Sunday, August 17, 2008

Olympic Fever

The Olympics need to end sometime in the near future because I am dying from Olympic sleep deprevation! Wanting to stay up til after midnight when I have to get up at 5:45 is no fun...so I'm forcing myself to go to sleep, even though I don't really want to! I have fallen on to the Michael Phelps band wagon! I am in love! He is amazing! I didn't get to see him grab his 8th gold medal last night but I am so happy that he did! It seems like everyone has gotten "Phelps Fever", and I'm not ashamed to admit it! I saw this video on the news the other day and thought it was so cute. Take a look!



Friday night I was so excited that I got to stay up and watch the women's gymnastics all-around finals. I love gymnastics! It's forever been one of my favorite sports to watch. Dominique Moceanu will always be one of my favorites. I'll never forget when she and the Magnificant 7 took gold in Atlanta in 1996! It was amazing! Our team this year was pretty awesome- taking the silver in the team competition. As I sat there and watched Friday night (and EARLY into Saturday morning) I found myself crying as a I realized we had won gold and silver. Natsia Liukin became only the third U.S. woman to win gold in the all-around competition, and I bawled like a baby! Congrats to Natsia and Shawn Johnson (who took the silver!)

Okay, so that's my Olympic Fever update for today! Just one more week to go...and then maybe I'll be able to sleep again! :)

4 comments:

Playful Professional said...

The '96 team was amazing. Shannon Miller, Kim, Dominiquex2, etc... I think I'm almost over the Olympics now though because gymnastics and swimming are ending. I'm just not going to turn on the TV. I can't handle not sleeping anymore.

Timar Lu said...

Well first of Troy says hi and to please tell your mom hi also. I also LOOOOOVE the olympics, but as you can guess (since you know Troy) I watch them alone. "Unless they have steering wheels or four legs, it is not a sport." He is a goof. I WILL convert him and our daughter is helping. Glad you found us, it is nice to see people from his mission. He loved Kentucky.

Stacey said...

Kari get a DVR for the next Olympics! You're sure to get sleep that way!

The Fischer Family said...

DVR! I am going to have to get that before the fall TV line up starts, since all of my shows come on at 10 and I have to be in bed by then :(