Video: An Update on Our Fundraising

Here’s our recent Facebook Live video to check-in on our walk fundraising:

Here are the links we mentioned in the video and how you can get involved:

All April: Emmett’s Birthday/Angelversary is April 26. Please keep us in your thoughts, send us texts, emails, calls, hugs, whatever. It really helps.

Walk Website (To join us on June 25 or to donate):
Emmett’s name can be engraved on one of 3 memorials if we raise at least $500; the team at the walk with the highest fundraising total will be able to carry the Banner of Hope and start the event

Pampered Chef Sale (now through 11:59 March 31). 15% of sales and purchases of $75 or more will earn a free gift from Rhonda Dick

Pure Barre North Andover – Sunday April 23 – Free Classes at 9,10:30 and 12 p.m. Register:

Live Band Karaoke – Monday May 22 7-10 p.m. – If you can help volunteer (event planning, marketing, ticket sales, raffle ideas/items: please send us an email). Tickets will be available in April.

Our Story and Blog:

Facebook Page: Missing Emmett

The Tears Foundation:

Massachusetts Chapter FB Page: Massachusetts Chapter of The TEARS Foundation

Online support through a “closed” FB Group: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support – TEARS Foundation


Happy Anniversary


Tomorrow is our 9th wedding anniversary. This past weekend, Brett’s been sick so while he was napping, I noticed our wedding album sitting under the coffee table. I took it out and was flipping through the memories from a cold, icy night in Milwaukee back in 2008, as we were surrounded by our family and closest friends.

Brett (in black) with his groomsmen enjoy a celebratory drink during the reception.
Our wedding was held in the rooftop party space at a small boutique hotel in downtown. We only invited about 40 people since we were paying for the entire night ourselves. We didn’t want to start our marriage off going into wedding debt.

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