Monday, May 10, 2010

Meeting "new" friends!

Okay, I know I've been a total blog slacker lately. This time of year is just so busy... all of you moms know this. Last week, beloved oldest daughter Emily came home for the summer from Iowa State. Yeah! She is very happy that she got her room back, as the twins were recently moved to their own room, formerly occupied by Kenneth, who was moved to a room over our new garage. That rearrangement took up a lot of time for all of us.

This weekend, Tom, the twins and I accompanied Anna to her dive meet in Columbia, MO at the beautiful University of Missouri aquatic complex. Anna had personal best scores in both 1M and 3M. I'm hoping to post a video soon.

As a highlight of our weekend trip, we met my blog friend Steffany and her family. Steffany and I have "known" each other through the miracle that is the internet for almost two years, but this is our first real live meeting. I loved her! I knew I would. :) Steffany and her husband Adam are two people who really walk the walk and know how to be a change in this world. Please consider giving to Steffany's charity, Because Every Mother Matters... it is found at Right now BEMM is raising money for a birthing center in Africa. Just read the website to hear the amazing story of how Steffany came to this cause.

These are pictures from our weekend. Steffany talked me into playing paintball on Mother's Day after the 3M competition was over. This is something I never thought I would do in a million years! I am not crazy about either guns or projectiles being hurtled toward me. However... it was a blast! Our twins loved playing with Steffany and Adam's kids while we big people were off playing shoot 'em up, too. I can't wait until we can get together again.


Kristen said...

Lovin' the Rambo pic! ;o)

Congrats to Anna! And how cool to meet an internet friend! I have had the privelege of meeting a few over the last few years as well and it's always a delight!
Glad you had a great Mother's Day.

PS: I am a blog slacker too! Work's getting in the way!

steffany said...

Next are on my team!

Jennifer said...

you guys are scaring me!! I wouldn't want to run into you