Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Flying High...

...on a trapeze! A few weeks ago my sweet friend Monique had the idea to take trapeze lessons for her birthday. What a great idea! We had a blast! At first it was REALLY scary climbing up the ladder and being so HIGH off the ground! I kept thinking, "that tiny bar is supposed to support me how???" It might not look that high, but it was!! Once I conquered my initial fear of heights, it was a BLAST! Thanks Monique for a fun day!! Justin came to support me in case it was the last time he saw me alive (or to be my photographer) :) ha ha ha. It was actually completely safe.

Here we are ready to perform!

A few action shots:



This is called a "knee hang." We did this move a few times to prepare for our "catch."

After we practiced a few times and felt a little more comfortable with what we were doing (not that I knew what I was doing in the slightest) we got ready for our "catch." The idea is to grab the arms of the other guy swinging from the opposite bar.  I was fortunate enough to get it on my first try. I think it was mostly luck!


This was the best part of the lesson! 

Here's the video of the catch. (I dont know why it won't show up, so I'm posting the link.) Hopefully it works!


After we completed our lesson, we were given diplomas for our hard work and dedication to the art of trapeze! Actually, they gave us the diplomas to celebrate our first "catch"! Yay, go us!!!



We were so excited we lived through it! Thanks Monique for a great day! Can't wait for our next adventure!



8 comments:

Gina said...

Wow Kari! You are a rockstar! That is so cool and you're toes are pointed and everything. I'm impressed! By the way, I'm Krista's friend who stalks your blog. :o)

LanaBanana said...

That was the coolest thing ever!! I love the video--you're a total pro. And you look Fantastic!!

Scott+Tiffany said...

ahh kari! I was freaking out when i saw your video. that is so cool!! just don't run off to join the circus, we would miss you!

JakenDebbie said...

Um, WOW!! What a very cool thing to do! I had no idea you even COULD do such a thing. So fabulous.

The Driggs said...

That is so awesome! I had no idea you two went and did that. That is totally something I can picture Monique wanting to do. And you look like a pro...seriously!

Lorri said...

I'm not so sure I could do that. Looks like you guys had fun.

Steph said...

That is crazy! How fun for you, though. (Not for me, but for you!) :)

Jared and Allyson said...

Okay, I'm totally jealous! That looks like so much fun! I'm also very impressed with your video - You look like an up-and-coming star! Great Job! Next time we're down there visiting, I know what I want to do! :)