Monday, November 22, 2010

A peek inside the lives

A lot of people have been wondering what it's like being married to a 2-TIME Olympic GOLD medalist. well let me tell you - because I know from experience.

people watch us constantly - we've even had people smile in our direction. You would think that with this new celebrity status that we would be able to take full advantage of the sponsors and free trips that people have offered us - but no. We're not like that. My gold medalist is humble and likes to just blend back into the crowd and keep his status as a poor student.

We believe in still living like everyone else - we put our pants on 1 leg at a time. We use coupons at the grocery store. We hang out with friends and veg out on the couch because we can. Fred isn't a snooty gold medalist. Suuure he has 2 chunks of gold hanging from around his neck at all times. but who wouldn't. It's GOLD, baby.

Sometimes it's hard to be a 2-time olympic gold medalist's wife because people just expect me to be amazing all the time. which is definitely not out of the ordinary for me - obviously - but ya know sometimes I just want to be "normal" again. But I guess my life will never be that way again because he'll probably be adding more gold medals in the future - this is our life now - famous...famous...famous.


Kristen D. said...

can I have your autograph?

Jarrett and Sydni said...

Ha ha Chan, I love it! I'm lucky to no such famous people!

Kellie said...

You are a nerd. ;)

Laura W said...

Wow, I am soooo proud to have the royals coming to see me this year. I will make sure that the band and red carpet are ready! Seriously so proud of Joseph's good works and your wonderful support of him. You are a perfect pair.

Sydney said...

Especially when it's a 2 time gold medal in the "Special Olympics" he he