Thursday, October 4, 2012

LONDON 2012 Memories!!!

It has been so long since I have posted on my blog. I figured I would start it back up. This summer has been full of MIND BOGGLING activity. From the Olympics, Red Carpet Events, My Volleyball Camps, Marriage, Moving, and of course starting my season in Russia. I am making up for lost time. So this will be the first of many I will be posting while in Russia. :)

LONDON 2012!!! I'd Made It!

The Olympics was an AMAZING experience. Playing against the best in the world and coming home with the silver. What more can you ask for? Of course we wanted gold but who can say they went to the  Olympics and played their best and bring the silver back to their country. I was able to meet new people as well as reconnect with a few. Having my family there to support me was definitely a bonus.

My Mom, Dad, and my fiance Steve (at the time)

Mom and Dad with my bobble head doll 

Parents relaxing at the P&G House

TEXAS Alum representing in London

USA Volleyball before entering the ceremony

Tyson Chandler

Deron Williams

Seimone Augustus, Maya Moore, Asjha Jones

Andre Iguodala

Reid Priddy

Candace Parker

Megan Hodge

Kevin Durant

Carmelo Anthony

Misty May- Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings

Russell Westbrook

Diana Taurasi
USA Women's Volleyball Team with the USA Men's Basketball Team

The best moment was opening ceremonies. That's when the reality set in. My FIRST Olympic Games.

in the arena

lighting the torch

the opening ceremony arena

confetti drop :)

After all that was done it was game time!! Playing the game I love for my country. We are U-S-A!!

As I stated before London was full of surprises. Media was over every little thing. From my nails, to my  name, and more. I thought my name was bullied before but after London it went from minor to major deal in both positive and negative ways.

My nail art for the Olympic Games

Some media was bad but led to better things :)

At the end of the Summer I was invited to Red Carpet events where I got to share them with my husband and friends. All were very rememberable and tasteful. A few birthday parties, and more. The Olympics have really opened my eyes. Being able to represent your country is truly an honor. I appreciate the hard work and dedication from all of my teammates and coaching staff. Hugh McCutcheon was truly an amazing coach. Thankful he pushed me to come back and be apart of the USA program. I am looking forward to the next Olympic Games in Rio. God bless you and thank you for following my blog I have so much more to put up but until next time :)

With my Silver Medal!! :o)

I miss these ladies. This was us on the bus to practice with our shades on. #swag lol