Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Cards for Wounded Soldiers

The Wounded Soldier and Family Hotline is collecting holiday cards for wounded soldiers and their families. Send cards by December 7 to:

Holiday Mail for Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capital Heights MD 20791-5456

Thanks for helping spreading holiday cheer. I know these families will appreciate these cards. I appreciated you taking the time out of the busy season to send these cards out!

Photos: Mrs. Virginia US Beauties fills our cards to send out & each card was stuffed with a Passionately Pink for the Cure pin. *If you are interested in joining Mrs. Virginia US Beauties's Passionately Pink for the Cure team, email her at

Saturday, November 21, 2009

In the works... Self Esteem Workshop

Hey all! Just keeping you informed about a future event coming up. It is still in the works but I hope to have it ready by Spring Break.

Instead of having a "Princess" for the mentoring program from the pageant (I am new to the area and don't really know families with girls between 7-13 well enough to mentor their daughter) I am putting together a self-esteem workshop called "Becoming Who You Are." This is a workshop for middle school girls. Middle school is the hardest time and it is the best time to help shape a young woman to face the world with confidence in who she is, not what she looks like. It will be a 12 week course, meeting weekly for about an hour to an hour and a half. We can only take up to ten girls, we want to keep it intimate.

This workshop focuses on three different aspects of self-esteem: physical (body image), mental/emotional and social. Being strong in these three things, I believe, will allow a young woman to be strong through anything that is thrown her way.

I am not parenting these young girls, 99% of the time the parents are saying the exact same thing I will be saying to these girls BUT middle school girls sometimes have to hear from someone else before they actually listen.

God Bless,

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Good Samaritan Nursing Home, October 24, 2009

I know this one is out of order but I thought I had already posted this...oops! Ha Ha Ha

Octobe 24 was Make a Difference day and my family and I all headed to the Good Samaritan nursing home and spend a couple hours with some residents playing some games. We played dominoes and got our bottoms kicked! It was nice being there because I used to go there in high school to do the same. We had a good time and they loved Dakota.

Manassas Veteran's Day Parade, November 7, 209

Today we drove to Manassas VA for their first ever Veteran's day parade. They had gear from every war and it was very fun. It definitely meant more to be, being a veteran and married to an active duty soldier. When the colors passed and the national anthm was played, I got really teary eyed. Our country really is amazing. We don't have to worry about so many things that other countries do. We have clean water, the government will help us (you got to fight for it but they will help), we can strive to be whatever we want to be and that to me makes me thankful that I am an American.

Photo: Me and my daughter enjoyed the floats at the parade.