Happy Saturday, friends! It was a busy day here at the Confessions house. (It seems like EVERY Saturday is crazy busy!) But today was a good kind of busy.
I started my morning off at Girls on the Run Coach Training. I'm so excited to be a GOTR coach this year at my school. I’ve been hearing about this program for years and have wanted to get involved, and this year I am getting that opportunity!
A few years ago, my sister Adrienne and I did the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Charlotte. It was an amazing experience and made me feel completely empowered. I feel the same way about being a Zumba instructor. I feel great about getting the exercise and being healthier, but the feeling of empowerment—like you can do anything you set your mind to—is what feels amazing. I was thinking today about how there should be more opportunities for girls (and women) to feel empowered that way.
(Adrienne and me after an 11-12-mile training walk in 2008)
After training, we had something fun planned: a baby shower and get-together with church friends.
We decided that we would do something to keep all the kiddos entertained. We rented a 15-foot water slide for all the kids to play on. Success! They all had a blast! Sadie was intimidated at first, but once we persuaded her to try it a few times, she had a blast.
A good time was had by all and we were able to shower Wes and Carrie with gifts for their new baby girl who will be arriving very soon!
Sadie had so much playing with Porter. We think they were playing some kind of “house.” It was especially cute when they would go lay down and look up at the sky.
The weather was beautiful here, but all of us were thinking about those in the path of Hurricane Irene and hoping and praying for safety and minimal damage.