Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sunday Summary

Here's some big(gish) events from the past week.

Ryan triathlon--This is the most impressive one by far. Ryan completed the Olympic Triathlon at Lake Coeur d'Alene. That's a 1 mile swim, a 25 mile bike ride and a 6 mile run. It took him 2 hours and 45 minutes and he finished in the top third of 850 competitors. And it was his first. And I started crying when I hugged him at the finish line. (a. I'm pregnant and b. it's a big deal and I was very proud of him).


Olympics Opening Ceremony--did anyone else watch this???! It was truly amazing and my big kids and I were loving every minute. And I also made it about 42 seconds into NBC's opening segment before I started crying (again) and announced to my children that I would be crying through the entire Olympics, so to just prepare themselves. Something about a life spent in attaining excellence and their One Big Moment--makes me all emotional.



The Daines Sleep Over--except they didn't sleep. Ryan woke up at 4:45 and they were finishing a movie. Everyone was grouchy the next day, so I announced that every crying fit and fight would result in 15 minute earlier bedtime. Yeah, they were in bed by 7:30pm. (Usual summer bedtime is 9:00pm). We'll be monitoring the slumbering better next time.

(some of the non-sleepers at more appropriate non-sleeping times)

So, obviously, there was little happening again this week. Stay tuned for tomorrow for a post about the way more exciting week we have coming up!

18 comments:

G and G Nut said...

WAY TO GO, RYAN!! NO TEARS, BUT LOTS OF CHEERS!
XOXO

Bekah said...

WOW! Congrats! Mom and I are both really impressed (but Ryan is always impressive)! We love you!

We LOVE the Olympics too! So inspiring!

Paige said...

Hey, your Sunday Summary was far superior to mine, even if it was short! I am excited for your week coming up, esp. if it involves school. Ryan is a star. And I'm addicted to the Olympics.

Brooke said...

Wowee!! Now that's somethin to talk about. :) Hope it was awesome. I'm sure it was. I want to do one together when I'm in good enough shape to k. p.s-rent is on it's way. Sorry!!

Lauren in GA said...

Wow. Wow. Wow to Ryan. That is amazing.

I cry about the Olympics, too...the amazing triumphs set to amazing music and replayed in slow-motion...forget it, I bawl.

Audry said...

Very impressive.! The Olympics are on every night at the casa de Homecs.

Meg said...

I was just thinking about a post about how the Olympics make me cry. Did you see the replay of Debbie Phelps (his mom) watching Mike Phelps Olympic Win for swimming? I bawled. So great!☺

jessica said...

We let the girls stay up until 10 just so they could watch the US walk in the stadium. I was of course...emotional.

I am a total baby when it comes to the Olympics...and I'm not pregs!

And congrats to Ryan! I was hoping that number on his calf was a tatoo I had never noticed before so I wouldn't be the only rebel in the ward.

Tammy said...

Ryan is so impressive, nicely tied to the spirit of the Olympics, which like you, totally gets me all emotional, inspired and excited! I second that motion, even though I did not shed a tear. miss you and your emotions!

zeeny said...

I cried during the first thirty seconds of the olympics too! And I'm not even pregnant! I tried to hide it from R but finally just let it all out! Deep down I really want to be an olympian!

Erin said...

I am SO impressed with the triathalon! Excellent work Ryan. I am participating in a team triathalon this fall because a. I can't swim worth a darn and b. my Schwinn bike likely wouldn't help me finish in the top 1/3rd. ;)

Anisa said...

Way to go Ryan!

Ilene said...

I'm glad to see Ryan wore black to match to his newly spray painted bike.

Abbie said...

Go Ryan!

Meghann said...

Good Job Ryan!!!

I get emotional during the Olympics as well . . . okay, even some Olympic commercials have the potential to make me cry.

Carie said...

I know how Ryan feels about communal encouragement, but really, AMAZING.

We are also Olympic junkies. Our tv has not seen this much use in years.

nurse graham said...

What you didn't mention was that the bike leg has a monster hill that seems to go on FOREVER! Great job, Ryan.

I missed the opening ceremonies, but stayed up way too late last night to watch the women's gymnastics all-around finals. I was a little teary eyed when I watched the medals being placed around Nastia and Shawn's necks.

Adrianne said...

Ryan, you are amazing. I'm not sure which is more impressive, Gabe's birthday party or the triathelon... Can we clone you?