The Hawkins family lives in Alexandria, VA. We have lived in the Metro-DC area for three years. Mary is a nurse and Jon practices public relations. We have a beutifual daughter named Adelaide whom we adore.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

I love the Olympics

Since I was a little boy, I've loved watching the Olympics, summer or winter. I remember hearing the NBC theme song during the Calgary Olympics and trying to memorize it. At that time, the Olympics came only every four years, but the IOC switched the intervals so that every two years, the Olympics are held, summer or winter.

Anyway, when the Olympics came to Salt Lake City in 2002, I had the fortunate opportunity to be a member of the torch relay team. I was a volunteer on the media relations side of the relay and loved alomost every minute of it. It's an opportunity I'll always cherish.

But it did more for me than give me a springboard to jumpstart my career in public relations. It gave me a greater appreciation and love for something that can bring the world together for a short period of time in a peaceful situation. Countries at war, like the Koreas are, can walk into the Olympic Stadium side by side, as they did in Torino. Citizens of a nation who has invaded another can actually cheer for the conquered nation's soccer team when they win an Olympic qualifying game, just as the U.S. did when Iraq won.

It's an amazing program that Pierre de Coubertin put together. I love it!

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Family Picture

This is the most recent family picture I could find. It was taken at Melissa and Brandon's wedding in August, so until I get a more recent picture of all of us, this will have to do.  Posted by Picasa

Oops

I'm still trying to work out the kinks in the system. So bear with me.

First Entry

I thought I would try this out. We've been learning about blogging at work for the past couple of days, and in my industry, it's the biggest buzz. So I'm going to try to do a blog for our family and I'll keep everyone posted.