Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend Recap

This weekend was a busy one and I almost need a day off just to recuperate!

As many of you know, I'm a member of the Junior League of Charlotte. While the past few years I've opted to have leadership roles inside the League for my placement, this year I chose to get back into the community.
So, I spent my weekend volunteering at a grief camp for children run by Hospice of Charlotte.
Chameleon's Journey is held at a local campground right on the lake and only 5-miles from our house.
The weather could not have been more perfect!
The point of the camp is to socialize kids age 7 through 16 with others who have been through similar losses.
Many of these children have lost a parent and/or a sibling to a sudden death or a long-term illness.
They canoed..
Climbed..and more.
Of course, there is a lot of talking that takes place as well to help these children deal with grief.
Overall, it's a GREAT organization and event!
Being 8-months pregnant I was a little nervous about the weekend so I opted to be on the 'All About' crew since I knew I wasn't going to be able to canoe and do all of the activities with the kids.
Such as zip-lining, which was the crowd favorite.
Instead I helped set up for the activities and other duties to make sure things were running smoothly.
It was a very rewarding weekend, and one that makes me even more excited about becoming a parent.
There are a lot of details I've left out but there was a memorial service where the kids made boats with messages to their loved ones on them and sent them out to sail in the lake.
Then today, as things wrapped up, there was a balloon launch, where notes were again sent up to loved ones.

Very moving!!
Needless to say, I was tired so I came home Sunday afternoon and crashed!!
Then, later in the evening, I grabbed LuLu and we went to the Junior League of Charlotte's Fall Fundraiser, Lights, Camera, Fashion!
Held at Belk in SouthPark Mall, it's a fashion show/shopping event.
And, one of the special guests was Adrienne Maloof from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills!!
NOT going to lie.
I'm a cheeseball, crazy fan for the RHOBH. I was really excited about seeing her!
And, this is about as close as I got!
Still a good time!
The real highlight of the weekend though?
My LSU Tigers pulling off a close win against the USC Gamecocks!!
HOLY SMOKES, I didn't think it was going to happen!!
This season is not unlike others, nail biting!
How was your weekend??


donna said...

You are such a beautiful person inside and out. What a great model you'll be to your lil princess!

Anonymous said...

It's always nice to hear that people do volunteer work at times besides Christmas/Thanksgiving. I've been wanting to volunteer somewhere for a few months. I just need to get up and DO IT!

Sounds like your weekend was great! :)


eas said...

Sounds like such a good program for the kids! I miss my junior league work.

KAG said...

you look so good girl! xoxo KGB

Christa said...

Where is the LIKE BUTTON?

donatelli98 said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend!

The Soladay Family said...

What a wonderful camp. Bless there little hearts. I would love to do something like that. Love that you did it.

By the way, you definitely have the glow. =)

Ashley said...

hahahah. You couldnt ask her to be IN the pic with her? Why was she there? thats cool :)

Leigh Powell Hines said...

What a great cause, Dee.