Hello everyone! It has been quite a while since I have been able to check in, and I am getting very anxious to get everything settled into our new home and back on a normal schedule.
Until then, I am squeezing blogging in when I can and hope that I do not lose too many of you along the way.
In case you are new around here, I want to assure you my life (and writing) is not usually all over the place! Since we announced the move, we have been surrounded by adjustments, new environments, and a variety of brown boxes. Lucky for us, there have been a few fun things to cancel out the stress and challenges.
Over the past month:
• We drove up and moved our lives from Orlando, Florida to Detroit, Michigan.
• We lived in a hotel for three and a half weeks.
• I learned we are not actually in Detroit, and I have yet to visit the city.
• We celebrated Scott’s Birthday!
• We moved into our new condo in Rochester Hills!
Lets back up to Scott’s birthday… it fell on a Friday and I was able to surprise him with a dinner, followed by an entire day of tumbling and gymnastics. I will be sharing more about it soon, but wanted to get to the main event of what today’s post is all about.
Tour of Gymnastics Champions
When we saw a billboard sharing that the USA Gymnastics Olympic Teams were coming to our town, we wanted to go. When we found out the show was going to be on Scott’s actual birthday, we made it happen.
We have both always had a little thing for watching gymnastics. It was a little surprising to find out that Scott enjoys it even more than I do. While growing up, he taught himself how to tumble and ended up coaching gymnastics after college. To this day, you can still see him flipping and balancing on who knows what, anywhere you could imagine.
Those of you who have met him in person can especially attest the last part is true! 😉
We showed up to the show not knowing what to expect. A few floor routines and tricks from their Olympic performances was my best guess. What we got was a full production including lights, props, dancing, and comedy!
I was hoping to see the Mens and Womens Olympic Teams in its entirety, and that is exactly who showed up. Scott was a little disappointed that his favorite of the Fierce Five, McKayla Maroney, was out on injury. She did, however, come out for a final bow with the team.
Everyone was fantastic! Shocking to me, my least favorite part of the show were the dancers. I can appreciate any kind of dance performance, but it was the gymnastics performers who really stole the show. Who it should have been anyways.
Although my eyes were glued on the girls during the Olympic Games, the guys really impressed me live.
They are so strong and I loved seeing them all perform together.
One of my favorite elements were the aerialists.
There were only a few of them, and they were beautiful.
The finale of the show highlighted the true stars of the year: The 2012 Mens and Womens Olympic Teams! My photos of them balancing on gold rings came out blurry, so here are a few of them practicing from their website. It looks like they are missing Gabby in the middle for the girls finale.
Great job ladies!
Now, check out those men. I told you they were strong!
We left the show very pleasantly surprised. We had a wonderful time and it was really sweet to see Scott’s eyes light up watching something he really enjoys doing himself, on another level of course.
All right, I should really get back to unpacking. Hope to share more about Scott’s birthday soon!
Have a great rest of the day!