Comments on: London Olympics: A Report http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:27:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: insurtipsonline.com http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-862223 insurtipsonline.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:40:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-862223 You’ve really impressed me with that answer!

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By: Alisha http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-372834 Alisha Tue, 14 Aug 2012 02:22:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-372834 I was 18 and worked the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta right after my freshman year of college. It was the most amazing experience and I met so many wonderful people. I was able to attend a few events and the hum of the crowd watching the atheletes was amazing. Everyone was caught up cheering for one of the teams even if it wasn’t their country.

Fast forward a bit and I found myself cheering on all of the atheletes for the 2012 Olympics. USA was great. I’ve always loved gymnastics (I was a big Mary Lou fan as a young girl). It was the first time I really got to share them with my daughters too. It was so cool to watch them point out which sport they’d want to participate in going forward. My 2 year old watched Gabby on the vault and immediately said she wanted to do what Gabby just did. It was so awesome. I love the Olympics. Glad your entire family got to witness it even if it was just the hum of the city with locals and visitors and outside events on the big screen. It must be amazing to travel a little bit of Europe at a time with all of them. You are creating some of the most amazing family memories ever. Hopefully I can do the same with mine before they are all grown up!

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-372582 Stephanie Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:18:12 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-372582 We live in London and have loved the fantastic energy the Olympics has bought to our hometown! We have thrilled in all the victories, the wonderful coverage, terrific events, and kind and gracious Olympic volunteers!

We are from the states and loved seeing the women’s volleyball team victory to head to the finals! We also had tickets to the women’s gold medal football match and what a thrill that was! Congrats to the people of London for making the 2012 summer games so wonderful!

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By: Margaret http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-372568 Margaret Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:55:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-372568 I was in London on the same day as you!! Watching the women’s marathon. So glad you enjoyed your trip to London and as you say, so much going on there before you even think about attending the Olympics. I’m pretty lucky as I live near London and was fortunate to have tickets for athletics Tuesday – the roar of the stadium for Usain Bolt (200m qualifiers) was just amazing. I remember the day still that London “won” the games and have been looking forward to it since, visiting the site in Stratford and watching the building progress. It’s been so incredible I am really going to miss it – sounds crazy I know but I feel very proud!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-372541 Erin Sat, 11 Aug 2012 05:33:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-372541 We live in Vancouver and LOVED being here for the last winter Olympics.
We were able to attend a few events, but had just as much fun at the public viewing areas with the live screens and all the extras – street performers, people from different nations walking the streets with their flags, public streets closed down for pedestrians. Our kids had a blast – I’m so excited your family got to experience London!
Paralympics are also fun to attend – smaller, cheaper – but the athletes work just as hard to see their Olympic dreams come true.

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By: ellen patton http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-372373 ellen patton Fri, 10 Aug 2012 19:10:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-372373 I loved when the Olympics were in LA (84). I worked at UCLA and saw the marathon and a baseball game. It was a really exciting time for the city!

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By: Audacese http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-372005 Audacese Fri, 10 Aug 2012 09:41:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-372005 Wow, it’s admirable that you brought all of your kids along too! The Olympics is such an inspiring world event. We think that it presents many valuable lessons that kids can learn too from sports! I’d like to share some of our thoughts: http://www.audacese.com/2012/08/08/olympic-life-lessons-family/

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By: Whitney http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371989 Whitney Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:16:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371989 Love your family pic in the phone booth! We have one in Santa Barbara, CA near where I live, and I did my own nod to London and the Olympics! Thought I’d share: http://www.whitneyhartmann.com/_blog/Whitney_Hartmann_Blog/post/2012_Olympics/

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By: Karyl http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371986 Karyl Fri, 10 Aug 2012 05:18:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371986 Wow, what a wonderful experience you’ve had. I absolutely love London, and to be there at this time must just be phenomenal, even without event tickets. Way to go!

We temporarily live in Jamaica and boy, feel so lucky to be here for the Olympics. What a great time to be here between the 50th Independence celebrations and all these Olympic wins. Today when all 3 medals for the Mens’ 200m race were won by Jamaicans, everyone went crazy celebrating! Pots and pans clanging, everyone cheering in front of televisions and also out in the streets. You could practically feel and touch national pride. Sorry to say but sometimes I can’t decide to root for U.S. or Jamaica :-) How about for both?

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By: Heather http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371982 Heather Fri, 10 Aug 2012 04:31:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371982 Lucky!!

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By: My Traveling Troop http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371979 My Traveling Troop Fri, 10 Aug 2012 03:01:00 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371979 What an amazing experience to watch an Olympic event up close & feel the excitement in the air! Thanks for sharing. I feel like I was right there with you all!

Cheers,
Kristina

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By: Karin http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371978 Karin Fri, 10 Aug 2012 02:34:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371978 How neat! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure.
One question though — and I mean this seriously — how in the WORLD do you manage to get six independent kids into cute color coordinated clothes when you go places. Or at least how do you do it without being a complete control freak? I’d really like to know!

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By: Tam http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371971 Tam Thu, 09 Aug 2012 21:08:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371971 I only have four kids (do you know how rarely I can use that line?) and you amaze me. Taking them all to the grocery store is such a trial that I often give up. And you just got back from a transcontinental trip. I am in awe.

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By: Mary http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371968 Mary Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:35:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371968 So wonderful, Gabby. Thank you for sharing … so inspiring! I agree with some other commenters that the charming photo in the the phone booth is a bigtime keeper – they will look back on that with such fond memories. Your children are beautiful and you are giving them such valuable experiences. Good for you!

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By: Alix http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371950 Alix Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:40:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371950 I can’t tell you how much I loved watching all these images appear on my Instagram feed. Your sweet family is so much fun! I love that you took them to London—what a once in a lifetime opportunity! I keep telling Wolfie, “You’re going to be TWELVE by the time the next Summer Olympics comes around!” Amazing. Bravo for being such amazing adventurers, Blair Family! xoxo

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By: Shannon { A Mom's Year } http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371949 Shannon { A Mom's Year } Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:17:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371949 Thank you so much for posting this! We’ve been glued to the television, completely enthralled with the events and so many great stories. Your day looked amazing, and I love how the event planners made it possible for everyone to experience the events via big screens even if they couldn’t attend.

I would love to go the Olympics some day. I was fortunate enough to work for Special Olympics International and to experience much of the same magic at our World Games. Crowds at their best. :-)

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By: invitation consultants http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371948 invitation consultants Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:11:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371948 what a fun trip!!

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By: julianna http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371912 julianna Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:37:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371912 Your baby. In that first picture. Is to die for. She is so so so sweet!

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By: Patty http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371909 Patty Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:06:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371909 We live in Idaho. We spent the month of June in England (Hampshire). We intentially went before the Olympics because our friends and family (my husband is English) said that travel during the games would be a nightmare and that the city would be basically shut down except for the Olympics. I wish we could have visited for just a day like you did. We did get to see the Olympic park and some of the venues during our holiday. I can also relate to the “two” black cabs :o) We are a family of 6 and we were traveling with my brother-in-law and his family (3 of them) for a total of 9 of us. We had to take two cabs everywhere, not too pleasent on the pocket book but not as bad as the “three” rooms we had to book everywhere to accomodate the nine of us as we traveled (but we are kind of used to it :o)

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By: Kit http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/london-olympics-a-report/comment-page-1/#comment-371846 Kit Wed, 08 Aug 2012 15:30:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21435#comment-371846 Yes! I loved it- great that they were so excited. I’ve been in tears for so much of this. Something about people achieving things they’ve worked so hard for gets me every time!

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