Monday, July 30, 2012

London 2012

I'm totally in love with the Olympics.
And don't even get me started on the athletes. I'm amazed by their dedication...and their good looks. (Yes, Ryan Lochte and the US men's gymnastics team, that's you.)
But seriously.
I've done lots of things in my life. I've dabbled in a few different sports, a couple of get the idea. To spend your entire life training for the Olympics is...astounding. Incredible. That amount of dedication and hard work just blows my mind.
Now don't get me wrong, I know that plenty of people spend their lives working for something they love, and it's not just athletes. Musician, scholars, they all do it. Everybody has their own talents that make them special and unique. Something that only they can bring to the table in their own way. Nobody does you like you do. But I deeply admire their devotion and commitment to their sport.
Now here's a few pictures for your enjoyment. Some of my favorite moments from the 2012 London Games so far. Okay, so they're mostly for my enjoyment. But you can look too. :)
 Ryan Lochte with his gold medal from the 400  IM.

Cute girl's gymnastics team.
Yes. I love USA gymnastics!
The stadium.
Missy Franklin and her first Olympic medal!

Loving the Olympics! :)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Lovin'

Here you go Margo. :)
Summer summer summer. Where would I be without you? It's been a crazy, work-filled couple of months. Right now I'm in California, thank heavens. It's been a great break already.

Meet my cousins. They're so awesome! One of my favorite families of all time. We got here on Friday night. We went swimming with the cousins and had dinner at the pool. The next day, we went to the beach!

Can I just say how much I love the beach? It's fabulous. We spent the afternoon at the beach, then went to Cafe Rio for dinner.
Sunday we went to church, then hung out for a little while, ate lunch, packed up, and left! We got to Indio around 7. The fam got together for ping-pong. It was just Kyle (my little brother) and I with some of the extended family. Where did the other members of my family go, you may ask? Well, the answer is simple.
I found them watching the season finale of The Bachelorette with cousins.
Oh boy.
I've never seen The Bachelorette before, but let me tell you--it's a dramatic event with my family. For example:
Naturally, Sam was so distraught over the possibility that Emily MIGHT pick Arie over Jef that she had her knees to her chest in the fetal position. I think she was also on the verge of tears.
By the time I got to bed, Rachel had already shut and locked the door to the room we're sharing. Yes folks, I said locked. So naturally, I spent the night on the couch. For sleeping on the couch, it was actually a decent night's sleep. I highly recommend these couches to you, they're rather comfortable.
Anyway, today has been spent swimming, sweating like a pig while working out--can they keep the workout room ANY hotter?, swimming, relaxing, swimming, shopping, swimming, telling my mom happy birthday, swimming...we do a lot of swimming here! Of course, can you blame us? After all, look at the kind of paradise we're staying in.
Gorgeous, no? :)