Monday, February 22, 2010

Olympic Fever

Saturday Edwin and I got to attend the 2010 Olympic Games! Our friends, Aaron and Sara, invited us as well as some other friends of ours to go see the Women's Ariel Ski Jumping. We had an amazing time! Grandma Nancy came up Friday to spend the night and watch Liam all day Saturday so that we could go. She claims that she had more fun than us, hanging out with our little man. I don't know about that, but we felt pretty blessed to have her here.

We left at about 5:00 AM Saturday morning to meet up with everyone and start driving up to Canada. We took a shuttle from Simon Frazier University in Vancouver up to Cypress Mt. where the event was held, arriving about 8:30 AM. Once we got to Cypress it was all fun and games! Here are some pictures of our adventure.

These are our official Olympic tickets with the ski hill in the background

This is our friend, Natalie, sporting our colors

This is where we stood for the entire event. We were so blessed that the weather was gorgeous. I can't imagine what our experience would have been like in the rain or snow.

After the event we took the shuttle back to the U and then headed into Vancouver to see the Olympic village and all of the hoopla going on downtown. We found out that we had to be invited into the village by a delegate, so we went with the rest of the commoners to see all of the international houses, the open food markets and general madness all over the streets of Vancouver. The city looked beautiful.

These are some of the videos Edwin took with our picture camera, so it is not the best quality. But you can see a little of what it was like to be there. I cut together several clips and they move somewhat quickly, so don't blink or you might miss the jumps! But I am sure they looked a lot better on TV! Also on the reader board you will see the best jumper of the day was Nina. No surprise there.

The whole day was amazing. I never in my life thought I would attend an Olympic event of any kind and the Ariel Ski Jumping was a really fun event to see! Also, Edwin and I haven't had much time lately to play without caring for Liam at the same time. It felt like good old times. We had amazing weather, great friends, tons of food, and got caught up in the Olympic fever for a day. It was a day I won't soon forget!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Happy Anniversary, Edwin

To My Best Friend,

I can't believe we've been married 9 years already! The time has flown by, and it's been a wild 9 years. Some have been tough, some miraculous, some peaceful, but all of them wonderful in one way or another. I am so thankful that you picked me to spend your life with. I can't imagine being with anyone else. And because we're together, the world now has this incredible little person, Liam, and another one on the way! God has been good to us and I am looking forward to what He has for us in the years to come.

Here are a few pictures of our 9 years together (beginning after we got a digital camera). I don't have any yet for 2010, but I am sure there will be many with the little gummy bear due in August. I love you, Edwin!

2009 - Liam's 1st Birthday
2009 - Victoria
2009 - Guatemala
2008 - Now it's the three of us

2008 - Liam is born
2008 - Leavenworth

2007 - Boston
2006 - Canlis
2005 - Anniversary in Vegas
2004 - Argentina
2003 - Rio Dulce
2001 and 2002 were pre-digital, but remember that one in '02 in the Disneyland parking lot? And I would have picked a lovely wedding picture for 2001. You'll have to use your imagination because I was too tired to try and scan those pictures in!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Laughs at Lunch

Liam really had the giggles at lunch today. Just about everything was making him laugh. So I decided to grab the camera (something I have done very little of lately).