Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A Double-Stag Exclamation Point

I took this handstand picture because it was a beautiful day and strange objects in parking lots are always great opportunities for handstands!  It wasn't until I was about to post the picture that I decided it looked like an exclamation point!  I am officially adding it to the Handstand-Alphabet and calling it the Double-Stag Exclamation Point!

~Handstand-Alphabet Exclamation Point

Monday, March 30, 2015

Level 10 States

Congratulations to my level 10 for a great job at States!!!  She fought through the nerves, stress and pressure to hit 4 for 4... a no falls meet... Regionals here we come!!!

So proud of you little lady!!!

~Level 10 States Handstand

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday so I thought a handstand picture in Israel near a Palm Tree would be appropriate!!!  This handstand picture was taken by one of my family members while we were on a tour of the Holy Land... such a great trip!!!   It is so neat to have a visual of the all the places that are brought up while reading, "The Passion"... Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, The Upper Room, The Via Dolorosa, Golgotha, etc... I've been there!!!

From this angle, you can see the original foundation of the building which dates back to the time of Christ...

~Palm Sunday Handstand from Israel

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Regional Qualifier

I just got back from the Regional clinic with this Junior A Level 8 Regional Qualifier...

Congrats to this little lady for making Regionals!  I love that our state has a clinic to help prepare the girls for Regionals... a unified warm-up, lots of team bonding, and great critiques from an amazing group of judges!!!

~Level 8 Regional Qualifier Handstand

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fanstand Friday Fave

Every Friday on Instagram, I post a new fan handstand from around the world... I call it "Fanstand Friday"!!!  One of today's winners, sent me a handstand all the way from Italy for my SunSky&Sea Collection... such a perfect picture that I had to share it on my blog as well.  Thank you to Anna Livia from Sardinia for this fabulous handstand picture...

~Fanstand Friday Sun, Sky & Sea Handstand

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Team Challenge Day

Every Thursday I have a team challenge for my homeschool gymnastics team!!!  Today's challenge involved time travel, secret portholes, and unknown worlds... the world between the two portholes required some creativity in passing through because anything that touched the ground got stuck there permanently... hence the line of shoes and socks!!!  Here are a few fun handstand shots after the mission was complete...

~Team Challenge Handstands

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Team Photo

Team pictures was a success!!!  Thank you to John Cheng and Team Photo for coming to our gym and doing an amazing job with our team pictures!!!  I snapped this quick shot at the end of night one while everything was still set up...

The quality of this picture compared to the professional ones that were taken is dramatic but it was fun to capture the backdrop and lighting equipment!  P.S. Thanks Pete for making me jump in to the photos with my teams... I love having a group shot with my girls!!!

Here are a few fun practice poses with themes that we took in preparation for Team Photo day... 

Straddles and Pretty Fingers

A Pyramid of Coral Girls

 I Heart Homeschool

 I Heart Gymnastics

Tower of Teammates

 I Heart Friends and Flourescent Colors 

We had fun practicing the poses and the real ones turned out AWESOME so keep checking Traveling Handstands for some fabulous group shots and I may even be able to convince some of the girls to send me their cool handstand pics... I love the silhouette ones!!!

~Team Photo Day Handstand

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Miss Deb

Happy Birthday
Miss Deb!!!

Thanks for helping me this season and what a great season it has been!!! I hope you have a fabulous birthday... way to rock that double-stag beam handstand!!!

~Miss Deb's Birthday Handstand

Monday, March 23, 2015

States is Over, Now WeLax

States is over, now weLax...

Haha... We can relax a little now that States is over so we played Lacrosse, a super popular sport in our state, for warm-ups!!!  I will say, we looked pretty uncoordinated at first but by the end these girls were passing and catching and scooping and cradling and scoring goals!!!  So fun!!!

~WeLax Handstands

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Congratulations "Coral Girls"

Congratulations to all of my girls that competed at States this weekend!!!  I am so proud of everyone!!!  

P.S. I love that we are being referred to as the "Coral Girls"... Way to rock the coral leos;)

~State Championships Handstand

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Waiting for Mac & Cheese

So I get this email from my mom with "Waiting for Mac & Cheese" in the subject line and this is what came attached...

I have the greatest niece... she loves her handstands just like her Tante Mare!!!  What else are you to do while waiting for Omie's Mac & Cheese, the greatest Mac & Cheese on the planet;)  Handstands help pass the time!!!

"Is it done yet?"

~Waiting for Mac & Cheese Handstands

Friday, March 20, 2015

First Day of Spring

Celebrating the first day of spring with breakfast at Whole Foods and SNOW... for real... yes, it is snowing in Maryland on the first day of spring... not exactly what I was wishing for on the first day of spring but breakfast was great (Scrambled Eggs and a Beet-Eternal juice from the Juice Bar... I love Whole Foods)!!!

~First Day of Spring Handstand in the Snow

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Instagram Fan

Whenever I travel to a cool destination, I always try to find some sort of a sign that identifies my location so people believe that I was actually there!  This Traveling Handstands instagram fan found a great way to show off the fact that she was in Palm Springs, California!!!  Cool handstand pic... thanks for sharing!!!

~Palm Springs Handstand from makenna_thing.1

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A Milestone Birthday

Happy 50th birthday to a very special person!  In the short amount of time that you have been a part of my life, you have left quite the impression!  So, for today's post, in honor of your 50th birthday, I am going to highlight a few of my favorite things about you using your daughter's Handstand-Alphabet!  You are...


best salad maker ever

Crossword whiz

Dog lover


Fitbit Fanatic

great gym mom

horse girl


Jeopardy Queen



My Maryland Mom

Natural and organic food fan



Quite generous



Talented Trainer


Very hardworking


Xtra special


Zippy quick getting things done

Since 26 words do not even begin to be enough to describe all of the great things about you, here are 24 more...  One characteristic and one handstand picture for each year... to celebrate 50 years of life...




Country music fan

Sushi Buddy



Castle Fan




Music Fan





Dancing With The Stars & SYTYCD Fan 

Broadway Musical lover

GoMacro Protein Bar Fan



American Idol and The Voice Fan


An Overall Incredible Person

Thank you for being you!!!  
I hope you have a wonderful birthday:)

~50 Birthday Handstands