Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A Huge Success!

Last night was our big fundraiser for the West Michigan Spina Bifida Association...It was a big success!! Emily Bush and I decided a few months ago that we wanted to do something more to help raise money and awareness so we started brainstorming. :) We came up with this idea of partnering with a restaurant and holding a silent auction.

Vitale's in Ada was kind enough to donate 10% of the nights revenue to the WMSBA. Thanks again, Vitales!!
We were a bit nervous about our silent auction, nervous that we wouldn't get enough items and nervous that no one would bid on them! We were wrong!!
Some of the top sellers were these original pieces done by non other then Greyson Gibbs and Carson Bush! Although we did realize that they are spending too much time together...their paintings look oddly similar! :)
Here is Grey with his Grandma Neal, the big winner of his artwork! (mom, it better be hanging up next time we are there!!) :)I can't say thank you enough to all of the people that were able to make it out, and to all of those that were thinking of us. I was overwhelmed at the end of the night when I thought about how many people came to show their love and support to our two sweet boys. Greyson and Carson are so blessed to have so many people who love them and care for them. When we found out that I was pregnant, I thought that my life would be full of t-ball games and soccer...instead it is full of therapy, appointments, and now fundraising!...I woudn't have it any other way. :) Last night was a big moment for us...showing people that spina bifida isn't something to be afraid of or look down upon. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!
Andy is taking the picture or he would be in it too. :)

10 comments:

Liz Keicher said...

Looks like a huge success! Of course, with those two original artworks, how could it not be?!? Congratulation!

Chad Kremer said...

great work chaps! anybody come that only knew you from the blog?

Momma Reekie said...

Adorable!!
I think you should start selling Grey's work online, I know I want one! ;)

I'm glad you had such a great turn out! way to go guys!

Summers Family said...

Great job guys! You should be very proud of yourselves and your little ones.

Sarah Hull said...

That is just too awesome!!! Way to go! You guys are fabulous!!!

Stephanie said...

That's just awesome! You are inspiring me-all you mommies are inspiring me! Together we can move mountains! :)

Colleen said...

Great job! Proud of you! And I'm going to steal that idea about baby artwork in a silent auction!

Joanna and David said...

What an amazing night! So proud of you guys for pulling that all together and being such great advocates for our children! Grey's gonna have to give Jet a few artistic pointers so we can get some artwork on our walls too! :)

The Turner family said...

Way to go!

Adrienne, Scott, Hanna and Hayden Trigg said...

Congrats. Very impressive! Proud to know you when I wouldn't have if it weren't for SB.