Chandler Day 303: Trick or Treat!

DSC06115Every year at Marian the students decorate their hallways in the dorms for the kids that come trick or treating. They come from the neighborhoods around Marian and some of the professors bring their kids too. Hannah’s floor had a carnival theme and she and her roommate dressed up as a lion and a lion tamer. As usual my floor tried to make their’s as scary as possible, complete with Michael Myers, a rabid wolf, clowns and a pitch black hallway with strobe lights. Needless to say the kids liked Hannah’s floor much more than mine and they had a great time. It was fun watching the kids in their various costumes have a good time.

Brandy Day160: Boston Ellie

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Today we celebrated Boston’s 3rd birthday, as well as the departure of the Olvey family onto a new journey.
I met Ethan as a co worker 3 years ago. Boston, his niece, was just a baby fighting infancy and cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a disease passed down that causes a thick mucus that builds up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults.  Nearly 30,000 Americans suffer from this disease. 
I’ve had the pleasure of watching her grow and fight. I remember holding her when she was just months old. Hiding her enzymes in her Mac and cheese as she grew. Watching her take them like a big girl before requesting a frosty and Papo (Grandpa Olvey). If you’ve met Boston your life has been changed. Josh & Ashley (her parents) have raised a God loving, strong willed, inspirational, beautiful young girl.
Research shows that salty mist from the water can help break up thick mucus in the lungs and makes breathing easier. It helps draw fluid out of the lung tissue and create a surface lining that kids would not have.
Good luck Olveys on the East coast. Your Midwest family & friends support you and love you.

Brandy Day48: Princess

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Every girl wants to be treated like a princess. We want to be spoiled, treated like we are the only girl, like our smile is sunshine is his world. Girls like to get dolled up and go out with their girl friends, surprise their guy friends/boy friends.
I did that for the first time in a long, overdue time. It was a great evening, good food & drinks and a few smiles 😉
Ladies as independent as we are or want to be its OK to allow the men to spoil us once in awhile and it can be as simple as having a dish made differently, specially for you. Men, allow us to do the same. Allow us to pick up the check once in awhile, do small sweet things that make you smile when we aren’t around.