Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ski Girls

I am in awe & amazement of the Olympic ski girls, especially the incredible women from the United States. Wow! They have guts & they don't give up & it shows first on the hill & then on the podium! It has been so impressive to watch these women & how their hard work has paid off in the WIN department!

Lindsey Vonn-wins the GOLD in the women's downhill on men's skis & with an injured shin!


Julia Mancuso-had a great run & ends up with the silver in the women's downhill. There were several crashes on the course & she just rocketed through to a great finish! She won gold in Torino in 2006 in GS. (Mancuso on left below & Vonn on Right, USA Today)
Lindsey Vonn, right, and Julia Mancuso ran first and second in the women's downhill race on Wednesday.

Hannah Kearney-has an incredible run in the freestyle event (combo of moguls(bumps), racing, & aerials) and wins the gold. She finished 22nd in the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Shannon Barhke-earns the bronze medal in the freestyle event-has a 12 year history on the U. S. women's ski team, won gold in Salt Lake (2002), yes that was 8 years ago!!!

NORTH VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 15:    Bronze medal-winning moguls skier Shannon Bahrke of the United States poses in the NBC Today Show Studio at Grouse Mountain on February 15, 2010 in North Vancouver, Canada.

If you are thinking of a way to help your daughter with self-esteem then get her out on the slopes. The combination of fresh air & overcoming fears will help her to become a confident young lady! The US will need new ski girls for future Olympics as these incredible ladies retire from the sport! I love the Olympics. God bless the USA! Ski Like a Girl!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thinking About Spring

Seaport Belt

I have an affinity for belts. This is one I am considering for spring. I love the blues, greens, pinkish reds....& the starfish!

Love these fun & practical rain shoes from Bogs. I think they would make me happy while slushing around town! You have to be happy while wearing polka dots!

I am really loving all of the ruffles for spring. This is simple, plain, pretty & could go anywhere! Hope you enjoyed thinking about spring with me & it didn't even cost you a penny!~Cathy

Monday, February 15, 2010

1,355 miles in a weekend

a pic I took with my Blackberry, while bored on our journey:

I started traveling South (from Michigan) with my family in junior high~many years ago. Destinations like Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida & South Carolina. Those were long trips! We didn't have cell phones, thus no texting. We didn't have an ipod (or 3). My Mom didn't have a Blackberry. No dvd player in the Econoline van. No laptop. No personal dvd player, either. I think all we did was sleep, alot! It was the only way to avoid arguing with my 3 siblings! God bless my parents & their desire to get to warm weather, even though they had to endure 4 kids, without electronics!

Let's just say that my family's recent trip of 1,355 miles in a weekend was achievable because the kids were entertained! & yes they did sleep, too! The trip was well worth it just to spend time with my sis-inlaw +bro-inlaw & their 3 awesome boys. Their house was gorgeous & the waffles were "out of this world" wonderful! My kids thoroughly enjoyed the Georgia snow (????) & being with their cousins & their trip to the Coke Museum & the world's largest aquarium. We all survived. Only one bite mark. But that will be a good story... in years to come. Remember when you...?