Thursday, December 21, 2017

P.K. Subban

Colby had a follow up appointment at Vanderbilt on Wednesday, December 20.  As we were leaving, Colby noticed P.K. Subban hanging out in the Seacrest Studios, which made his day! P.K. Subban is one of their favorite hockey players!  I LOVE how Vanderbilt does events like this regularly.  I also LOVE how so many professional athletes, musicians, and other stars come and volunteer their time.  Events like this really do mean so much to kids in the hospital and their siblings!  

I must say that P.K. Subban is such a great guy!  He was so nice to the boys...asking them what they wanted for Christmas and being silly with them.  I can't think of any better way to end a very long appointment than meeting this rock star Nashville Predators player!

School Christmas Parties

We finished out this semester of school with the boys' Christmas parties.  It's hard to believe that this is Brody's last elementary school Christmas Party. Next year, he will trade in a party for exams.  I hope he enjoyed this last one to the fullest!!  

Colby's 3rd grade class had a Fiesta, since they have been learning about different cultures.  He was excited about this party for over a week, because their food was quesadillas with chips and salsa.  This kid could live off of chips and salsa alone!  It was fun spending time with him and his friends during the party, and I think I might have gotten the best teacher picture I've ever gotten!!  Classic Colby!!

Burn Giving Tree

Part of my job responsibilities with Burn are to organize events that give back to our community.  For Christmas, I decided to contact local elementary schools to see if any families needed help this holiday season.  With the help of two members and friends, we received the names of 12 kids from 6 different families.  I made 94 tags with the different gifts that these 12 kids needed, and all of the amazing women at Burn took every one of those tags off the tree within 2 days!!  Then the presents started pouring in!!  It was so much fun seeing how big of a difference our little Burn Boot Camp family can make!!  I absolutely LOVE this part of my job at Burn, and I am so thankful that I was given this opportunity!  

TUSC 06 Boys Christmas Party

On December 3rd, we hosted Brody's soccer team at our house for an end of season Christmas party.  With siblings, we had a total of 18 kids here...all boys but 1!  It was a little loud and crazy at times, but I wouldn't change a thing.  The parents stayed upstairs, and the kids took over the downstairs. We are very thankful to be able to do things like this!

The kids played Dirty Santa, and the parents were all shocked (not really) that most of the gifts were poop themed.  Ha!  Gotta love 11 year old boys!  We are looking forward to another fun season with this group of boys in the Spring!!