Friday, August 20, 2010

Thank you Chick-fil-a!

So what do you call something that far exceeds your expectations into a whole new realm of awesomeness? I call it Team Elise Night at Chick-fil-a.

Tracy Matlock and the Southlake Chick-fil-a went above and beyond for us and I am so thankful for their support. Even more amazing is the number of friends that came out to "Eat Mor Chikin" with us. Some people drove 45 minutes to come see us. Some I hadn't seen in almost three years. Everybody came out eager to eat some good food and support a worthy cause while they were at it.

At last count I think we had over 120 friends (kids and adults) come join us. And that's not counting friends that went through the drive-thru, or friends of friends. I'm not sure on the exact total of what was raised, but we should have that number in the next few days.

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see us. You have no idea what it means to Fred and I to be surrounded by so many people cheering us on. I think Elise said it best today during a conversation we had:

Me: Did you have fun last night with all your friends at Chick-fil-a?
Elise: Yeah... I loved all the people. Why so many people come to play with me?
Me: Well... I'd have so say it's because they love you... you are one very loved little girl, did you know that?
Elise: Yeah, that's amazing!

It sure is Elise.

Here are some fun pictures we took of the event... enjoy!


  1. HOW COOL IS THAT!?!?!?!

    And what a GREAT fund-raising idea!!

    I just may have to steal that one! =)

  2. Love it! I actually got teary eyed thinking about ALL those people coming out to support such a sweet little girl!

    Love the pics too. :-)

  3. Elise is loved far and wide...(((HUGS)) to her from me and Joe please!!!

    BTW...I have never had Chick-fil-a...there aren't ANY in VT!!!

  4. Fabulous! What a great turn-out!

  5. YEAH!!!! Great pics....she's such a cutie :)

  6. WONDERFUL...It's so happy to see that you had such a wonderful turn out because yes that Elise is one very loved little girl :)

    and I see that you had a blogger friend stop by (I think?) nice!!

  7. I got teary-eyed too! What a great turnout for a very special, wonderful little girl! I'm so glad you guys had an awesome time! I still wish we lived close enough to have been there!

  8. THAT is awesome!! Im so excited for you guys!! WAY TO GO!! question for you... did I miss the T-Shirt ordering I think it was your post a while back about ordering shirts?

  9. How wonderful!!! :)

    We did the same fundraiser last year for Jack's Pack. We held a Chick-Fil-A night, and we jam-packed the restaurant for three hours straight. It was such a heart-warming experience. We left the night on such a high. I'm so glad you got to experience the same thing! Yay!!!! :)

  10. Love all the pictures! Especially the one of your super cute baby bump!!! :)
    Glad you guys had a great time and earned lots of money for Team Elise!

  11. That's so great! Wish we could have joined you. :)


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