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!!
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
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)
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!!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have an affinity for belts. This is one I am considering for spring. I love the blues, greens, pinkish reds....& the starfish!
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
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...?