My Weekend Lookbook: August 20 - 21, 2016

Saturday, September 03, 2016

Good Morning and Happy Monday to you

Here is a little peek at what I was up to this weekend...

Photo 1. Olympic Dreams

If you follow my WL you'll know that I usually share an overall peek at what I get up to on the weekend.  To be honest, this weekend [other than what I'm about to tell you] wasn't that great.  I found another restaurant I won't be going back to, we did a lot of dishes, and I baked a yummy cake.  But something happened which I will forever remember and thus is the only thing that mattered this weekend.

This year, the summer Olympics is in Rio.  I love watching the Olympics especially since I've been in University and there is always programs I can put on in the background while working on an assignment.  But the Olympics have never been something I need to watch, - until this year.

Most of my Saturday was spent on the floor about three feet from the television watching J'den Cox wrestle in the 86kg weight class at the Rio Olympics representing the United States of America.

I met J'den back in 2009 when we both wrestled for our high school team.  I have always known him to be a positive, kind, and inspiring lad.  He has also had a HUGE talent for wrestling.  I worked both of his first and second state competitions where he won and he has since accomplished so much more.  Since I graduated high school in 2011 I haven't spoken to J'den but I've followed his journey through the rest of high school and through the University of Missouri.  In April, he qualified for the Olympics.

I won't go into how J'den wrestled because you can probably find a video where you can see for yourself his magic.  All of his matches made me emotional - you can ask Adam who was sitting on the couch listening to me murmuring encouragement under my breath at the tele.  His last match was something to behold tho.  J'den was wrestling for the bronze medal (!!!) and in the final six seconds, it was going to go to his opponent.  The USA challenged a call which was granted giving him two points and the lead - I burst into tears.  Yes, I usually bubble up a little at the Olympics and all the incredible stories, but I was welling uncontrollably with pride at watching J'den accomplish such a feet.  I am so proud of the lad.

I hope your weekend was equally as lovely but for now, I'm off to get this week started!

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