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Shaker Full of Wishes

Posted on February 19, 2018 by under Events.    

Brian and I had the opportunity to volunteer at Shaker Full of Wishes this year. It’s the third time that Make a Wish has held this event.

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Thanks to my friend Bee for inviting us to volunteer at the event.

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We got to partake of the delicious food, beverage, and other treats in exchange for volunteering so that was awesome.

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My favorite was this cotton candy martini. Check it out.

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YMCA Annual Celebration

Posted on February 16, 2018 by under Community, Events.    

A few pics from the YMCA Annual Celebration a couple of weeks ago at Century II.

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It was our first time being invited to the Triangle Society pre-celebration reception.

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The YMCA Late Night program is only a year old but it’s one of my favorites. So glad they came up with it because it gives teenagers a safe place to go and constructive activities to do on a Saturday night.

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Down below, they were getting set up for the main program and dinner.

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My new friend Betty Schwahn. We met her for the first time at a Triangle Society event a couple of months ago. Super nice lady!

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My name tag would not stay because of the texture of my dress so we decided to stick it to my arm instead.

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I eventually gave up on the name tag altogether and just stuck it to the table next to my drink. LOL.

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We also ran into Suzy at the celebration.

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They recognized some very deserving people. It was a wonderful celebration altogether. We our so grateful for our local YMCA for making sure that we have the best facilities and great programs that everyone can enjoy regardless of their finances. We feel truly blessed that we can make a small contribution toward making all of it possible.

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Favorite Pics from Christmas

Posted on January 11, 2018 by under Events, Family, Food and Drink, Zumba.    

Christmas Eve was AMAZING! I completed two Zumba classes (Missy’s and mine) with a Sneaky Santa sandwiched in between. Some friends danced with me twice that day and we even took an after pic.

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That night we went to my parents’ house for our annual Christmas Eve celebration (Noche Buena) where we feasted on lots of yummy Filipino food.

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Brian and Quentin were both wearing their Shocker tees that night.

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The next day we had grandma over for Christmas.

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We had breakfast and then opened presents over video chat with Brian’s parents in Oklahoma. That took a lot out of grandma, apparently. Here she is taking an nap while Saki served as lookout.

You can see other pics that we took on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in our Flickr album. Enjoy!

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Zumba World Party Party 2.0

Posted on January 8, 2018 by under Events, Zumba.    

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I didn’t get to take as many pics of the dancing during the Zumba World Party Party as I did the last time but Missy got a ton of great video footage which you can find on the Facebook event here.

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I did, however, get some awesome photos during the optional White Elephant gift exchange. I was mean and made everyone go by age instead of drawing numbers.

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There were some gems in there but no toilet seat and plunger this year. We still don’t know who brought those to the last White Elephant gift exchange we had at the house. LOL. No one would fess up.

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Missy was so excited to get these blankets, which promptly got stolen.

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Laurie got a nice bowl and plate set.

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There were lots of chocolates this time. Speaking of, I have some chocolates to eat at home! I should have brought them here with me. Darn it!

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The irony of the gift that Meader got is that Holly can’t have peanuts.

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Deanna got some booze.

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Holly got the Zumba goodies that I hid inside a chocolate box.

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Brandon stole the throw blankets from Missy.

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Thus, the sad face.

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Missy got her presents stolen multiple times, which we all found hilarious.

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I think she finally ended up with this one.

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Brynden ended up stealing the throw blankets from Brandon.

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Kari ended up with the Zumba shirt, which Brian didn’t even realize that I had wrapped for him so he could participate in the White Elephant gift exchange with us. He didn’t even know he had a gift or which one was his. LOL.

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Anyway, it was super fun having everyone over. We’ll have to do this again soon. Hopefully, we’ll do it more than once a year.

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Holiday Ping Pong Tournament

Posted on January 7, 2018 by under Events.    

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I played in Uncle Roy’s first Holiday Ping Pong Tournament last month and didn’t do too bad. I’m still learning how to play so I didn’t really expect to get very far in the field. I think in the very first ping pong tournament I played, I was eliminated in the first round.

I was a little bit worried because my first match was with Vic. It was a close one but I came from behind to win it. My next match after that was with Roy and I knew I wouldn’t be advancing.

Picture of me, Brian, and Uncle Roy

I lost my match in the losers bracket also. However, the guy who ultimately won the tournament came from the losers bracket to win it. He was new to Uncle Roy’s ping pong events as well. He was a friend of a friend and, much to everyone’s surprise, he walked away with the trophy — the trophy that we all thought Uncle Roy would win because he ALWAYS wins. Not this time, apparently.

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Here’s a picture of the champ, Robbie. He actually had to beat Roy twice to win since Roy was undefeated going into the championship round.

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Check out this beautiful trophy. It’s heavy too.

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Brian got a few photos of me playing.

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I think Vic was completely shocked that I won against him and he challenged me to another game after the tournament. As luck would have it, I won again!

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Here’s a picture of me and Jen, Vic’s better half.

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It was super fun. I hope I get invited to one of these events again.

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