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This was the PM after the woman’s downhill skiing. I think we were all a little tired at this point and man was it getting chilly! We had a trek to get to the event, then Grant was asleep in my baby wrap before security, which he then woke up and I had to take him out of the wrap so they could check and make sure I wasn’t a threat. Ugh! Anyways, once we finally made it up to the site it was really interesting to see how things were set up. The “finish” area actually was up hill to all the competitors time to slow down and stop. Prior to the event some guys sprayed the ice down with water…I just don’t think I could have the courage to go down an ice slide on a sled, laying on my back. I mean wax paper on a metal slide is one thing…this is just crazy! We were able to watch the US guys and then Grant was getting restless/cold/whatever so I took him down to the warming tent. We pretty much stayed there until everyone was ready to leave. It was just cold and you really only saw the competitors for a split second.

We were ready to leave by the middle of it, and grabbed some subway before heading back to the bus. When walking back we went by the medals area (you needed a separate ticket to enter). Lindsey Vonn was there being awarded her gold medal for the downhill skiing. There was definitely some excitement around that place. But I think our excitement was greater when we were able to sit down in the bus and eat our sandwiches!

Credits: Karla Dudley Sobe (papers) and Katie Hadfield Winter Games

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Grant and I were able to take some photos outside a few weeks ago. The lighting was perfect, early morning, and Grant pretty much just walked around wherever he pleased. I think he tried to eat a few rocks as well…I guess that is just part of being outside. Credits: Kristen Rice Out of This World

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Our third day in Vancouver was actually mostly spent outside of Vancouver, at Whistler Ski Resort. The first half of the day was spent traveling on the bus and then watching the Alpine Women’s Downhill. There was a great atmosphere at this event, perfect weather (we even wore sunscreen), and Grant slept through most of the event. Two USA ladies took Gold and Silver – Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso. We did witness a few falls, which is pretty scary considering the skiers can reach speeds of 80mph. No one was seriously injured, however, and the event pretty much went on without too many delays. After the event we went to Whistler Village for lunch/shopping until the next event later in the afternoon.

Credits: Katie Hadfield Winter Games, Fortunate by MScraps Designers

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The first Olympic Event that we were able to view was the men’s figure skating short program. This was Tuesday night after our shopping trip to Granville Island. It was definitely a long day, and Grant was pretty cranky by the end of it. The seats were so close together so he didn’t really have any where to run so Chris and I traded off going outside the seating area to let him run around. I ended up putting Grant in my baby wrap and letting him sleep at the end and watched from behind the seating area. I must admit was one of my dreams to be at an Olympic figure skating event. It was pretty awesome to see those guys live and in person. I couldn’t help but think, however, that they put so much work and effort into simply skating, and likely it is the main focus of their lives. So where is God in all of that? I am sure that the Christian athletes struggle with the priority of God in their lives just as much as I do, and right now my responsibilities are a lot less public. I hope that I make God more than an afterthought or just an extra “add-on” in my life…because in the end He is all that matters.

Credits: Paislee Press Mid Winters Flight, Kate Hadfield Winter Games

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I have been trying to clean out my photo stash on this computer…long overdue! But I found these photos, and really loved the focal photo of Grant’s Aunt Amanda. So I decided to use them in a LO for my DYL class, of which I am about three weeks behind (I blame that on vacation…among other things)! But I feel like I am learning a lot and hopefully applying things well.
Credits: Credits: Paislee Press MId WInters Flight, Sir Scrapalot Designs Artistic Mess Paper Pack, Karla Dudley Zander Baby (papers), snow stamp from Fun and Frosty by Cinnamon Designs

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After making the thank you card was so fun, I decided to make this card after talking with a friend the other day. I just purchased this kit and think it may be my favorite of all time! I just love all the elements. Anyways, the kit is from Sweet Shoppe Designs, designer Baers Garten, Sewing with Love kit. Enjoy!

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I was so excited for this day (after being too tired to go the day previous)! Anyways, we went to Granville Island to do a bit of shopping (early in the morning before the crowds). I think we all enjoyed it…and we were off to the men’s figure skating short program afterwards (can’t wait to get those pics up). Let me just say that I love Vancouver and this day marks the beginning of one of my dreams…to be at the Olympics!
Credits: Katie Pertiet Spot Dots Olympics, Paislee Press Mid Winters Flight, Createwings Winters Flight

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