Oh my goodness…mom and I are sitting here watching the Olympic opening ceremonies on tv in absolute awe!!!!!!
What a spectacular display in every aspect of art,Chinese culture and symbolism and global unity! It makes one stop to ponder why we can’t,as a world, pull together like this more often eh? If it weren’t for the crowds and heat in beijing at the moment….I would have given anything to have seen that ceremony in person
On another topic….the shopping in Minneapolis has rocked!!!! Check out the huge concrete panda momma and baby pair my son and I found at a garden center abpve!!!! I couldn’t buy that pair but am ordering them….don’t tell Steve…hee hee hee
Another fun find is my ” I lack focus” t shirt (yes the writing is blurry)….couldn’t resist that one
Ill write more tomorrow…the USA will be represented after the commercial….woo hoo!!!!! Go USA!!!
Can you believe these 2 cracker boxes??? These were my first 2 homes after getting married and having children!!!! I am just amazed they are still in good shape and even more blown away that we fit in those houses with our kids and stuff!! Bryan drove me by the old homesteads which made for a fun afternoon and a lot of great memories bubbling to the surface.
Lucky you!! It has been seven or so years since we were there. Sure hope for you that the toiets havegotten better!! Have a great time! suze
No one can ever match the opening ceremonies that Beijing put on!!! Absolutely unbelievable!! Jim & I both thought the ‘print modules’ were on hydrolics—WRONG AGAIN—-AND the drums—-My mouth hung open, although Sandra & I got to see how precise the Chinese are in everything they do. Sandra, remember the women chanting over & over at the temple in time to the drums???? That too was amazing.
Gay Noland says
I am so glad that we were able to watch the opening ceremonies from the beginning to the end. Our cable company here in St. Maarten usually loses their satellite connection right in the middle of anything important that one might be watching! It was absolutely spectacular!Love those Panda statues.
I just knew the Chinese would have the ultimate Opening Ceremony and i was blown away. each moment was better than the last and it just kept me in total awe!!! Sandy…i bet you recongnize several sites when they do these little interesting sidebars. so many gorgeous shots of the great wall, the forbidden city…..and other spots that i cannot remember the names. Those Panda mom and baby figures you found are wonderful!!!! hahahha. im sure steve will love them almost as much as you do!!!! whenever i buy something like that i tell bob i need it for ART STUDY!!!!! they will pay for themselves!!!!!!
Sandy Helm says
I am from Salt Lake City. We had the Olympics in 2002. Beijing’s opening ceremony put us to shame. And every country from now on will have that bar to rise to. What a beautiful scene it was.
SandyH….dont apologize for the opening ceremony in Salt Lake City. it was wonderful. each opening ceremoney is a production of artistic talents in itself. each one worthy of great praise. i love it…..and im sure everyone else who saw it, loved it too!!!!!