So these pictures got all out of order and I'm too lazy to put them back in order.
Here's the quilt I made for Kelly's fundraising efforts for her choir trip to Disneyland in a couple months.
Kelly solicited donations from local businesses for the choir's dinner and auction night.
She raised most of the money needed for the trip.
She also made some things for the auction that were popular!
I meant to make this lap quilt for the auction, but was sick when Anthony was in the hospital and I didn't get the energy needed in time.
So, I finished it a week or two later, and finally did a raffle at the start of the year.
We hoped it would bring in the remaining amount she needed for the trip and for food while there.
Our friends and family were so GENEROUS and she far surpassed what was needed.
*My brother, Abe, was the raffle winner!*
Lilly turned 15!
She had a birthday party on her birthday, but we ended up doing her cake (which was actually brownies with salted caramel swirled in) on the next day when everyone was home.
She let Anthony help her blow the candles out.
Kelly's participating in the local royalty pageant.
On the first big night of the proceedings, the girls all go on stage and introduce themselves and answer questions about their interests.
They also give one fun fact.
Somehow, Kelly's fun fact was used by someone else.
So, on the spot she made up another one.
Most people with Down syndrome can stick their tongue out farther than other people.
Which is true!
The next morning, the candidates (20 from Kelly's school) all gave a 2-3 minute speech on the best day.
Kelly's speech was amazing!!
She did great!
Josh escorted her to her seat.
Anthony grabbed Tanner for a picture.
That night (last night), was the announcement of the top 5 girls from Kelly's school who will continue on in the pageant.
Kelly made it!!!!
She's very excited. :)
Maggie made some dipped pretzels on Christmas.
The missionaries came over with a friend the night before they were transferred out of the area and one finished his mission.
Anthony climbed all over our friend and had himself zipped into his jacket.
Climbing into the small Christmas tree box
We finally got some more snow a few days after Christmas!
The raffle quilt