Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Richie's Address Given!

I sent out an email containing his information. If you did not receive one, please contact me... I tried to get back to everyone, but I may have overlooked someone... I am sure I did... I had LOTS of emails to sort through with being in charge of the whole thing now :-) So I am sorry if I missed you, but will get you the information as soon as I receive your email. baking4troops @ gmail.com

Thanks everyone!!

Oh and don't forget... email me when you ship and attach any pics you take of your package (or at least what you baked)! You know how I like to brag about you! :-)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Operation Baking GALS has merchandise!!

I have been working hard on this... check it out! Please make sure that if you do purchase something that there is a * after our link... www.zazzle.com/bakinggals* so that we get more credit for your purchase. If you have any problems, please email me and I will fix it.

buy unique gifts at Zazzle

Questions, ask.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Our Round 7!

We found this guy from when my mom and I mailed our last rounds boxes! We ended up talking to his brother in line... and told him what we did... he mentioned his brother, we said to email us and we would love to send him stuff... by the time we got home he had talked to his sister-in-law and she had emailed me with information on her husband!!

So here is a bio about our man:

Richie is 25 years old. He joined the Army in March of 2003. He went to basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC and then on to Advanced Individual Training (ait) at Ft. Lee, VA. That is where he and his wife met (She was also in the army for 2 years). After graduating from AIT, he went to Airborne School in Ft. Benning, GA. From there he got stationed at Ft. Bragg where he has been ever since. He got deployed for the first time from November 2003 to April 2004. They got married May 9, 2004. Then they found out they were pregnant with their first child - son Colson - in April of 06. He got deployed for the 2nd time in August, came home for his 2 week R & R at the end of November to December 11. Colson was born Dec. 5. He then was gone until October 23 when he came home again. Now this third deployment (all to Iraq) he left on Dec 4 of 2008. He is a sergeant and has been for about a year now. His MOS (job) is a fuel supply specialist. He is great at his job and is very knowledgeable.

He love soccer!!!!!!!!!!! loves to play and loves to watch - especially the premier league in England. we got hooked when watching the world cup in 06. his favorite team is Manchester United. but he is one to watch all sports - from tennis, golf, to football, baseball, basketball - all of them.
He enjoys watching movies and video games.
He was born in New York, New York - moved to St. Petersburg, FL when he was 6 and would very much love to retire there.
He really enjoys working out - like serious muscle building and likes to read the muscle and mens health magazines....

Our only request that we have is that you try and send out later in the round versus right at the 1st because he is on mission working somewhere else but is supposed to be back by the end of March, but just in case... we want to ship a little later!

Thanks for looking and hope to have you baking,

Any questions, please email me at Baking4Troops @ gmail.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I created a Facebook Group for our organization. Please join, post your thoughts, and pass the word to others!

Link to page here


Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Please pass the word along on the information for Round 7... since I cannot send out a mass email yet, it is making it difficult for me to get the word out on the details... SO PLEASE spread the word to visit the main site and sign up! (Click here to go to site)

Also, I created a facebook group... and invite you to join and spread the word about that as well! (Click here to visit)

Thank you all for doing what you do! You are all awesome and truly do have a special place in my heart!


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

BIG News!

Susan (the creator of Operation Baking GALS) and I have been talking... and she does not have enough time to devote to the site anymore... and she asked me if I would be willing to take over the dirty work! So you are looking at the new admin of bakinggals.com!! I am really excited and I hope that we can keep it up and keep getting new people involved!! And of course that I do her proud! She is still going to be involved, just more in the background! Round 7 is coming very soon! The switch just happened yesterday... so I need a day or 2 to learn it all before I put it all out there!! Hope to have everyone back! And of course even more!!! Thanks everyone for your support!


2nd Article!

This article was in our Community Newspaper... it is almost the same article as before, but he added updates of things that happened since the first article was printed. There is not a direct link to the paper yet, they haven't updated their site yet. When they do I will add it to this post!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A "Thank You" from his mom.

Below is copied from an email I received from Molly that Ben's mom wrote to her to pass along to all of you... (She wrote this after being forwarded the link to this blog to see what everyone had done for her son.) Please enjoy and know what you do for them REALLY does make a difference... not only to them, but their families!

"I am really overwhelmed! Really, I'm in tears! Looking at those pictures and thinking of all the time and effort put into sending boxes to a soldier(and many soldiers) these women don't even know is just amazing to me. I know that even if the recipients don't eat them they will be blessed beyond measure just to receive and be able to share...and know that someone cares that they are there.

These guys have to get discouraged a little...missing out on the fun and "freedom" of others their age. I know they often don't feel Americans are behind them in "the cause". They have no days off while there. They put relationships, marriage, and children on "hold", or struggle to keep their relationships intact. I have really been forced to see the military life so differently since Ben is in it and all the sacrifices made by the soldiers and their loved ones.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you...for thinking of him and baking for him and PRAYING for him. The boxes, which the ARMY would call "boodle", will be even more of a blessing to Ben and his troops since they got moved to the new post. It is much smaller and more remote and he says the food has not been very good. They just got a computer last week so they can email, though there is only one computer for 100 guys...and no phone yet. What a great time to get boodle....and such beautiful, delicious looking boodle! And so many boxes of boodle! Yes, I'm crying just thinking of it's arrival...day after day. Wow! Who could not feel blessed?! and remembered!

Please share this mom's gratitude with ALL involved! and ask them to keep praying for and blessing our troops!

Be blessed!

Keep up the good work team :-) And thank you again!