So on Tuesday my friend Kari invited me to go do a service project, aka make blankets for homeless youths. ps I could NOT get this Schmidt clip out of my head all night. Just couldn't. Anyways, The Shine Project put together this cool event where the owner, Ashley, & an inspirational speaker, Al Fox spoke and stuff while a bunch of people like myself made blankets.
We made fleece tie blankets (I don't know what they're really called so they're officially called tied blankets) and if the youth who gets mine ever reads this, I'M SORRY, ok? My tied blanket looked like it was possibly made by someone with no hands. Or eyes. But it will keep someone warm this winter and that's all that matters! It was REALLY cool to meet Ashley because she is the ultimate girl boss who made her dreams become a reality AND helps sooo many people by doing what she does! She employs 1st generation college students to help them realize their potential and to help them earn money to pay for college. SO COOL. It was a really neat experience because you never really think too much about how something so small like a blanket will really help someone keep warm this winter.
I was so mad that I forgot my camera at home (come on, Candace!) so these grainy iphone pictures are all I got, sorry people. But memories you guys, those are what I'm trying to capture here! Also the last picture is completely unrelated, just snapped a Jason + Candace picture when I got home and wasn't about to NOT share it.
So Jason and I are driving to Utah AS WE SPEAK. Let's be honest though, I'm probably sleeping or eating snacks while Jason is driving. Love you J! Also, s/o to bloggers scheduled posts feature for making this post possible right now. Wish us luck on this 9ish hour drive to Utah for the weekend! If you have any fun car games, you better send them my way because I'll need something to do while I'm not snoozing ;)