"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world for one person." ~Paul Shane Spear

Monday, April 11, 2016

Staying Busy

Ally is staying super busy with school, Baseball, Track & Field, and Keepers of the Faith. Track and Field and Baseball started up a few weeks ago.  I sure wish the weather would get warm and stay warm. It actually started snowing on them during their baseball game...burr!! The kids didn't mind, as long as they were playing, they were happy. Our Keepers of the Faith group meets on the second Sunday of each month.  We have seven girls in our group and it has been so much fun watching the girls work to earn their pins.  They did gardening this past weekend...and of course we had to move  the planting inside since it was still very chilly outside. I'm looking forward to warmer weather and many more fun filled weekends with Ally and her friends! 


Photo Shoot


Our trip to New York City for The Girl Scout photo shoot was an amazing experience for Ally. She had the time of her life and is ready for her next trip :)  Below are a few pictures.........fun times!

 I can't say enough about how wonderful everyone was. I want to thank the advertising agency for Girl Scouts, modeling agency for Girl Scouts, CP Talent Management, the photographer, and everyone else involved with the photo shoot to help Ally be part of the upcoming Girl Scout Catalog! The catalog should be out sometime this summer.





Having dinner the evening before her shoot.



On our way to the Girl Scout photo shoot.


We're here...time to go in!

Waiting.... she started getting a little nervous :)


 Papers are ready...let's go!


Getting her hair done.....


and her makeup :) I think this was her favorite part!



Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy World Down Syndrome Day

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
Today marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.

Here are some things our daughter, Ally, would like you to know:

I am not a diagnosis or a label...I am Ally.
I love to run track, cheer, swim, read, baseball, and play with my friends.
When I grow up I want to be a teacher.
I love school. History and math are my favorite subjects.
I am a valued member of my community and my family.
I have an awesome life!
Please don’t limit me.

Her family wants you to know:
Ally can do anything you can do. It may take a little bit longer.
She is an amazing, smart, beautiful young lady who enriches everyone’s life that she meets.
She's one of the hardest workers we've ever known.
We’ve been blessed beyond words.
She has made each and every one of us a better person.
Please don’t limit her.

#WDSD,#WorldDownSyndromeDay,WDSD2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day 2016


What better way to celebrate and be a self advocate for this years World Down Syndrome Day? Thanks to  #CPTalent, #ChangingTheFaceOfBeauty, and #GirlScoutsOfAmerica, Ally will be traveling to New York City for her first professional photo shoot on March 21st.   She will be representing people with disabilities in the advertising world and changing perceptions of people with disabilities.


She's so excited about the photo shoot and modeling for the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.  Her picture will be in their Girl Scout catalog that comes out later this summer.  She asked this morning, "When can I be on T.V.?" :-)

Thank you to all the people and organizations advocating for the participation of people with disabilities in modeling.  

Can't wait to see what the future holds for Ally!




Ally in front of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
We visited them a couple of weeks ago in preparation for upcoming photo shoot.


#WorldDownSyndromeDay, #WDSD16





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