07 Jul 2016
in Memories, My Wedding!
Tags: Baton, Bouquet, wedding
Yes, yes; I know. I haven’t posted in a while. I was a bit preoccupied with getting married ❤
You may remember a while back I posted about how to incorporate Jen’s memory into our wedding. One thing I did was I used Jen’s old baton hair pieces as my something blue.
17 Mar 2016
Tags: Baton, St. Patrick's Day, Twirling
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I found two pictures of Jen from when she twirled in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City. Nif, along with the rest of the Silver Starlites, twirl with the Dover High School marching band.
03 Dec 2012
in "Niff Love", Random Thoughts
Tags: Baton, Christmas Cards, Scholarship, Silver Starlites
Every year, right around Thanksgiving, I start prepping to send out my Holiday cards. I find my spread sheet from the year before, and update it to reflect new friends I want to mail a card to, people I’ve lost touch with, and spend days confirming everyone’s correct mailing address. Lastly, I start the all-important task of finding the perfect card to mail out.
26 Sep 2012
in Random Thoughts
Tags: Alpha Xi Delta, Angel, Baton, Grief, Heaven, Music, survery
When I am not sure of what to blog, I like to Google grief survey, and see if there are any interesting new studies done, or in the process of being completed, on grief. I came across Grief: A Brief Survey, for a student who is collecting research for a paper they are writing. I really like their questions, and want to help them on their assignment. Plus, I think answering questions on my own behalf helps me to undestand my feelings and thoughts better.
Below, are all my responses without me holding anything back:
11 Sep 2011
in Good Days, Memories, Music
Tags: Baton, Lunch, Music, Silver Starlites, Twirling
Recently, I have found myself talking more about Jen. I have been talking about her mostly when conversing with friends or coworkers, and saying things like, “My sister did this,” or, “One time, my sister Niff said that.” I never follow-up with anything about her passing, because it’s really none of their business.
08 Apr 2011
in Difficult Days, Friends & Family, Memories
Tags: Baton, Dad, JJHS, memorial, Memorial Plaque, Mom, States Competition, Twirling
Last Saturday, April 2nd, was the New York State Baton Competition at John Jay, hosted by the Silver Starlites. There was about 84 teams, and one team was awarded the Jennifer “Niffie” DeVito Memorial Plaque. The award was given to the highest scoring New York State Advanced Juvenile Dance Twirl Team. I know to many of you that means nothing, but in layman’s terms, that means the award goes to the best team of younger girls (elementary ages) who twirled to a song, not march music.
05 Jan 2011
Tags: Baton, Silver Starlites, St. Patrick's Day Parade, TV
You all may have seen this clip on my Facebook or Twitter, but Fox5 showed a clip today about the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and there was a clip of Jen and the Silver Starlites twirling.