April 27 09

and then, before I knew it, I was on my way to Indiana to March for Maddie with two lovely lovely ladies, and a handsome little 11-month-old man. We hit up Target, of course, and had the pleasure of some random woman in the bathroom tell us about her awesome tanning lotion (wha?) and watching the sugarpants try on a stegasaurus shirt. We didn’t trust Gretchen the GPS, and followed our own extra-long route to Casey and the moosh’s house. We cheesecake factory’d it up and introduced the canadians to chick-fil-a, which, to their surprise, is NOT pronounced chick-FLAH. Sissy got me to try tea at Teavana, and hot damn, I actually liked it. Casey taught me the position. We got our behinds (swear whisperer, yo!) handed to us at Boogie Super Star and Casey turned Sam into the overnight-dancing-sensation, Candy Sam! I got schooled in the art of Mormon cooking and got to try Casey’s brownies (um, make those WOWnies). I got the best morning wake-ups by my new best friend, the Moosh, who is the most delightful little muffin.

yes. we had a good time.

but we never forgot why we were there.

not for one single moment.

Heather, Mike and Maddie Moo were ALWAYS on our minds.

and they will always be.

I don’t have the words, really.

We put on our purple. We had Maddie’s beautiful face close to our hearts. We released our balloons. We took the Indianapolis March for Babies by storm.


and I KNOW that Maddie was with us yesterday.


(photo by Moosh in Indy)


  1. What a wonderful community the blogging one can be. So awesome that you could march for Maddie.

    Comment by Jen on April 27, 2009
  2. I had no idea you were going until I saw the tweets about it.

    So glad you got to go and participate.

    Angellas last blog post..Crunch Time

    Comment by Angella on April 27, 2009
  3. I can’t tell you how glad I am that you were there. You’re amazing, amazing, amazing!

    I love that blogging has brought me some of the best friends I have in my life.

    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on April 27, 2009
  4. You guys are awesome friends, awesome people.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on April 27, 2009
  5. I’m glad you had an awesome time and that you got to March for Maddie.

    I’m just still super bummed I couldn’t see you.

    Kristabellas last blog post..I Has A Mortgage

    Comment by Kristabella on April 27, 2009
  6. Beautiful. So amazing that you could all make it to Indy for the march.

    Now I really wish I had gone home to Indy this weekend to March for Maddie.

    Yay for all of you amazing blog friends!

    Comment by ClassyFabSarah on April 27, 2009
  7. Gosh, that last photo almost made me cry. 🙂

    So, awesome that you all could get together and March for Maddie. xo

    Comment by Nenette on April 27, 2009
  8. That is so awesome you were able to go! So much love for the Spohrs.

    Comment by Heather, Queen of Shake Shake on April 27, 2009
  9. Good on ya.

    kgirls last blog post..Who’s That Girl?

    Comment by kgirl on April 27, 2009
  10. Total goosebumps. Amazing!

    Shellys last blog post..Marriage, Mortgage and Babies, Oh My!

    Comment by Shelly on April 27, 2009
  11. Aw, fair play to you all for doing that. Just brilliant. Well done girls!!

    Comment by J from Ireland on April 27, 2009
  12. i love you! and what sam said…you? are amazing and fantastic! what an inspiring trip it was.

    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on April 27, 2009
  13. Wow, what an amazing experience and way to honour Maddie and the Spohrs. What exactly is that on the back of her shirt…? Wild! Congratulations on doing this walk…. 🙂

    Comment by Haley-O on April 27, 2009
  14. it’s MY shirt and it’s a butterfly. it rode on my back for half the walk!

    Comment by ali on April 27, 2009
  15. still with the swisses and swugs. thank you so much for coming, looove you.

    Comment by moosh in indy. on April 27, 2009
  16. Good to meet you on Sunday – and so glad you all made it back safe and sound. Come back to Indiana soon!

    Comment by DesignHER Momma on April 28, 2009
  17. I loved seeing pics of you guys walking. I got chills with the last sentence and pic.

    Comment by Midwest Mommy on April 28, 2009
  18. So awesome that you lovely ladies could do that. A road trip with an beautiful purpose really kicks ass.

    Comment by katie ~ motherbumper on April 28, 2009
  19. So many people don’t get just how real connections on the Internet can be, but they are. This was so wonderful.

    Comment by Sherry on April 28, 2009
  20. I love that you marched for Maddy! You’re a wonderful person! I agree with the others that is shows that connections on the internet are real. Thanks for posting this!

    Comment by Nadine on April 28, 2009
  21. I keep coming back to read this in my feeder and to look at that butterfly.

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    Comment by Loralee on April 29, 2009
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