Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Taste of Spring

(Photo by Coryn)

Yesterday felt like an early spring day. Of course! March is but a few days away.

My husband had Friday afternoon off and decided it would be fun to take Cammy and her BFF Hannah to the 'wetlands' to feed the ducks. (A favorite past-time of all our daughters.) From all reports they had a great afternoon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Love the Olympics!

I love watching the Olympics. Winter Games and Summer Games. One of my Idols in high school was figure skater Dorothy Hamill. Grace on ice. I liked her enough that I wanted her hairstyle. So I was the first in my school to get the Dorothy Hamill Wedge. Not long after many other girls were sporting this style as well.

Wasn't he awesome?

The only sport I can remotely relate to and understand the scoring system for is Gymnastics, as I was a gymnast in high school until I fell on my head off the uneven bars at a meet and got a concussion. Yes...that's what's wrong with me:) I even have a member of my family tree who won two golds, a silver and a bronze in the 1984 games as a member of the USA Men's Gymnastic team. See below.

*My daughter's friend, Melissa, has parents with Olympic ties also. Her mother was a track and field competitor for Brazil in the 1972 Munich Games. Pretty cool.

Lindsay rocked the slope in great pain!

Such a thrill to see competitors going for their personal best after years of training. Persistence, pain, discipline, time, sacrifice, passion . All the qualities that make the athlete realize the goal and achieve the dream.

Peter Vidmar, (cousin from my family tree) winning Olympic Gold in 1984 Games. Read about Peter (perfect 10) and the USA Men's Gymnastic Team's win over the defending World Champions People's Republic of China Team, here. (That's Peter in the middle. On the left is Bart Conner who is married to another of my Idols: The Gold Medal Romanian Gymnast, Nadia Comaneci.)

Monday, February 15, 2010

President Clark

Congratulations to Steve and Cindy Clark on their call to lead the Missouri St. Louis Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I still haven't gotten over the fact that he is not our Mayor (but I'm willing to give Mayor Curtis the benefit of the doubt as he begins his service). I guess Representative Clark was being prepared for a more noble call:)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Excellent Emma

Masterpiece Theatre just finished it's three-part run of this new version of Jane Austen's "Emma". I loved it! I liked the use of flashbacks to help remind the viewer of particular moments that applied to the current situation in the story. It was well-cast. I particularly liked Mr. Knightly (Jonny Lee Miller). If you missed it, the DVD is out on Tuesday.

Monday, February 1, 2010

These Shoes Were Made for Walking

A few weeks ago my husband bought me these cool Sketchers shoes. They sort of look like something an astronaut would wear on the moon. When I put them on my feet I am walking on clouds. Really. My heel-pain is gone. I was born with the flattest of feet. No arch whatsoever. I have abused my feet for years from dancing in Capezio toe shoes to wearing clogs, espadrilles, platforms and the highest of heels. I used to be a huge fan of shoes. Especially cute shoes. (Actually I still am...I just can't wear them anymore.) So these new shoes are helping me in my quest to walk more. I love them. And I love my husband...(oh, and not just for this.)

*Photo below showing proof that I put fashion before comfort even as an LDS missionary. Silly me...(wooden heels!!)