Friday, June 3, 2011

Feel Me Up Friday: What's in a name? HOPE

Friends! Today is a SPECIAL day. Because it's Friday? Yes. Because it's Strawberry Festival weekend where I'm allowed to eat as many chocolate dipped strawberries as possible and not look like a pig? Uh-huh. Also because, today, I want to celebrate a special friend who has inspired me more than words can say. That's right. I want to dedicate today's post to Mr. Lenny Lee, world's greatest virtual hugger + sweetest little man I know.
To get up to speed on who I'm talking about (if you've been under a tipped cow), READ HERE.

Okay, better? Good. Now, go wash those mitts. We've got some feelin' to do.

Random Fact in Lenny's honor: I use to rescue so many stray cats, I once attempted to start a non-profit to find homes for the animals. As it turns out, I was horrible at it and ended up keeping way too many cats. And now, I actually don't prefer cats anymore. Go figure.

Random Fact in Lenny's honor: So you know, I got myself knocked up five months back. Since then, we've found out we're having a boy. And what better way to celebrate my little friend, than to add a second middle name to our son's title:

SULLIVAN
(because we loves it)
MATTHEW
(after my father + it doesn't hurt BR80 sports it, too)
LEONARD <3
(for Lenny)
GANGER
(uhh yeah, tradition)

And with that, I want to know, what is your favorite summer festival and WHAT DO YOU GORGE ON? Mmm...


CandylandlovesloveslovesLenny. OUT.

27 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

Beer.

And your dad's name was Timmy too? No wonder.

Hi Lenny!

Matthew MacNish said...

Oh, and SULLY is going to be the coolest nickname.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Oh, that's so sweet (the name not the chocolate covered strawberries--though they're sweet too). :D

Robyn Campbell said...

Love it, Candy! What an awesome honor for Lenny! Oh and I gorge on EVRYTHING in the summer as long as it's by the pool. *wink*

Linda G. said...

Awesome name!

Lenny is a great kid. :)

salarsenッ said...

You always know when to bring it home. Lenny is going to smile something fierce when he reads this. :)

Lola Sharp said...

Love the name(s)!! :)
(and chocolate covered strawberries! yummy)

Have a yummy weekend, Candy.

Love,
Lola

Jessica Bell said...

SO COOL! Love the names!!!!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Priceless, Candace! Lenny will love this soooooo very much!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're really going to stun him with the name thing!

Angela Ackerman said...

I love you're giving your son Lenny's name as a second middle name. What a great thing to do and I'm sure it will blow Lenny away! What a great thing to do!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Hilary Wagner said...

Thanks for sharing this, Candy! Lenny is just such a great kid! I'm so glad we got to take part in his super special Lenny Lee Fest!!!

xoxo -- Hilary

Kelly said...

Awww, super sweet name. And very cool too!
Enjoy your chocolate strawberries!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That has to be one of the coolest Lenny surprises of the day!! LOVE IT, Candace! :-)

Creepy Query Girl said...

this will definitely bring a smile Lenny's way. I'm loving Lenny Fest Friday!

Heather said...

I'm loving all the Lenny sunshine across the blogosphere today! He seems very special. My favorite summer festival, I don't believe I have one! I need to remedy that!

Theresa Milstein said...

Maybe you got over-catted.

Okay, you win the prize. Who can top naming their child after Lenny? That's an honor. A well-deserved one.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

So cool! And I agree with Theresa - no one can top that. :)

Lindsay said...

Aww. So cool. What a beautiful gesture ;)

Dianne K. Salerni said...

OMG. I've read a lot of Lenny-related posts today that made me tear up. But this one made tears fly straight out of my eyes -- sideways, like in a cartoon.

Candace, you are special, too!
*gropes for tissues*

Len L said...

I like Sullivan! Another great post for Lenny! Yay!

Carolyn V said...

Awesome,awesome post Candace!!! Lenny will LOVE it! =)

Susan Fields said...

That sounds like a most excellent name! And today my 15-year-old daughter and I took a road trip and I gorged on Milk Duds. :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

How cool! There'll be another Lenny :)

Talli Roland said...

You're having a boy! Yay - how cool!

Jo Schaffer said...

So cute! (=

I tagged you on my blog, sistah.

Jen Daiker said...

Great name... how fabulous. Sullivan is such a cool name... I feel a new character name making it's way in my novel.

Strawberries... but only so I can use it in my champagne. Fresh orange juice... again only to be paired with champagne.