Mason was a Boy Scout growing up in DC. He even reached the highest honor of an Eagle Scout! And I know much hard work and dedication it takes to achieve this accomplishment because my brother is one!
Mason began his Naval Academy process in the 10th grade and never once gave up on his dreams! The year he was applying to the military academy, there were between 70-80 applicants with only 2 open slots!! And he received one of them!!
He is a really high energy, loyal, fun loving person. He enjoys “bouldering” (climbing around on boulders) with his buddies.
I just received an email from his "godmother" again with some more information about him... here is what she sent...
"Lt. Mason Berry is stationed in Guam, but on a long mission in Kuwait. He has a dog named is Perdita who is waiting for him back in Guam with his roommates. Mason graduated from the Naval Academy in 2004 with a General Engineering degree. He is a very energetic person who loves doing anything outdoors, watching movies and listening to music. Mason was born in Colorado, but grew up mostly in the D.C. area. His parents and younger two sisters live along the east coast now. Mason's mom sent him cookies, but she's glad to have your help!!"
We are team leaders again! Yeah! Here is the information we have about our man this time around...
Lt. Mason Berry has a very important and dangerous job, which means he needs our support and baked goods to keep him fueled and safe. He is a helicopter pilot stationed in Kuwait that flies medical evacuation missions to rescue injured soldiers. He puts himself in harm's way to help and save lives, so we need to show our appreciation. On top of all that, he even recently called home and asked his mom for some homemade baked goods, so let's answer his request like he answers the call of duty for his fellow soldiers.
It is time to start signing up again!!! If you are interested in being on our team, either leave a comment here or send me an email saying "I WANT ON YOUR TEAM" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you were not aware, there is a NEW site up as the main hub! Make sure that you sign up there as well!! www.bakinggals.com
Thanks, ~Lyndsay (and Pam)
UPDATE: His "godmother" contacted me and sent me a link where you can see Mason! Check it out here... (Link courtesy of dvids.com)
I just received an email from his grandma... Check it out!!!
UPDATE... My mom received an email from his Aunt... And taking words from that, as of yesterday he has received 17 boxes!! He said he never knew he had so many friends from his UNIT! And that everyone there knows his name now!
One last note... make sure you check back in a couple of days...
Here are what each of our awesome team members sent out to our deserving soldiers, especially Zachary! Sharon from Southern CA She baked Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies. Then stuffed her box full of candy, sunflower seeds, tuna & crackers, fruit cocktails, and much more!!
Kristina from Portland, OR Double Chocolate Brownies Reese’s Pieces Brownies Lemon Cookies And a card that I absolutely LOVE the envelope for it! Jeanne from Danville, IL She baked Oatmeal Crispies, Chewy Butterscotch Brownies, Raisin-Nut Bars, and Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Joanne from New York, NY Peanut Butter Cookies Chocolate Walnut Cookies Ginger Molasses Cookies Joanne has posted a blog as well... make sure you check it out!
Suzanne from Goodyear, AZ She baked Oatmeal Cookies with a card. And is ready to go again and has even found more people to participate!!!
Elise from Newington, CT Chocolate Chip Cookies Peanut Butter Cookie with Reese Cups in the middle Apple Spice Squares Packaged Snacks Elise and her box Shanna from Chicago, IL She baked Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies, New York Time Chocolate Chip Cookies, and an excellent little write about it all (including photos!) on her blog.
Brittney from Selinsgrove, PA Peanut Brittle Dark Chocolate Mexican Biscotti Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies Chocolate Chip Blondies Caramel Popcorn Balls She also made Dark Chocolate Dream Cookies (dark chocolate cookies with semi sweet chips, white chips, & pecans) and orange tinted Sugar Cookies, but did not get a photo of them. Then to stuff her box she added: Candy Corn, Smarties, Gum, Cheesy Chex Mix, & a Card. She also has posted about all her baked goods on her blog . She has recipes posted as well!
Patti from Maspeth, Queens, NY Candy Corn Cookies Spice Cookies Buttermilk Cookies with Smiley Faces! Cookies all packaged up Her Box Sara from Los Angeles, CA She baked Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ingredibly Easy Peanut Butter Cookies, and Chocolate Whoppers. You can find the recipes for them and pictures of everything on her blog.
Francine from Harvey, IL Cherry Coconut Bars Chocolate Chip Toffee Bars She also bake Lemon Crinkles but didn’t get a picture of them!
Lori B. from Connecticut She baked Brownies, and Blondies, And then filled her box with granola bars, gum, small cereal boxes, and gatorade gels. Paige from Rockhill, NY Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin-Chip Muffins Halloween Candy and Puppy Chow (the good kind, not actual dog food! HeeHee!) Rose from North Attleboro, MA Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Gum, Candy, Deodorant, Lip Balm, Razor, Talc, etc. Her Box She also has a write up on her blog, so please check that out as well! Lori and her daughter Haleena from Alabama Chocolate Chunks Peppermint Madness Sugar Cookies baked by Heleena Plus fruit gushers, peanuts, a magazine, and letter from her daughter She also has written on blog about her experience and even a picture of her daughter who wrote that beautiful letter!! Check it out!
Kelly from Connecticut She mailed Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, Rice Crisipie Treats, Candy Corn, Gum, and these packets of dry Apple Cider that you just add water to. She also sent some photos of their travels across america and some photos of her husband and herself as well as their house.
Kara from Falls Church, VA She baked two batches of her favorite cookie, Oatmeal Milk & White Chocolate Cranberry.
My Aunt Barb from Kremmling, CO Peanut Butter Cookies Oatmeal Raisin Butterscotch Chip Cookies Elk Jerky Note Cards, and Pens taped in the bottom of the box Box all packed and ready to go. Not pictured is Malted Milk Cookies that she also baked but didn’t take a picture of. Our Box – Pam and Lyndsay from Youngstown/Warren, Ohio How our cookies are wrapped Mocha Crinkles Cinnamon Rolls Oatmeal Crispy Cookies SpiceDoodles Our Box full of CANDY ONLY Our 2 Boxes are taped up and ready to go!!
There are a few members who haven’t mailed out their boxes yet, but still plan on it… They either had a family emergency or vacation during the week we were shipping. I am just glad they were still willing to participate! And as soon as I get word from them they mailed their boxes, I will update!!