Night to Shine and Valentine’s Week

Night to Shine and Valentine’s Week

Tyler and I spent Friday night at the local Night to Shine. It’s sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation and is a fun prom night for people with special needs. A coworker asked me to volunteer and I jumped on the opportunity.

They asked Tyler to come in uniform. Apparently police officers are pretty popular folks at Night to Shine.

I got to wear a dress that hasn’t fit in a while (hey-o!)

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I was a Buddy- meaning I was sort of a “date” for the night, making sure my King or Queen (that’s what they call the prom-goers) had a great night.  I was paired with an extraordinary gentleman named Christopher. He was a teen who was into so many fun things- rodeo, cowboys, wrestling and country music.  We had a GREAT time.  The event is amazing.  The girls get hair/makeup touch ups, corsages and crowns and the guys get shoe shined, boutonnieres and a crown.  Everyone got their photo taken then out to a limo ride around the parking lot.  Then you entered on a red carpet of SCREAMING fans while an announcer said your name.

27747706_10156064644422302_6450460506505618239_o.jpgThen we had dinner, dancing, karaoke and a photo booth.  We had a great time together.  Christopher and his family were all so sweet, and I hope he had as much fun as I did.

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While we were at the prom, mom kept Remi.  She sent me this fun picture of her playing with all of my old children’s books. So special!

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She came home and kept digging!  I made her a bean bucket- and she’s a big fan.

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Last week, she had her Valentine party at school (they do things a little early at our school) and she looked ADORABLE in her romper and bow!

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We then took the opportunity to wear our Valentine red and pink the rest of the week.  Sunday….

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Monday (while making a mess in the kitchen)…

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Tuesday…

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And the big day…

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Such a great expression of love all week long!


Comments

  1. What a cool event!! You look beautiful- love that dress!

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