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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
I am a stay at home mom..now that is! February 19th, 2007 I was involved in a car accident while on vacation in Florida. I awoke in ICU to find out that my only two children Annemarie age 3 and Michael age 5 did not make it. Scrapbooking became such a big part of my life. It helped fill a void that I desperately needed to fill. Our therapist suggested that I take up scrapbooking as a way to memorialize my children, little did she know! So I took that and ran with it.I became obsessed with scrapping and took over the second largest room in my house. Because of my injuries I couldn't go out and get a job, I just scrapped!I printed out 2,000 photos and my journey began. I have made albums for family members and layouts to decorate my craft room. We thought we were done having kids but who expected this tragedy??? I just gave birth in June 2009 to two beautiful baby girls Mia Anne and Gianna Marie named after their brother and sister.I swore that I would keep up with their albums so I won't become overwhelmed so we will see how that works out! My profile picture is the last family picture that was taken of all of us.

Monday, November 21, 2011

We surpassed out mission!

Today we were on the front page of our newspaper and I thought I would share it with you all. Making a long story short my husband always wanted to rebuild a car with my son Mikey. After we lost both of our children we got a 56' Chevy and used that has a path to healing. Whatever time he could he was in their with blood sweat and lots of tears. Now almost 5 years later the car is completed and he is able to start doing some Charity work with it which is what he set out to do. Last minute we put together a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Mike signed up to be in the Toys for Tots parade thru town and said it would be great to fill the Chevy up with toys to donate. Thanks to many great friends, neighbors and complete strangers we were able to fill up the back and inside of our truck as well as the inside and trunk of the Chevy. The Coordinator of Toys for Tots in our area came down to present us with a Certificate of Recognizition which was very touching.

The saying goes "When Life gives you lemons, you make lemonade"...well guess this is us making lemonade. We may not be able to see smiles on our children's faces this Christmas morning but we know that because of our children Annemarie and Mikey there will now be oodles of children smiling come Christmas morning.

Thank you to everybody who helped us complete this task! Many hugs from us and our angels!

You can click HEre to read the article. Now if I can just get past how HUGE my face looks...ugh ugh ugh


  1. Wow, that car is AWESOME!!! And way to be such active givers in your community!!!! Hugs- Glora

  2. what a great tribute!! I am sure you are touching the lives of many - children in need and other grieving parents too:-) thank you for being so bold in sharing your hurts and I know God will use you both mightily!!

  3. I think what you did is awesome, bless you both.xx

  4. That is as FAB FAB car and what a bril way to help others

  5. What a beautiful, touching story. I wish you both peace. (...and your face does NOT look huge...you're gorgeous!!)

    Amy E.

  6. fantastic Lisa, what a great way to honour your babies and give to others in need. It's a win win!! Love the Chevy....looks awesome, wtg Mike, my hubby is a Chev man, even our dog's name is Chevy, LOL