FC: FRIENDS FOREVER
1: OCF ADVENTURES 2008-2011 AND NEW FRIENDS
2: AUGUST 2008 Renaissance Waterfront Hotel BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
3: This was the first year we all attended the OCF conference. We became friends quickly. | EMILY MIMI RIELLY SIERRA
4: Hanna & Todd took Emi, Rielly, and Sierra to the Boston Childrens Museum during a quick break from the conference sessions. The girls had great fun. We had to take a taxi back to the hotel because it started pouring down rain on us. It was an adventure.
6: More fun at the Boston Children's Museum
7: The girls loved their free time in the hotel pool. This gave all the Moms a chance to get to know eachother. The girls could also get a little wild and crazy and burn off all their extra energy.
8: We all enjoyed the last night of the conference. There was a dinner and a dance. Liz and Hanna shook their groove thing, as well as Rielly's therapist; Kathleen Norris.
9: " DANCING QUEENS | The girls were the first & last ones on the dance floor. They have become friends forever.
10: AUGUST 7-9 2009 Hyatt Regency MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA
11: Emi, Rielly, & Sierra reuniting after 1 year! This was the 2nd OCF conference we all attended together. The girls are always so happy to see eachother. Lots of hugs...
12: I think these girls were fish in another life. They never get bored of playing in the hotel pool together. It was great to take a break in between sessions at the conference.
13: Free time in the hotel room was always filled with silliness, & lots of laughter!
14: Russ and Hanna took the girls to this restaurant. The knife chandelier made the girls extremely uncomfortable to say the least. They had to walk under it to get into the restaurant. It made for an interesting evening.
15: The name of the restaurant should have been a clue to how spicy hot the food was going to be. The girls did enjoy their meals but had to down a lot of water. They also got to enjoy putting tattoos on themselves. It was a fun evening.
16: The girls had a sleepover in Rielly's hotel room on one of the nights.
17: The girls love playing on their DS. It is very hard to get their attention once they are all "plugged in"to their game.
18: This was one of the workshops the girls did at the conference. They had great fun.
19: The girls always have a great time being silly together. Sierra and Rielly were definitely having some fun with their hair.
20: The girls spent time getting all glamored up for the big dance. Liz was very helpful with the curling iron and makeup.
21: Three very beautiful young ladies
22: PARTY TIME
23: They danced the night away. Once again they are the first ones on the dance floor and the last ones off.
24: The girls were amazing at the limbo. Rielly got a chance to dance with Ms. Kathleen as well.
25: The girls made new friends
26: Liz and Russ also did some dancing. All the parents enjoyed each others company. Todd was not able to attend this conference so Hanna went solo.
27: The girls finished the dance by striking a pose by the fountain.
28: Some special mom and daughter time
29: Best Friends Forever
30: Big hugs goodbye, until next year...
31: JULY 16-17 2010 Hyatt Regency Crystal City WASHINGTON, DC
32: This was the third year in a row everyone reunited for the OCF conference. Naturally the first thing the girls did was go for a swim. They also had great fun in the art room, & met up with friends they made last year.
35: This year they added karaoke to the annual dance party, The girls had such a blast dancing and singing. They all have amazing amounts of energy.
36: Emi and Rie danced the night away. Sierra did a little dancing but mostly enjoyed just hanging with her friends.
38: Saying good bye is always so hard. The girls took one last swim together and then it was time to leave
39: JULY 28TH-31ST 2011 Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
40: It's no surprise that the girls started off this year's reunion at the pool again! California is so beautiful and the weather was perfect, as was the girl's water handstands! Good times.
41: Everyone enjoyed time lounging at the pool. Todd had some fun playing with a big boy toy!
42: The girls participating in one of the conference sessions. | The girls exchanged charms for their bracelet. | Getting ready for the conference
43: Having some down time between sessions, as well as working out what sessions they wanted to attend. It was difficult to attend classes when you just want to hang with your friends!
44: The OCF didn't have the annual dance for the last night; so we took the girls out for some fun instead. Sadly, Russ & Liz couldn't make this trip. Sierra's cousin, Juliana, came to the conference with her. All the girls loved Juliana & they all got dolled up for a night on the town.
45: Everyone waiting on a taxi to take us to the Corvette Diner; a 50's diner we heard about from Ms. Kathleen.
46: This was a 50's Diner but it also had some 70's decor, it was a really fun upbeat environment. The waitress was on roller skates and was a lot of fun. She put Rie and Sierra's hair up with huge red straws. They had live music and dancing as well. It turned out to be the best thing that the OCF dance didn't take place.
48: The girls ordered cotton candy for dessert and our waitress brought out two huge mounds of it! They were wound up all night!
49: The girls also got balloon animals. The fun just never ended!
50: GET YOUR GAME ON
52: The last day of the conference the girls attended one of Kathleen's sessions. Then everyone went to go play in the pool & ocean before we had to go our separate ways.
53: On the last day Lori & Frank took Rie & Emi out on a paddle boat. They paddled all the way to the little beach and got their work out! Sierra just wanted to hang by the pool and relax with the rest of us. Frank & Emi went out for some more adventure! Sadly, this was good bye. At least until next year; when we can have a new adventure!