2023 Q3 Big Updates

August 01, 2023

This last quarter was an incredible time for all of us at Terra Blue, filled with personal milestones and unforgettable moments. We celebrated love,
unity, and the power of collective action. As we bid farewell to July, we eagerly embrace August, knowing that it holds tremendous growth and exciting prospects for our community.

We have some personal updates

  • Vanessa got married!
  • Jeff got married!
  • Maureen joined the Juneteenth Walk for Freedom

Incredible news from my family! In the joyful month of June, Pat and I united in matrimony. Our hearts were filled with excitement as we commemorated our union at the enchanting Samuel P. Taylor Park in Lagunitas, California. The day itself was adorned with breathtaking beauty, reminiscent of a scene straight out of a fairytale. With enthusiasm, we embark on this wondrous new chapter, eager to embrace the limitless possibilities that lie ahead in our lives together.

-Vanessa Jilot

We signed up for this 4 day ukulele workshop with a famous uke player, Jake Shimabukuro in Nashville, TN. I had proposed back in March. We’d been dating for 7 years and when I asked I was just happy she said “yes,” instead of “it’s about time!” We hadn’t decided upon a date, venue, or anything. We both had been married before and we didn’t want it to be a big production… so we eloped. We were married by an officiant at Centennial Park in Nashville on June 25th. It was simple and perfect. A very happy day!

-Jeff Stoffer

I attended the Juneteenth Walk for FreedomÍž a 2.5 mile walk in honor of the 2.5 years that it took for the slaves in Texas to win their rightful freedom following Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. This walk mirrors the efforts of social impact leader Opal Lee, dubbed the “grandmother of Juneteenth”. Opal Lee began a walking campaign at age 89 to bring attention to the need for Juneteenth to be a National Day of Observance. At 94, after walking from Fort Worth, Texas to Washington, DC, she stood beside President Joe Biden on June 17, 2021, as he signed into law a bill to make Juneteenth (June 19th) a federal holiday. By sheer coincidence, the ½ way point of the walk we turned around back to the hotel was at a beautiful statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!

-Maureen Maguire