Sunday, May 31, 2015

Meeting New Friends and First Swim of the Season

A couple of months ago a local TV morning show (Breakfast Television) offered opportunities to win trips to Walt Disney World.  You have to know Hannah and I were all over that and sent in our picture within minutes of the contest being announced!  We didn’t win but someone who works in the same building as me did win and through the friend of a friend of a friend, we were introduced. 
Check out this adorable picture they created and submitted.  It’s easy to see why they were selected!!

As Tammy began to prepare for her trip (a Disney newbie!) we emailed questions and answers to one another and quickly realized we should meet in person as we could accomplish much more in a short amount of time.  Well, emails and 1 lunch turned into more lunches, walks around the block at break and a wonderful friendship was born!  As we planned her trip we discussed our kids and quickly realized if we got them together we were sure they’d hit it off just as the moms had!
They went on their amazing trip of a lifetime in mid-April and Hannah and I were glued to the TV each morning to catch glimpses of them.  We saw them!  Cheered!  Took pictures and sent them immediately.  Modern technology can be such fun!

Needless to say they fell in love with Disney too and cannot wait to go back! 
When they returned home Tammy and I got together to discuss their trip and see pictures.  It was neat to hear about their trip!  We have continued to get together and it’s neat to realize that her winning a trip to Disney with BT meant a new friendship for the 2 of us.
Fast forward to last night when we finally got our kids together for the first time.  The kids had heard about one another but not met in person.  Tammy invited us over for a swim.  Hannah thought she was going to baton but you should have heard her scream when she found out it was cancelled and we were going to Gage and Payton’s for a swim instead!  Wish I’d have the video camera running then.
As we hoped, the kids hit it off immediately and were quickly ready for a swim.  First jump!

Adorable Gage
Sweet Payton
Hannah started off with 2 water wings as the pool is about 5’ deep and she hadn’t been swimming since last summer other than the wading pool on the cruise in Feb so I wanted to err on the side of caution.  Thankfully she was totally on board with this.
Then one came off when she jumped in one time so she swam with one.
I quickly realized her swimming was secure so I asked if she wanted to try swimming without them and my girl shone!  I couldn’t believe how calm and confident she was in the water and that she was truly swimming!!
Tammy and I are both so thankful for our new friendship and now the one that our kids share too.  I see more fun evenings together this summer!


  1. Hannah looks SO tall in the next-to-last photo.

    1. You're right, my little love is tall! She's desperately hoping she'll be tall enough to ride Rockin' Roller Coaster at Disney this fall. With shoes she just may make it!!

  2. I just looooooove this story Catherine! Takes me back... Can we start over and go back to early April? Hee! Hee! You're right, we hit it off right from the start and as expected the kids hit it off too. I see a long lasting friendship from here on out. Can't wait for September when it's your turn to hit Disney and we can live vicariously through you and Hannah. My kids sooooo want to go back. Someday. Thanks again for capturing some awesome memories and sharing. You are the best! TR xo

    1. It's hard to believe it's only been 2 months Tammy! I'm so thankful that the kids got along so well too!

  3. I've been catching up on your blog tonight. Amazing to see Hannah swimming without floaties and flipping on that rope and just growing and growing and growing in a normal happy way.


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