Skip to content

Road to Sochi

January 26, 2014

So…it has been crazy cold here in Atlanta this winter – so cold in fact that we can freeze ice this thick in the backyard. CRAZY!!! Michael has had so much fun throwing it on the patio just to see it shatter and then stomping all over it. I love that boy!

2014-01-24_039 (1280x864)

Sweet Clare is so ready to be outside that she dresses herself to go out!

2014-01-24_041 (1280x870)

Sunday there was a brief break in the cold weather. Of course we had no choice but to take advantage of it. Atlantic Station, you never fail to impress. So very, very cool!

2014-01-26_211 (1280x851)

The Road to Sochi tour was completely amazing!!!

2014-01-26_062 (1280x851)

The kids “road” a bobsled.

2014-01-26_058 (1280x851)

The luge seems like a fun event. If only it had been a longer track. Wow though…increased speeds and ice? I don’t know. I think I’ll take the southern version instead.

2014-01-26_073 (1280x852)

2014-01-26_085 (1280x851)

Michael especially loved the speed skating.

2014-01-26_095 (1280x851)

We thought it was cool that the hockey tent included a speed gun recording the rate of the puck into the net. Awesome.

2014-01-26_106 (1280x851)

Sara Hughes was phenomenally gracious. She signed autographs. TALKED to those meeting her, inquiring about their interests and own inspirations. Her cards were an opportunity to record what makes you Rise Up. Katie said it was baking and I said it was God and teaching. Hers was winning the gold medal. What an amazing lady and so very, very sweet! Autographs are fun, right?!

2014-01-26_121 (1280x842)

Nate found curling to be a bit tricky.

2014-01-26_126 (1280x851)

The biathlon was deceivingly difficult. The skiing required so much of your whole body and then there was the rifle shooting or bean bag toss in our case. Hard to concentrate for sure. Katie won against her opponent. Nate beat Michael but not without ease.

2014-01-26_146 (1280x852)

Grana and Aunt Jenny & Julius were able to join us too!

2014-01-26_166 (1280x851)

2014-01-26_172 (1280x873)

Oh my such an amazing initiative by AT&T! They set up their booth to record guests chanting U-S-A and then handed out an amazingly patriotic and warm scarf. The greatest part? A chance to be on a commercial during the Olympic games. How fun, right!! Apparently, they even call to tell you when it will air so you don’t miss it.

2014-01-26_175 (1280x851)

The kids especially enjoyed the cross country skiing.

2014-01-26_196 (1280x851)

2014-01-26_200 (1280x851)

Clare even got to ski jump.

2014-01-26_Clare (768x1024)

Live music and lots and lots of freebies made it fun also!

2014-01-26_209 (1280x851)

I, for one, am an Olympic lover! I love every bit of it. I love watching all of them. I love that there is a sense of pride in your country. I love that it makes the world seem smaller for a few weeks. I love that it highlights the athletes dedication and talent in their sport. I love that I can share it with my family. I love that we learn a bit about the host country. I love that it lasts an entire two weeks. Right now, I’m glad that it’s only a few days away! Thanks Atlantic Station for making us anticipate the games even more this year!

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Enlarge Thy Tent

Making room for more in our hearts and our home

Clickin Moms

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Clover Lane

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Full Bus

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

SouleMama

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Quiet Life

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Savor His Goodness

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Catholic Family Vignettes

A collage of literary snapshots from the life of a large traditional Catholic family

Homeschooling With Joy

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

The Breadbox Letters

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Small Things

Just another WordPress.com site

My Child, I Love You

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Revolution of Love

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Blog of the Courtier

by William Newton

fountains of home

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

SlowMama

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

Amongst Lovely Things

The life of a stay-at-home-mom should not be taken for granted. Enjoy my remembrances of today!

www.aholyexperience.com/

Just another WordPress.com site

Young House Love

DIY Home Decorating Projects, Tutorials, & Shenanigans

%d bloggers like this: