Road To Sochi!

It’s no secret that I LOVE the olympics!  It’s true. I love them.  You can imagine our excitement when Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 games. My parents saw it as a once in a lifetime investment and therefore made sure we could attend as much as possible! It was so fun to be part of a world event like that. So whenever Utah hosts a qualifying event and we are available, we do what we can to attend the fun!   

In honor of this Olympic kickoff week I thought I would take a moment to share our outing to the olympic qualifier in Park City, Utah. You would have thought I was competing with how excited I was to be there. The only difference was that I didn’t have to go to the bathroom 50 times before competing in the event! Sometimes sitting back in a lawn chair, drinking hot chocolate makes for some of the best days!

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Here we are at the qualifier for the Nordic combined. This event consists of the longest ski jump + a cross country skiing course. Then WHALA, the combined score winner is on his way to the Olympics! What an exciting day!

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Like I said, sitting in a lawn chair, watching all the action, is a great place to be!

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 “E” and I sporting our Gold and Silver medals. agh-hmm, I mean Olympian Gold medalists, Derrik Parra Olympic medals. I was totally having medal envy. I seriously got tears in my eyes wearing this thing. AMAZING! “E” is obviously overcome with joy to be wearing the medal. She must have just been in shock.

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We have our own 4 man bobsled team. Although, I wouldn’t trust the driver with my life. :)  This is Derriks sled. Yes, we are on a first name basis. He just doesn’t know mine.

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They had mock olympic events for the kids. Here is ‘E’ taking a go at the kids luge. She’s a natural, I can tell from the helmet. Such focus! 😉

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Here was the leader of the cross country event. The lungs on this guy were incredible. I screamed my little heart out, I think I was his biggest fan. I’m pretty sure he heard me for the 1.2 seconds that he went by.

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Okay, he looked right at me and SNAP I got this shot. He just solidified his ticket to Sochi. He has a right to be excited!  GLORY + PREGNANCY= tears of pride for some dude I didn’t even know. All I could think about was how proud his mom must be. As he crossed the line he was tackled by his 2 kids. I sure do love America. GO USA!!!!!!

 

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