Monday, October 10, 2011

48 Hours of Awesome

My brain is still spinning.

Simonpalooza was this weekend.  And it was incredible.  Indescribable even.  I don't even think I can put it into words.  Just wow.  Like FFL, but crammed into 48 hours (or 24 hours, for some).

My brain is still processing all the awesomeness.  The only way it could have been any better is if the entire DOC could have been there.  I feel so extremely blessed that the gathering occurred where I live so that I could be a part of it.  It was a weekend I will never forget.

So to tide you over while I process, here are a few pics.

I got to hug Simon! Yay!

OMG! Look! It's Blunt Lancet!

Don't Jeff, Kelly, Kim and Simon look hot?

Avoiding the paparazzi.

And the groupies are rejected.

Cherise and Simon.  He made her, and the rest of us, cry. A lot.

Believe it or not, these are the only pictures I took.  Don't worry, Sara and C took a ton, so we're covered.

There was also a lot of #simonpalooza and #imwiththeband tweeting going on.  I particularly loved:

Lots of emotions this weekend.  It was a beautiful thing. Also, we made a You Can Do This project video with everyone from Simonpalooza.  Go to Sara's blog and check it out.  It's amazing!


  1. What YOU do matters!

    You organized this weekend of awesomeness. Memories that will keep me going until we all meet up again (or move in together).

  2. I think I'm most impressed by Simon's eyebrows. They're perfect!

    I've never missed the Midwest so much . . .

  3. This is so, so awesome. SO awesome!! I wish I had been able to attend, but you guys have so many pictures/videos that it's like the next best thing to being there. :)

  4. two words: blunt lancet

    two more words: bad ass

    who came up with the t-shirts? they rock!

  5. Yea, it's going to take me days and several posts to cover all my experiences, emotions and just the awesome experience it was to hear Simon's take on the DOC in his own words.

    Many of us have read his story, but hearing it in his own words did make me tear up. I am so grateful that I could be there will all my friends from the DOC and especially Simon.

    PS Sara said my heart grew three sizes that day... maybe one-and-a-half

  6. I feel so blessed to have been able to be a part of this. Simon's visit changed lives. Many lives. More than any of us really even realize yet.