Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 04:18 PM - Heavens NurseryAs I've been going through my emails saving out the t-shirt photos I've found a lot of emails I missed in previous months. My apologies to all the families who've been waiting for an update to their baby's nursery page. I believe I'm all caught up now so if you don't see a change you requested, please submit it again and I'll get it fixed as soon as possible.
Pages added for:
April Anne Knight
Jenika Chevelle Tolley
Shayla Rae Bessette
Nichole Ann Philippou
Michael Leland Popian
Joseph Dale Davis
Grant Guthrie Stone
Cooper Keyes Nelson
Avianna Marie Letourneau
Quinten Phoenix Ward
Kaden Christopher Walter
Audrey Ray Portera
Alexis Daniel Garcia
Ayden Dean Hood
Michaela Nicole Frisch
Kyrie Jaiden McFarland
Trystyn Rae Brickman
Rylan Dwane Crow
Story updated for:
Ayden James Delaney
Seth Alexander Griego
Photo added to:
Charles Henry LaFayette
Azerika Jayne Bailey-Hartvig
Shayla Rae Bessette
Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 03:16 PM - Odds and EndsI received an email a while ago and like Kathy's, I forgot to get it posted on here. It's about a book on sibling grief. I don't have the book myself, but thought there may be many others out there interested in getting a copy.
Here's what I received:
I am writing to announce the publication of the second edition of my book, Sibling Grief: Healing after the Death of a Sister or Brother. I am the director of the Sibling Connection, an organization that provides resources for bereaved siblings. Sibling Grief was called by Compassion Books "a moving, very readable guide -- one of the finest resources available on sibling grief, for individual or professional use."
From the back cover:
"P. Gill White, PhD has done an outstanding job of writing on a much-needed subject within the bereavement community, sibling grief. As siblings sadly are often the “forgotten” grievers when the death of their brother or sister occurs, a book such as this is greatly needed. Dr. White’s insights and experiences as both a bereaved sibling herself and as a sibling grief counselor are sure to be a great help to all who read her book. Bereaved Parents of the USA will definitely be recommending her book as a resource to both our siblings and their parents"
-Patricia L. Moser, President Bereaved Parents of the USA
Sibling Grief is White’s validation of the emotional significance of sibling loss. She draws on clinical experience, research, and wisdom from hundreds of bereaved siblings to explain the five healing tasks specific to sibling grief.
Sibling Grief is available wherever fine books are sold -- online at Amazon.com - click here.
P. Gill White, PhD
Director, the Sibling Connection
Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 02:23 PM - Site UpdatesKathy emailed this to me a while ago and I kept forgetting to add a note to the blog (sorry Kathy!) She has made many beautiful sketches for SIDS families, including one for us of Jacob smiling (he only smiled once, and we don't have a picture of it, so that was a real treasure for us to get and it hangs in a prominent place in our home).
My portrait pricing has been lowered due to problems with the economy.
I think you will find the new pricing structure to be mutually beneficial for both parties.
Her page here at SIDS Families is here
Kathy also has a website of her own which you can find at www.sketchesfromtheheart.info
Monday, December 8, 2008, 11:11 PM - FundraisersI haven't been running the Helping Hands site Sponsorship program for a couple of years now. Joanne had sponsored the site by special request back in May in memory of her son Nicolas, and if there's enough interest I would be glad to run the sponsorships again. It helped with the website costs and also gave me the extra funds to send packages out in the mail to grieving families too. I've changed it a bit from how it used to look, instead of having to go to a separate page people can click to view the baby's nursery page straight from the main page of the site and instead of four spots I'll make five available. That should ensure that those who would like a spot can have one.
If you're interested in the Helping Hands sponsorship program, please visit the page on the site about it here.
Monday, December 8, 2008, 10:13 PM - Heavens NurseryThese babies were added to the Nursery:
Stefanie Marie Carucci
Maxwell Clay Kerr
Payton Gabriel Kelly
Enzo William Fiore
Charles Henry LaFayette
A photo was added to these existing pages:
Mason Blaine Hendrix
Abigail Elizabeth Grimm
Jason Jack Ramos
Taylor Lane Hess
The family's story was added to this page:
Bradlee Leeland Wiacek
Monday, December 8, 2008, 06:35 PM - T-ShirtsI've been working on the 2008 collage and hope to have it finished up soon. This year has flown by so fast!
Please ensure you're subscribed to the T-Shirt mailing list to receive further updates about the 2008 T-Shirts.
Judging by the number of pictures I already have, I won't have much wiggle room this year for latecomers. I have already taken the submission form down.
I've got the Round 1 polls set up for the slogan votes. I've included some of the more popular ones from previous years as well as some new ones for this year. If there's a clear winner we won't have any further votes, but if it's close we'll have another round of voting but I won't post it to the blog, just to those on the mailing list.
Click for the general slogan vote
Click here for the personal slogan vote
If you have any slogan suggestions please email them in and I can add them to the list.
Monday, December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM - Heavens NurseryThese babies were added to the nursery tonight on page 143
Conelly Michael Alexander Andrae
Alexander Lee Thomas
Devin Issac Davis
Aiden Anthony Kelly
Jason Patrick Schulz
Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 10:41 PM - Heavens NurseryThe following babies have been added to the nursery
You can find them on pages 141, 142 and 143
Jacob David Rodriguez
Brianna Marie Phillips
Tyler dewayne Shinn
Roy Cody Stapp V
Ghayde Karen Perkins
Roy Cody Stapp V
Garland Dorrough Fulford
Grace Elizabeth Marano
LeaAnna Marie Cook
Ciara Rae Woolsey
Ashley Lynn Tippett
Parker Logan Fernandez
Victoria Nicole Blackfox
Katherine Marie Wood
Ambrielle Marialene Miller
Carson Riley Wright
Noah Leigh Heil
Cameron Fredrick Sanders-Dzidzienyo
Caleb James Twitty
Cameron Cole Lucas
Thomas Lester Todd
Ryan Aaron Tucker
Nikoli James Lorensen
Lyric Sorelle-Naghee White
Alexander Allen Braden
Kaydfence Devi Azvedo
Ethan Cruz Narvaiz
Victoria Margarita Bravo
Kayvian Marquis Lewis
Austin Frank Clough
Christopher David Ray
Harrison Marshall McCraney
Maddison Emily Mann
Monday, November 17, 2008, 11:19 AM - T-ShirtsI thought that this announcement from CafePress might interest some others here.
Nov 12th, 2008
11/13: Localized Sites for U.K., Canada, and Australia
We’re thrilled to launch CafePress sites localized for the
following markets: United Kingdom, Canada, Australia. Visitors
coming from these markets will access a localized CafePress site
with the following:
* Priced in local currency
* Relevant topics specific to that market (no American holidays, politics, etc)
* More shipping options to include faster delivery time
Standard*: 4-5 days faster than Economy (includes Custom’s duty and Tax)
Express: 10 days faster than Economy (includes Custom’s duty and Tax)
* Available late November
Sunday, November 16, 2008, 01:41 PM - Site UpdatesThankfully the site is back up and running after a payment mix-up with Network Solutions, where the domain name is registered. Sorry for any inconvenience it caused to anyone!