Friday, February 12, 2010

With Glowing Hearts

I can't think of a better time to tell you all about how we spent most of Monday than right now while I am watching the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosted here in Vancouver. I have always been a HUGE fan of the Olympics, and I can vividly remember sitting on the back of our couch anxiously awaiting the announcement of the 2010 host city on July 2, 2003. I was so very excited to find out that WE would be the host to the world. I couldn't hold back the emotional tears of excitement, joy and pride... much like I am feeling at this very moment and how I felt on Monday.

The Olympic Torch relay traveled through Langley on Monday, and over 25,000 people were in attendance for the festivities. Reagan, Anna and I were a part of that group! The celebration was truly spectacular, and very moving. Monday was day 102 of the 106 day relay event as the torch traveled across Canada and back. As we watched the torch approaching, I found myself once again fighting back my tears. The theme for the entire relay was "With Glowing Hearts", and my heart was glowing with pride as I watched the events unfold.
Now don't get me wrong... I am a proud American! But I am also very proud to be living in Canada right now, especially since I live just outside of Vancouver!

The highlight of the day came right as we were getting ready to leave, and we saw all of the relay runners gathering in the distance for a group photo. Reagan, Anna & I walked over like we knew exactly what we were doing, and we joined the group! Reagan used her adorable charm, and it wasn't very long before we were all taking turns holding the torch and taking pictures.
Monday was a VERY good day... With Glowing Hearts, we became a part of Olympic history as that torch has now also been used to light the official cauldron of the 2010 Winter Olympics!


Ace said...

How very cool! What great memories!

Mama4Real said...

That's so fun! I'm sad to be missing it!

Miller Racing Family said...

That is so awesome. I thought of you a lot last night as we watched the opening ceremonies. You will have to drop by on Wednesday as I am going to show off our version of the winter Olympics.
It is sad to said I don't even know if we will flip the channel over to the big race in the morning. I say NASCAR can wait.
Have a great Valentine's weekend.

Carrie said...

Wow! That is awesome! What a memorable moment! LOVE the pictures...Reagan looks super adorable in her little Canada sweatshirt! SO FUN! I would be so excited!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a great experience!!!

JennyH said...

Wow- how cool it that!?

Love the pictures!

ModernMom said...

Your pictures are amazing! Such fantastic memories for you and your family:)