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Heres to Rio!

EVERY BOY AND EVERY GIRL SPICE UP YOUR LIFE ... Oh sorry I am still reliving my elementary roller skate party jams that were featured on the closing ceremonies last night. 
Ok done... but really do the Spice Girls ever get old... I submit they DO NOT!

The Olympics is one of my favorite times every 2/4 years. I dont know if it is the inspirational stories, or the tears on the medal stand or the surprises that each event holds, but I do know that they really just hold a special place in my heart.
For the last two weeks I have heard the announcers refer to past Olympic games and as they did that I can remember certain things about those games as markers in my life... for example

1996 Atlanta: Getting to stay up "late" and watch the Sensational 7 win the first American Team Gymnastics Gold.
2000 Sydney: Watching Josh Davis, a swimmer from my new home town of San Antonio, medal and doing my 6th grade biography project on him... in the very same school he attended.
2004 Athens: Coming home in between summer dance practices soaking up every minute I could.
2008 Beijing: Watching Michael Phelps tear it up in the pool in my very first college apartment.
2012 London: Moving to Houston!

As I think back to those moments I can remember them all so clearly which made me think I wonder what I will be doing in 4 years when the athletes of the world gather in Rio.

Here are some things I know.
I will be 27.
I will have been teaching for 5 years.
My best friend will have a almost 4 year old.
My brother will have graduated college.
I will have a new car. (Ruby is a stud but I don't know if I can pull 4 more years outta her)

Here are somethings I wonder...
Still blogging?
Where will I be living?
Am I still teaching? Photographing?

Four years seems like a lifetime right now but before you know it Rio will be here and I will be reminiscing about the time I had just moved to Houston when the London Olympics were on when Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian, Oscar Pestorious was the first Para-Olympian to participate in the Olympics and when Gabby Douglas won the Women's Gymnastics All-Around. 

Heres to RIO!



Whitney H said...

I felt the same way! I was watching the opening ceremony and thought, "oh my gosh... I might have a kid by the next summer Olympics!" Kind of freaked me out a little, haha!

Jess said...

The best idea ever!

And I love the spin that you put on this post...relating each Olymipics to certain things going on in your life!

And listen here, even if you're not blogging in 5 years, you still have to be tweeting or I don't know what I 'll do!

And it sounds like today is teachers' first day back! If it is for you... HAPPY FIRST DAY, if it's not, save that for when it is ;)

xoxox LOVE YOU!

henning love said...

can i admit that i didn't watch the closing ceremony? nor the opening ceremony because of all the randomness and weirdness people were writing about on facebook? anyways i do love watching the closing ceremonies to see them pass the torch onto the next hosting city and there is always a sense of sadness because the previous 2 weeks of competing went by so fast!

Darby Hawley said...

You know I never thought about it like that. I know that I'm already excited for the next Olympics but I never considered where I would be in 4 I'm definitely thinking about it!

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

I love your connection of the games to your personal life! It's so true that public moments like that connect us to a memory. Same with music, places, outfits, etc.

Missed seeing you yesterday, but I'll see you soon enough! Love to you, dear!

Amanda said...

I was secretly excited about the Spice Girls :) and Rio seems like centuries away but I'm sure it'll be here before we know it! Now I have to figure out what I will do with all my spare time of not watching the Olympics! Ha :) Have an awesome Monday! XO

Kara Renee said...

That's so cool on how the Olympics match up with your life! This was the first year I've really watched them and I'm so amazed that I haven't watched them before this! I was tearing up like nuts at the montage they played for the Fab 5 last night!