Thursday, June 14, 2012

Emily McClellan . . .

Emily McClellan
 Olympic Trials
are coming up very soon.
  Em is ranked 8th in the nation and
needs to place first or second in the trials. 
It all depends how she swims on that day! 

I want to bring her our blogging best wishes
yet I don't want to make her nervous.
She follows my blog so please send her a
shout out!

Depending on the trials
she may be making a splash
at the
Olympic Games
 in London
Let's keep hoping!

An earlier May 5 post of
can be viewed on my blog

I love this photo
with her grandpa
who is my first cousin.

Distance, raising families, work lives
kept us fairly absent in each others lives for many years.
In the past five years Leonard and I have enjoyed reconnecting.
 Leonard is an amazing man.
My dad would be over the moon proud of him
and excited and thrilled for Emily.

Leonard taught at the
Wisconsin School of the Deaf
Delavan, Wisconsin
for many, many years.

Each time
I look at this photo
I see my dad
feel his hugs,
just like this one!

maybe a

enjoy your swim 



TexWisGirl said...

Ms. Em, 8th in the nation is pretty damn awesome! holy smokes! good luck to you in the trials!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Absolutely no go gettum girl! We are all rooting for you!
Mona :)

Jill said... already ROCK! You go get 'em girl! You are AMAZING! So proud to be your cheerleader!

Kerin said...

What an accomplishment! Eighth in the nation?!!

Of course I'll be cheering you on and crossing fingers and elbows :)

You go!!

At Home in English Valley said...

Go Em Go! Go Em Go! You are too cool, your family and friends must be over the moon excited. Do your best dear Em, we'll all be rooting for you! Love, Penny

Sall's Country Life said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments so far!! Good Luck Girl - Go Get'em!!

laurak@forestwalkart said...

wow!! that is AWESOME!! EIGHTH in the NATION!! that's great!! way to go Em!!!!
i hope she makes it to London...but even if she doesn't...WHAT an accomplishment!! GOOD LUCK to Em!!

missy max said...

Good luck in the trials..That's a huge accomplishment..She certainly is built like a swimmer...All the best..I'll keep tabs now that I have a name to follow...exciting

GardenofDaisies said...

Go Em!! (Omaha, right?)

Retired Knitter said...

Woo Hoo!!!!

You go girl!!!!


Nancy's Notes said...

Wow Em, you go girl!!!! You can do it! We are all behind you!


Nancy Claeys said...

Good luck in Omaha, Em! xoxo

koralee said...

YOU GO EM!!!! how exciting...I am keeping my fingers crossed..and toes.
She is soooo sweet...I know she can do it.
Thank you my friend for your incredible encouraging comment you left me the other are the BEST!!!!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Absolutely!! I bet you are so proud! What a lovely girl! Joan

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dee dee said...

Go girl! cheering you on from Ohio!
dee dee

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Cheering you from Tennessee!
xo, misha

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corners of my life said...

Hoping right along with you.

Jojo said...

I came over to thank you for being a follower but am instead adding to the cheers and good wishes!!