Winter VAN Play!
I WILL NEVER DRINK THAT MUCH IN THOSE FEW HOURS EVER AGAIN!!!
Or at least until next time I am with my Vanning family again!
That is how it goes with us I suppose...time seems to just freeze for all those limited moments we have and you loose all track of just how much liquid you can consume in a short time...or how much fun you can cram into a few hours, or how much huggin' you can spread, or how many smiles you can share, or how tightly souls can connect in just a short amount of time when you are with Vanners!
This winter season for us was fairly active and we loved it! Our last real outdoor eVANt was in November and we couldn't make any of the things in December due to some losses over the autumn season that cost time and money...but this year has been good so far.
In January we both took trips to visit Vanner loved ones...Steve to Oregon and me to Michigan. In February, I attended a wonderful Council of Councils in MA and we both went to the Groundhog party in IL. It is March now and we just returned from Action Vans birthday party...again another good time!
Sorry to those whose eVANts we missed for one reason or the other...but you all know....WE GO EVERYWHERE WE CAN...often the distance isn't the issue, but the scheduling or the funds to do it! I do like to remind people that Vanning doesn't stop just because your lawn is all white. It just moves indoors!
And coming up are some really fun things too...outdoor stuff starts in April with Bluegrass here and Meltdown to Spring Thaw in PA, a hall party with Ultimate Express in Detroit, then May really cranks it up with more eVANTs like Spring Back in OH, Spring Fever in MO/KS (nearbys) and Midwest in IL. In June there is Woody Boogie in CO, Provanity in NY, Van Fest in Canada then July hits it hard with the Nationals.
So, see, something for everyone, everywhere! You can get flyers at the Nats for things after July...don't want to get ahead of myself here!
And now, for a much more personal comment....
Over the past 6 months in my world, we have been hit hard with the reality of life and how we never know or can predict what will be tomorrow. I want to say that you need to really take stock of a few things in your lives so that you can be here for as long as possible and know that you have done all you could in this life to make your loved ones feel and know you love them...that is easy....TELL them. And show them too. Just going to the doctor or not eating that extra pound of bacon with a six pack followed by a cake with a nap on the couch can be a plus for so many issues. I know I sound like a overbearing Mama telling her kids to eat their veggies because they are good for you...well, guess what...without the butter and cheese sauce...they ARE good for you!
I love my Vanning family and I love having eVANts to go to and it will take ALL of us to teach the next group of Vanners to run these eVANts while we drag race our scooters on a Scooter-kana! That's why I said it!
Huggs and Vanner Love
Hope to see EVERYONE at an eVANt this year!