Monday, April 13, 2009

Co-Founders


I put this picture on Twitpic but thought I would post here as well. This picture was taken at the Dallas Heroes and Handbags event on April 3rd. Me and my awesome Co-Founder, Larissa Linton. Can I first just say how happy I am that I actually looked good in a Handbags picture? I have HATED every pic of me from Heroes and Handbags for the past three years. This year? Love the dress, love the SIZE of the dress, and feel good about wearing the dress. That's a feeling I'm enjoying!

As we get closer to the five year date of Allie's diagnosis, the impact of Heroes for Children on my life is heavy on my mind. Close to five years of working next to Larissa. We've laughed, cried, fought, disagreed, bonded, and supported each other. Looking at this picture from Handbags, I'm reminded of the gift Allie gave me--Larissa and Heroes for Children.

To Larissa--thank you for joining me with Heroes for Children. We've come so far and I know we have so much further to go. Thanks for sticking with me--my overbearing, neurotic, obsessive nature--to help create something so lasting in memory of our gorgeous girls. Love you dearly.

12 comments:

Natalie W said...

You look insane. You should be so proud of your weight loss! It is such a difficult thing. I am at what was your starting weight. I am probably your height (5'6-5'7) and need some direction. Help? :)

Congrats on the success of H&H!

Here is to many more successful events!

ViolinMama said...

Wow - that is so beautiful. These 5 years have brought you so much and you've done so much. Allie has to be proud of her momma.

And, you look amazing! You are a kickin' woman in that dress! You are inspiring me!! Thanks for the post!

Adrianne said...

You ladies look amazing! I love the dress!! You both are an inspiration for so many parents and you should be so proud for what you do on a daily basis! Thank you!

Tammy said...

Wow! You look amazing, so does Larissa! I love your dress, its so hip and screams look at me, I'm rocking this bod! Congrats on all that you and Larissa have accomplished in the last 5 yrs, I can't believe its been almost 5 yrs, come Sept. You are one amazing woman Jenny!

sarah said...

You guys look amazing. You are an amazing woman. I am not sure i would have the strength and courage to march foward and do what you do.

Shannon (SLBB) said...

Damn Girl! Rock on with your own bad self!
Congratulations on ALL of your amazing accomplishments.

Kelly said...

You look awesome Jenny. You should be so proud of all that you've accomplished...both professionally and personally! Allie would be so proud of her Mommy!

~~Mel~~ said...

Great pic...and I have to say I love love love your dress!

Five years...wow. You and Larissa have both been such an inspiration to many. Keep up the great work!

Army Wife and Mom said...

woooowww Jenny you look AMAZIMG!!!! wooohooo look at you sexy momma! wow ok i had to look twice at you Jenny you look awesome!!! keep up the good work!!! you better be so proud of yourself :) you say its all the south beach if seems so hard after reading debs blog i went out to target today and bought the jillian michaels 30day i am starting on monday (hehe like how im putting it off til monday. Anyways again girl you look so good

Rhonda said...

You totally ROCK! You look awesome and I'm soooo proud of you!! WOW!!!!

Oh, and I love the dress too!! Congratulations on all your hard work paying off!

Melissa Spence said...

Jenny you look fantastic in that dress, awesome job on the weight loss!

Ashley H. said...

You are lookin' SMOKIN' these days. :) Just thought I'd throw ya a compliment. Have a good one! And I LOVE that dress...where I can get me one?