Monday, April 6, 2009

Cody's Crew Logo Contest!!!!!

Diane and I have been kicking around some logo ideas the past few weeks and we decided to have a contest. We ask all of you who are interested to get out those markers, paints and pencils and start coming up with some ideas for the Cody's Crew Logo. This logo will adorn the website, letter head and banners which will be used at all Cody's Crew fundraisers.

The entries can be submitted one of two ways. First you can send a hard copy of your logo to:
Cody’s Crew Foundation
P.O. Box 2578
Manassas, VA 20108


The second way is to email it to me@ mjohnson@codys-crew.org.

I would like to set a May 10th deadline for all entries. At which time Diane and I will pick 5 entries. Then I will post the 5 entries on the web site and let all of you choose the winner. I'm not offering any monetary or material reward for this contest. The real reward will be knowing that your piece of art will represent Cody and his foundation. All entries to this contest become property of Cody's Crew Foundation and will be copy righted as such.

As for the family - it's just not the same. The void that is present is indescribable. There is no little boys voice, no tantrums, no excitement, no playing...only silence. We are reminded of our loss everywhere we go. Justin & Abby are doing as well as can be expected. They have had some problems at school but mostly minor. Diane has not been able to find any happiness yet and still yearns to hold Cody in her arms.

I will soon have the Cody's Crew website running. It will be accessible but still under construction. I hope to upload the tape that was played at Cody's funeral. It is a collection of pictures set to his favorite songs from his Ipod.


23 comments:

Sailor and Co said...

I pray that she will find happiness somehow.. I am so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

God Bless your precious family. We
are praying for you. The loss of Cody is a reminder to me to hug my 9 year old often - even if he isn't in the mood! Please take care of yourself and continue to update us on how you are doing.
Thank you for sharing Cody and your
huge love for him with us.

Samantha said...

Oh, how I wish I could draw! But I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

I continue to pray for peace and comfort for your family. Your family is having to endure something no one should ever be faced with. So, I pray for you all...

The Leighton Family! said...

This is exciting news! Praying for your family to have strength during this adjustment time. My heart goes out to each one of you. God Bless!

Anonymous said...

The contest is a good idea, thank you for involving "us".

Cody was a part of you-the "you" of your immediate family unit. The family that spent day in and out together; his absence and the pain will be huge.



What a sad day...all over again. :-( I wish this wasn't so. I'm sorry.

Wendy said...

I found your blog through another of a sick little girl. I check on you guys often, although this is the first time i've posted. We pray everynight for your family and others who are suffering so much. there are so many it seems. cody was so precious and i pray that him being held in the arms of Jesus brings you comfort.

Anonymous said...

I am posting this so you can check your settings. Having said that I pray for your family everyday.

Anonymous said...

looking forward to seeing the artwork!

Kimmy B. said...

Not sure if you still need someone to leave a comment or not, but here's one from me!

Lisa said...

If only I was an artist, I would love to be able to say I designed Cody's Crew trademark. I think it's an awesome idea and thanks for letting everyone be a part of it by helping pick the winner!! As for the family...hang in there and I hope brighter days are ahead for all of you.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could draw. I am good at appreciating art but not so good at creating it. Mickey and Diane I think of you both everyday. Justin and Abby too. I wish there was more I could do for you both.

Prayers of peace.

Susan and Jonathan

Megan Tabelon said...

Mr. Johnson, I would love to help. I'm not much of an artist but I'm pretty good. I hope Justin is doing better.

Megan said...

Mr. Johnson, I would love to help. I'm not much of an artist but I'm pretty good. I hope Justin is doing better.

Anonymous said...

Hugs to the family. I talked with Diane yesterday just to let you guys know that I was thinking of you and Cody. One month since our little guy left us. One month seems like a life time; and in the next breath it seems like yesterday that he was here.

Please hug each other for me and give Abby and Justin a kiss for me. Happy birthday to Justin. Tell them to eat a chocolate bunny for me on Sunday.

Hugs, Pat (ACCA-NCC)

PS I cannot draw but I will vote!

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Cameron said...

I can't draw but I am going to try. If it isn't good, I will at least vote.

Continuing to pray each and every day for all of you. I feel so helpless and wish I could DO SOMETHING besides praying. But, I know that is all I can do.

Much love,
Mary

Anonymous said...

What a great idea for your logo!! I'll bet the kids have friends who can muster up some entries!! Somehow children always seem to have the visual freedom that creates great art!!
Prayers and positive thoughts continue for you, Diane and the kids. Think of you often! G2G

Nathalie Bannier said...

What do you want this logo to look like? Any particular elements you want to include? I could give it a try with my children.

Deck Ape said...

Nathalie,
I have ideas but that is why I'm putting it out there so I can see others ideas. One of you out there have a fresh idea that I may have never thought of.

Good Luck and thank you for reading.

elizabethnyc said...

I don't have a creative bone in my body, but will jump in with a vote when it's time... :-)

Thinking of you all every day, wishing I could do something to help.

Sending hugs,
ElizabethNYC

Monica Cassier said...

I pray for you and Diane daily - think of you both, and know there is no magic to take away your pain and despair. Only time will heal this most grievous wound. I hope you have both found a good grief couselor to help navigate these dark waters... I can't even begin to fathom your sense of loss.

I so wish your family did not have to hoe this row...

I hope and pray you are strong and loving and lock together as a unit, that you lean on each other...

I know this Easter will be tough, the first major holiday without your little pirate. Hide an egg for Cody, maybe put together a little basket for him. He'll be there with you in spirit, after all.

Hugs for you all
monica

Anonymous said...

Holidays are really going to be painful for a while...and I hate that there's nothing I can do or say to help take the pain away. I'm sorry.

You all remain in my prayers and thoughts.