Sunday, October 7, 2012

Oktoberfest 2012

We spent our Saturday morning in McPherson, at a place that is and will always be near and dear to me.  Disability Supports of the Great Plains has become one of my favorite places to be every Tuesday and Thursday.  I contract out my personal training and nutrition services to the amazing adults that live and work there.  I started my journey in working with adults with special needs in October 2007.  I came into contact with a family who had a sister that lived/worked at DSGP through my nursing home work and services.  I immediately began working with Amy in pursuing her doctor's order for weight loss.  And so we did.  And we still are.  She's been down nearly 85 lbs. at one point and now we are working to maintain her lost weight and keep her muscles strong.  My journey with her has lead to my work with nearly 15 other adults who reside at DSGP.  I always tell people this is the only job I would leave my kids with a babysitter to go do.  I LOVE it!  I have found my personal training niche and don't feel like I could ever stray too far from the gratifying work I now do. 

Anyway, this year was VERY special because I was able to take Blake to visit the one place that was so crucial in forming Jerad and I's decision to make him part of our family.  So we loaded up in the freezing rain and blowing cold air and headed west.  We were going to participate in Oktoberfest 2012.  It includes bierocks, sausage and sauerkraut, german chocolate cake, root beer,  a german brass band, face painting, games, rides, inflatables, caricature drawings, and lots of laughter and hugging! 

The kids had a great time!  And even got their first taste of Root Beer...haha, it was a mixed reaction by all parties.

Blake did NOT know what to think about Leah's face paint..haha!

Autum's reaction to Root Beer...

Blake's reaction...! 
Amy, Blake, and I.


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