Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fun Night at the Children's Shelter Charity Ball

Yesterday I felt like Cinderella. I literally started my day off cleaning and scrubbing my floor on my hands and knees. I had a burst of energy and didn't want to stop cleaning but I had to because Daniel and I had a Charity Ball to go to. Am I the only one that gets a strong urge to clean when I can't or shouldn't be cleaning?!?
Daniel recently tried out for a competition. Him and one of his friends did a duet. They were picked as one of the top 3! The top 3 was asked to sing at a charity ball where they would be judged by the audience to determine a winner.
Last year we helped with the event so I was excited to get to go this year and get to relax and watch Daniel sing.
It is fun having a chance to get dressed up once in awhile!
Daniel and I before we left

And this is my wonderful and handsome father in law who came to the event with us

The Ball was to support our states Children Shelter. The night starts off by bidding in a silent auction for stuff that has been donated by companies to help raise money for the shelter. Then there is a sit down dinner and a live auction. The rest of the night they have a band play for everyones enjoyment and for dancing.

We got to sit with the other 2 finalists and their dates. We had a great time! Funny story...we were eating and talking when someone says that it smells like a campfire. Well come to find out that one of our centerpiece candles was catching the floral arrangement on fire. Then not to long after that someone went to get some bread and a napkin lands on the candle and bursts into flames. We were frozen in shock when one of the girls thinks to throw a glass of water on it. We sure caught everyones attention!!

Here is a picture of Daniel and his friend Wade singing Can't You See by Marshall Tucker Band. They did SO good!! I was so proud of them. The other two finalist were amazing too!

Every table was given an electronic remote to vote with. The thing is that the table would have to come to an agreement and get one vote per table. Well Daniel and another guy tied for first place! Then they did a second vote and Daniel and Wade ended up in second place. It was very exciting!

Here is Daniel and his dad enjoying the night

Later on in the night the band that was playing for the event asked Daniel to sing with them! They had a great time! That is him in the middle with the band. The picture is kinda dark cause I took it with my phone.

We had a wonderful night although I think it is so sad that there has to be events to raise money to help protect children from abuse. It breaks my heart how many children have to depend on shelters!! I don't understand how anyone could hurt a child.


  1. Yes, I only clean at the most inopportune times, too.
    You look gorgeous, and GO DANIEL!!! How neat and exciting!
    And, yes, it's sad beyond comprehension that money would need to be raised to keep children from harm.:(

  2. love the pictures girl! you look beautiful! Looks like so much fun! Hope your having a great week! = )

  3. What a great night!!! You look so beautiful, as always!

  4. It is so sad how many children suffer from abuse! Glad you all were able to participate in making their lives a little better!

  5. I'm hoping to go to the heart ball this year. The hubs and I don't get dolled up nearly enough!

  6. I get the urge to clean like that too, so not fun, but so worth it in the end! You and your husband looked great, it's so fun to dress up once in awhile!!!

    Have a great week!