My Name is Sarah

MY NAME IS SARAH. I am a quilt designer and the sewcial director of Sarah's Sewcial Lounge. I also have a business called Down Right Charming. I sell my quilts mostly on etsy and I make pillowcases to donate to patients in the hospital in memory of my friend Kristen Kirton. I am a young adult living with Down syndrome. I hope you enjoy reading about my life journey.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Share Day

It's just about time for my music therapy share day.

Last week my Grandma was in the hospital so we went to see her. While we were there we ran into my friend Alex's mom in the lobby. That's funny. He just called me on my cell phone a few weeks ago. She said he misses me and would like to get together.

So I had an idea. My mom made me a piece of stationary with my picture on it. And then I got busy writing a note.

We dropped it in the mailbox on the way home. A week later he called and said, "Yes!!"

Miss Bonnie was so happy to meet Alex. She has heard me talk about him before... 

Especially when we went to Prom together in 2008. We had a lot of fun that night.

OK, back to Share Day. Alex found my name on the program. We have to find a place to sit.

There are so many people here we had to get some more chairs.

Ok it is finally time for me to sing. Miss Bonnie started to countdown to my introduction, but then I said, "Wait." I had to hike my pants up first. LOL!!

"My name is Sarah Ely. I am singing rap."

Oh this is special. Bonnie gave me a trophy. It says I am a music star. 

Alex told me I did a good job singing. He was proud of me.

My Grandpa and Alex are talking now.  This is the first time they have met Alex.

This is my friend Christina. She sang "Let It Go" from Frozen. She did a nice job.

My dad was really proud of me too. Everybody is here but my little brother Matt. He is working at the country club tonight. He has two jobs now.

I am not going to see Miss Bonnie until January. We are on break for three weeks.

My Grandpa was telling her she does an awesome job with the music therapy. She is so amazing.

Knuckles with my big brother. He is always here for me. I am a very lucky little sister.

Hey you. I am not a gumdrop. TJ is funny. OK see ya later Alligator. At Applebees...

Haaa, my mom put my trophy on the table while we eat our annual celebratory dinner.

But this time we have somebody new with us. Alex!! I am showing him my trophy. Do you know that he takes art classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art. That is very awesome.

My sister-in-law Julie is here too. And she is an art teacher. Alex liked that.

After we all got our drinks, Alex made a toast...Cheers!

We are having a very good time. Alex is soooooo funny...

He had my Grandma and TJ laughing so hard. It is good to see them both enjoying the night. has been a long time since I have seen Julie. She and TJ work really hard.

Oh yea! The food is coming. 

We had such a good time!! I love this picture of the four of us.

Me & Julie. I am so lucky to have a sister now.

I am so happy. Thanks for coming Alex. See you soon.  Goodnight.


Sabrina Steyling said...

I am glad you had a good time at music therapy share day! I would have loved to hear you sing, Sarah. And Christina too! "Let It Go" is a pretty song.

Thanks for introducing Alex! He is a handsome guy. I'm glad he had the chance to come and hear you sing!

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Addie Talley, Photographer said...

looks like you did a great job! Hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

groovygarfoose said...

What a great night, Sarah! It was wonderful to meet your friend, Alex. :) Looking forward to seeing you next Monday at our new place! Happy New Year to you and your family!

VioletKO said...

This is completely random because I found your blog via a comment on reddit, but I just want to say that I really like your hairstyle. I always want to have bangs that swoop to the side but I never have the patience to straighten my hair. So I end up cutting my bangs, then pinning them back with a bobby pin until they grow out again. So silly.

Anyways. Greetings from Cincinnati Ohio. Go bucks!