for us! I am also thankful for the Girl Scouts (Debi's girls!) who made those beautiful headbands and flowers, and the Junior Honor Society at Adams for all of their work in helping with setting up, with food, etc. There were so many young smiling faces there! It was beautiful!!

Lastly, I want to thank all of those who came out and showed support, whether bidding on auction items, taking a class, teaching a class, cutting hair, painting nails, giving massages (mine was DIVINE!), or just eating good food (Abuelos' salsa and queso! Que bueno!) and spending time with us. I am touched by the outpouring of love!

May all of you have the opportunity, at some time in your lives, to be the recipient of such love and service is my prayer. And if so, I plan to be there to "pay it forward." Thank you again!! I am blessed!!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


There is no greater calling than to serve your fellow men. There is no greater contribution than to help the weak. There is no greater satisfaction than to have done it well. 

Walter Reuther

       We have a great opportunity to come together and help out a wonderful woman fighting breast cancer.  Jenny Christensen is a mother of two, who is currently fighting breast cancer for the second time.  She is an amazing example of perseverance, courage, and strength.  As many of you know, the fight against breast cancer can be very expensive.  We have a chance to help ease some of the monetary stress for the Christensens.
On Saturday, November 20th, from 8am-4pm,
Adams Traditional Academy with the help of the National Junior Honor Society, will be hosting a fundraiser at the school to help earn funds to go directly to the payment of Jenny’s cancer treatments. 
There will be classes offered:

8am Yoga
9am Martialcise Aerobics/Self Defense
10am Pilates
11am Childrens Dance Class
Noon Zumba
1pm Teen/Adult Dance Class

                                                                                                                                  We will also have massages, hair cuts, “Glitter Toes”, adorable hair clips, “Forever Is Better” shirt sales (owned by Jenny Chirstensen), breast cancer bracelets, and a SILENT AUCTION! 
We’ve already had some amazing items donated to our silent auction, including horse rides, photography sessions, massage gift cards, restaurant gift cards, babysitting, one month of HCG, a vegan cleanse, hotel gift certificates, gift baskets, and much, much more!  The silent auction items will be available to bid on all day.  The auction ends at 3:45pm sharp.
There are so many families affected by cancer and in need of some extra help.  This is a great opportunity to come together and give service to one of those families.                                                                                                          
Please mark your calendar’s for this Saturday Nov, 20th, and plan on attending.  Tell your friends, family, and neighbors about this great event and help us to make this a success!    Adams Traditional Academy is located at 2323 W Parkside Lane (23rd Ave south of Pinnacle Peak) in Phoenix
If you would like to help with this event, or have any questions, please email Tara McMurdie at:
You can keep updated on this event and class times by checking the school website at:  
Help make this a success!

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Dave and Cyndi Eisner of Cold Stone Creamery have so generously offered to have a fundraiser at their store at 8215 W Bell Rd. on Monday, November 15th from 5pm to 9pm.

This can be a wonderful source that evening for Family Home Outing Evening treats! Cold Stone Creamery (this store only) will be offering 50% of the proceeds to Jenny!

Dave and Cyndi have done some wonderful fundraisers in the past for other friends with various health battles. They have some great ideas to streamline the process to avoid the long wait in line. They will be offering 3 creations (their most popular... of course) already mixed and ready to scoop in 2 sizes: small (which isn't really small at all) $5.50, and medium (which is more like a small mountain) for $6.00. They would prefer that we bring cash that night, but can accommodate if you need to purchase by credit card. There will, of course, be all your favorite flavors available that evening, but they will have premixed:
  1. Oreo Overload
  2. Chocolate Devotion
  3. Birthday Cake Remix
Please join us for yummy Cold Stone Creamery treats and so many of our favorite people gathered in one place in support of Jenny on Monday, November 15 from 5-9pm!

See you then!!