I Love JC

February 14th


If you can’t tell by the fabulous photo*, that’s me and Jimmy Carter. President Carter was in town for a book signing last night and I managed to drag along some friends to pick up my copy. He looked right at Rebecca and said hello to her pregnant belly! Interestingly enough, we realized standing outside in line beforehand that we were both in utero when he was in office. Nonetheless, we fully enjoyed our brief glimpse of the great. I wanted to talkย  peanuts and Habitat for Humanity, but according to the Secret Service, JC didn’t have the time.


*Taken with a crap Blackberry camera, hence the blur. Regardless, I owe this shot to Amanda. Thanks!

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  1. That’s a definite Brush With Fame!!

  2. Larissa Stretton February 14, 2009


    You do lead the MOST interesting life…imagine getting that close to Jimmy Carter, and your meeting up with the “different” fellow on the way to hear Hilary Clinton speak, wow….Pheonix has much more goin’ on than my hometown, I’ll tell you that!!

    I was a little kid when JC was president and on a trip to Florida, we stopped in Plains, GA and got some peanuts…and for a long time, my dad had a can of “Billy” Beer so named for JC’s brother Jimmy. It was a memorable side to the trip!

    Take care!

  3. Sorry I missed you but you had a good reason for leaving!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Sweet! Hobnobbing with the famous and even getting photos to prove it…

  5. I adore him too! Because he’s the grandfather I’ve always wanted, and because he loves peace.

  6. How cool Kelli! Look how cute you look, Sister! That’s one fantastic grin! BTW-bought my fabric for the hoodie! Was going to get to work today on it, but I’ve got a baby shower to go to for a friend (Yay! Fun!) Hope you have a wonderful Sunday sweetie and that the start to your week is FABULOUS! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. You are so cute lol.

  8. That’s fun..I went to Plains, GA on a school trip in middle school, and someone I work with went to his church and Sunday School class, which is pretty cool..She got a picture with him, too..

  9. How exciting to meet JC and have him sign you book. I am with you, it would be great to sit down and talk to JC. He is one of the all-time greats. Glad you were able to be there!

  10. hehe, I love the smile!

  11. Ah yes, my stellar photography skills

  12. btw, forgot to tell you that the lady at Walgreens told me that there was a SWAT team on the roof of their store. holy cow!

  13. Some years ago I saw an article in which his wife worked on an all women’s team, at making some houses. I think it was a Habitat project.Well, that woman was using a power saw as if it were nothing!! She got an instant admirer in me, both for helping out other people, and for being damn good at using that saw.
    Lucky you on being there!!

  14. I never met someone famous……….

  15. What a great opportunity for you, Kelli.

  16. It’s always fun to meet hisotrical leaders! Good for you, Kel.

  17. Very cool! Love the pregnant belly part. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. The Fluff March 2, 2009

    You guys are awesome.