Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Summer Plans (finally)

I applied for several internships at the USOC for the summer and today I got word that out of 75 applicants, this girl (!) was chosen to be the intern to the International Games department!  I am so excited, this is exactly the step I need at this point!

Watch out Colorado Springs!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Talented Brother

My brother is extremely talented...  He has found a passion for photography and mostly all types of art.  Here's just a sample of what he's been doing lately:

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Synchronized Skating World Championships (picture overload)

I went to Synchronized Skating World Championships, April 8-11, 2010, with 7 girls that I skated with in high school and it was an awesome time!  It was great to see where synchro has come since I left the sport in 2007 and its fun to try to predict the trends for the next few years.  We'd been talking about starting an adult team here in Utah before we went to Worlds, but after it was almost a certainty!  We started planning music and getting choreography together, it's going to be an awesome team...  Here are some highlights of the weekend:
Haydenettes Short Program

Crystallettes Short Program

We LOVED Japan's dresses

This team skated to music from the Disney movie Jungle Book it was so cute!

Of course there was a MJ short program :)

We made USA Shirts for the second day of the competition...  They had rhinestones OBVIOUSLY!

Crystallettes Long Program

Half the team was cops and the other half were robbers, it was amazingly choreographed...

Haydenettes Long 

Final podium: Finland 1, Finland 2, USA 1

The last day in Colorado Springs we went to Garden of the Gods here are some of the pictures from that trip
Three Graces

Then we decided to take yoga pose pictures, here are a few of those:

Then we made the mom's take a picture:

We climbed in the rocks for a cute shot

Our Engagement Shot

Awesome frame of balanced rock with our fingers as a star...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vote for Bryce!

Vote for Bryce, he's very talented, and always considers others before himself:


Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I went to Synchronized Skating World Championships this weekend with my friends (another post on that coming soon), we all had a great time and I realized something this weekend and I thought I'd share!

I have been friends with these girls since high school, when we all skated together on a synchro team.  I never realized when I met them 10 years ago that we would be traveling, growing up, and sticking with each other throughout our lives, but now I cannot imagine my life without them!  We all had quite the 2009 (and 2010 so far): Angie and Alyssa got married, Amy moved in with her bf, Emily had her second baby (Lydia so cute!) and got an awesome new job that she loves, Meg is kicking butt as an athletic trainer and grad student and she got a puppy, and I am working my way through law school and one of my good friends won an Olympic gold medal!  We had several "grown up" conversations about jobs and husbands and everything in between during this trip and it made me realize that these girls are the people I lean on for help in all facets of my life and I know that they will be there for me, no matter what, for the rest of my life.  I am really grateful to have such great friends, love you girls!  I couldn't complete this post without talking about the moms we had on our trip...

I love how they still call us the kids/girls even though we are all in our mid-20s, half are married, and one has two kids!  Thanks for being there for all your "kids"! [and putting up with us posing you in pictures]