BIG DAY: Bonnie Lawler celebrated her 18th birthday with best friend Bella Heard.
BIG DAY: Bonnie Lawler celebrated her 18th birthday with best friend Bella Heard. Contributed

Cyclone didn't stop Bonnie's birthday celebrations

HAPPY 18TH: Although her 18th birthday party was meant to be on the day of Cyclone Marcia, Bonnie Lawler still celebrated the milestone in style.

It also rained on her birthday on February 18, but that didn't stop her from making a day of it.

"We went shopping and I bought make-up and clothes and then I went out to dinner with my family to Hogs Breath," Bonnie said.

"On the Saturday night after the cyclone our family friends came over instead of a party."

Bonnie's cousin took her to Dicey's for her first legal shot on her birthday.

"I also went to Will Sparks a week later and after that we went to Bojangles which was lots of fun," she said.

Bonnie got a Fossil rose gold and silver watch from her parents and money from her friends.

"In two weeks I am moving to Chicago to work as a nanny so I want to spend my money over there," she said.

"Everything is cheap over there ."

The former Tannum Sands State High student said as a nanny, she would be looking after four children in the family.

"I will mainly be looking after the youngest boy who has Down Syndrome," she said.

"I have my Certificate III in Disability and I've worked with lots of kids with disabilities."

Bonnie said she would stay in the US for a year and has future plans to do humanitarian studies.

"I want to work in third world countries," she said.

MILESTONE TIME: Have you got a special birthday, occasion or anniversary to share? Let us know by ringing or emailing a reporter. Contact us on 4970 3030 or newsroom@gladstoneobserver.com.au.



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