Sunday, July 31, 2011

Super Angie...Vitality On Ice (Backstage)

Vitality on Ice was such a fun show. Having John Stewart, Uschi Kezler and Shae-Lynn Bourne there was an honor.

I debuted my new artistic program, WONDERFUL by Lady Gaga, with my new pink dress. I watered the program down (since I have been off the ice for 6 weeks due to my knee injury) but skated it cleanly non-the-less.

I am super pumped...learned SOOOO much about using my edges and different ways to hydroblade. I worked a lot with John a lot and feel like I am on the right path.

So pumped!!
--Super Angie

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Super Angie... Tanith and Tanith Belbin

Yesterday, we went to Colorado Springs to get my skates sharpened. Jack is the best and so the 2 hour drive is well worth it. Plus the kids enjoy seeing wildlife along the drive-- on this trip: a pronghorn and a coyote. While we waited for my skates, Brennan and I enjoyed watched Max Aaron and Rachael Flatt practice. That session was many triples.

Anyway, while paying for my sharpening, I said something to the kids like "Brennan, leave Tanith alone". Jack said, "What is her name" Me- "Um...Tanith, like Tanith Belbin. I have loved that name since I saw Tanith and Ben in 2000. Beautiful!" Jack - "Well, you know she is here" Me- "SHE IS!???!!!" So he said he would go find her.

He looked and looked but couldn't find her. He checked the schedule and guessed that she would come to the next session to coach. So the kids and I sat outside (they were eating chocolate chip cookies and it was warm= chocolate all over Tanith's face and hair and shirt! So I took her to the bathroom and cleaned her up). Then we saw Max, so we chatted with him. The boys LOVE his skating and how nice and down to earth he is. Meanwhile, Jack had found Tanith Belbin, but couldn't find us. LOL We kept missing her. So I told the kids we should just sit outside the proshop and then.... she walked by. OH MY GOSH!Me- Hi Tanith. My name is Angie and I'd like to introduce you to my daughter, Tanith.

It was so adorable. Her face lit up. She mentioned that she would have to tell her parents. I told her how much Rick and I love their skating and how I had wanted to see her in 2001 at 4CC but that year they competed at Jr. Worlds instead. She was sooo sweet and wanted to know if the kids skate. Brennan did a waltz jump- Tanith said "Take that to the ice!" and he said, "I do!" lol Tanith did a Spiral for her.

Tan was so excited. She has seen Tanith a lot on TV and each time she always says, "Thats me when I'm bigger". She loved meeting Tanith Belbin and today was talking about it a lot. "There are two Taniths!"

Tanith Belbin just tweeted: Met a mini-me today! Mom came to the rink with her 3 year old named after me. Never met another Tanith face2face before + she skates!

We are thrilled to death to have introduced Tanith to Tanith. And I was so excited to have finally
met her. Now I have met my four all time favorites: Katia Gordeeva, Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and now Tanith Belbin.

--Super Angie

Monday, July 25, 2011

Super Angie...Fireworks and Pioneers

Finding myself in Utah, Pioneer Day weekend, we bought the kids each a pack of fireworks from Walmart...$10 per pack. some of our neighbors had HUGE shows...almost professional looking. Gorgeous really.

The joy from my kids though is something I will never forget. The joy they had in doing a family fireworks show. It was windy and most of the fireworks tipped over, but everyone still cheered and clapped. Everyone congratulated each other on the pretty colors.

Took me back to the days I sat with my family, on our curb, doing our own home fireworks.. I'm so thankful I had this opportunity to celebrate my Pioneer heritage with my own family.

<3 <3 <3

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Super mom

Today I'm thinking about my mom a lot. I love this picture of her. She is beautiful. This smile is so her. And she loved wearing fun cardigan sweaters, like this snow flake one. She always looked nice when she went out into public--never wearing sweats or jammie pants. She always did her makeup and hair. She loved jewelry and scarves too.

Since skating in SKATE FOR HOPE, I have felt myself healing from her death. In fact, somedays go by without me even thinking about her...which I know she is okay with. Other times, I still cry, but not like I did before the show. The show really healed me. Talking to all the stars backstage, sharing with them my story and her all really helped. And I KNOW she was there watching and enjoying my big moment. She is so proud of me. I just wish I could still talk with her on the phone. I LOVED our daily phone conversations. I loved being able to call her and just tell her anything and everything. She was truly my best friend.

If she were alive right now, I'd be talking to her about the Tour de France. I know she would have been watching it with dad at home. I would tell her about how I just painted my toes. I'd tell her about church and how nice R.S. was today. I'd tell her about dinner I'm cooking and about the mountain Dallin climbed yesterday. I'd talk with her about little things that don't matter as well as huge life changing things.

I really miss her. I want to be more like her.

--Super Angie

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Super Angie... tower of yum

Dallin helped Tanith pile her waffle sky high in a tower of yumminess!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Super Angie... poster girl

My friend Jamie recently competed at the ISI Conference championships in Dallas and LOOK WHO SHE FOUND! Me! On a poster. She asked if she could bring it home to me and they said sure. WOW! I've never been on a Poster before. Sooo cool!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Super Angie...I Scream

Yes please! We LOVE Ice Cream at Keystone Lake! Mmmmm!!!!

Super Angie... Tanith's lesson

Tanith has started working with Bonnie and this week, she started CROSS OVERS! I'm soooo proud of my little girl.

Super Angie...treat time

Super Angie...Farmer's Market

This morning, Tanith and I went to the Dillon Farmer's Market. As always, we had an enjoyable time. The ice cream was yummy, the weather was fantastic, the people were friendly and...look at my new pillow!
<3 <3 <3

--Super Angie

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping