Friday, February 19, 2010

home again

Our time at the Olympics has come to a close. We saw many, many awe inspiring things. I realized like never before how we are truly part of a greater whole, and at the same time developed a deeper patriotism. I brought along East of Eden to read, and as I watched the athletes perform I kept thinking what an appropriate choice it was. Steinbeck said of the book, "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."

Our hearts are full from the adventure we've had, and the anticipation of those to come (ahem, we're wondering what it would be like to go to Russia in four years for the next winter Olympics). I look forward to sharing more pictures with you in the coming week. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

13 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I am so very happy for you and your family for experiencing this wonderful adventure. It is a memory the boys already have deep in their heart.
Everytime I watched an event, I thought, "Maybe Lecia is at this one!" Did you go to a hockey game?

Erin said...

I love your photos from your Olympic trip. I am feeling like a very proud Canadian, and a proud "citizen of the world" these days. I'm from Victoria, a short ferry ride from Vancouver, and the excitement in the air is just so amazing.

What a fabulous trip for you and your family to take! Wow.

Sammi said...

It sounds like you had an awesome time. I love Winter Olympics, I think the events are more interesting than the summer, maybe its the snow that gives it a more romantic feel?

Francesca said...

I like your thoughts on a greater whole and patriotism. I think they can go together, and both are what it means to be citizens of the world (to quote your previous post). Looking forward to your photos.

Kwana said...

Welcome home. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

Joyce said...

A wonderful opportunity to share as a family. xo

Theresa said...

What a wonderful adventure. Come on by we are doing a giveaway, your kids might enjoy.

Ina in Alaska said...

What an exciting opportunity for the boys (and you and Alexi of course). I am looking forward to seeing more pictures as the week unfolds. Welcome home!! xoxo

KPiep said...

Welcome home! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip!

nicola@which name? said...

i love reading this, because, quite honestly, i am a bit disillusioned by the olympics. it seems like so much (just so much) in times when there are so many needy.
but then i read posts like yours and remember the sense of community, world bonding, spirit and more that the olympics creates and provides.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

daniela said...

i've so enjoyed seeing the olympics through your eyes, your "postcards." and i love your sense of appreciation for it all :)

Tirzah said...

East of Eden is by far my favorite book ever, and I've read a LOT of books; great choice!

A Southern Accent said...

Wow! What an experience! So jealous that you got to take your boys to the Olympics! My little guy has so enjoyed watching them this year! Go USA!