Friday, December 17, 2010

The Christmas Meet

The North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Annual Christmas Invitational
The United States Naval Academy
Annapolis, Maryland
December 10-12, 2010

... a highlight every year!

My littles in the window with Gramoggie~

Hot Fries... the snack food of champions :)
Didn't you know??!

A favorite funny face~

And a favorite Olympian.
And this year, he swam again.

Surreal. Utterly surreal.

As for Bub and Noh-man... they were our true champions.

Amazing. Fantastic. And overwhelmingly great.

They swam to beat the band,
they dropped almost a gazillion seconds,
and they finished as the 2nd and 4th place point-earners for their entire team.
Needless to say, their coach was just bursting with pride.
I'll leave you to guess how Chris and I felt (not to mention all 4 grandparents :)

It was an absolute blast and the perfect segueway into our Christmas vacation!


gretchen said...

HOORAY!Congrats guys! We are so proud of you and the hard work you put forth. Still wanting to come see you swim in a meet! Love you guys!!! Now you can relax for a few days. :) Love you all.

Anonymous said...

WOW!! I knew Ben Noah swam to beat the band but 2nd & 4th point makers!!!!! Way to go!!! Gramoggie

Carrie said...

Yea for your guys!! So glad all that hard work, preparation, and drive to win paid off!! You have so many reasons to be proud of your family, Heather!!

Hope you have a wonderful week and celebration of our Savior's birth! :)

Christine said...

That is fantastic! Congratulations to all! You have every reason to be a proud mama, Heather! Your boys are wonderful!
Enjoy the week ahead of preparing your heart and home for Christmas!

Joy to the world the Lord is come!

Much love to you!

Leslie said...

Way to go, Benvereen and Nokia!!! We are so proud of you and are so glad we were able to see you swim your hearts out! Love, Aunt Leslie & crew

60 toes said...

We were just there this past weekend to swim. The weekend before Emma swam at the Tom Dolan Invitational, looks like we traded places for the weekend. :) Must have been so cool to see M. Phelps swim in person. Amazing.

Hope we see you in person sometime this year.

Kellie said...

Congratulations to your boys!!!

How fun to be in a meet with Michael Phelps! We saw him at the Olympic Trials in '08 and it was an experience we'll never forget. But to actually compete in the same meet? Way cool!

The dB family said...

I can't wait to show my Bub these photos! He will be sooo amazed! Michael Phelps?!? That is surreal!! Congratulations to your boys! That is awesome!! We can't take photos at indoor meets here unfortunately, so I'm living vicariously through your photos. You got some amazing shots!