Monday, February 20, 2012

Whew, What a Weekend!

This morning, our daughter came downstairs and asked, "Mom, have you blogged about this weekend yet?"

"No, Sweetie, not yet."

"Are you going to?"

"After breakfast, I promise."


Why was she so interested in what I had to say about this weekend, you ask? 

We spent all day Saturday at the Hampton Sports Festival, where she was participating in her first competition as a body builder ... in the bikini class.  Yes, I spent the day in the company of folks like this:

and this.  These were the winners of the men's age classes, in a pose off to determine the overall winner ... left to right, 60+, 50+, and 40+.  I was totally slack-jawed at the 60+ guy.  Wow!

"Wow, Grandmother," said Caleb.  "Those guys have big muscles!"

The festival had a lot more than just body building.  We saw boxing, mixed martial arts, gymnastics, strength competitions, cross fit, and arm wrestling.

We were so nervous when it came time for our daughter to take the stage for her portion of the competition.  There was no need to worry, though, because she looked amazing ... not that we're biased or anything, you understand.

That's her on the far left, competing against other women in the Tall class.

Guess what?  She won!!!  Her first competition, and she won!  She worked SO hard for this, with a special diet and 10 weeks of training, and all of us are really, really proud of her.

The spray-on tan is a necessary part of the process, but it sure looks odd when she isn't under the stage lights.

Sunday.  After spending all day, and into the night, on Saturday at the sports festival (which was two hours from home), it was right back on the road for me and Daniel on Sunday ... we were invited to attend the Virginia Foxtrotters Presidential Puppy Prance canine musical freestyle event, along with Kim and TJ ... thank goodness it was only about 15 minutes up the road from here.

TJ is such a happy boy!  Nineteen months cancer free ... woo hoo!!!

We saw wonderful dog dancing routines ... TJ and Daniel enjoyed meeting all the other dogs and their humans.  (Kim and I always love spending the day talking about dogs with other dog lovers.)

We hung out with Sammy the greyhound, and his human, Joyce.  A crew from ABC's 20/20 was at this event, and here is Joyce being interviewed, and Sammy doing what greyhounds do best.  (The show is scheduled to air on March 2 ... mark your calendars.)

This morning, we woke up to a sunny day and a world covered with a light coating of snow ... and no place scheduled that I HAVE to go. 

Temperatures are warming up and the snow won't be here for long ... thank goodness.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Wow that is one full weekend! Congrats to your daughter, she looks amazing. Very healthy and toned! Good job! I guess my big event was going to some friends house for a fondue party. It had been years since I had fondue and it was lots of fun, but I ate too much! The chocolate fondue was decadent...loved it! Its Monday and I've finally recovered from my binge!

    hugs, Linda

  2. That is great what your daughter accomplished! She looks great! The organization that you have looks like it does wonderful things for our cherished pets!
    `Hugs, Patti

  3. Wow, you had quite the weekend! Congrats to your beautiful daughter for her big win, she definitely deserved to win!

    Kat :)

  4. Unusual weekend! I think I spotted my favorite breed in one of the dog pictures-a Newfie!

    Your daughter certainly had to work hard to win. Congrats to her.♥♫

  5. Wow, what a weekend! I can't believe any of those men could be even close to 60 - holy cow! Congrats to your daughter - her hard work paid off! ... And the snow looks lovely! Sadly it didn't quite make it to us.

  6. Congratulations to your daughter! I used to have muscles, (especially in my legs) but boy when they went, they went!

    Beautiful snow picture!

  7. WOW, congrats to your beautiful daughter!!.....

    We got stuff done around the farm and went for a walk on the beach and at night, watched movies as a family, a rare occurence. It was a good weekend :-)

  8. Awesome post all the way around, and congrats to your gorgeous daughter!

  9. Congratulations to your daughter! She is gorgeous. What an accomplishment! She has every right to be very proud. The dog dancing routine made me smile. And the snow! It looks like a picture postcard.

  10. Oh, I can remember when my hubby was really into weightlifting and had a couple of friends who were bodybuilders. We attended an event or two in our time. Yay to your daughter as I know it is really, REALLY hard training and dieting! Woohoo!!
    The picture of the snow looks so pretty.
    I had a lazy weekend at home trying to get some sewing done...nothing exciting, which is okay. :)

  11. Congrats to both that sweet gal of yours and Daniel for being stars of each of their special moments! Thanks for the gorgeous pic out of the window! That is your next Christmas Card, very very pretty! Our best to all,

  12. Your daughter is beautiful--tell her congratulations! Great media coverage for the Foxtrotters --20/20 is major!

    Pretty photo of your barn through the snow-covered branch. We didn't get a flake.

  13. Kudos to your lovely daughter for her hard work!

    I'll have to believe you, but I'd never have imagined that any of those men were over 30 much less 50 or 60!

    And I always enjoy seeing your lovely greyhound friends.


  14. Congratulations to your daughter, she looks fantastic. How terrible for you having to look at all those men ;)
    The dog dancing sounds like it was a lot of fun. What a great weekend you had.

  15. Congratulations to your beautiful daughter! That was some way to spend a day....
    Wish I'd known about the dog thing you went to - woulda been fun to watch.
    I spent the weekend finishing up the website I built. I'm pretty proud of it. :-)
    Take care.

  16. Darn! There went my age as an excuse to not workout! Your daughter looks fabulous. Kudos to her - I know lots of hard work goes into building a body like hers!

  17. YAY!!!!!!

    So happy for your daughter and glad that all her hard work paid off...bigtime!

    Please tell her congrats from me. Caleb of course is a cutie as are all the beautiful dogs.

    Very happy for TJ also..what a sweet face.

    And what is it about a red barn in a snowy photo??
    Melts my heart.

    Janet xox
    The Empty Nest

    PS...I need my Connie fix soon ;->

  18. Congrats to your daughter....she's a beauty!


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