What a GREAT day of fun we had at Knoebels yesterday! Early Thursday we filled a bus (THANK YOU JZ Tours) wiith littles that are on the waiting list with Big Brother/Big Sister of the Bridge. The idea: give kids on the waiting list a taste of what the mentoring program is all about.
Right after lunch, we let everyone loose at America's largest free admission amusement park. It's Friday morning, and I'm still recovering!!!
That's my new buddy Dylan as we started our trip up The Flume.
I didn't get the memo about bringing a towel.
We helped celebrate the Twister rollercoaster's 15th birthday...by screaming & yelling.
I would've been lost without these 2...Liz and Pilar from BBBS!
Alan Stout from BBBS presented my boss OD and I with a few tokens of his appreciation.
There are SO MANY kids just like the littles we had on this trip waiting for a match with BBBS. That is why there is such a desperate need for volunteers to join the mentoring program. Becoming a Big Brother has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. And I promise it will have the same impact on you!
I can't urge you enough to get involved with this program. A few short hours a month can have an amazing effect on a young kid's life here in NEPA.
If you'd like more info on how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister CLICK THIS LINK or call 800.955.4376.
Sunday, August 3rd, is the 6th Annual Endure Bike ride to benefit the American Cancer Society. This is one of my favorite rides of the year for a number of reasons. It's well organized, it's in my backyard in the Back Mountain, AND part of the ride includes Wyoming Avenue from Kingston to 8th Street!
14 million cancer survivors are celebrating birthdays this year because of your help. Who will YOU endure for?
It's been a VERY happy couple days for me! Two of the biggest reasons are 1) my best friend Desiree giving birth to a beeeeeautiful healthy baby boy last Wednesday - his name is Giovanni, he's an angel with a smile that never goes away! And 2) a TERRIFIC turnout for Frankie's Voice 5K on Sunday! This run/walk was in memory of 24 yr old Frank Bonacci from Dunmore who was killed last year at this time. All proceeds went to anti-violence and children's advocacy groups. We had the organizers and some of Frankie's family on the air with us on Friday - wonderful people!
And look for this race footage on Dateline at some point, the crew was there all morning filming us. I'm sure they're doing a whole episode on Frankie. Thanks everyone who made this such an inspirational day!
Jenis and I meeting Desiree's baby Gio!
Played a gig at Andy Gavin's the night before the race, BIG THANKS to my girls Missy & Jen Esken for coming out!
Frankie's Voice 5K Run/Walk!! Orange was his favorite color....
My boyfriend convinced me to walk instead of run. That's how you know it's true love.
Hi! Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend! I tweeted a photo of my famous Jell-O shots and had so many people ask how I made them, so that's what you'll find in this blog. I've been making these red, white, and blue Jell-O shots for a few years and EVERYONE loves them. If you prepare a few days in advance they are REALLY easy to make.
All of the little cups and lids are found at Party City ... it's the Jell-O that's the problem. Finding WHITE Jell-O is a chore, but if you're willing spend a little extra, I found Pina Colada Jell-O on Amazon and that's what I used! (It takes awesome too!) The trick to these jello shots is to let each layer color set in the fridge for an entire day before adding the next layer on top! For first timers - make jello like you normally would, but replace the COLD cup of water, with a cup of vodka or rum! I used a different flavor vodka for each color Jell-O!
In all, it takes 3 days to make these ... but trust me, it's totally worth it. They are a total CROWD PLEASER on the 4th of July! Save for next year! :) XO