Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic Fever

About a month ago, we started to see the advertisements for the Olympic games and it inspired us.
Every summer from the time I was 6 until I was 16, my mother made us swim on swim team. She said that we weren't just going to sit around like "bumps on a log," but that we were going to do something. There were elements of it at the time that I enjoyed, but I have appreciated it much more as I have gotten older.
Joe and I decided to take it to the pool and have our own "swim team" in our back yard. After the little man would go down, we would take the monitor out to the pool and we would swim laps. Can you just see us, goggles in tow? Joe is wanting to get a nose clip and I desperately need a cap for my hair. We joke that Joe is Michael Phelps and I, Darra Torres. An Olympic athlete at 41, so impressive.
This weekend we really enjoyed watching the opening ceremony, swimming, gymnastics (my favorite), and it was cute to see George W. out cheering on the athletes.
I hope you're enjoying Beijing as much as we are!!


Michawn said...

This post makes me sad. I LOVE the Olympics and have since I was a wee tot. But, it is not meant to be seen here in the extreme south. Not the American stuff anyway. So sad. I feel so out of the loop. Thankfully it is at least shown here (the Brazil stuff anyway, as it should be). It's inspiring still.

Melissa said...

i love love love the olympics! i can remember watching marylou retton when i was little! (i had dreams to be like her in the olympics one day). with that said...Gymnastics is my favorite too! swimming/diving a close 2nd!

Jen Sprayberry said...

So sweet. I'm cheering for team Terry!!!

The Durham's said...

I have to admit something, we are so stinkin' addicted to the olympics! I mean, we can't go to bed until NBC signs off somewhere around midnight...addicted:) But let me tell you, I would pay money to see the Terry olympics fo' sho'! Yall are too cute:) Love you!