Olympics

Where is Sochi?

While I have been to Russia, I must admit that I had never even heard of Sochi before. I got curious today and had to see just how far away St. Petersburg (where I lived) was from Sochi. Well, it is quite far. I took a screen shot of the Google Map showing the difference.

Where is Sochi?

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The first time I went to Russia, I had the pleasure of visiting Moscow with my family and also travelling by train to St. Petersburg (and back to Moscow).

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The second time I went to Russia, I stayed in St. Petersburg and visited Gatchina. I didn’t find out until later that my Visa was only valid for me to be in St. Petersburg and leaving the border of the city was actually a very bad thing to do. Thankfully, God was protecting me from harm.

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Oh the stories I could tell about my adventures in Russia. The time went by way too fast and my memories are starting to fade with the years, but it was overall positive and very positive.

Celebrate The 2012 Olympics With Yummy Treats

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Are you enjoying the Olympics?

In between birthdays (Moses & Jonah) and graphic design clients, we have been catching up on the replays in the wee hours of the morning, after the children have gone to bed. They have been catching up during the day.

I thought I would bring you a fun and yummy selection of links today. There is sure to be something for everyone on this list. Have a look and then get out a pen and paper and make your shopping list.

  1. Olympic Torch Cupcakes
  2. Olympic Ring Waffles
  3. Olympic Biscuits
  4. Olympic Cookies: Gold Medals and Olympic Rings
  5. Olympic Ring Nanaimo Bars
  6. Olympic Ring Cookies
  7. Olympic Sweet Treat Round Up
  8. Olympic Torch Cupcakes
  9. Olympic Ring Pretzels
  10. Olympic Ring Donuts
  11. Champion Chocolate Cake
  12. Medal Cookies
  13. Olympic Ring Fruit Pizza
  14. Summer 2012 Olympics Party Treats
  15. Olympic Ring Cookies
  16. Olympic Ring Pizza
  17. Fruit Filled Olympic Rings
  18. Olympic Torch Cones

What has been your favorite part of the Olympics so far?
What sport are you anticipating the most?  

Joannie Rochette Wins Bronze!

We have been following some of the 2010 Olympic Games on television. We are not really “into” sports around here, but we got some Olympic fever when we watched the Opening Ceremonies. Instead of read alouds we have been watching the 2010 Olympic Games in the evenings.

Tonight, as the kids were falling asleep on the couch and the floor, ladies figure skating came on.  We had not seen much figure skating yet and settled in for an evening of dancing on ice. It was amazing (and heart wrenching too).

The commentators were discussing Joannie Rochette and how her mother passed away earlier this week. As I watched her skate tonight, I couldn’t even imagine the courage it took to press through the grief and push through all of those emotions and bring home a medal for Canada. Amazing. Simply amazing!

If you have not heard about Joannie Rochette, you can catch up on the rest of the story at the following links:

If you want to show your support (or send a card) to Joannie and her family, you can check out these links to get in contact with her:

Have you been following the 2010 Winter Olympics? Do you have a favorite moment?

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