Thursday, June 30, 2011

Super Angie...THUNDER

I wish I could capture this right now.

Dark rolling clouds.
Rolling continuous thunder.
Lighting flashing here and there.
Trees swaying.
Rain pouring down.
Leaves russeling.
The light fading with each passing minute.
The air is wet.
The breeze is cold.
The rain is pouring off the roofs.

I love this.
-Super Angie

Friday, June 24, 2011

Super Angie...The Johnny Weir perspective

On Father's day, I had the chance to go to a Johnny Weir skating seminar in Columbus, Ohio at Chiller Easton.

It was an honor and a privileged to skate with him. He gave me a lot of one on one time-which my poor brain needed. One of my favorite exercises he taught us was doing a back spin, fast, slow, fast, jump into a loop, land and go directly into the backspin. Now everyone knows that my backspin has been my biggest problem. So I asked him about it and he told me "Pinkie Toe". I need to focus on that pinkie toe and my right abs. I tried it IT WORKED!!! I was so so excited. Thank you Johnny.

This seminar helped me realize that I need to focus this summer on edges, footwork, moves etc. It was so educational and amazing to skate with one of my all time favorites. I'm also really happy my dad was able to come to the seminar and watch.

--Super Angie

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Super Angie...another Skate for Hope Video 2011

Thanks to my friend Suzanne for taping my performance. I particulary love watching Stacey at the end. She is so close to the camera and I love how she smiles and points to the audience.

This show was amazing. It was an honor. A thrill!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Super Angie...imagine

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Super Angie... Rick's 10K

Yesterday was Rick's 10K . I had so much fun going to cheer him on.

The kids and I made posters "GO DAD" and "Go 453!".

We drove to Officer's Gulch and held our posters. The kids quickly learned that if they hold their hands out, runners will give them HIGH FIVES. My voice got so sore from screaming for everyone. It was a really fun atmosphere and I hope he goes to more races so we can go scream.

It was so funny. At Officer's Gulch, Rick didn't see us until he passed us. We didn't know he had had put on the white t-shirt, so we were looking for someone in red. He doubled back and gave me a kiss.

After we saw him, we hopped in the car, and drove down to the exit in Frisco. There was a lady at that area with a cowbell, and a few other supporters. Ann saw us, which was fun and the kids got more high fives. After we saw Rick, we jumped in the car and took off to the finish line. We actually got there right when he did, so the kids ran with him to the finish line and I ran and took pics.

We hung out for about an hour or more in the grass. Food, music and prizes were great. While I don't think I'll be doing any races (my poor knees!) I do hope the kids get inspired and want to start running. It was really fun.

--Super Angie

Super allergies

Well this sucks.

I'm allergic to Wheat. I should also avoid caramel, flour, barley and malt. I had no ideas that these things were related to my asthma as well.

Hmmm...what to eat...

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Super Angie...Tons of Trucks Breckenridge 2011

What a great time we had in Breck yesterday at TONS OF TRUCKS.

The kids really had a great time meeting the different drivers and trying out different vehicles.

Dallin's favorite was Ambulance.

Tanith's favorite was the Firetruck.

Brennan's favorite was the crane.

There was a Forest Ranger jeep--we made sure to thank him for all the help in our area during the fire.

There was a party barge boat which of course a hit. I want one!!

Street snow blower machines, construction vehicles, a city bus, the parking meter car, tow truck, and even a Zamboni!

The weather was perfect and we just had a great time at TONS OF TRUCKS!
--Super Angie

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Super Angie...Keystone Gulch fire Day 2

We enjoyed a sunny day at the pool while the helicopter dropped water on the fire. We also took a few walks over to the fire zone and watched the hot shots do their job. It was very smokey in the morning and I actually thought we would leave town and go on a little trip. My asthma and allergies were really horrible. But we stuck around and had a lot of fun.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Super Angie...Forest Fire! Keystone 2011

After school yesterday, we went to McDonalds to get milkshakes--last day of school celebration. On our way home, I noticed some smoke and as we got closer, we could see the flamesKeystone Gulch, right by our house was on fire.
As we got closer home, I called Rick who advised us to hurry and go pack.
You can see the roof of my house in front. The flames are very close.

When we got home, our property manager told us to evacuate. So we started packing. That was quite frantic. What things do you take when it really looks like your house will burn down? We grabbed a hand full of clothes, favorite toys and books, special artwork hanging on our fridge, scriptures, picture frames from the mantle, snacks, and of course, my ice skates and dress for Skate for Hope. The boys were very brave, taking all our bags and luggage down to the car by themselves, while I finished up in the house. Later our neighbor Nicole told me that Dallin kept repeating "I'm not scared" but she could tell he was. All three were crying. It was very very emotional and very scary. The smoke was now red. There was ash in the air and the whole building was full of smoke. It was REAL. We were being evacuated and who knew if we'd come home.

Once we left our house, we were not allowed back. Our street was closed. There were cops everywhere!

Once the sun went down, you could really see the flames. This is a tree that burst into flames. Amazing! So scary...this is just so close to our house. Finally at 9 pm, we were allowed to go home. Oh, that was such a relief. The kids were very very scared because you could still see a lot of fire on the hill side, so we drove to the firetrucks. The firecrew were incredible to the kids and really funny. "We are having so much fun!" they said. They were really fun to talk to and it really eased the kids. We knew the crews would be working all night to keep us safe. We went home.
Today we went on several walks over to the fire zone. It was really interesting to watch the crews.
But the highlight was the helicopter drop. So awesome!

Dallin and the Sheriff.
Hot shot crews doing their thing.

Tanith and Dallin. This firehydrant was leaking a bit and the kids thought that was cool. Behind is a forest service truck.
Up the Keystone Gulch road. Hot Shot trucks and forest service trucks took over from the local fire crews. We had crews come yesterday from as far away as Gypsum!
Tanith in front of the Flying Dutchman sign. The fire was directly across the street and its still burning today!

This was quite an experience.

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping