Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Finally Juanito's celebration and Birthday Giveaway!!!

Can I just say the winter weather this year has been crazy here in Utah!!! I honestly can't believe that we had to postpone everything this long. The kids made Juanito a birthday cake which turned out quite tasty if I do say so myself. We also had to scale down our balloon release by quite a bit =( I had planned on buying a bunch of balloons and writing all of Juanito's angel friend's names on them, but it was just too bitter cold and the 4 balloons we did release didn't float very well. But I know the ones we were able to release my boy was waiting for with open arms. Here are a few pictures from the day.

I'm having issues with being able to upload pictures right now and I didn't want to wait too long for this post, so it will we done with out pictures for the time being. =***(

Ok and now onto Juanito's first birthday giveaway! Thank you so much for being patient and so generously opening your wallets to Juanito's Wish. I had 6 people who donated on or before Juanito's birthday. They donated a total of $65. Which means 65 entries.... YAY!!! I didn't take a picture of the actual keychain that I am giving away, but this is one I found on the internet that looks similar.

Here is how I divided up the entries.
Sarita 1-5
Cesar 6-20
Courtney 21-30
Jen P. 31-50
Phoenix and Rainbow 51-60
Gloria 61-65

Drum roll please....... The winner of the keychain is....

NUMBER 19!!!

Congratulations to Cesar! He happened to be over visiting my husband one night after work when we started discussing Juanito's Wish and the giveaway. He immediately took out his wallet and handed us all the cash he had in there. I was in shock at how he was so willing to help out. I just wish I had one to give all of those who entered!!!

I have made a slight change to the January 10th Giveaways....

Instead of holding 2 or 3 more giveaways I have decided to give everyone who has donated to Juanito's Wish a gift from us! I know most of you gave me your addresses for Christmas and I should still have them. If you do not think I have your address will you please email it to me at jymr05 (at) juno (dot) com.

Thank you so much for the love and support you have given us this past year. I know it has been this wonderful community that has made this journey easier on us. I know through your generosity other baby loss families will also feel you love!


  1. I didnt know you live in Utah. We also live in Utah. What part do you live in? What a beautiful way to celebrate Juanito. Much love to you and your family!

  2. Congrats to Cesar that is awesome!!

  3. We live in Taylorsville not to far from Utah County. How amazing that you live so close and id never have known... isnt it interesting to think the people right around us may be going through the same exact things... much love to you and your family!

  4. Sorry that I didn't get to make a small donation before or on his bday but I managed to do a small one afterward for him. ♥ I hope you can figure out the pic thing!