Last Wednesday in Vegas, I had the pleasure of having dinner with Glennon Doyle Melton of Momastery and her precious mom, Patti. I also had the privilege of introducing Glennon as our keynote speaker and presenting her with Sigma Kappa’s prestigious Colby Award.
On Thursday, I met Miss America, Nina Davuluri (also a Sigma Kappa sister), who is the first Indian American Miss America in the pageant’s history. I’ve never been much into the pageant scene, nor all that interested in Miss America, but I have to say – I was impressed by her.
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On Friday afternoon, runDisney released the video about Sarah Kate. So within less than 48 hours, I had dinner with Glennon Doyle Melton, met Miss America, and saw my child featured on the Disney Parks blog. It’s probably all downhill from here. 🙂
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New Balance is a major sponsor of the runDisney race series, and guess who was wearing New Balance shoes in the video? Yep. Sarah Kate. Children’s Miracle Network is presenting sponsor of Princess Half Marathon Weekend, and guess who’s been treated at not one, but two, Children’s Miracle Network hospitals? Yep. Sarah Kate.
She’s like the perfect poster child for runDisney, dontchathink?
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The raised bed garden is still producing! We are about to be overrun with grape tomatoes, and now we’ve got a watermelon on the way!
If you have kids on swim team, read this post. Every time I start feeling nostalgic about what we’re missing this summer, I plan to come back to it as a reminder.
I promised you a Mr. Andi story, so here it is, at long last. When he was a kid (about the age Sarah Kate is now), he shot a squirrel out of a tree at his grandparents’ house in Birmingham, Alabama. The squirrel didn’t die, so he brought it inside and nursed it back to health. His family was going to visit his Uncle Tim, who lived a couple of hours away on a large wooded piece of property. They decided to take the squirrel with them and release him there so that he could live out his days in peace.
A young family with two sons attended Uncle Tim’s church at that time, and the father had recently died. Uncle Tim wanted to do something nice for the boys to help cheer them up, so he offered to let them come over and shoot squirrels on his property. They chose the day of the squirrel’s release to come by. They returned with only one squirrel – the one Mr. Andi shot and nursed back to health, recognizable by the scar from his tangle with Mr. Andi.
Years later, the younger of the two brothers became Mr. Andi’s roommate at Auburn University (but he wasn’t the second party involved in The Greatest Campus Prank Ever).
Have a great weekend!
This post was inspired by and is linked to Conversion Diary‘s 7 Quick Takes.