Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Super Angie... Vegas style

I just got home from my two days of lessons in Vegas with Vassili. I'm dead tired, and so I will blog tomorrow, but here is a sneak peak at a photo shoot Nicole and I did this morning.

Quick re-cap... worked worked worked! Laughed. Smiled. Giggled. Jumped. spin spin spin. Fall fall. cold, frozen, stretch. loop. flip. lutz, sit. sit. sit. CAMEL!!! chinese spiral. hyrdoblade. food. drinks. work. TV at the bar. Didn't cry on the ice. Tried to calm down. frustration. joy. happiness. excitement. tired. sleepy. exhausted. goofing off. chatting. rehearsing. friends. axel --almost.

I'm proud of myself for going for things I didn't think I could. I hope my coach is proud too. I'm pushing myself beyond what I ever thought I could.

--Super Angie

Super Angie...Afraid

Vassili told me I'm not allowed to say AFRAID.
"I'm afraid I'm gonna set the jump up wrong and hit the boards"
"I'm afraid I'm gonna look stupid".

No more being afraid!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Super Angie...skating and playing with Nicole

Going to Vegas is fun because I love my coach and I learn SO MUCH. But its also SO MUCH FUN to skate with Nicole. We inspire each other, but we also just goof off and have fun. WORD!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Super Angie... Super Sasha

Sasha is one of my all time favorites.I'm so inspired by this

Super Angie...deck the halls

Today we decorated the condo. The kids had so much fun decorating the tree. All of our Christmas stuff is still in Utah, except for a small box of ornaments from our first Christmas here 4 yrs ago. Its really nice being away from the "must have a designer tree" atmosphere I experienced in Utah. We are really enjoying having a SIMPLE Christmas.

Super Angie...cool as ice

Today Rick finally ventured out on the ice. His very first time. The kids taught him a few things, as did I. He did really great and by the end of the 90 session, he was doing fairly good swizzles, and sno-plow stops. WAY TO GO RICK!

Super Angie...Ni-Hao

I LOVE doing my Chinese Spiral.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Super Angie...A Keystone Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving From Keystone, CO!

Super Angie...reading, writing, and napping

Rick napping
Tanith Writing
Brennan reading

Super Angie...Thanksgiving Day Crafts

Super Angie...Thankful day 25

Thankful day 25: Today I'm thankful for Old Fashioned Holidays, and funky new traditions. I'm thankful that today is Thanksgiving and I hope everyone a very happy time doing whatever you have planned.

I'm thankful to have our first Thanksgiving in Colorado. I'm thankful for our new life here and for all the health blessing that I personally have experienced by living out here. I'm thankful that Rick was able to drive safely in the crazy winter roads.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Super Angie...look who is up in the air?

In 1988, sitting in my family room, watching the Calgary Winter Olympics, I fell in love with a magical pair from Russia--Gordeeva and Grinkov. It is because of them that I started skating and love the sport so much. Hard to explain unless you are a skating fanatic like me (Nicole, you understand!). Since that day, I have dreamed of doing pairs skating--but finding a boy to skate with...ugh. Hard! Well, today, Tom and Tina (husband and wife) at my rink were practicing some pair lifts and I took pictures of them. Then suddenly Tom offered to lift me. ME!?!?!

He said I was "lite as a feather" and "easy to lift" and that I did ev...erything right.

Super Angie...indoor fun

This is what my kids are doing this morning while we have quite the storm outside. I love how they play!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Super Angie...R.I.P. Lucy

Tonight someone ran over our dear kitty in Utah. We love you and miss you Lucy.

Lucy was our healing kitty. We got her last September after Angela, my grandpa and baby Georgia all died. Lucy brought us a lot of much needed peace--even though she made me very sick (allergies). I remember holding her as a kitten, wrapped in a blanket, on the front porch. Just hugging her and taking care of her and feeling her special spirit.

And now I'm all alone in Colorado, having to tell the kids. Dallin handled it okay. But Brennan just collapsed in my arms, sobbing and sobbing.

Super Angie...Thankful day 23

Thankful day 23: today I'm thankful for sincere apologies and the power of forgiveness...and for the many examples of this I've had throughout my life.

Super Angie...turning Chinese

Last week during my lesson with Vassili, he added a Chinese Spiral Variation to my new Artistic/Christmas program. Bah Hum Bug I thought. I felt so stupid doing this move. I was positive he was high on drugs--surely I look DUMB doing it. But I bit my tongue and have added it to my program.

A week later and here it is...WHOA! Is that me looking freaking awesome on the ice? Lets see...red hair? Yes. Cute tank top? Yes. Funky pants? Yes. White skates that say SUPER ANGIE? Yes.... well, then I guess its me! YUP! ITS ME!!!! SUPER ANGIE!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Super Angie...hurry?

Why am I in such a hurry with my skating? Today I actually felt bad because I couldn't do my back sit spin perfectly yet. Um Hi? Been working on it for only a week. Why am I in such a hurry? I need to chill out and relax.

On a good note though, my lutz is so pretty now and those donky kong arms?--they are gone!

I'm looking forward to skating again tomorrow (with Tom and Tina!) and then not skating again until my lesson next Monday with Vassili. Lots of rest for my poor knee.

--Super Angie

Super Angie...Thankful day 22

Today I'm thankful for my savior Jesus Christ and that each day I can start fresh. Today I pray for help not to raise my voice at my kids. So far, so good!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Super Angie...Tan and Me

My friend Jenny found these two pics of Tan and I....like mother, like daughter, right?

Super Angie...new pic

Rick just found this pic he took of me at the Winterfest ISI Comp in Denver. I have my Russian Starbucks mug full of tea...I'm set to go!

Super Angie...zippity a and heidi ho

This day is such a special one
Its birthday time for you
I'd really like to celebrate this happy day with you
So, Zippity A
and Heidi Ho
theres something we can do,
We'll sing a song that we all know-

--Love you Tani!

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping