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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LPA Fall Regional

Our local chapter of LPA hosted the Fall Regional over the weekend of October 2-4th.  Being the Vice President of our chapter, as well as a Parent Coordinator, meant being on the planning committee.  I think that the weekend was a success.  We had around 160 attendees – not too shabby!  We are so lucky that we live right smack dab in the middle of CA and have a huge chapter.  The weekend gave us a chance to catch up with friends and meet some new ones.  For the past 16 months, I’ve been following the blog of Alex, whose daughter, Anais, also has Achondroplasia.  We communicate through Facebook as well.  This weekend we FINALLY got to meet in person – what a wonderful and beautiful family she has.  You know, when you get together with someone you’ve never personally met, yet follow along with daily, it’s such an incredible feeling.  We also got to meet, in person, a few others families that I am in touch with on Facebook – the Dino’s from Southern CA and the Tumbioli family from Fresno.  To all the other families that we got to see again, it was wonderful – the Heuer’s, the Cortez’s, the Chase’s and the William’s.  And here’s to new friends made – glad you were there!

Friday night at the Welcome Reception – the girls playing ball



Caty and Alex


Sandra and her son Alex (r) and Nathaniel Cortez (l)


Hanna just chillin


Caty and Mary


Caty and Bradley


Caty, Bradley and Hai playing football


The kids playing ball


Saturday night BBQ – Hanna became the centerpiece at our table


With Alex


From L-R: Mandy, Sandra, Me, Anel, Alex and Melisa


Caty dancing with Sienna and Hai


How cute are they!


Caty, Sienna and Peyton


Caty busting a move


Doing the Hokey Pokey


Matthew just hanging out


Dancing with Julie and Peyton




Taking a break from dancing




I got her to stop dancing long enough to pose with me for a picture


Caty and Matthew


Caty with Nancy and Tom Culbert



Destini said...

Looks like a great time - good job! You are so lucky to live in an area where LPA is active. The WV chapter is inactive and all the District 5 activities are 8-12 hours away :( Caty just gets cuter with every passing day!

Melisa said...

You got some great dancing photos. Aidan was so tired by the time the dancing started that we left and missed all that fun.

Hope said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I wish that we had more LP children in our area for Quentin to "hang" with...

Greene Family said...

It looks like everyone had a great time! That is so nice for Caty that there are so many young kids in your chapter! Caty is so adorable with all of her friends, and I love her busting a move! Hanna is the cutest centerpiece!

Melissa Swartley said...

Looks like everyone had a wonderful time together! It's so awesome that you live in an area with a large chapter! Isn't it nice to think that Caty will have all these great close knit LP friends in the future that she has grown up with! Too cute how Hanna became the center piece! I love those bebe pod seats! Sonya still uses hers when we visit my mom and she too becomes the cutest center piece!

Kim said...

I am so happy I can post a comment! YAY! Caty looks so stinkin adorable in these pictures. She is obviously Miss Personality. Busting a move like that on the dance floor. It's so great how all the kids get along. I know the feeling of meeting members of our "family." It's like we have known each other forever even though we have all just met in person for the first time. I hope to meet you next summer.
As for your Hanna-what a cutie pie! Oh I can just eat her up. She is adorable and what a centerpiece!

Mandy said...

You got a lot of great pictures. It looks like everyone had a great time. Katy certainly is a social butterfly.

Kasia and Amelia said...

It is always great to meet other families like us! We would love to meet you some day as well :-)
Last weekend we went to Baltimore to visit Amelia's "twin" Ivy and we got to meet 2 other sweet babies with families, What a treat! I love your pictures, great to read such a cheerful post!

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