Monday, January 6, 2014

Sochi Olympic Trials

One of the benefits of living in Utah :)

After the ski jump portion of the Nordic Combined trials (which I missed, but it was worth it to see the jumps and get in the Olympic spirit)

After the cross-country ski portion of the Nordic Combined trials, which I did see.
Neat to watch Vancouver's gold medalist race! 

The Olympic Oval in Kearns, UT, ready for the 500 m short track speed skating trials

The retired Apolo Anton Ohno broadcasting for NBC (middle)

Jessica Smith (with the orange helmet) blew away the women's competition, and will be joined at the Olympics by Emily Scott (with the long blond ponytail) and Alyson Dudek, also pictured here. 

J.R. Celski, who won two bronzes in Vancouver and is the favorite for a US medal in Sochi

Celski and Eddy Alvarez (717), whose entire family was right behind us chanting and cheering like crazy.
It was awesome to get caught up in the Eddy fervor - these trials sealed his attendance at his first Olympic games!

Road to Sochi

Sneaking near to Ohno while he broadcasted after the day's races were over

The cutest little hockey player EVER

Holiday Break

Winter Fun, Family Nativity, Gift Opening, Family Christmas Party. We loved our two weeks with family!

In her bath that afternoon Madelyn had discovered that shampoo was a thing.
During dinner she decided to try it out with her enchilada.