Concert For Cash 2011

WHAT:4th Annual Concert For Cash with The Hollyfelds and Hillbilly Inferno
WHEN: Saturday, January 22, 2011
WHERE: The Oriental Theater (
4334 West 44th Ave, Denver, CO 80212
WHO: The Hollyfelds with Hillbilly Inferno
WHY: To raise money for programs at The Children’s Hospital
: $35.00 VIP Patron Party / $20.00 General Admission(doors open GA at 7:15 pm),

available by calling 303-550-4310,

at the door

or online at

Or purchase directly online at:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

San Francisco donation!!!

San Francisco week stay!!!!!!
1 week lodging in a sweet in-law studio Apt that can accommodate 2(1 bed)in beautiful San Francisco. Small Kitchenette, sept entrance, access to laundry and info about the city.Welcome dinner and breakfast after the overnight.
This will also be in the online auction with Black Tie Colorado. Will post when that's up and running!
Cash's mommy
This could be YOURS!!!!!!!

Harborside at The Atlantis donation

1 week August 29Th -Sept 5Th has been donated for the Auction. Value: $2500.00!!!!
We are going to have an On line Auction with Black Tie Colorado for these types of items . It will run before Concert for Cash and a few days after.
This vacation could be YOURS!
and tix are only $10.00 and for sale on line at :
Happy New Year!
Cash's Mommy

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Zen Red Head -3rd year donor

Tamara Hutchins is not only who Page and I go to for acupuncture, we took Cashie there after his diagnosis. Tamara is the very definition f a Healer. and a friend.
You could win a session (or three) with her healing touch in Denver. ah.......

a week in Maine at Vacationland Campground!!!!!

WOW! Who doesn't want a vacation in Maine, and camping at this super cool, super fun and family friendly campground. When I check out the website I kept thinking: "Nobody puts baby in the corner" it's that kind of place...super fun times for all.
Thank you my dear friend Gretchen Krim Osgood for donating .

More amazing Silent Auction items

A signed(wow!) copy of Steven Kings new novel, 'Under The Dome'. Set in Maine. oh! Creepy and good. Thanks Mom for that amazing donation.
Tix on sale now!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Jackson Hole donation

We also received a 3 of 4 day lift ticket for TWO people from Jackson Hole. Hold on, it's getting crazy here in my office...all these amazing donations.
Really making my week.
and two super yummy Cloudveil jackets just arrived! Men's Medium and Women's medium. Really! Really! cool jackets.
Do you have your tickets for Concert For Cash yet?

Lovely Confections

and Lovely Confections has also donated! We are on a cupcake role.


We have a donation from Happy Cakes Cupcakes in Denver. wahoo!!!!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

cute bags arrived! You could win them!

2 super cute bags arrived a few minutes ago from Sherpani. YOU COULD WIN THESE at the Concert For Cash.

Tickets are available from us. Just email: if you would like to purchase


online this Saturday at


Thank yo for passing the Event info along. Facebook has been a godsend!!!


cashie's mommy

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cloudveil and Campgrounds donations

The phones are ringing and we are getting donations from all over the USA!

How does a week camping in Maine sound?

or some Cloudveil gear?

What about a Kayak or some Tele or Alpine Skis?

We will have it all at the Concert For Cash.

Tickets will be on sale for Concert For Cash on Dec 12Th.


and thru me of course. If you want to sell tickets for Concert For Cash just call me at 303.550.4310 and we can get you set up with a sales package.


This defiantly helps keep me from wondering when the phone will ring and our agency will tell us of our match with our kids in Nepal.

Please keep those donations coming in. We have so many kiddos to help out at Children's.


cashies mommy

Friday, December 4, 2009


Saw a fox last night as I was pulling into the house. We also saw a Fox on Sunday night and I dreamt of a Fox 2 Nights ago. Fox!!!!!!!

We have had more donations today:

Broncos Camp/tailgating chairs

Kites-super big and colorful kites

Sleds-really fast looking

Tax assistance from Affordable Tax prep-Paul guru.

Thank you all so much!

Cashies Mommy

Thursday, December 3, 2009

concert for cash Silent Auction items .....and the list keeps growing


I thought it might be a good thing to start a running list of the auction items that rolling into my office. You guys are so generous. We also confirmed the Lara Bar will be donating again. How fun is that! I love my snacks.....

Sears gift card

Budget Car rental gift certificates

Smith sunglasses

Spy Sunglasses

ABasin season pass!!

Mountain Mamas 1 year membership(hiking with your newborns, toddlers, so much fun)

Hardwood Flooring services

Dinner for 2 at Jenny's in Empire

Comedy works tickets

San Francisco 1 week lodging package with welcome dinner and breakfast

Atlantis resort in the Bahamas 1 week lodging in condo

Savory Spice Shop BBQ kit(these spices are THE BEST!!)

Voice lessons from Pro musician Julie Gusseroff

Mortgage refinance assistance from Trish Haggerty

Gold Watch

Hot Mama Jewelry

painting from artist Greg McFadden

High Road to Fitness gym workouts

Confluence Kayak Shop ski tunes

Dave Morgan Photography(amazing!)

and the list keeps growing.

Tickets will be available to purchase from us next week and I will update the blog and Facebook when they are available online .

So exciting.

We are still taking any donations: really it's tax deductible....
No news on the Nepal adoption to speak of. We hear that things in Nepal are going to get started up again. it's a lot of prayer, running, and keeping myself busy with the Concert ffor Cash that keep me from going batty.


Cashies Mommy

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Concert For Cash 2010

WOW!!! It's getting to be Benefit concert time already! Where did the year go.

We booked The RAILBENDERS again this year....wahooo.get ready to put on your boogie shoes for a nite of dancing, laughing, celebrating honor or and because he is just the coolest angel baby....Cash. My kid.My star.

The details are above but you can always call or email me for more info.

tess@gardeningbytess or 303.550.4310

Yes. we always take donations for Silent Auction items. We have so many fun things already: gift cards, rental car gift certificates, sunglasses..... and we just started!!!

Adoption update: no new news from Nepal but we are hopeful. We are staying busy(thus the 3rd benefit Concert) and running's been 2.5 yrs or so since we started the adoption journey.......waiting is not my strength but maybe I just don't see myself as having patience.

As always, I just can't wait to see you my star!

Cashies Mommy

Sunday, November 8, 2009



No new news from Nepal but we did finish our parenting classes yesterday. At least for Nepal.

I dreamt of 2 Fox last night. One was zipping around and one was trying to bite my wrist. taking it as a good sign of babies to come.

We are gearing up for the 3rd Concert for Cash. looking for Bands.....all suggestions welcome.

Can't wait to get that phone call and hear about our grommies.

Cashies Mommy

Monday, October 5, 2009

Race for the Cure

Auntie Brenda and Sandie took Team Cash to the the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in St. Pete this past weekend.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Nepal Update

We are waiting, for the match to come via phone from our agency. It's crazy to think that our kids are in Nepal, just waiting for us to come pick them up. I have joined a Yahoo group that has others who are also adopting from Nepal. Everyday there seem to be more matches made. Well at least until this round of Holidays in Nepal started.
We are working on the house and yard.....getting ready. It's so hard not to buy baby clothes or diapers....but we have no idea what our kids will need yet.

As you know, we put in for 2 kids. So universe....if there are 2 babies in Nepal that need us for parents...we are READY!!!!!!!!!!

It's almost time beanie.
Love , Cashies Mommy

Monday, August 24, 2009

the fox

Page saw the fox this am on his run............cashie checkin' in with Daddy. Come on home kiddo!!!
We put up his Prayer Flags last nite, tomorrow is our 8 year anniversary.
Calling you home my monkey. Calling you home. My Shining Star.
Cashie's Mommy

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

dossier to NEPAL!!!!!

Hey all,
Our Paperwork has been sent off to NEPAL!!!!!!! OK, thank you for all the well wishes. We feel it really we do.

prayers need to go out to the Nepalese govt to get a Prime Minister soon to start up the matching can't be long now.


Soon beanie.
Cashies Mommy

Monday, July 20, 2009

It's been a while but I felt like I have not had any news until now:

we are almost at the fingerprinting stage for Nepal. then when that happens it's 4-6 weeks until we get the LAST FORM!!!!!!! Then our stuff gets sent to NEPAL!!!!!!

Please send good thoughts for a speedy governmemt person to get thru our Paperwork fast and Match us.

Love you Beanie, soon you'll be back soon.

Cashies Mommy

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cash's Healing garden dedication

HI, it's taken a while to come down form all the excitement around the garden dedication, family surprising us bu flying in!!! and the actuality that this chapter is done and we are moving forward to babies from Nepal and China...

Here are some pictures of the great event.more to come. even more on Facebook.

I can not thank you all who came, called, emails, sent Flowers and cards and prayers our way. we really do feel all of it. and it all helps in the healing process.

Thank you all again for letting us grieve so publicly.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cash's Garden Dedication

The Garden Dedication was amazing. A huge thanks to everyone.

It was an amazing day. Cashies spirit is strong.

Thanks to everyone,

Cash's Dad

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Garden dedication

So yes we are wearing the Team Cash shirts to the dedication. Please wear them if you have them.
See you Sunday.
At the Children's Hospital at 11 am .
We will be meeting at the Main Entrance and walking over to the garden together.
Have a few things to say, a few thank yous to be given.
Then cake and coffee follows.

See you there.

Cashie's Mommy

Sunday, May 31, 2009

The Fox and Betty

HI, So i ran into the Fox on Friday am while running with Stripey. I know Cashie was just making sure his Mommy was ok and had a good weekend.

Betty Lipton said he vivists me. i think she was surprized when I said he was here this morning. We are working on our paperwork for the Nepal Adoption. Very exciting, so much paper!!!!!!

Whatever it takes to get our son backwith us.

The Boulder Bolder heart attatck man is ok.

All is well.
I love you my Beanie.

Cashie's Mommy

Monday, May 25, 2009

Boulder Bolder 2009

Page and I just ran the Boulder Boulder for the 2nd year. We ran last year as a way to just get thru. and this year was really not that different.

An older man collaped in front of us while running the race. page was on his phone calling 911 and I was trying to get him rolled over with the help of other runners and check if he was breathing. the paramedics came, the ambulance came, we don't know if he is ok but they did get his heart restarted. it happened in a flash and i just can only pray that this mans family know where he is now.
i hope he's ok.

life can go in a flash, just like that and i hope to take more time with those I love make more of an effort . even with all we have been thru......this man was just running the freakin boulder bolder. please let's all have a little more time with our families and friends. even if they drive us batty. just send the love their way today.

Can't wait to see you again Beanie,

cashie's Mommy

Thursday, May 14, 2009

may 14th

Happy Angel Day Cashie.

My hero, my shining star. my son. I miss you so much. Daddy and I are going to do somethin fun together today to celebrate you!!!!!

You are my angel.
I love you,
Cashie's Mommy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cash Healing Garden

It's built!!!!!!!!!! I am still in shock that we actually did it. With a lot of help from everyone but the garden at Children's Hospital is finished. except for a few details like engraving the's done.

Invites are out :

June 14Th at 11am at The Children's Hospital in Aurora, Co

we will meet at the main entrance and walk over together.

Holly Anderson, our Children's hero and friend, will be there to assist in getting everyone a visitors pass for the event.

We hope to see you then, on June 14th.

Happy Mother's Day

Cashies Mommy

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cash's Healing Garden dedication

You are all invited to Cash's Healing Garden dedication at The Children's Hospital on June 14th at 11am. We will be sending out formal invites hopefully this week but this is a safe the date.

Cash's Mommy

Thursday, April 2, 2009


I miss my son and there is not a day that goes by right now that I am not stunned by my memories of 2 years ago when Cashie was here with us on Earth. I miss holding my Baby. Beanie. I miss hiking with him. I miss watching Page give him baths and being the best Daddy ever! I just miss my kid. Waiting to be together again is so hard......I so know why people really fall apart when this happens to them. I know it's ok to fall apart but something is holding me together about 75% of the time and I think that's a freakin' miracle.

So know that as the garden gets built and we get ready for it's dedication ceremony this summer(dates to follow) that it's hard waiting and eating all the M+M's that are on the planet. I am so not kidding.

God love you Cashie...for it is you that holds me together . It's you!!! I am blessed to be his Mom. Really I am .

Cashie's Mommy

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

rockin in the free world for Cashie's garden

Page and I picked out boulders for Cashie's Healing Garden yesterday with Nicole from Urban Farmer(the Landscaping Company that is doing the installation of the garden). to clarify: I did the design, Urban Farmer is digging the holes. It's pretty nice being the client I have found.

We hope these boulders fit well within the garden and hat many kids have tons of fun playing on them.

I miss my little kiddo today but this is the next step to being a mom, with kids here on Earth, so I have to keep my chin up, wipe my tears, and just trust that Joy is on it's way to us. In the form of kids.

China info: we are just in line for our babies....the wait could be long......pray for Godspeed in China.

xoxo, Cashies's Mommy

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Log in date for China 3/12/09

We have our log in date for China...3/12/09 WAHOO Babies are coming home to us.


Cashie's Mommy

Monday, March 9, 2009

Cash's Healing Garden!!!!!!

We met with Urban Farmer and Holly at Children's this am to talk gardens. It is going to be AMAZING!!!! Page and I are really excited about how easy this seems to be with Urban Farmer, much easier than the China paperwork. Which is now in CHINA!!!!!! They are on their way home, I can feel it. My mom, Gammy extraordinaire, always send us a note in Late Jan to remind us that after the dark, cold winter Spring always emerges. Well, I feel it today!

Thank you Cashie for helping Mommy and daddy thru this hard winter .....we just can't wait to hold yo again. And your sister:)))

To the Garden,

Cashie's Mommy

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

the fox

So Page and I were out for a run last night, in the dark, with the puppies. We really never run together during the week and NEVER run at night...but as we passed a street in Wheatridge Spider spotted the fox. Just sitting in the middle of the road. looking cool and comfortable and not a bit scared of the huge dogs so close to him. We said hi and watched as he sniffed around and the ran off.
I know it's just Cashie telling Mommy and Daddy to keep being patient that he's on his way back to us. I get so sad at times. My doctor even told me about this stuff Sam-e to take that will help more than St Johns wort. It is helping, along with running and everything else. I just want to be Mommy in real life. Not just mommy in spirit some days. My Faith is so strong and at times I wonder how much stronger it needs to be for my kid to come back into my arms.
I just miss you Beanie. Please come home soon.

Cashies Mommy

Monday, February 2, 2009

{ Cullin Says }

Dear Teri & Page,
Awesome concert Saturday night!!!

So, this morning I am wearing my TeamCash Tshirt and as Cullin and I were eating breakfast, he points to my chest and says "Baby Cash!" .... pause "He can come to my house?"

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Jan 22 update-embrace the pain

So, it's 9 more days until this Benefit Concert. Do you have your tix?

We ran the Rock n Roll Marathon this past Sunday in Phoenix. What a great experience. not going to say those last 6 miles were not so hard but I just kept telling myself: I can do anything for 6 miles. Plus there was so much support. There was even a sign that said " Embrace the Pain" I just laughed because that is all you can do when your legs are lead and you want to quit.

And that was all on Cashie's 2ND Bday. Happy Birthday Beanie. I just miss you so much kid but I know you are always with Mommy.

So, We hope to see you all at the event or to be with us in Spirit. Thank you for all you love.

Cashie's Mommy

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

{ this year's poster, revealed!}

I saw SpringCreek Bluegrass on NYE with Teri & Page ... they are awesome and you should come see them and support the Children's Hospital, and more importantly, Cash's Healing Garden!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

{from Alli}

Working on the TeamCash Concert #2 poster. But while you wait ... here's something to watch ...