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Christmas Olympics
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Posted By: daacon, 12-28-2010, 08:04 AM

Maybe not ohh and ahh shots , but man was this fun and I tought I would share.

The extended family always get together at my brother in laws lake cabin on Christmas day. We spend the night as well so no worries about driving home. (yes it's a huge cabin)

Every year we have someone pick a theme (We do the chinese gift exchange thing so the first name drawn decides the theme for the next year). This year was the theme was sports from my nephew on last years draw.

My sister in law is always organizing activities for the theme and this year she out did herslef. It was an Olympic Christmas. Each family was given a country (We were the fighting Irish!) and we had 4 events

Bob Sled (no pics of that as I left the camera in the Cabin) - a toboggan down a hill

Curling - Lake ice for the rink and frozen 4 litre milk jugs filled with water for rocks

Biathelon - sking and throwing bean bags at a target .

Broom Ball - real brooms and a ball !

4 countries were represented. Ireland, France, Germany and Italy - all of us had costumes which we did independantly as we we were all really into it. (note even the Olympic flame was lit !)



My wife throwing a 'rock' in the curling event



My son , daughter and I getting ready to 'sweep' the rock !



Biathelon event - first one to reach the pylon gets a point (for the racing portion) - there were several wipe outs (3 people to a set of skies what a blast)



Each bean bag hit was a point as well.



The next event was broom ball - what a hoot!



In the event of a tie we had a 'shoot out' to determine the winner.



My son celebrating a goal on the shootout



And yes we had medal presentations. The wining country of Italy with two golds and a silver.



The weather coperated , it was one of the best days of 2010 for sure. Hope you enjoyed.
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12-28-2010, 08:53 AM   #2
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I haven't enjoyed photos as much as these since ever. Dave, that looks like such a great time and you captured the flavor and excitement so well.
Your family knows how to have a good time and the memories you are producing will provide stories for the next millennium. Thanks for posting them.
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Very creative! If it's going to be freezing outside, might as well find a fun way to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing these, fun series!
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What a great idea Dave!
This surely looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!

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Looks like so much Christmas fun and I am sure that plenty of post games celebration took place. Have to warm up some how!
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I haven't enjoyed photos as much as these since ever. Dave, that looks like such a great time and you captured the flavor and excitement so well.
Your family knows how to have a good time and the memories you are producing will provide stories for the next millennium. Thanks for posting them.
Thanks for the comments Susan - indeed it was a magical time

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Very creative! If it's going to be freezing outside, might as well find a fun way to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing these, fun series!
Thanks BlueBubbleBoy- it was a great time indeed.

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What a great idea Dave!
This surely looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Volley - it was the best of times

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Looks like so much Christmas fun and I am sure that plenty of post games celebration took place. Have to warm up some how!
Indeed Scott there was some warm up activities

THanks for the comments all - the forum is so big now that this will fall on page 2 and into oblivion very quickly. I don't post very oftern for these reasons but I do appreciate all your coments , thanks for taking the time

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Fantastic ideas Dave. Enjoyed the activities a lot. TFS

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What did you need to do to get the Oylmpics in your Block? Two in Canada in one year. WOW> JIM
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Love, smiles and all the love of the heart kept the day warm for all of you. Thanks for sharing, it brightens the holidays for all of us. Bob
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Looks like great therapy. Was it recommended for all or just you. LOL
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Now that's the way to celebrate Christmas, bud!! What a blast - great pics.

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Fantastic ideas Dave. Enjoyed the activities a lot. TFS
Thanks for the comments photolady it's appreciated.

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What did you need to do to get the Oylmpics in your Block? Two in Canada in one year. WOW> JIM
ha! Indeed this one was a tad smaller and there was a pre-requisite of 0.05 blood alcohol

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Love, smiles and all the love of the heart kept the day warm for all of you. Thanks for sharing, it brightens the holidays for all of us. Bob
Thanks Bob it was a fun day indeed.

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Looks like great therapy. Was it recommended for all or just you. LOL
ha! Thanks Sparkle I would recoomend it for all

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Now that's the way to celebrate Christmas, bud!! What a blast - great pics.

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Thanks Jer - yep we don't just do ice fishing eh
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wonderful series dave !! nothing like being with the family for the holidays, and yours really knows how to really have a great time..... thanks for sharing, dave m
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A superb event and everyone played nice thats fantastic TFS


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Great fun, thanks!
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