Saturday, February 21, 2009


Yesterday I went up to Northwood Church with my mom. We worked Revive. Revive is where you take care of special needs kids and their siblings while the parents get a night off. These Kids have autism, down syndrome, and many other things. My mom and I got to watch a 8 year old named Abby. She had down syndrome, but she was the cutest thing ever. Abby loved to watch movies, play ring-around-the rosie in the jump house, play video games, play prisoner, and dress up. She is just a fun, sweet kid to be around. When Abby first got there, we introduced ourselves to the mom and Abby. Abby put out her hand to shake it. We were talking to her mom, and then the first thing Abby says to us is "Lets go, Lets go" She was ready to have a ton of fun with us. So we run from place to place, and we are worn out..and were thinking this is going to be a long night..but then we turn the corner and there is a movie playing. Abby sits down and watches the movie for about an hour, just sitting still and being perfect. After the movie, we jumped on the bounce house..she sure does love to jump. We also played Prisoner. She would catch me and take me to prison, but right before she put me in prison, I would escape and run all around the church and she would catch me. We would be laughing, and we did this over and over..until she finally got mad at me for escaping so much. Seeing Abby smile and laugh just made my night. I absolutely LOVED working there. I plan on working there every other Friday night, if I am available. I recommend working there at sometime in your life, because these kids truely are amazing.

Pictures coming soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009



I get my Braces off April 7th at 9:40 am. And then 12 weeks or so later, my orthodontist is going to bleach them :)

My teeth are going to look SO pretty.

I am SOOOOOOOO excited! Right before my birthday, and right before summer, and my sophomore year, I will have pretty white teeth :) :) :) :)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A long long day!

On Saturday, I was looking forward to sleeping in and relaxing. Well, NONE of that happened. Okay so I had to get up at 8:45 and then I had to go volunteer up at the keller pointe. I was volunteering for Nationaly Charity League, Interact Club and Green Cord. We were setting up for the daddy daughter dance! It was amazing. They had these balloon arches, and all these pretty, sparkly, colorful decorations! The theme was "My dad is a Rockstar" It was sooo cute.

I set up from 10am-3pm and we got a lunch break. Then I came home and got ready to go work the actual daddy daughter dance. I did my hair, make-up, and I had to wear a dress and everything. We all looked so nice. So 4:30 rolls around, and I am off to go work again. We got there, and it was sooo funny because my friend and I walked up to the keller pointe in dresses. And as we all know, people at the keller pointe walk in in sweats and a t-shirt because they are there to work out. So it was just funny as all these people stared at us.

My job at the dance was to serve food. That was easy. But crazy. When the little girls came in, there was so much spilling, and it was really loud and crazy. But when the bigger girls came in, it was quiet and calm. At the dance I saw my neighbors there. I saw Kennedi and her father, Dean. And then I saw Lillie and her father, Chris. Kennedi and Lillie looked beautiful. They were both wearing red dresses and they had there hair done and everything. They were dancing to Hannah Montana with their dads. SO CUTE! I talked to them for a little bit, but I had to get back to work before one of the ladies yelled at me! ahh! I go back into the kitchen area, and we cleaned off all the tables.

We were all so hungry, so we were just snacking on the pretzels, colored goldfish, and cheap cookies! sounds good? doesnt it? NO. It was a bad dinner. It was time to clean up, so we had to go upstairs and take off some things.....well on our way, we came across some HELIUM BALLOONS. wow. So what did we do???? We got them, sucked the helium out of them and we sounded like balloon heads. It was HILARIOUS! I laughed so hard!! We raced around the track, and we danced around. It was a ton of fun! Who thought Charity Work could be that much fun?

It was time to go home, so we went home. I ate a salad. Got ready for bed, and then I crashed. I was soooo tired. And thats how my Saturday went..but I got 12 hours of community service for green cord :)