Sunday, November 22, 2009

Update on the Fireside

Just a quick update on the fireside next Sunday night. It should be a great evening. I have been asked to talk about Ammon and tell what has happened to him in his lifetime (it will have to be a very quick re-cap) so people will understand why he like he is and so they can see what challenges he has and how they can help him and others with disabilities. Matt Bauman will also speak. He is a middle linebacker for the BYU football team. He is a member of Gillian's bishopric. I got to meet him today and was very impressed with him. There will be a couple of surprises for Ammon that night. Brother Merrill, a member of our bishopric will conclude the meeting. Primary children will be singing "I'll Walk with You" and we will have lots and lots of goodies to eat - a lot of chocolate.

This is an open fireside for anyone that would like to attend. It will be held in our chapel. The tree they are taking up for the Festival of Trees will be on display as will the fantastic quilt they have made and that the BYU Football team has signed (all 140 players and coaches). This has truly been a ward event with so many people involved it's mind boggling. We invite all to come for a fun evening.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trach-Out Party is On!

We have decided to combine Ammon's Trach-Out Party with a fireside Elk Ridge 2nd ward is having on Nov. 29, 2009 at 6:30 in honor of Ammon. The YW decided that they needed to cheer up Ammon when he was in the hospital so they made a plan to decorate a tree in Ammon's honor for the Festival of Trees. They are decorating it in blue and white because Ammon loves BYU. So the tree will be a BYU tree. The whole ward decided to get in the action. A fabulous (!) quilt has been made with a BYU theme. The football team is going to sign squares on the quilt and then the quilt will go with the tree. I was so excited when I saw the quilt last night. Everybody in the ward has had a hand with this project.

They will "unveil" the tree on the 29th at a fireside held at the church (in the chapel). They have asked me to speak and talk about Ammon. I'm still trying to figure out how to do it but talk about disabilties in general and how we can all help those who have disabilities. Apparently Matt Bauman, from the football team, has volunteered to speak as well. He will bring whatever teammates he can dredge up. After the fireside we will have treats - chocolate.

If any of you that plan to come could bring something with chocolate in it to help with the treats, I would love it! We will serve the Hershey candy, I will make Black Bottoms and will maybe get another cake from Costco. That's still all to be determined. I hope those that live nearby will be able to come. This is an exciting project and we're excited for Ammon to be part of this.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

starting school again

monday I start school again friday i came just so dad could teach my teacher how to feed and cath me I love my teachers bye