Friday, November 25, 2016

Military Member of The Night.

As everyone knows my family loves hockey,especially Daniel,Ariel and I and we go often,especially now that we are season ticket holders.
One day I was cleaning out my inbox and found out my hubby was chosen to be Military Member of the night.I was quite surprised as I had put him in for it last year.

So we were given 4 extra tickets and went off to the game.We stopped first at Jack in the box,where Ariel decided to share her food with a homeless man.She's very sweet that way,although I often have to caution her about her safety.She figures that's what Jesus tells us to do.

Since we had extra tickets we were able to invite Daniel's wonderful hockey coach Gary and his son Andrew to come with us and enjoy the game. 

We had fun watching the hockey game and they announced Gilbert's service and put his name on the big screen.He was so funny before hand asking me should I wave,should I salute,should I do the Hawaiian sign for hang loose? Lol! 
I nixed that idea. 
It was neat to see everyone standing and waving for my hubby's service.I love the patriotism that's in hockey.No sitting down here.
They even gave him patriotic cookies that were quite delicious.
The only down side was our seats were right behind the hockey players.If you have ever smelt a hockey bag you will know what I mean.We'll just say it was pretty ripe where we were sitting.That's just hockey for you.Daniel often tries to get me to smell his stinky equipment.Must be all that testosterone.

Some exciting times during the game.Always interesting watching the glass shatter.Thankfully no one was hurt.
                    It was a fun night had by all.

Monday, November 7, 2016

October fun!

We have had a pretty fun October with lots of events and activities.
                               Pumpkin carving at the zoo.


                              Ariel decorating her cookie house.
                                 Bear wants to eat the cookie house.

           Our hockey booth for our churches candy carnival.
Ariel and her dad having fun at the candy carnival.

                                     Plenty of hockey games this month.

Our little party for home.We just watched a bunch of movies and ate a bunch of goodies.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The love of hockey.

How did we absolutely fall in love with hockey? 
Well as a mom of three kiddo's with pretty significant health issues I'm always looking for something for them to do.
We do our volunteer work at the zoo and we still really love that and continue to do as much as we can there.  
Anyway in an email I was sent a list of things to do around the sound and came across a Thunderbirds hockey game.
We went in October of last year and were absolutely hooked.
I feel hockey is such an underappreciated sport.

I love this quote by Brendan Shanahan
"Is hockey hard ? I don't know,you tell me.We need to have the strength and power of a football player,the stamina of a marathon runner and the concentration of a brain surgeon.
But we need to put all this together while moving at high speeds on a cold slippery surface while five other guys use clubs to try and kill us.
Oh yeah,did I mention that this whole time were standing on blades 1/8 of an inch thick? 
Is ice hockey hard? I don't know,you tell me.Next question."

I love the speed of the sport it's so fast moving.
I admit I also like the fighting.That's part of the fun of hockey.
We fell in love with hockey so much that we all started learning to ice skate.
I've taken Ariel to Disney on ice every year and have always wanted to learn to skate.
My hubby tells me it's the Russian in my veins that likes the ice, lol! 
Maybe,ice skating is tons of fun.

So we continue to love the sport and love being involved in many aspects of it and probably will for a very long time. 

A video that I made while back dedicated to The Seattle Thunderbirds.

Also by Brendan Shanahan
 "There is no such thing as a non-hockey fan,only those who have yet to let the light of hockey shine unto their hearts."

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Fun with the grandparents.

 Hello friends,We just spent the last week with my in-laws,grandma and grandpa to the kiddo's.
It's always a lot of fun and the kids so love having them here.They brought us some batches of their awesome homemade tamales.
Ariel wanted to make grandpa a cake so we made him a rooster one.
My father in-law loves roosters.
I think it reminds him of chasing chickens around the yard as a little boy.

                                                      Cock-a-doodle-doo !

 We spent many days working on jigsaw puzzles.One of grandma Lucy's favorite things to do.I think we did like five.
One was an entire puzzle of snack cakes, boy was that one a pain,but fun.

                                                         Yes,we finished it!!!!!!!

                                                       Man,we are so awesome!!!!!!!!

 We were able to take them to the zoo on Wednesday.
It was such a beautiful day.
They kept telling us they brought the Californian sunshine with them.

                                  Ariel likes to help grandpa
    The jellyfish in the background are ones that the boys and I helped make along with other volunteers.

                                       Feeding the Pygmy goats.
 We even got to share our love of hockey with grandma Lucy,who is a new fan.
It was so funny we were sitting at the glass and it seemed like her section was the one that was slammed up against the most.
She absolutely loved it.

                            Grandma Lucy and Daniel enjoying the game.
It Was a very nice visit and a fun week.