Love for NieNie (BUY OUR BOOK!)

August 28, 2008

If you're a Mormon mom, then you've undoubtedly heard about the tragedy that has struck our beloved Stephanie Neilson from the NieNie Dialogues. For those of you who aren't familiar with Nie, and her super-classy-wonder-woman-ways, I'm very sad to report that she was in a terrible plane crash with her husband who she lovingly refers to as "Mr. Nielson."

They are both in medically induced comas due to the fact that they are badly burned over most of their bodies. While they are very lucky to be alive, the upcoming months (and years) of recovery are expected to be grueling--to say the least.

If you're not familiar with her blog, I'd encourage you to check it out. I'm sure you'll be blown away by her outlook on life, her gorgeous family of six, and then pee yourself laughing when you take a moment to compare her domestic abilities to my own.

If you're interested in following her recovery, you can visit her sister's blog, C Jane Enjoy It, here.

And if you want to help Stephanie's family directly, you can do so by purchasing a book that I'll be featured in. And come now--how much freaking fun is that?

A dozen-or-so Mormon mommy bloggers (the funny-frazzled-why-in-the-hell-did-I-have-so-many-kids ones, not the lame-o-my-life-is-perfect ones) have teamed up to compile a self-published book of snippets that will probably make you shart in your pants. Well, at least my entry will.

Hopefully they won't edit out all of my inappropriateness for the sake of our religious standards, because HELLO, LADIES! IT MOST CERTAINLY ISN'T AGAINST OUR RELIGION TO TALK ABOUT FARTS IN DETAIL!

100% of the proceeds from the book will be donated to The Nie Recovery Fund, and it should be ready for purchase in a matter of weeks.

I'll be sure to keep you posted.


katieo said...

i've been OBSESSED with Stephanie's blog ever since I heard about the crash.

And I know I'll be OBSESSED with the book when it comes out.

Sue said...

You're awesome Amy. THANK YOU. And yeah, it's really gonna happen this time.

OF COURSE, I won't edit out farts. Farts are my husband's whole raison d'etre. Or however you spell it. :>

Heather of the EO said...

Can't wait! Can't wait!
And I really mean that. What a great idea, people!

J~Mom said...

She is from here! Wow! I will follow her story and look for the book!

chirunner said...

I followed the links and have been balling ever since. They are a beautiful couple. I will be praying for them and their entire family and sharing their story with others so we can all help in various ways. Thanks Amy for sharing this story with us, but I don't know when I'll stop crying.

Lindsey said...

I didn't hear about Nie's blog until the accident, but was an avid reader of Cjane. Great idea. Thanks for supporting them.. For some reason, now that I live here in AZ near them, I feel like I need to be involved.. :) I will definitely check it out, keep us posted!

Our Little World said...

This is so sad. I saw this on my photographer friend, Anna's, site. I put a link on my site too.

Paris Cowgirl said...

So Amy, I have lurked on your blog for quite some time now. You make me laugh! How small is this world now because of blogging? I own a store on the same block where Stephanie taught yoga. Never met her but followed her blog as well. Anyway, had to comment. It seems like we are all connected no matter where we live.

Cheryl said...

Ditto what katieo said.

Thanks for introducing me and many others to stephanie and her wonderful family. They are constantly in my prayers.

Can't wait for your book!