Category: Big Brothers Big Sisters


Posted on March 31st, by Hayley in Big Brothers Big Sisters. No Comments

So, this is embarrassing. I should have crafted an eloquent, moving blog post a few weeks ago, but I didn’t. So now I come to you, embarrassed but still hopeful, asking you to help me raise some money for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

You see, I’m supposed to bowl for Bowl for Kids’ Sake tomorrow night. And I have raised $0. I know that none of you should donate to me so I can learn my lesson about forgetfulness and procrastination, but let’s face it, I’m never going to learn those lessons. Parents, teachers, and husbands have been trying to teach me those lessons all my life, and it’s just not happening. And the only ones who would be hurt by your lack of donations would be the kids. Please, think of the kids.

Think of the kids and go here to donate whatever … Read More »

Year in Review

So it’s that time of the year when magazines, TV shows, and blogs do Top 10 lists to summarize the year we’re about to leave behind. So you know what this means – another blog series! Just kidding, it’ll be a long time before I put us through another one of those. I did, however, take some time to think about some of the important events in my life over the last year. Some of them are obviously much more significant than others, but this is what I came up with. I think it’s a weird list.  (Also, they’re in order of occurrence, not importance.) 

Bon Jovi concert – This was really fun, but I mostly added it to the list because I didn’t have anything on the list before May and I felt like I should acknowledge that I did, … Read More »

And the winner is…

Posted on April 13th, by Hayley in Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bowling for Kids' Sake, Dad, Winners. 3 comments

my dad!

Congratulations, Dad. You are now the proud owner of the original collage I created to try to get people to give me money for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Hopefully the news of your win leaves you more excited than you appear to be in this picture.

Thanks to everyone who donated! I really appreciate it, as do the children.


Alright, peeps. I have some off-line pledges for the bowling I’m doing this weekend for the sake of the kids. However, I have not yet reached my goal. Please consider pledging $10 to me using this link or by contacting me through my Contact page.

If, after your consideration, you decide to toss some money my way, I will be eternally grateful. If you decide that now is not the right time for you to support programs that help under-privileged youth, I will understand and forgive you.

If you pledge at least $10 to me by midnight tomorrow night, you’ll be entered to win this hand-made collage.


Bowling for Kids’ Sake

My good friend Vanessa works for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Todd and I are once again “helping” her by joining her team for Bowling for Kids’ Sake. I’m hoping to raise more money this year than I did last year (and at least cover the cost of my bowling and pizza), so I’m offering an incentive. For every $10 a person pledges for my bowling, his/her name will be entered in a drawing for an original collage, created just for this giveaway. (So if you pledge $10, your name will be entered once, if you pledge $20, your name will be entered twice, etc.)

The 8″x10″ collage features wings because of how Bigs take Littles “under their wings” when they become mentors. (Cute, no? That part was Todd’s idea.)

Please note: The collage actually looks much better than this, and Todd … Read More »