Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Ball

"... I'll never know what made it so exciting, why all at once my heart took flight..."

There's nothing like a ball to make a Grinch's heart grow three sizes.

That's my little cuz. She's a sugar-free kid herself, and her parents were king and queen of The Kingdom for a Cure Ball. They raised over $128K for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and besides that it was fun! It's always a good time when your entire family gets dressed and bes fancy together.

Brother and girlfriend, standing on our bed to avoid the royal getting ready mess.

Brother's girlfriend and my mom, taking a carriage ride.

Me and my dad. We be fancy together.

All of the being fancy was just a bonus, though. It felt good to do good. This may seem like a no-brainer to you, but I am generally anti-Fund Raiser. Can't explain it. But those kids thought I was a real honest-to-goodness princess, seriously. They stand there with their eyes wide, looking up at me like I had just hopped out of a cartoon. They wanted their moms to bring them over to meet me.

It was the most fun thing about the whole night, and I think the little buggers got to me. I know they weren't looking up at me like that because of the banners that I made or the little bit of money we were able to give, but the two things got mixed up in my heart. It made me wonder what else could be done.

This is one of the two banners that I made. Unfortunately we didn't get any photos better than this one.

But next year there will be another Ball, and I wonder what kind of item I might raffle off myself here on the blog or on Ravelry or on eBay that might raise a bit more money for Senor and I to donate than we can afford to give ourselves... Any suggestions? We've got a year.


Anne-Marie said...

Blogger ate my comment :(

I said:
Yarn and knitted items always go down well. Or you could call on the contributions of fellow knitters/crafters to make something quite large.

And also, I love that Senor co-ordinated with his yellow shirt.

amandarama said...

I was just noticing that yellow shirt, too...
And if you're looking for a fundraiser... might I suggest walking?