Friday, August 15, 2008

Gymnastics 2008 Olympics

My favorite Olympic Sport is Gymnastics I might be partial but I can't help but LOVE this sport. Gymnastics might be fun for all of you to watch but no one but gymnasts understand the excitment we get from watching it in the olympics or from actually being a gymnast. I'm not going to lie it makes me miss it sooooo much. After watching I just want to go work out and do some routines I get a rush. Mandi you understand.

I am so proud of our gymnasts and they were so frustrating exciting and fun to watch. I am getting excited for the individual event competition. The United States Women's Gymnastics team won the silver metal and China won the Gold. I was so hoping that we would win the gold again and we were so close. It has been since the magnificent seven in the 96 olympics since the team won the Gold. I remember that so clearly and I can't believe I was only 9 when that happened. But I am so happy that they won the silver. They are such a cute group of girls and so stinkin talented. I know they make it look easy but believe me they have busted their little butts their whole gymnastics career to look the way they do out there.

Thursday Night Ty and I watched the All-Around Women's Gymnastics Competition. It was a rollercoaster and it didn't turn out the way I thought it would or the way I would have hoped but it still turned out really good.
Little Shawn Johnson is my favorite gymnast from the 2008 Beijing olympics. I don't know what it is about this 4 foot 9 girl but I can't take my eyes off of her when she is out there competing. She has beautiful lines and she is always smiling. She is having fun out there. With all of the stress and pressure she is still smiling and loving what she knows best and has worked for her whole life. Shawn had the highest All-around in the Olympic trials and I felt like America was so lucky to have her in China to represent Gymnastics and the United States. So far she has earned her silver in the team competition and last night she won her second olympic silver in the All Around cometition and she was only six tenths from Gold. Her floor routine at the end of the competition was AMAZING! I can't wait to see what she will win in the individual events.
Nastia Liukin is the other top gymnast from the United States this year. Last night she was a great representation of the United States taking the All-Around Gold Medal! She is also going to do great in the individuals. Make us proud girls.


Mandi and Jeff said...

Yay for us gymnasts. I have been staying up way to late, into the wee hours of the night, to watch this craziness. They are so good, it is amazing and I miss it too!

Crandalls said...

Hey Whit! Thanks for your post on my site...I am doing great. Miss you too. I was so excited to find your blog and then when I was in Utah I ran into Bre at Kohls. I have been thinking a lot lately about all my old high school friends so I am glad I am in touch with both of you again!

Paint your own pottery....hmmm, I am sure there is one in Utah somewhere but I have never been to one. As a kid my mom would take me to a pottery place called "Sue's Ceramics" up on Highway 193 in Layton. You can buy pottery there and supplies and take it home to paint, and then you bring it back to be fired. Anyway, the place was awesome. I got to go there and paint away and didn't even have to clean up my own mess:) How are you guys doing? How's married life?

Kirk said...

I am mad at the Chinese...I miss you guys and Whitty you could've won all around gymnastics

Rachel Jenkins said...

Loved the gymnastic people too! I miss talking about One Tree Hill with you! :) Hope all is well!

Nikki said...

Hey Tyler....this is your cousin Nikki (Kjar) I know wow... who is she, do I know her??? Anyways your wife is darling. I haven't seen you in years!!!! Well I would love to invite you to my blog so send me your email address so I can. Talk to ya soon Nikki

Justin M. Bowen said...

Hey Whitney, I just wanted to let you know that your pictures are done (and SO cute) and we will send them out today. It was great to meet you, you guys are such a fun couple.

Kyra and Ben said...

Whitney, glad you found our blog. It is a nice way for us to keep in touch. You and Ty are so cute and such a fun couple.