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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  • Gregory Russo

    I think Bristol ought at least keep dancing maybe not for competiion or a living, but for fun. It seeems to be good for the excercise. Who knows it might be helpful for future opportunities.

    Maybe it is part of God’s plan.

    It’s great to see Bristol, Tripp and Trig together.

  • bellagrazi

    Awe, Tripp is the sweetest little boy, Bristol! He loves his mama so much. You are blessed. Bristol, you should be proud of all that you accomplished on DWTS: All-Stars. First of all, you were chosen out of, what, 150 stars?! That is amazing! The producers definitely wanted you to participate. You gave it your all every week. You looked beautiful, sexy and super confident. Your dances were always the most fun to watch. IMHO You and Mark just have this very sweet chemistry. You beat out two former champions and a former runner-up. (and a former Baywatch babe) That’s pretty remarkable, Bristol. You’re a small-town girl from Wasilla, AK who was competing with actors, singers, athletes and, yes, Olympic Gold medal winners. And you not only held your own, but exceeded expectations. We’re all super proud of you, Bristol! Can’t wait to see the last blast from Team Ballin on the finale! I know God has great things in store for you, Tripp and your family, Bristol. Super excited about the next chapter in your life! GB PS: I was one of the ones who pulled “all-nighters” for you every week. Haha And I would do it all again in a heartbeat. We love BP!!!

  • Jose

    May God bless the Palin Family!

  • http://yahoo Judy Glenn

    Thanks Bristol : for being a great role model for the younger generation : you & your Family Are just a blessing to so Many . God bless you & Your beautiful family :

  • Bree Merr

    Bristol has taken advantage of opportunites even tho she knows there are haters waiting for her. She gives her all while ugly people with ugly hateful attitudes attempt to derail her. She continues to go on w/out retaliation. That is courage. Hater reveal they have no clue what courage is. It does not take courage to be a hater. Bristol is the epitome of Grace under Fire. Haters are the epitome of cowardice, ugliness & arrogance.

  • Bree Merr

    Silly Gilly, I will help you.. Sarah Palin gets the haters treatment as well and is Grace under Fire as her whole family. You Gilly are very silly with your comments with no substance.

  • BB

    I believe Gilly is confusing hate comments with a person’s political opinion and commentary. Sarah has never personally attacked anyone as her haters do daily for no reason. It’s one thing to disagree with a person regarding politics. It’s quite another to slander them and say the vilest of things out of ignorance or jealousy. I mean, NONE of her critics personally know her, so there’s no justification for personally attacking her.

    Learn the difference GIlly. Sarah has even said warm things about President Obama and his family, that they seem nice. She just merely points out his deceptions given that he is the leader of this country and responsible for what he says. His fans are too far into the koolaid to see and hear him objectively. If you listen though, his words are rather disrespectful and nasty. He denounced all business people as being ungrateful and discredits them for being hard workers just because they use state and city capital. He FAILS to acknowledge that to own a business, one pays loads of taxes (which covers the usage of capital) and fights daily to continue thriving.

    So, an Obama fawners acknowledges that, I will waste no time in giving them the light of day.