30 August 2008
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Shout out by Tamara at 8/22/2008 04:32:00 PM
15 August 2008
Shout out by Tamara at 8/15/2008 06:33:00 AM
11 August 2008
2. Several times, they had women hanging from the ceiling (kind of trapeze-artist like) and they did various Chinese-art things. It was so pretty and very graceful.
3. This was by far my favorite...people walking around this globe...and the globe would change. Sometimes it seemed like a ball of fire, other times it resembled the Earth. People would walk/run across the globe (made possible after 8 months of training), and it was a great symbol of unity...just what the Olympic Games try to portray.
4. The oh-so-recognizable Olympic rings. They looked as good as ever.5. Don't ask me how they did this act, but these were dancers (kinda like the martial arts guys) who had on white clothing that were sometimes glow-in-the darkish, yet other times, they were plain colors. They stood in the ring formation, then quickly would switch and get in one huge circle then fan out toward the audience...some of them glowing and others not. Strange, but oh so cool!6. The fireworks. I watched a clip about the painter of the Olympic sky on the Today Show, before the Ceremonies were broadcast on television Friday evening. This guy was amazing...he starting blowing things up and making/setting off fireworks since he was seven. It is an art form, and his canvas was seen by the entire world. One word: spectacular! Fireworks were coming out of the dome, going off in the sky, going off in corners at a timed speed....I mean....W-O-W!This last picture shows the Athletic Dome really well. Whoever designed it was very modern in taste, but it is something to WOW about, again. Above it, you can see the side of the Indoor Water Arena as well. It is really cool looking, too.
The Olympics just keep getting better and better. I hear the Chinese only spent $400 million dollars on this program...was it worth it? Hmmmmm. I DID enjoy it.
Shout out by Tamara at 8/11/2008 10:14:00 AM
09 August 2008
Shout out by Tamara at 8/09/2008 10:17:00 AM
06 August 2008
Several of you know that Steven and I have lived with mostly hand-me-down furniture for the first year of our marriage. We both come from great families and friends who adore us so much they want to GIVE us all of their unwanted furniture and knick-knacks. And don't get me wrong...we have enjoyed it tremendously! We have not had to worry about purchasing too many things since being married and moving...our friends and family have truly blessed us!
Wait a minute....what are THOSE doing on the sofa? Hmmm....let's take a closer look!
(above) S#1 (polkadots), S#2 w/ stars, S#3 w/ large blue plaid
(above) S#4 (large red plaid), S#5 (sage green plaid), S#6 (small navy plaid)
(above) S#6 (same as above...small navy plaid), S#7 (small red plaid), S#8 (red & green plaid)
Did you guess it? I finished my Christmas stockings....all EIGHT of them! I started them on Wednesday, and finished them on the way up to Nauvoo this weekend in the car. Jeanne, my mother-in-law helped me so much! I found a pattern on-line (after looking forever), but it was just the shape...nothing more! I wanted to line them with fuzzy material, put a cute little toe/heel patch on each one, and add a few extra special touches. Jeanne really helped me work step-by-step and gave me a homework assignment each and every night. I have to admit, it was lots of work, but loads of fun!!
Once they were all completed, I let Steven pick the stocking he wanted to be "his", and I got to pick my favorite next. We both agreed that ONE of them was equally our least favorite and we've agreed to give that one to the child that will be our least favorite!!! (ha ha ha)
Can you guess which stocking belongs to Steven? to Tamara? to our future least favorite child? Refer to the numbers & descriptions above...winner gets something REAL special...I promise!
(sorry Steven...you can't participate)
Shout out by Tamara at 8/06/2008 12:00:00 PM
05 August 2008
Shout out by Tamara at 8/05/2008 05:02:00 PM
04 August 2008
Shout out by Tamara at 8/04/2008 09:06:00 AM
03 August 2008
Shout out by Tamara at 8/03/2008 08:00:00 AM