It’s been 50 years since John F Kennedy was in the oval office. Often referred to by his initials JFK, he was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Although I was just a twinkle in my daddy’s eye when JFK was alive, I can’t help but to look at these pictures and think of how lucky America was to have had the pleasure of such a beautiful President.
Michael Phelps won his 20th Olympic medal and 16th gold medal with his victory in the 200 individual medley on Thursday.
Last night’s race was so intense I completely forgot to blog about it, my eyes were glued to the TV and my breathing became so exhilarated I practically gave myself some serious palpitations. I was standing in the middle of my room screaming at the TV, “GO, GO, GO, GO, YES!” and then clapping like a ridiculously overgrown seal, that even my children came to watch the embarrassment better known as their mother, but I don’t care, Michael took home another Olympic medal making this a total of 20. Although Phelps stated that this will be his last Olympics, the man made sure he leaves with an unforgettable impression on the world, making him the most decorated Olympian of all time.
Congratulation’s Michael Phelps you have been a beautiful Olympian to route for, thank you for making every summer Olympics worth losing sleep over!
This beautiful man has made himself a spot in the things I think about before going to bed…
If I were competing for Gold I would want Ryan Lochte’s opening leg in 1:45.15 for me. Lochate did just that yesterday in London, putting Team USA 0.58 seconds ahead. Lochte, who had finished fourth in the 200 final the night before and lost a late lead in the 4×100 relay Sunday, winning Gold last night was just what he needed to break the gloom over his head these last couple of days.
“The past two days, I wasn’t myself,” Lochte said. “I think after that relay, my confidence went down. Everybody just kept telling me, ‘You’re better than that. Forget it and move on.” And Better than that he is bringing home Gold for Team USA!
When Barack Obama went up for office I was hopeful that he would win. I voted for him. Not for everything that he was promising, but for the fact that I am in favor of change. I give too much credit and benefit of the doubt to those less worthy, so why not him? I believed that he would bring change to our county, and I think he will continue to do so, even far after his term. Change… I love change. I change my hair all the time, because it makes me feel better. I change my style all the time, because I can. I change my living room whenever I want, because I like to keep the Feng Shui therapy going. So it didn’t surprise me at all that Obama was elected President of the United States of America. Many young adults voted for him, because they too wanted change. I grew tired of hearing stories of the past that have yet to change the future. I grew tired of coming into contact with someone who once had, but now is left with just that memory. Finally something positive was happening. Finally some real change was coming to the mind of those who thought that the world was against them for some reason or another. Finally some change in the lives of those who thought, this couldn’t be a possibility, ever. Now if only we can add peace on earth…oh, that’s right, we kinda did, it came in a small dose at 11pm on May 1st, 2011.
We had the honor of spending the 4th of July with a few of our closest friends. Independence Day is about celebrating our freedom and since we have a lot to celebrate this year, we couldn’t have done it without the ones who matter most. (I love you Speedy, sorry we missed you.) However thank you all for bringing joy and laughter, and your uniqueness into our lives, we are blessed to have such a funny and versatile bunch. Thank you for the food, it was delicious. Here is to our independence, here is to being part of the USA.