March 31, 2010

An Olympic Gold Medalist!

Last week a very famous Olympian was in town speaking about the 6 pillars or character for a huge crowd of girl scouts and people from the community. Matt and I were asked by the girl scouts to take photographs of Shawn Johnson with each of the VIP groups after the presentation. We were definitely thrilled to have the opportunity to meet a gymnast who has won an Olympic gold medal!

She was very kind, humble, and sweet. She took time to sign each and every picture, leotard, and paper that was handed to her. We had a blast hanging out with her for a while.

**Funny side story- She had finished her press conference and had some extra time before her talk so she was looking out through the glass at all of the people entering the arena. As she was standing there there were about 15 adults in the room that all stood 20 feet away staring (myself included). I felt bad that no one was really talking to her so I took it upon myself to walk up to her, and ask her what she thought of this years Dancing with the Stars competitors (since she won last year, I figured she had an opinion). So we began a ten minute conversation about all of the stars and what she thought of them. She was super kind and it was weird to be having such a "normal" conversation with her.

Anyway, what you really came to see were the pictures, so here are just a few.
(Please ignore the fact that we look like mammoths!)

1 comment:

lynne [jaygirl] said...

how awesome :) i've never met anyone even close to famous. so cool!

btw, you all look great.