Friday, July 27, 2012

Summer Olympics

I'm so excited to watch the 2012 Summer Olympics. The buzz leading up to the Opening Ceremonies has brought back a flood of memories for me and my husband because our son was born just before the 2008 Summer Olympics. We would be up at 2:00, 3:00, or 4:00 in the morning, feeding a hungry baby and watching the events live from Beijing.

I'm not much of an athlete, but I can respect anyone who dedicates their lives to the pursuit of a dream. But be warned, if you ever watch the Olympics with me, I'll probably cry. Four years ago I thought it was the combination of post pregnancy hormones and exhaustion, but my family watched a special on some of the greatest Olympic moments of the past, and I teared up during those. I don't have anything to blame it on this year. :)

Do you watch the Olympics? What's your favorite event?


  1. I really get into the Olympics too. It's better than any reality TV show! :)
    Looking forward to the swimming.

  2. I'm not much into sport. I do like watching the opening ceremony. I like fencing and the equestrian events

    1. We watched last night! I fell asleep before they lit the torch, but I DVRed it.

  3. Yes I do. I sort of burn myself out of 'em that first week. :D

    I like the diving. Always look for the tiny splash and am amazed every time!
    ~ Wendy

  4. I do watch the Olympics! Not ultra-religiously, but I do like to tune in. I'm sorta kicking myself because I actually studied in London, have been back quite a few times and always said I'd return again in 2012 during the Olympics. Am I in London right now? NO! Whyyyyyy?!?! :)

  5. I don't get into it too much, but I do like the gymnastics and the swimming. I remember watching the Olympics when Kerri Shrug injured herself but kept going. Now that's perseverance! A cry-worthy moment. :) Have fun!

  6. We are a family of Olympic watchers! We root as if we were there too. It's going to be a great 3 weeks! USA! USA! USA!

  7. We love the Olympics. It's especially fun this year because my girls are 6 & 8 and they are enjoying them, too! Love it!

  8. I think the best event is speed walking.

  9. I wish. Now that I write, I do well to watch the news.

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