Sunday, September 16, 2012

Cinderella Did!

Hayes, 4: "Are you married?"
Me, 25: "No, not yet!"
Hayes, "Are you going to get married after the ball? 
Cinderella did."

That, my friends, is just one example of the hilarious conversations I had this weekend. Like I said in my previous post, I headed to Charlotte, NC, this weekend to stay with a fellow melanoma warrior and shop for the perfect dress for the big event in October. You know you have a special friendship with someone when you arrive at their house and their kids--who you have only briefly met for a few moments a year ago--run up to you and say, "Miss Chelsea! I want to be your prince!"  

Yes, my heart melted.

As a way to describe the need for a beautiful dress for The Skin Cancer Foundation's Gala, Anne told her children that I am going to a ball. They, ages 2 1/2 and 4, decided that Thomas would be my prince, their dogs would pull my carriage, and life would be fabulous. I loved them and their active imaginations!

Not only did we have success shopping, it was so great to have a full day to gossip and bond.  Seriously, I know I say it all the time, but it's so true: I hate this disease; however, I am so thankful for the beautiful people it has allowed me to meet. 

As for the's f-r-e-a-k-i-n-g fabulous.

Speaking of the event--NYC people, I need suggestions for an AWESOME hairstylist and make-up artist! HELP!
Sunday Social

Now on to something playful: Sunday Social

1)  5 items you can't live without on a daily basis(water, food, shelter, and clothes don't count) 
         * my phone. (I probably should be ashamed to admit that, but I'm not!) 
         * sunscreen. I start to feel really, really nervous in the sun without it.
         * toothpaste. I hate (and will focus on it) when my teeth feel dirty!
         * coffee. It's just better for everyone if I drink it.
         * comfy pajamas. Is a reason needed?

2) All time favorite book? Why?
      * I can't pick just one; however, Elizabeth Gilbert's books always cause me to think and question things in my life. I appreciate that. 

"So now I have started living my own life. 
Imperfect & clumsy as it may look,
 it is resembling me now, thoroughly." 
~Eat, Pray, Love.

3) Something you'd like to accomplish before the end of 2012
      * I would like to find a way to work with the school systems on promoting   sun safety. If only I knew someone... Oh, and I would like to tone my arms. Haha!

4) If you could go back and relive any year of your life which year would it be?
     * I am at a good place in my life right now. 2012 has been very good to me.

5) What do you wish people knew about you without you having to tell them?
     * No, I don't need a tan.

Happy Monday Eve, friends. I'm off to begin my last week of work at my current job! Big changes in the next week! 

*Side note, I'm sending love and so many thoughts and prayers to a lot of special people tonight...especially to a beautiful lady in Canada who is extremely special to our family. We're all behind you!

 "Every little thing gonna be all right."


Rhe Christine said...

Hello! I'm a new follower..found you on Unstitched today. I'm so glad I found your blog. I too am a virginia blogger. hope you have a great time at the "ball"! who knows, maybe you will find your prince ;)

Rhe Christine said...

plus, i'm trying to figure out a way I might be able to help you with the whole school system thing. hmmmmmm, where in VA are you? You can email me too!

missrhe81 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I just found your blog as I was writing my post for tomorrow for the Me, Myself, and I link up party. I wanted to tell you that I love your blog and your message.

I'm pale and proud of it!!