The real Matilda in Sugarland **UPDATE**

I just had to be sure you all got to meet Gary. He left a comment yesterday, it read “I own Matilda Sugarland – service (gas) station in Bundaberg Australia. I have Google alert to send me any posting relating to my business. I think it is funny that we have a name in common. Sugarland is the name of a shopping mall in Bundaberg. This name comes from the fact that a great deal of sugarcane is grown in the district. Bundaberg is famous for being the home of a rum distillery bearing its name.

Love it and it was definitely worth sharing.Β  So let’s see if we have any Australian customers who can get us a pic by here!!! Now there is a challenge worth the holiday line for sure! O know,I know, you Canadians are begging for a contest. I’ll getcha next!

UPDATE: Carla, the sweet gal in charge of production sent me this email after reading my blog, : “Small world !!!! my brotherΒ just moved to Bundaberg and knows Dave, i think that he is one of the owners of the Matilda gas station too. He lives 3 blocks from the gas station…”Β  This is crazy…

aaa - September 22, 2010 - 10:42 am

love stuff like this

The Nut Goddess - September 21, 2010 - 6:49 pm

This is late and you may not ever see this HOWEVER my best friend is from Oz so I will see if the family can snag us a pic.

Beautifulclothing - September 18, 2010 - 9:12 pm

I just thought of a great description for the miso sweater. A creamy white delight all made in a sweater. This is the perfect go to sweater! πŸ˜‰

MJC fan - September 17, 2010 - 7:04 pm

Will we get sneak peaks of sugarland?!!

JJARMOM - September 17, 2010 - 3:32 pm

I think I found gary and crew:

Jenifer Hendershot - September 17, 2010 - 10:32 am

I just wanted to say ‘Waltzing Matilda ‘ was the very first song I ever heard in my life. I am not sure why, but this post reminds me of it. Oh how I love that song.

Christina momto4lilones - September 17, 2010 - 10:05 am

thank you for thinking of us canadians next … the only thing that comes to mind with sugarland is the many maple sugar festivals that we have in March in Ontario … that’s clearly not going to work since this line is launched well before then πŸ™‚

Holly's Mama - September 17, 2010 - 9:29 am

Too funny about Matilda in Sugarland!

Lil - September 17, 2010 - 9:09 am

I guess you know this means we are gonna have to make us a Matilda Dress in the john deere green and yellow color don’t ya?
oh how much fun that would be here in the south!

Boys and girls LOVE John Deere!
There you go Sam… A plat. green and yellow (call it John Deere)

Angie - September 17, 2010 - 8:46 am

What email address should I email these photos to??

Sundee - September 17, 2010 - 8:28 am

So cute!

Lovemymatilda - September 17, 2010 - 7:16 am

Here you go Denise. Here is a you tube showing the gas station in and out :

J.Diddy - September 17, 2010 - 7:12 am

oh and i do know there is an obsessed MJ girl that actually lives relatively close to that! so hopefully she can get you a pic of her MJC in front of Matilda Sugarland.

J.Diddy - September 17, 2010 - 7:07 am

Funny, I am very familiar with Sugarland as well…i would have never thought have that name because of the city. We lived in Bartlesville and tons of my friends moved down there/live there working with Conoco / phillips66

MJFAN - September 17, 2010 - 6:20 am

Cool! You’re famous all over the world! Spot Cher??

Michelle - September 17, 2010 - 6:00 am

How cool is that!?

lolli - September 17, 2010 - 4:21 am

I found something else interesting….caught my attention because I teach at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind…
but read an article in the MATILDA Zeigler Magazine about 3 blind individuals competing in a triathalon in SUGARLAND, TX!!!
Funny how you don’t notice these things until you are familiar with the names. πŸ™‚

Karlie Cooper - September 17, 2010 - 1:51 am

Yay! Here is Gary.Guess which one he is????? He said the other guy is famous?


Karlie Cooper - September 17, 2010 - 1:44 am

Hi I spoke to the famous Gary and his too shy to send me a photo of him at the servo.


Great guy. No way can I get to Queensland from Victoria that fast.

Lil - September 16, 2010 - 10:57 pm

I like!!!!!!

Abby - September 16, 2010 - 8:12 pm

How fun is it to say “Bundaberg”? Small world and what a nice guy to “stop by” and say what he did. I wonder if he has a little girl who likes pretty dresses…..

Jamie Hicks - September 16, 2010 - 7:26 pm

Weird! Here is a woman named Matilda wearing a shirt that says Sugar

DonnaW - September 16, 2010 - 6:16 pm

Here ya go Denise, here is a little “commercial” for Matilda Sugarland….

Teresa Glasgow - September 16, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Dang, I am a flight attendant and could get there for free, but need a babysitter to watch the kids for a few days, any takers?

Farah - September 16, 2010 - 5:38 pm

where do we send the pictures? my parents live in Australia!!!!!!

Angie - September 16, 2010 - 4:10 pm

My cousin’s live there! I am desperately trying to get a hold of her to go take a picture for me!

Megan N - September 16, 2010 - 2:59 pm

OMG!! They are from a region where they make RUM-for the gal who loves her Rum and Cokes!!! The world is so oddly small sometimes!

kaitlyn - September 16, 2010 - 1:53 pm

How cool!

Melanie Howard - September 16, 2010 - 12:46 pm

What a small world! Very cool! I also can’t wait to see some pics of the new holiday pieces!!!

Jennifer - September 16, 2010 - 12:04 pm

Nope, no Matilda businesses in SugarLand, TX. I lived their for eight years – too bad! I do have a friend that’s from Australia and visiting family there now. I’m going to text her, and see how far away she is!!

smalltownjenny - September 16, 2010 - 12:00 pm

cool story! can’t wait to see the new collection!

Kari - September 16, 2010 - 11:23 am

That’s classic! How great that Gary was kind enough to post! I might sound dumb here, but aren’t our Aussie friends sleeping right now? I think so…

KellyBallerina - September 16, 2010 - 10:59 am

Booking airline tickets now… (I wish)

Kat Sojka - September 16, 2010 - 10:50 am

How cool! My besty lives in Australia, not sure if it’s near Bundberg though. I live near Sugarland Texas! I wonder it there are any Matilda bussinesses there! I just love the name Sugarland…It makes me think of place with sparkly caster sugar streets!

Allison - September 16, 2010 - 10:24 am

Almost makes me want to fly to Austrailia to find this place!! LOL You never know what one might do for some pretty wonderful clothes! πŸ™‚

Beautifulclothing - September 16, 2010 - 10:20 am

Isn’t it funny how things turn out? Yea for sugarland! πŸ˜‰

SUGARLAND it is!!!

And a huge drumroll for Amy D, Mom2six, Jennifer Price, Jennifer Jeffries, Michelle and Me in 10EC!!The name that stuck with us was SUGARLAND. It fits everything oh, so perfectly!!! You’ll soon see!!

On a side note, does this photo remind you of the Talented Mr. Ripley!Β  It’s from the Louvre while we were in Paris.

Okay, all you winners, email Sam with your address and size at with your size. Use subject line SUGARLAND. - September 17, 2010 - 1:30 pm

I went to my first trunk show in Sugarland, Tx. which is about 5 miles from me!!

*Twinkle*Toes* - September 15, 2010 - 7:59 pm

So very ~SWEET~

Gary - September 15, 2010 - 12:46 pm

I own Matilda Sugarland – service (gas) station in Bundaberg Australia. I have Google alert to send me any posting relating to my business. I think it is funny that we have a name in common. Sugarland is the name of a shopping mall in Bundaberg. This name comes from the fact that a great deal of sugarcane is grown in the district. Bundaberg is famous for being the home of a rum distillery bearing its name.

Terese - September 14, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Oh Paul pastries. Yum! I remember eating Paul pastries in the train station. Love French pastries πŸ™‚

Tessa wanted to see her name here πŸ™‚

Jennifer Price - September 14, 2010 - 7:56 pm

Yipeee!!!! I am soooo excited to win! Ahh, I have never won anything and just thrilled! Thank you so much Denise and all of 435! Thank you!!!

mimi - September 14, 2010 - 5:59 pm

Love the name “Sugarland”, Denise. Congrats to the very lucky winners. I remember all the candy stores, [usually in the drug stores], when I was little. It was so much fun to go in them during the holiday season; peppermint sticks, red hots, and rock candy. Another sweet memory with my sisters. I got my Platinum order today, with the hair clips, so incredible, every one…love them!

Amy - September 14, 2010 - 2:00 pm

And you should have the Sugarland song “stuck on you” playing on the site when you load the Sugarland line. Love it!

cpuhl - September 14, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Congrats everyone! Love the name!

Melanie Howard - September 14, 2010 - 12:53 pm

Such a cute name! Congrats to all of the winners! What a fun contest!

kristen - September 14, 2010 - 12:40 pm

congrats to the SIX winners! and kudos for MJC for all you give back to your very loyal fans!!

Cariann - September 14, 2010 - 12:25 pm

I cant believe I missed a chance at he ENTIRE holiday collection.
Thats what happens when I dont check the blog for a few days…
*Phoey!* Love the name, ladies…cant wait to see the line!

Taira - September 14, 2010 - 12:16 pm

Is that Matt Damon? Only in Paris can you wear yellow shirts and green socks…how are green socks even an option?

Natalie - September 14, 2010 - 12:07 pm

Congratulations to all of the winners! I’m so excited for you! Can’t wait to see the Sugarland Collection πŸ™‚

Marley - September 14, 2010 - 11:37 am

Love the name, congrats to the winners! That guy totally looks like Mr. Ripley! That style seems a bit off to me, like Scott from the Kardashians lol

ashley - September 14, 2010 - 11:31 am

Adorable name! It conjures up such sweet and dreamy thoughts of festive fun!

luci - September 14, 2010 - 11:31 am

?? I noticed you have a Lucy Ruffle Neck dress in the platinum section. What was your insperation for the name? I of course love my name – LUCI and do not hear it often!!

Lil - September 14, 2010 - 10:54 am

got to say I am diggin that mans green socks!

jenna - September 14, 2010 - 9:58 am

Congrats!! Man i was close…I said Sugarplum! So happy for you guys!!

Misha - September 14, 2010 - 9:51 am

Congrats to everyone…how exciting! Now I’m gonna be singing Sugarland songs all day long. It’ll take me a while to be able to equate that name with clothing!

Jessica - September 14, 2010 - 9:31 am

Awesome, love the name. But what I really want to know is what is up with the green socks? ha ha

Holly's Mama - September 14, 2010 - 9:21 am

Adorable name!

WhitleyKate's mom - September 14, 2010 - 9:00 am

Congrats to the winners! Can’t wait to see it all! πŸ™‚

halona - September 14, 2010 - 9:00 am

Yay, we’re all winners. Great name for amazing holiday duds! Special congrats to the winners of the entire Sugarland line:)

jenn - September 14, 2010 - 8:22 am

So excited to see the Hoilday line and even more now let the count down begin till release~!

April W. - September 14, 2010 - 8:21 am

All I can think of is the country music group. Not Christmas/holiday. lol

Lesleigh L. C. - September 14, 2010 - 8:20 am

Congrats to all! What a wonderful gift :o).

Schaneon - September 14, 2010 - 8:13 am

Congrats ladies, it’s a wonderful name!

nan - September 14, 2010 - 8:02 am

Congratulations ladies!!
Oh, and it is a great name!!!! Even more excited to see the collection!

Dana Cole - September 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

Awesome name, very SWEET! Congratulations ladies, enjoy! πŸ™‚

smalltownjenny - September 14, 2010 - 7:54 am

what a fun name…congrats ladies!

Michelle P - September 14, 2010 - 7:35 am

OMG Such a cute name!! Congrats to the 6!

catherine s. - September 14, 2010 - 7:35 am

LOVE the name – it’s sweet (pun intended) and well done…cannot wait for the release!!! Congrats to all the winners and thank you MJC for being such an awesome company – you treat us all sooo well!

Beautifulclothing - September 14, 2010 - 7:35 am

Congrats to all the winners! I know that we can not all win, but I just want to cry. I tried for hours to figure out names! ;-(

gran - September 14, 2010 - 7:34 am

Congratulations to all the winners. Sugarland sounds like a wonderful place for little girls to wear their Matilda Jane clothes.

kaitlyn - September 14, 2010 - 7:24 am

Congrats to all the winners!

Leslie Bunt - September 14, 2010 - 7:22 am

That is so fun!!! I LOVE it, as I knew I would love whatever you chose! Congrats to the winners…this is so fun!!!:)

Michelle - September 14, 2010 - 7:22 am

Congrats to all the mamas, I am seeing I know some of them too!
HOw exciting!!!!

JJARMOM - September 14, 2010 - 7:20 am

Congrats Ladies! Great Name and what a wonderful prize πŸ™‚

Addy Van Anne - September 14, 2010 - 7:19 am

Congratulations Ladies! Sugarland is my favorite country band, so how could I not like the name. It will take me awhile to not always think of my favorite Nashville duo when I hear the name. πŸ™‚

Jennifer Jeffries - September 14, 2010 - 7:18 am

AGGGGHHHHH!!! I can’t believe it!!!!! Thank you so much Denise and all the MJC girls!!! I can’t wait to see what it looks like!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Me in 10EC - September 14, 2010 - 7:15 am

Oh GOSH, Where do I begin?
I won….. All these years with you gals.
I love you all so much!
Thank you a million

Mom2six - September 14, 2010 - 7:14 am

Thank you SO much! You can not even imagine how much I needed something awesome to happen for us right now!! I just told Sofie we won, and she’s at the front door looking for the box! πŸ™‚

Jamie Hicks - September 14, 2010 - 7:14 am

ROCK I recognize some of those lovely ladies! CONGRATS!!!!

Isn’t that a band? Is it? ahahah Can’t wait to see the line!

Erin Nay - September 14, 2010 - 7:12 am

Congrats to the 6 winners and looking forward to seeing all the yummy clothing!

Emma's*Mommy - September 14, 2010 - 7:11 am

Congrats to the lucky ladies!

New2MJ - September 14, 2010 - 7:10 am

Love It! Congrats!

Julie Frank - September 14, 2010 - 7:07 am

Congratulations to all the winners! LOVE the name!!! I cannot wait to see the clothes!

AmyE - September 14, 2010 - 7:07 am

Oh how very exciting! Congrats! And you MJ girls are so very awesome for the amazing prize.

Michelle - September 14, 2010 - 7:07 am

I am freaking out!!!! NO WAY!!!!
I am shaking and can hardly type!!!

Kari - September 14, 2010 - 7:05 am

CONGRATS LADIES! Ohh Laa Laa…diggin the socks…

Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice

1. Would be the SUGAR

2. Would be a little bit of SPICE

And 3. would certainly be ALL THINGS NICE

And the winning name??? I’m gonna make you wait it out a bit. Six people submitted it, but I want to double check my work first. yes, and that mean all 6 will win the complete “………” line.

I really need to blog about today. Hopefully tomorrow night I will have time. It wasΒ  crazy and wonderful.Β  Joe will be wearing a cast on his left arm (his good arm) for 3 full weeks.Β  He is now forced to do everything with his right hand. Which may seem simple, but when you have limited use of it, say 10-20% it is pretty difficult. It would be best compared to me trying to eat with my feet. Everything from drinking to pushing the button in the elevator has turned into a challenge.

Lil - September 14, 2010 - 9:54 am

I so fell for Joe.. Not even the same thing, however the same idea.
Chance 7 our baby son was born early and his eyes were not developed.
We have been trying for years to correct it.
We patch his GOOD eye everyday and dilate it as well and this has been going on for years, he hates it!
We had hoped for better results but the fact of the matter is (his left eye) will be considered legally blind.
We are still fighting with it daily and hope to keep what little he can see out of it (where it’s at) I think it’s like 20/1600
while his good eye is 20/30.
They have told us that if he plays sports at all her would be required to wear a face mask. IF he were to ever take a hit to his right eye, the good one, what would we do?
I worry about him every hour of everyday. I don’t tell him the whole story, I want him to know that he can still DO ANYTHING and EVERYTHING that his heart desires. I just hope i am right.

hugs to you all as you take this on, poor Joe will be upset and so flustered about it all.. But in the end it may be the best thing in the world for him.

Kimberly Benyak - September 14, 2010 - 7:00 am

Denise, I can definitely identify with what your family is going through. Along with being a photographer, I am a mom to 3 kids 5 and under. My oldest, Emily, who’s 5, has ulcerative colotis, had her colon removed, and is in and out of the hospital all the time. I can tell from your attitude that your family faces the challenges head on like mine does, doesn’t complain, and you do what you have to do to make the best life you can for your kids. I know your Joe will appreciate your love and caring for him and will grow strong from it. I’ll be thinking of him and your whole family!

Jenifer Hendershot - September 14, 2010 - 6:55 am

Hugs to Joe. And to his brave family.

We are going in for a diagnosis for my son on Wednesday, I am feeling scared and lost, my little bits is brave though.

I am going to borrow you and Joe as our inspiration if that is okay? πŸ™‚

Mom2six - September 14, 2010 - 6:39 am

With God, a strong will, and such devoted parents, I’m sure Joe will make great strides! I just listened to an online seminar of Dr Karyn Purvis, and she said, ‘cowboy’ A LOT! She’s from TX. πŸ˜‰ So, Joe, we’re rootin’ for ya, cowboy! πŸ™‚

Marla H - September 14, 2010 - 6:31 am

I hope Joe hangs in there! I am sure he will. πŸ™‚ You are in our thoughts and prayers Joe!
Congrats to the winners (whomever they are)! I am sure I didn’t win b/c I didn’t put anything with sugar or spice in the collection name. Go figure. πŸ™‚ It was fun to think of the collection though! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance to win Denise! I love your little (or should I say BIG) contests!

Day to the Oh - September 14, 2010 - 6:22 am

Go, Joe, Go!!! He is going to be one of the toughest people on the planet, not to mention compassionate, because of his experiences. Blessed. XXOOXXOOXX
p.s. I know what you mean TKJT, I tried to be original too, and “Sugar and Spice” was one of my first thoughts, but I didn’t write it because I saw that someone already had! (if that’s what it is) C’est la vie!!! haha πŸ˜‰ Fun, anyway, to get the creative juices flowing.

Cara - September 14, 2010 - 6:15 am

Go Joe!! We are sending prayers for strength and healing your way. Sounds like you are an incredible boy with incredible parents πŸ™‚ And thank you Denise for your continued generosity – can’t wait to see who wins.

mom2mir - September 14, 2010 - 5:41 am

Keeping Joe and you guys in my prayers.

WhitleyKate's mom - September 14, 2010 - 5:13 am

Go Joe! You have a lot of people cheering for you! And Denise, your generosity never ceases to amaze me!

Brittney T - September 14, 2010 - 4:51 am

I had a little laugh when you said he might use his feet because my daughter who is missing her left hand uses her feet all the time and also carrys alot of things in her armpit. Tell joe, he is one tough guy and good luck πŸ™‚

Rachel - September 14, 2010 - 4:41 am

Your son and family amaze me! Prayers are with you!
I live in MS about three hours from B’ham so if you need a break call me and I would love to entertain y’all!

ashley - September 14, 2010 - 4:21 am

What a big lesson for Joe to learn at such a young age that sometimes we have to experience hardships and painful situations before strength and healing come. What a mighty acorn you are helping to grow!

gran - September 14, 2010 - 3:39 am

Joe, you are awesome. Thinking of you and saying a prayer for you.
Congratulations to the winners and to all at MJ who read through these entries!!!

Debra Stallings - September 14, 2010 - 3:19 am

Hang in there sweet Joe!!! You are a trooper! chin up ~ you can do it….
Lots of Hugs
Deb & Sophie

Jennifer Nelson - September 13, 2010 - 11:16 pm

Congrats to all the winners! I would love to share a story with you Denise… My Lola was born with a club foot. Her right foot was crumpled in my tummy and being almost 9.5 pounds didn’t help! For the first 2.5 years of her sweet life she was in a cast. Her little life as she knew it became very difficult, challenging, and frustrating for all of us involved. We went to the hospital on once every 3 weeks to have it sawed off and put right back on. The hopes we had were high… And I’m happy to share that persistence, love, and fabulous doctors helped to get her back on her feet… And happy! We as parents want to do whatever is possible, within our powers to nurture our kids world to 100% happiness. I know that through your ups and downs, your love and dedication as parents will pay off. He is a wonderful blessing…. High hopes for big smiles and all the happy days that are yet to come! Xoxo

Linda - September 13, 2010 - 10:34 pm

Thoughts and prayers for Joe and your entire family. Love to hear updates about your amazing (not to mention gorgeous) little man. Inspiration to us all.

CharlotteB - September 13, 2010 - 10:12 pm

Dear Denise,
I am a therapist who have seen this tecnique used with Joe work so well! Hang in there – lots of love and encouragement for the challenging moments – do not take your eyes off the goal. Believe..

Erin Nay - September 13, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Also, I wanted to say that I knew a little boy in this situation and the cast on the good arm really helped with the strength in the other! Joe can do it! It will be a challenge but he will do great!

Niki Rowe - September 13, 2010 - 10:07 pm

I have 100% confidence in Joe..he sounds like such an amazing, strong and determined little boy!

Niki Rowe - September 13, 2010 - 10:05 pm

LOL, LOVE IT ERIN..and I hope you are right bc that was one of my answers, lol

Erin Nay - September 13, 2010 - 10:04 pm

Okay, I think I figured it out based on the three photos-Snickerdoodle-lots of sweets, then a little girl snickering, and someone doodling on an arm! LOL!

Tonya Myers - September 13, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Human kindness is overflowing!!!! And yes, Edgar’s has the best cupcakes! Strength, patience, rest and healing to your son and family.

Natalie - September 13, 2010 - 9:43 pm

I can’t wait to hear the winning name! I first couldn’t believe that someone would win the entire collection, and now knowing that six people will win the entire collection…wow! Your kindness never stops.


Good luck big guy! Hang in there. You can do hard things. Everytime I think of you, I think of you playing baseball and it inspires me so much and always puts a smile on my face. You are in my prayers.

Holly's Mama - September 13, 2010 - 9:37 pm

Glad everything went well with Joe today! I know I didn’t win because almost all my answers were only said one. I guess I am too original! lol I can’t wait to see what you pick…so excited!!! I hope it’s something with “holly” in it!!!

Katie M - September 13, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Joe is such a tough and upbeat little man who always faces his challenges head on- I know he will overcome this too! I bet this helps him to be a better goalie too πŸ˜‰

Melissa - September 13, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Go Joe! Kids are soooo great at adapting and with his dedicated parents, he will do great. Looking forward to hearing the winning name! I was reading through the entries and there were so many good ones!

cpuhl - September 13, 2010 - 9:20 pm

I know he’ll do great…he’s a little champ!

tracy s - September 13, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Go Joe Go! You two are amazing parents to be helping him out. As for the winning entry – I bet it’s Peppermint Twist. It’s sugary, it’s a bit spicy and of course, it’s everything nice.

Joy Williams - September 13, 2010 - 9:00 pm

I know that this has to be a tough time for your whole family. The challenge is going to be difficult, but worth the hard work. He is a special guy to have such wonderful parents! You are in my thoughts and prayers! If you are in need of a good cupcake while you are in the area, Edgar’s is my favorite. I tried to figure out how to fit some of those in my contest entry last spring…didn’t fit in the envelope, lol. Hugs, and let me know if you need any info on the area or anything!

jenn obrien - September 13, 2010 - 8:53 pm

Congrats to the winners..WOW….6 are awesome and David and the boys and all the 435 staff and the Kitty!~ lol GOOD LUCK JOE Miss Jenn is praying for you~!!

*TKJT* - September 13, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Awww man I tried to be original and not copy anyone. Congrats to the winners…whoever they are πŸ˜‰ lol

Danielle - September 13, 2010 - 8:42 pm

I still have comments “awaiting moderation” so I am thinking I didn’t win…bummer!! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to see who the winner is! πŸ™‚

Maria - September 13, 2010 - 8:33 pm

Well I checked before posting and all my suggestions were pretty original, and I made sure not to use any that had been already suggested so I know I didn’t win, but the suspense on the name is killing me!

Poor Joe casts are hard!

J.Diddy - September 13, 2010 - 8:17 pm

i have been super busy, but just wanted to say hi! cant wait to hear the name, didnt enter anything …but im excited to hear! prayers for joe that everything “works”

Teddi Linkous - September 13, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Praying for Joe and the family!!! Can’t wait to hear the winners!!

Rachelle - September 13, 2010 - 8:10 pm

Stay strong little man!!! You can do it….think of it as a game and see how many ways you can score by doing a task. I am sure you will be a winner….I know your Mama already knows you are πŸ˜‰ Good luck sweet boy!

MeganP - September 13, 2010 - 8:09 pm

Oh man I am getting excited. I would love to have the next line. Heres to wishing. πŸ™‚

Amanda - September 13, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Hope he’s better very soon! My father is going through something similar due to a spinal cord injury, Praying all goes well!

kristi green - September 13, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Sending good energy and wishes your way…you are in excellent care for your amazing Joe. What a lucky little guy. Having learned more than I ever thought I would in the past month about the brain with my own 4 year old son, I can say that you are doing the right thing. The brain is amazing how it works and can reprogram itself to learn what it needs to do. This will be a bittersweet time I am sure, but miraculous in the end. All the BEST to you, Joe, and your family. Hopefully someone will deliver him a special cupcake tomorrow to begin his journey and celebrate change. πŸ™‚

Schaneon - September 13, 2010 - 7:43 pm

Good luck to Joe! I hope this therapy brings good things to you all!

Kat Sojka - September 13, 2010 - 7:42 pm

Haddie and I are rooting for Joe!

denise t. - September 13, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Wow all 6, you guys are way too generous!!

Please update us on how the casting goes, we have contemplated that for our daughtes injury. She has more then 50% use of her left but we want to see if a casting might increase her ROM. Good luck to Joe, not an easy few weeks ahead of him.

Molly - September 13, 2010 - 7:39 pm

Just wanted to offer some sympathy to Joe. I can’t imagine the challenge that must be for him.

Farrar Lindner - September 13, 2010 - 7:37 pm

What a brave one. Casts can be pretty awesome til they itch. Have a coat hanger wrapped with some tape at the end (no cuts) for when he needs relief! GOOD LUCK!! What a brave little guy!!

Monika - September 13, 2010 - 7:36 pm

My heart goes out to Joe… that will be a very tough three weeks for him and you too.

Teresa Glasgow - September 13, 2010 - 7:36 pm

Very nice of you to give it to all 6! That’s a “pay it forward” moment. It inspires me!

Elaine - September 13, 2010 - 7:36 pm

so generous!!! Joe is amazing and I’m sure he’s going to rock using his right arm!!! πŸ™‚

Lesleigh L. C. - September 13, 2010 - 7:34 pm

*Big hugs to Joe and I hope he is feeling better really soon.

On the contest: *I’m sure hoping and hoping and hoping (and hoping) that my post that I put: “Love, Spice, and all things Nice” was close enough to the words you choose…… :o)

Taira - September 13, 2010 - 7:32 pm

My guess is he’ll figure it out and completely amaze you! Kids are resiliant that way!!!

Looking forward to the Holidays - September 13, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Wishing all of you the strength and faith to get through this bittersweet challenge. Joe is such a tropper (and so are you). Best wishes for a successful trip!

Jamie Hicks - September 13, 2010 - 7:31 pm

You are amazingly generous Denise!
HUGE HUGS for Joe!

kaitlyn - September 13, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Go Joe!

Hillary - September 13, 2010 - 7:30 pm

You all will be in thoughts.

tree*head - September 13, 2010 - 7:28 pm

PS hugs and prayers for Joe – you can do it!!!

tree*head - September 13, 2010 - 7:27 pm

Cannot wait to find out! Congrats to the winners πŸ™‚

mary virginia - September 13, 2010 - 7:26 pm

I haven’t commented in a while but after catching up with you and your family in the blog I just wanted to tell you that once again I admire all that you do Denise. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with your friends and fans. What a precious time for your family and for Joe. He will be stronger than ever over the next three weeks and I have a feeling he will teach you all so much during this time. I will lift Him up in prayer during this challenging time and I know that God will give him more and more confidence in himself. May God continue to Bless you and your family. I miss you all! Mary Virginia Frist

Michelle - September 13, 2010 - 7:26 pm

It’s me again and I didn’t chose this but I think maybe its gonna be Peppermint Kiss! If it is those of you getting the entire line are blessed!

JoAnne J. - September 13, 2010 - 7:21 pm

Wow…Joe is pretty amazing, I am sure he can do ANYTHING! ALthough it will be a challenge, he is going to succeed!
Cant wait to hear about the winners!

Missy - September 13, 2010 - 7:21 pm

You guys are so generous! And I can’t wait to see the difference this next 3 weeks will make to Joe!

mom2P&B - September 13, 2010 - 7:20 pm

Good luck to Joe!! You know the MJ community will be thinking of him, as well you his Mom and Dad!! Take care!

halona - September 13, 2010 - 7:19 pm

Sending wishes for Joe’s speedy and complete recovery, and lots of endurance over the next several weeks. ( Especially for you Mom *wink*) Love these pics:) Bet I’ll love the new collection too!

Bridgette - September 13, 2010 - 7:19 pm

oh…can’t wait to see the name and winners!!
and bless his heart….will be praying that Joe has the strength and courage to get through the next few weeks…I know he can do it πŸ™‚

Wendy - September 13, 2010 - 7:19 pm

I can’t wait to hear about JOE!! Sounds like an exciting 3 weeks ahead, lots of work but worth it in the end, I’m sure!

MJC wannabe! :) - September 13, 2010 - 7:19 pm

I have a nephew with cerebral palsy who receives Botox for this same reason. They paralyze his good muscles so he is forced to use the weak ones. I know it’s hard to see him struggle….but its amazing how effective this is. Your family is in my prayers. πŸ™‚

Michelle - September 13, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Wow I know how hard this will be for him in the beginning as I work with children like him everyday but in the end it will give him so much strength in that arm!!! GO JOE!!!! Let him wear a Mighty Acorns shirt everyday to lift his spirits!

Elysia Tucker - September 13, 2010 - 7:15 pm

Oh! I am so sorry to hear about Joe’s arm. My husband would be in the same boat. My prayers go out to you!

Melanie Howard - September 13, 2010 - 7:11 pm

What delicious photos!!!
Praying for Joe for the next 3 weeks, I know it will be a challenge, but I know that he will rise to meet it with grace & determination!
And, wow, SO excited to hear the holiday collection name!!! What a super cool contest!

BeckyM - September 13, 2010 - 7:06 pm

**Can’t wait to see who won!** Tell Joe good luck!