Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Lyman Flat Daddy Family

I swear, I have the best blog readers ever.

TODAY I get to officially place the order for the Patterson Flat Daddy. Booyah!

The next ones to get a Flat Daddy are the Lyman family.

Get this: their Flat Daddy is already paid for. I didn't even get a chance to tell you who they were, and you all donated enough to pay for it!

So here's their (belated) spotlight:

The Lyman Family

Daddy Lyman departed for his first deployment just two weeks ago. In his wife's words, it's already "surprisingly HARDER than we thought it would be."

The Lymans have four children: 8 months, 4 years, 6 years, and 8 years. (My heart is aching just thinking about those little ones.)

Daddy Lyman

The family loves adventure, the outdoors, camping, and animals. Daddy Lyman is a huge kid at heart and loves wrestling with the kids on the floor. They have a menagerie of animals, including a horse and chickens. They enjoy reading together as a family and discovering new, exciting books.

Now his young children will be able to "wrestle" with Flat Daddy on the floor, take him on camping trips, and read books to him. It's not as good as the real thing, but it's a big step up from the alternative.

A BIG thank you to the donors who made the Lyman Family Flat Daddy possible.

This time, they're, well . . . ahem . . .




You know who you are . . . especially the first one with your big donation! (I will keep my promise by not linking over to you, but dang, it's SO HARD not to. I want the world to know how awesome you are!)

I guess the best I can do is to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

As a result of your generosity, my personal Flat Daddy fund already has the money, and the Lyman Family will receive their Flat Daddy very soon.

Next week I'll spotlight Ashleigh's Family.

Because my readers are over-the-top generous, Ashleigh's family already has a progress bar, and it's moving up at at steady pace.

Today is the last day for teens to postmark their registrations for THE Teen Writers Conference, to be held Saturday, June 5th at Weber State.

For all attendees, today is ALSO the last day to submit your contest entries! DO ENTER! (Find the details and rules HERE.) It's worth doing just for the judges' feedback even if you don't get one of the fantabulous prizes!

Another reminder: To donate to the general Flat Daddy fund or to a family you know personally, visit the Flat Daddy site directly.

To get a family onto the waiting list for a free Flat Daddy, contact the "Flat Daddy Lady," Elaine Dumbler, via her website: I'm Already Home.


Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I've never heard of Flat Daddies, but it sounds like such a great idea - thank you for bringing it to attention.

Kimberly Vanderhorst said...

Things in life are rarely fair, but it seems so fair to me that someone as generous as you had readers who are generous themselves. Kudos again for the great thing you're doing for those families!

Amanda said...

Annette, you have inspired me! I have started taking secret donations for a flat mommy. My dear friend, Liz, was deployed last month and left behind her husband and 2 children, age 3 & 5 yrs old.

I'm making a flat mommy for the kids and sending along a Flat Stanley book. For mom, I'm making a fabric family of hubby and kids to send along with a care package from our ward. In 15 hours I've raised enough for the flat mommy!

I would not have known about this if it were not for you. Thanks for sharing your awesomeness so the rest of us can follow in your footsteps!

Annette Lyon said...

Wow, Amanda, you've gone above and beyond! I'm sure Liz's family will cherish every bit of that!

Myrna Foster said...

This is so cool.


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