The last two Saturdays Matt & I had the privilege to attend the Special Olympics Gala & the Cedar Lake Gala through my job. I work for a dental clinic that provides care exclusively for adults with intellectual disabilities. So we partner with organizations like Special Olympics and Cedar Lake a lot.
Everyone has heard of Special Olympics, but probably not Cedar Lake. It’s a local, privately-owned facility that many of our patients call home. They provide top-notch care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, striving to give them a full life with abundant possibilities!
Special Olympics had a fun theme this year… Check out the last line of our invitation!
Tennis shoes with my dress!? I’m all in! I love to wear my baby blue converse shoes with dresses anyway. Apparently, that’s now socially acceptable!
A special thanks to my friend, Kristen, who gave me the fancy dress hook up! I love her style, so I was ecstatic when all five dresses she lent me fit. The hardest part was picking just one!
The dapper young gentleman I get to call husband! Lookin’ so fly in his sailboat tie!
Apparently some of my coworkers showed a different side on the dance floor after Matt & I headed home. I’m sure you are all stellar dancers, but I’m glad we missed that part!
Cedar Lake was a little more formal, so I pulled out my one and only bridesmaid dress from Lisa’s wedding and my Mama’s pearls to look the part.
Matt was crackin’ me up with his poses in all these. I’m normally the goof that doesn’t smile in pictures, but he took on the role this time around.
Cedar Lake hooked us up with some incredible food and entertainment for the night. Filet mignon and lobster tail! Which I discovered I do not care for lobster, but the steak was phenomenal. And the chocolate mousse hit the spot for my sweet tooth.
Click here to watch his depiction of the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ.
For our gala, he performed the same skit he auditioned with on America’s Got Talent, God Bless the USA, as well as a custom Cedar Lake performance.
In the custom performance, he told the story of a child being born with Down Syndrome. His parents struggled with wanting to care for him but they were not able to provide adequate care as they aged. Cedar Lake stepped in to offer the care that the young man needed, giving support to both him and his parents.
I’ll leave you with this jewel of a photo to wrap up the Cedar Lake Gala. Yes, that’s me glaring at the lady who was so carelessly about to walk into our photo. Vicious Cara!
Matt & I were honored to be guests at both the Special Olympics Gala and the Cedar Lake Gala. Two great organizations that we are happy to support!
We had a blast at both events, and it was nice to get to spend the evening with my coworkers outside of work.
That’s all the fancy Krampy Pants photos you’ll see for a while. Back to red box date nights we go!