Saturday, October 20, 2012

A Pleasant Surprise . . .

Emily McClellan

the swimmer
one second shy
in the trails
to swim
in the

Here she is with her grandpa, my cousin Len.
Yesterday morning
I received an email from my cousin Pam, Len's daughter, 
telling me that Emily 
would be swimming
in a meet at
Grand Valley State College
not far from us. 
(Michigan, for those of you not familiar)
We were there at four, meet was at five.
At first we had a difficult time finding her
the coach came  to our rescue.
we watched
and waited
she watched
and waited
more clicks
tons of clicks
My favorite click of the night thanks to Jack.
This was before the meet started.
 It was wonderful to see Emily again.
She is such a lovely young gal.
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Grand Valley State College
Emily won each pair of her individual events
and also combined on a relay event.
She continues to excel in winning her featured 200 Breast stroke event.  
Last night her time was 2:18, 10 seconds in front of the next finisher. 
(Not being proud or boasting or anything but she was cruisin'.)  

Everyone needs a signature.
pink crocs.
We know how to find her now!
and that was our pleasant day after anniversary surprise


MarmePurl said...

YAY! I am a big Emily Fan. What a fun day for you!

TexWisGirl said...

how very nice! you are such a great supporter for her!

Jill said...

Wonderful! A perfect way to celebrate! Go Emily!!

Gail said...

She is unimaginably fast. Wonderful that you could watch her compete again.
Now you have two things to celebrate.

Pamela Gordon said...

Emily is a beautiful girl and a great swimmer. What a lovely surprise for you to be able to watch.

Bonnie said...

So nice you were able to go and cheer Emily on. I love swim meets. Happy weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, how very cool to go and watch your Emily in one of her competitions. I am sure she loved having you there to cheer her on. Great photos.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

What a wonderful day!

Thank you for coming to visit Pine Cones and Acorns!


snowwhite said...

What a wonderful day you had! I can imagine how happy both of you were. Beautiful words, smiles and photos full of happiness.
Have a great autumn day!

Riet said...

You must have had a wonderful day as supporter of Emily. So good of you.

Missy George said...

Go Emily..I'm sure she appreciates your support..It's always nice to have someone to route for...

Terrie said...

Such a wonderful day for the sweim meet. GREAT day for you !

Nancy Claeys said...

How nice you were able to make the meet and see your lovely Emily swim.

Nancy said...

Lynne, your niece is lovely. And she bears a striking resemblance to you. What a wonderful treat for you to be able to see her swim. I love the photo of Emily with her dad, too. :) said...

You must be so proud!

To see what Emily has done.

Beautiful young lady.

So good of you to support her.

koralee said... she ever talented! Plus she is just darling. Thanks for sharing my friend.

At Home in English Valley said...

Hi Lynne, That smile sure runs in the family. I so admire the dedication of an athlete like Emily, she is amazing. So cool you could see her close to home. Love, penny

Kerin said...

Awesome! Congrats to Emily on her meet, and to you, Happy belated anniversary!!

Love those pink crocs :)

Rural Revival said...

Nice, very nice. And I love that pic too! : )

Domestic Sweetheart said...

So cute! I'm a new GFC follower :)

Pondside said...

Nice to know what your Emily has been up to!

jasonmichelle stafford said...

Such an exciting day! I just love the *big smile* pic of the two of you!!!
Happy day :)
xo, misha

laura.forestdreams:) said...

hey Lynne!! you're allowed to boast!! she deserves ALL the praise!!
it was wonderful that she was nearby so you could go watch & be with her!!

congrats to emily for her superb swimming!!

(geeeeeeez...i'm so far behind in my reading...ugh!)

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

How Cool! Go Emily!! We're all hoping to see those pink crocks at the next olympics!!

GardenofDaisies said...

Congratulations to your Emily!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

This is SO wonderful!! Pride is all over your face! :):) What a pretty girl! You are pretty darned cute yourself!!

dee dee said...

Oh how exciting... I still remember cheering her on only a few months ago! go Emily!
dee dee