Saturday, July 12, 2008

A few Pictures from Omaha!!

Leaving Bakersfield! Gabe has these funny socks on that help his circulation while flying:)
The amazing pool in Omaha! It was so awesome to see 13,000+ people gather to watch swimming! It was so fun..
Gabe trying on his supersuit:) and getting pumped up the night before his race. He is listening to "Mighty to Save" by Laura Story. A favorite song of ours while we were there!
A "weak" moment:) I ate that Ben & Jerrys ice cream all by myself. Gabe just laughed and said "Wow, you are on vacation:)"
A fun day for me was when I got to spend the whole morning by myself in SuperTarget:) What more could a girl want?

Gabe getting ready to swim in the 100 freestyle final! He swam in the fastest heat ever to swim this race. And he swam his fastests times ever and missed making the team by .04 seconds:) Praise the Lord! It was an amazing ride:) and we pray that we glorified Him every step of the way:)

Our wonderful friends Kristin, John, Nick and Tony who came to watch and support Gabe! We had so much fun with them. Before every race we would meet with them and pray. It was so encouraging to have them there! And of course so fun to be with such fun friends:)
Lunch at our favorite restaurant, Upstream Brewery and Bakery! The food was amazing..I think we ate there 5 times:)
This is a fun ice cream place we found that made homemade ice cream. different flavors everyday! It was really yummy:)
Gabe and I visited the Omaha Zoo on our last day there. This is the Desert Dome. The largest indoor desert in the world. Pretty cool:)
This is Gabe on our last night in Omaha with his weight coach Rick and his good friend Jason Lezak! These two have been great friends to Gabe and have offered great advice during his training.

I just you would like to share a few of our experiences in Omaha. We are so thankful for our week there and all that the Lord did!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

An Amazing Week!

God is so good, ALL the time. We have had such an amazing time at the Olympic Trials. Gabe swam his fastest times ever! The venue and the crowds were incredible. And the times of fellowship we had with friends was so encouraging! And all of you who were watching, cheering and praying with us made it such an overwhelming experience. Thank you all so much. I think the thing that is standing out to me so much this week are the opportunities God gave Gabe to be a light to others. Gabe really tried to take hold of every opportunity to share Christ with others. This is the mark that the Lord has allowed him to leave on the swimming world. I am so thankful to be his wife!! This has been an amazing week and we are so grateful! Today we are going to relax, enjoy Omaha (which has actually become one of my favorite places:) and go watch the Trials tonight together:) We can't wait to see all of you when we get home! Love you all!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

The Finals!!!

WOW! We are so in awe of the Lord this morning, (as we should be every morning:). By His grace Gabe made the finals in the 100m freestyle at the US Olympic swim trials!!! He swam a best time at 48.85 and got about nerve wracking. I was standing up screaming at the top of my lungs while crying! It is a crazy experience. The Lord has been giving Gabe such tremendous peace. We are heading off to the pool for Gabe to stretch out a little and then back to the hotel for some rest before tonight. Gabe has to finish in the top six tonight to make the team. Please pray that the Lord continues to give him peace as he prepares today for his race. The pressure is like nothing I have ever experienced and it is so amazing to see the Lord's peace working in Gabe. Continue praying, it means so much to us!! WE love you all and I'll write more when the results are in:)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

On To the Semi-Finals!!!

This morning Gabe swam an awesome time 49.1! His personal best in the 100m freestyle! We are on to the Semifinals tonight which take place at 6:45 Omaha time, which is 4:45 in CA!! You can watch live online at! Gabe is at peace and focused for his race:) and I am at peace too! It all comes from the Lord as we trust in Him. I will update again after tonight! To God be the Glory, He is Good ALL the time:)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TV Correction

I guess they are tape delaying the live coverage of the Trials in CA. So I believe it is on everynight at 8pm on USA!!