A Thank You, a Birthday Party, and “What’s Next?”

Thank you all for joining me on this amazing adventure.  I’m so thankful that our last dance – to rock ‘n’ roll – earned our highest judges score this season.  The judges were actually kind to me about our choreography, and I had a blast!

It’s hard to know exactly how to process this whole thing.  On one hand, I am so sad to be voted off.  I enjoyed having this opportunity to be on the show.  I had a great time, I got to meet a lot of new people, and I loved to be able to dance again!

But on the other hand, I now get more time to spend with Tripp!! (Thanks, Mom, Dad, Willow, Molly and Karen for keeping him for me so many hours!) Tripp and I are very excited to get home to the snow!! I even got to spend the later part of my birthday with Tripp and my some of my family! I came home from traveling, to a perfectly decorated house, that Tripp had done all by himself!!

Also, my dad let Tripp pick out what he wanted for a surprise party for me that my baby boy had planned. He picked out cheetah print plates, cups, napkins and streamers, yellow smiley face balloons, birthday hats, and caramel apples! He definitely knows his mama! He even got a piñata, and filled it with bubble gum, hand sanitizer, chapstick, bouncey balls, and fancy chocolate! I have never seen Tripp so excited and proud to have put it all together, and it was one of those “mom moments” that I will truly never forget! (I’ll post pictures in a bit!!) I’m so grateful to have such an amazing little boy, he is such a little blessing. I’m glad I’ll be able to have even more time with my son before he has to go to preschool!

This “All Stars” was a different experience than the first time around. The competition was insane! It was a completely different show than the first time I was on! The stage, costumes, and the cast were a lot more extravagant!! It made me even more humbled and thankful to be have been asked to be there. I felt more confident, more excited about the dances, and even more thankful to the people who showed such amazing support for me.

In the post DWTS interviews, the reporters always ask “what’s next?”  Honestly, am not 100% sure. I know God has much more in store for not only Tripp and me, but my whole family! I’m excited to spend the holidays with Tripp, and the rest of my family in Alaska!!! Oh, and in a couple of weeks, look for us at the DWTS All Stars Finale.

Thank you to all my supporters, especially my friends and family and all of you who pulled “all nighters” voting for me!  I appreciate you all!

I wouldn’t have gotten past week one without you guys!!! Thank you again!!!

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  • http://pepperlayne.wordpress.com Pepper Layne

    Happy Birthday Bristol! It was so much fun to vote for you and Mark on DWTS and I’m sorry that it ended so soon :( You are a wonderful and classy example to our generation and I admire you for all the great things you’ve done and how you’ve handled the crap that gets thrown at you and your family. God bless and best of luck in all that you do!!

  • Mariesa sigona

    You’re so sweet!! I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday!!! Your son is adorable and he setting up your birthday is priceless!!! You go girl!

  • Misty

    Looking forward to the pics Bristol! :) Great to see one with Tripp & Trig in it.

  • Sharon

    I believe the voting could have been rigged. I believe the producers and judges have final say as to when someone leaves. This is an example of what I mean, last year I saw a tweet that one of the dancers tweeted that said that the votes were there for a couple that was voted off. But they were sent home that night. So I think they can work it anyway they want, if it’s blocking the calls or just not counting the votes. I will miss you and Mark tonight!!

  • James

    Some advice for what’s next. Follow Willow and Track’s example. They are doing great and are on solid paths for their futures. Willow has been my favorite Palin, look to her for advice, not only is she a natural beauty and honest, but she is very smart in regard to her future.

  • Susan

    Bristol…it’s okay if you don’t exactly know “what’s next.” Some young people know exactly what they want to do when they leave high school; for others it sometimes takes a few years to find that ONE THING that they want to pursue. For example, I know a man who didn’t start his career path as an airline pilot until he was thirty (that was almost twenty years ago, and he’s loves being a pilot.)

  • http://n/a John Bateson

    Bristol: Thank you for having the courage to participate in DWTS not just once, but twice. But whatever you do in the future, just keep on dancing. There is nothing better for your health, there is nothing better for your self, and there is no better gift you can give to anyone will dance with you. Thanks for all you’ve done, and Pmay God be with you this day and every day.

  • Tawny Jones

    Bristol & Mark were the most interesting & attractive contestants on DWTS this year. Bristol is beautiful, intelligent, & courageous. She will be a success in whatever career she chooses.

  • Thomas Hubbard

    It looks like the Boys had a real blast on your Birthday, Trig’s smile could light up the Alaska night, like the northern lights. Whats next Bristol I’m sure you know who to consult on that matter, but there’s times he’ll surprise you.

  • brittany

    i wonder if there will be a second season of your show.i hope there is