Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Beautiful Fab Five Moments

I couldn't NOT post about last night's events in the Olympics.
#TeamUSA. Need I say more?

Was I bummed to find out hours before the gymnastics event aired here that the women's team had taken the gold? Yes, yes I was. [And I sure hope I'm not spoiling anything here.]
But I still watched the event and boy, am I glad that I did.

Things that made me get all teary-eyed - [Oh, come on... I know I'm not the only one]:

1. Seeing the girls looking stellar in their red leotards.

2. McKayla Maroney's vault. HOLY COW! In my opinion, she deserved a perfect score.

3. Watching Kyla Ross' beautiful lines and extension on the beam

4. Watching Gabby Douglas literally FLY through the air.

5. The last moments of Aly's floor routine, realizing they had won gold.

6. Team USA waiting in anticipation for their final score and confirming the gold.

7. Seeing Jordyn Wieber's ecstatic smile and awesome leadership

8. And, of course, the medal ceremony...

There were so many amazing moments. I just sat there thinking about what was going through the girls' minds as they were given their gold medals and as they watched their flag wave, listening to the National Anthem.

They are said to be the greatest Women's Gymnastics team of all time... and I believe it!

It all makes you think about your dreams, your goals, why you never trained for the Olympics. Ha :)

Oh, and congratulations to Michael Phelps on his amazing 19 Olympic medal record! WOW! It was a golden night, for sure.

What was your favorite Olympic gymnastics moment this year?


Meghan @ More from Meg said...

I loved watching the girls gymnastics last night - I almost cried when they got their medals!! :) Love your blog, I'm a new follower!! Love for you to stop by and say hi on my blog!

Claire Kiefer said...

I looooooved watching the women's gymnastics, and last night was especially magical! The girls were amazing, and Maroney's vault??? Really, all of it was just incredible. What a proud moment for them!

Mrs. Jones said...

I'm a gymnastics fan, and have spent my whole life around it. But Maroney's vault? It was out of this world. I've never seen anything like it. Now the non-pros from the team will turn pro and none of them will make it to a college team, which makes me a little sad. But what a night for the USA!

Ashley said...

LOVE IT!! great recap :)

Catie said...

Awesome post! I literally had tears in my eyes watching this last night. Such a great win for the USA.

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

The gymnastics are my favorite event. It is so amazing.. the stuff they can do! I love it!

CALLIE said...

I haven't gotten a chance to watch the whole night, but when I got home last night I was able to catch the last floor routine and Phelps 19th win. What a HUGE night for the USA!! I was crying the whole time ha!

katie michelle said...

it was AMAZING and i'm so glad i got to watch it all. these girls! i can't believe some of the stuff they do!! definitely my favourite part of the olympics :)

Kodi said...

I cried too! Aly's floor routine ending was the best of the best especially with the emotion she put into it.

So glad to be from the USA!:)

Aimee said...

I wanted to cry reading your post and thinking about it all over again! When I watched Aly start crying at the end of her routine I was so excited! Those girls deserved everything they worked so hard for! I couldn't believe the judges didn't give McKayla a 10, it was BEAUTIFUL! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who wanted to cry for those girls!

tara said...

this had me in tears last night too! so awesome! :)