Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tomorrow is a big day!

Tomorrow Jill leaves for Beijing, China. Jill is a young woman that Craig has been coaching for the past several years. She recently made the US Olympic team in the shot put event. On Sunday, we had her over for dinner. Craig wanted to watch some film with her of her throwing. The film was taken when she was throwing really far, before she got injured. She had back surgery just about 3 1/2 months ago. She has been throwing well but not as far as before her surgery. Craig wanted to get her motivated and he said it worked! Yesterday in practice she consistantly threw over 60'. Her personal best is just over 63'. Here is a fun picture of Jill, Ragan and Craig. Everytime a commercial comes on TV about the Olympics Ragan says, (in a little sing-song voice...) "My Dad's going to the Olympics" or "Jill's going to the Olympics". So, I suggested that we take a picture. She immediatly put it on her myspace page! Tomorrow is also the day we will be drawing a name to see who wins this toolbox! So, there is still a little more time for anyone that wants to pop in and leave a comment....... THANK YOU to everyone that left a comment. ALL the information has been very useful in helping me make a decision. Don't forget to stop by tomorrow to see who the big winner will be! Have a wonderful day!

12 comments:

This Country Girl said...

Jo-Anne,

How exciting for Jill and your husband (and the whole family)! That is awesome! We'll be looking for her!

And I will definitely be tuning in...that toolbox needs to come home with me! :)

Have a great day!
Tammy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How thrilling! What a wonderful husband you have but of course you know that:) Have a great day!
*Rondell*

familywithfivekids said...

I am so excited for Jill and Craig! We will be watching for her on the t.v.! How nice of you to share a meal together.

Julie said...

Wish her well, and how fun for your husband.--I will watch for her. I love to watch the Olympics. Also, my hubby and I were married in the Logan Temple 18 years ago--August 10. It's our temple, too!! have a great day. Julie

Andrea said...

After being gone AGAIN and expecting company (Carrie and her three girls)until school starts - I am trying to catch up on blog reading. Mine can wait. How thrilling for Jill and Craig. We will watch for them. I'm still so impressed with ALL that you do - can you share some of your enthusiasm?? I get excited reading your posts but then carring it through is another story!

tumbleweed said...

Oh that is so neat to have a friend in the olympics!! Neat neat!
Will be praying for their travels and time there!!
smiles,
Shayne Louree

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Oh I am so excited for everyone!!! Now I have to watch the Olympics!

Have a great day Jo Anne

Mary

Tracey said...

Good Luck to Jill and Craig, someone has to win right??? Why not Jill. The tool box is adorable, I can think of a million things to do with it. Tracey

Tracey said...

Good Luck to Jill and Craig, someone has to win right??? Why not Jill. The tool box is adorable, I can think of a million things to do with it. Tracey

Sara Adams said...

Congratulations Jill and Craig!!! We will definitely be keeping an eye out for her!

Erin said...

As we've already discussed...I am totally jealous of Craig going to China. No, I am not an athlete. No, I haven't trained or been the trainer of anyone...but jealous I still am. I love China and really want to go there some day - but really, I am happy that Craig gets to go! So, Good Luck to Jill and Craig and remember "Mei Guo Da Shur Gwan" (I spelled it so they could say it easily) means where is the American Embassy? lol!

lera said...

That is very exciting. You'll have to let us know what night it will be aired (if you know).