Friday, March 20, 2009

Pens v Sens (L 2-3)

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(Originally posted on The Sidney Crosby Show on December 6, 2008.)

Friend of The Show Ali W. sent in pictures of a very special adventure for Roamer Brooks Penguin:
Last [month] my hometown got some exciting news when a family from my hometown got chosen to be on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, produced by ABC. I was pretty bummed that I wouldn't be able to make it back to volunteer and see the build so Brooks Penguin went back to PA without me (courtesy of the USPS) ... Today he had a great time checking out the build, and learning about the family that Extreme Makeover and ABC were helping out.... (the one boy in the family is in my younger brother's class at school)...Enjoy.

#1 - Last night [November 11th], before he went to see the build, Brooks checked out our local Dick's Sporting Goods -- some employees there were watching the game, so Brooks Penguin cheered with them, and got to see their exciting comeback vs. the Wings.

#2 - Brooks found his very own volunteer badge and famous volunteer blue shirt

#3 - Brooks with the house that is being built -- it's only been since Sunday that they've been building -- WOW!

#4 - The Drumm family that the house belongs to...

#6 - My cousin (and fellow Pens fan) got to go and volunteer, and took Brooks along for the ride!

#7 - Along the way, Brooks snagged a coveted pass to the VIP area. :)

#8 - While in the VIP area, before going to check out the house, Brooks had to get himself one of the hard hats -- just in case. :)

**This episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will be airing on ABC sometime in January... :)

I made this birthday card for my friend who's from the Pittsburgh area (she's not a big Pen's fan, but I always tell her she should be... haha)... I was really excited about how it turned out (since I'm not much of an artist, and I had to do it free hand), and since Brooks Penguin got his picture taken with it, I thought I'd send it along to you over at The Show. Enjoy:

That's so awesome! I hope the Drumm family loved their beautiful new home. And great job on the card! :) Many thanks go out to Ali and her cousin for sending the pictures and story.

GO PENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Seriously. To no end.

    "Have Penguin. Will Travel." = Win. Epic win.

    The kids next door have been playing basketball for hours ...

    btw, still love the site.

  2. I love the new banner, and the other new little things you've added! They're great. :D

    BTW, did Jodie e-mail the pictures she hadn't posted yet to you? And when do you want new ones?

  3. Thanks so much for all the compliments!! Jodie really has done the fancy work (the banner, the little guy that appears on the tab, all the button links). I guess I just provide the subject!!

    Jaime....we have posted all the TSCS posts with roamers in them....I think Jodie has other pictures/stories though. I'll have to defer to her on that. But if you have new stuff, go ahead and send it to me. I am holding on to it until after we are all caught up with the old stuff and then I will start posting the stuff people have sent me. (and, wow, I used the word "stuff" far too many times in that paragraph. What a vast vocabulary I have!)

  4. LOL, only three times...that's not too bad! :P

    Ok, I'll gather what I've got for you, and will probably snap a few more pictures, too, now that the weather is nice again. :)