We sure heart the Olympics over here in Indiana. On Friday, we oohed and ahhed at the Opening Ceremonies. On Saturday, my energetic and creative sister-in-law (Happy Birthday Paige!) hosted the Maddex/Sabourin family Olympic games in her fenced in back yard involving such popular events as: Pacifier Juggling, The Three-Legged Race, and Free-Style Dancing; above is a photo of the awards ceremony. Last night we held our collective breath as the U.S. men's gymnastics team tried their hardest to stick a landing. Benjamin and Priscilla began begging me for their own gymnastics lessons while awkwardly yet determinedly attempting splits, hand stands, and backbends - much like I did in 1984 while breathlessly witnessing the remarkable Mary Lou Retton earning a perfect ten (I dare you to watch this video without getting tearily nostalgic). If you have your own favorite Olympic memories, I'd love to hear them!
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