Monday, November 15, 2010

Care Package Drive

Was amazing.

I'm not even sure if amazing does it justice.  In a little over 3 weeks I was able to collect thousands of dollars and countless donations to be sent over to your friends.  It really is amazing what people can pull together for.

Friday was like a marathon day.  I woke up at 11 and didn't stop after that.  I had two classes that afternoon.  Then me and Kourtney..

  • Picked up t-shirts
  • Picked up donations in the collection boxes
  • Went to the bank
  • Went to Staples to get paper
  • Football Game
  • Dinner
  • Shopping excursion at Wally
  • T-shirt organizing
  • Letter printing
  • Signs
  • Bed 5 am
  • Up 7 am
  • Loaded trucks until 8
  • Assembly until 3
  • 2.5 hour nap
  • Bank
  • Shipping t-shirts
  • Bed Midnight
  • Up 7 am
  • Post office 8 to 1130
  • Nap
  • Work til 10
Needless to say I am exhausted.  At the same time, I don't even care.  I'm so happy with what was accomplished this weekend.  As of this morning 265 boxes have a one way ticket to trashcanistan.

Loaded up at 815 am!

First 150 boxes ready to be filled

My side kick who I would've been lost without

830 am Post Office!  It's good to have connections :)

First half of the boxes:

Longest postage receipts ever:

 I'm so happy with what was accomplished in the last 72 hours.  I hope these boxes find the guys well so they know they are appreciated.  I won't forget any of them and I'm going to make damn sure no one forgets you either.

As happy as I am with this, it still makes me sad.  I wish you could be here to see all of this.  I just want you to be proud of me.  I can only hope you're looking down with a smile saying that's my girl.

I miss you more than you know..

Oh and for good measure.. here's the all nighter pictures:


  1. You honestly amaze me. That is so awesome that you got all of that together and I'm so glad it was such a huge success! I know Josh is looking down watching you and he is SO proud of you. Those boys over there are going to be so happy when they see all you've done! Keep your chin up. I know it's tough. Not personally, no, but when I lost my mom to cancer it was all I could do to stay going. But they want us to be happy! Congratulations on the huge success!

    - Nicole from the USMC Yuku Board

  2. This is absolutely more than amazing! I know I didn't know your Marine, but he is definitely looking down on at you with the biggest smile and is so proud. I'm proud! lol. I hope that one day I can do something like this :)

  3. This is so amazing. I am so proud of you for doing something so wonderful to help our troops. Your Marine would be so proud of you!

  4. These pictures almost brought tears to my eyes! You should be so proud of yourself, I know he is proud of you!!

  5. Chrissy, this is something that is just beyond explanation. You are so strong and Josh is looking down so proud of you! Not many people would be able to do the things you have done! You are truly an inspiration to every single one of us Marine girlfriends/wives/fiancees. Not only to all of us but, to anyone you meet!

  6. wow, I admire you a lot Chrissy!!! GREAT JOB!!

  7. You have done a wonderful job!! I have to say It is nice to see a smile on that face!!! I am sure it's hard but you are so beautiful when you smile!!! There is no doubt that Josh is looking down on you and saying "thats my girl, I'm sooooo proud of her!!!" He has left someone truly special behind and god bless you for being so strong and doing this!!!!! As we go into the holiday season I am sure Its going to be very hard on you but just know there are THOUSANDS of ppl praying for you! Ppl you don't even know!!!!

  8. My son was injured in an IED attack thatkilled his gunner. Your courage and strength are amazing. What a great project to channel his memory to all. I love the Trashcanistan!!! unfortunately my son will be going back next spring. Best wishes

  9. i dont know you personally, but i admire you, you a great women! you strength and courage is amazing, i started early this morning reading you blog and what your doing is amazing. as a fellow mc sister thank you for you sacrifices.

    " Contrary to beliefs, distance is not for the fearful, it's for the bold. It's for those willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love ♥ " one day you will be reunited until then please continue making him proud!

    semper fi!