Monday, June 30, 2008

Omaha is not my Favorite!!

I keep trying to download pictures of the Qwest Center for all of you to see and it will not work!!! After our 7 hour delay in Denver and our fiasco getting to our hotel last night at 3am(they closed the freeway without a detour or alternate route:) Omaha is turning out to not be one of my favorite places:)!! I do have to say that the Qwest Center is amazing..They did an awesome job. And there are tons of people here. Swimming is not a sport that draws huge crowds to most meets so to be at a meet with all of these people and see World Records broken is amazing!! Gabe and I are both having a great time and praising the Lord for the opportunity to be here. We are humbled by His grace!! WE love you all and I will keep you updated and try to post pictures:)

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Watch it Live!!!

Here is the television schedule for the Olypic Trials. Gabe will swim in the semi-finals for the 100 on Wednesday and the Final for the 100 on Thursday. He will need to be in the top 6 of this event to make the team. He will swim the 50 on Friday and Saturday and would have to be top 2 to make the team in this event! Have fun watching !
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Wednesday, July 2 5:00-6:00 pm USA
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Thursday, July 3 5:00-6:00 pm USA
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Friday, July 4 5:00-6:00 pm NBC
U.S. Olympic Team Trials, Swimming Saturday, July 5 5:00 -6:00 pm NBC

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Off to Omaha!!

Yesterday we had a wonderful send off lunch for Gabe at Luigi's!! (everyone's fav restaraunt in Bfield:) It was soo wonderful to be together with our friends and church family! We love all of you, thank you for a great lunch and for all of your prayers and support! Here are a few pics of our party! I will be blogging from Omaha with updates, so stay tuned and keep praying:)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

One More Week!!!

This is Gabe's last week of training here in Bakersfield before we head off to the Olympic Trials!! It is so exciting and nervewracking all at the same time:) WE so appreciate all of the support that all of you have given to us these past few years. This Olympic Trials is so different than 2004, our lives have changed alot. We have made many new friends and have a new church family. And of course many of our old friends and family who were there in 04 are still supporting us and cheering for Gabe now! It is such a blessing to look back at all of our swimming experiences and see the Lord continuing to work. Thank you for being such an integral part of our lives. We love all of you!

Although many things have changed since Athens, one thing always stays the same, God is Soveriegn and God is good ALL of the time!! We are so excited going into this knowing that God's will be done! Gabe is so faithful to use his God given talent to glorify the Lord. That is our prayer for next week..To trust the Lord and lean not on our own understanding! To be humble and allow Him to work through us. I know that if the Lord wills Gabe will make this team! He has put in the work, he has been disciplined and he trusts the Lord. We ask for your prayers as the Olympic Trials approach! We want the Lord to be our focus, we depend on Him for EVERYTHING. We can do nothing good on our own.. We are so grateful for this opportunity and we want to make the most of it! Thank you for your prayers!

Monday, June 23, 2008


Daddy, Reesie and Hudson all went to have their haircut on Saturday by our wonderful friend, Jeannie..She does such a great job! This was Hudson's first official haircut and he was not very thrilled, but he got through it! Reese on the other hand had a blast:)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day Daddy!
We Love You Sooo Much!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Amazing pictures!!

My wonderful friend, Stacey Bishop, who is actually my sister's sister-in-law:), took these amazing pictures of my kiddos! I am so excited to put them in my house:) Stacey thank you so much for allowing us to take advantage of your talent. We had so much fun visiting with you and Adam and your wonderful kids. Gabe especially enjoyed all the cookies he ate over the weekend:) Thank you for your generosity and friendship.