Maxie's Third Birthday Celebration

Monday, October 21, 2013

Yesterday was so amazing!  We had a huge turnout - over 200 people.  Golden Road was hugely accommodating as our people were everywhere!  The kids were totally entertained by their crafting and face painting!  There was also a lot of running around on the lawn and just generally happy children!  I think parents were also having fun taking tours of the brewery, participating in our raffles and silent auction and enjoying great beer and food.  We LOVED celebrating Maxie with all of you!  Thank you for coming and supporting our family and First Candle.  (Pictures coming soon!)

The highlights for me were having my awesome sister-in-law, adorable niece, and fabulous Prima (Cousin) Sharon with us for the week.  We spent lots of time putting together raffle packages, making signs and talking about logistics.  We also loved watching Mo and Sadie playing together and taking a ride on the Griffith Park train!  


 There are SO SO SO many people to thank!  The Golden Road people were obviously AWESOME.  We also had a major team in the morning to help set up this event.  Ann Frederick, Stefanie Elkins, my cousin Laurie Green, Beth, Sharon, my mom, her boyfriend Ken, my lovely and pregnant friend Eowyn Greeno and her husband Greg Gardner (BOTH of whom are close friends of mine from college) who came down just to come to my event!!!!  Eowyn literally worked registration for like 4 hours with our friend Erika - I had totally intended to sit and do registration with them but that didn't happen.  I'm so sorry ladies.  Did I mention that we also had a terrific DJ?  I don't think I even had a chance to thank him!  Kevin - your selection was PERFECT!  Thank you so much for giving your time.  AND - our photographer, Keren Lynn, was amazing!!!!  There was NO WAY we were going to be able to take photos yesterday and Keren donated her time to our event.  I can't wait to show you the photos she took.  I saw some in her camera and they were wonderful. 

Our sponsors made the event possible, so they need to be thanked AGAIN!!!!!  Golden Road, Chloe's, Pacific Western Bank, Keller Williams Hollywood Hills, urbansitter (I HAVE TO SAY THAT THESE BABYSITTERS WERE SO PROFESSIONAL AND SO GOOD!  You should hire a few for your next event or just get one for your next date night.  They were wonderful and so sensitive and compassionate as well), Natalie and Marie Mansour, A2E, Linda and Tony Rubin, The Fleishman Law Firm, The Law Offices and Zomber & Panagiotis, Susan Chadney, Realtor, Dezue Design, and Howard and Marsha Spike!

Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who couldn't come but donated.  AND - thanks to all of our Silent Auction Donors!

I could go on and on but I will stop here.  I will post photos as soon as I get them!

MAXIE'S BIRTHDAY BENEFIT RAISED (on first count) $17,500 NET FOR FIRST CANDLE!!!!!  WHAT AN AMAZING TRIBUTE TO OUR SWEET BOY!


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to know that the event was very successful. You are brave. I can't bring myself to do sth like this for my daughter. I find ignoring what have happened (or try to escape)is sth I am doing often right now,because the reality is just too much to bear. Even if I try to be positive, I am still constantly sad.

Grace

Anonymous said...

Me too
Grace.

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