Friday, October 31, 2008
This was the only meeting that the Coyotes and Penguins will have all year and we had to miss the game. It was a real bummer, specially since we were offered tickets...right on the glass!!!! We had other commitments that we had to hold up to so we had to regretfully turn them down. Oh well. That's the way it goes. Being true to your word and fulfilling your commitments is more important than a game...right?
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
My hubby, being the smart person that he is, knows how to find the good seats for some awesome deals. Not sure how he finds them, but he does. For this game he found us seats right behind the "home" net. Way cool!! Nothing beats being close to the ice.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The Coyotes have already played their first 3 games with a record of 2 wins and 1 loss so far. It is going to be an exciting season as the team has many new players this year. There are a hand full of new veterans on the team that were picked up through trades and such as well a few new starting rookies. The players that are going to be fun to watch, in my opinion, are the rookies. The NHL is expecting one of our rookies, Kyle Turris, to be one of the top in the NHL this season. They are already even picking him as one of the top contenders for the Calder Trophy Award which is the award for the top rookie of the year. He is definitely on track with 1 goal and 3 assists in only 3 games. Amazing!
The interesting story, for us, about Kyle Turris is when the Coyotes realized that they were not going to the playoffs last season they had Kyle come in and play in a few of the last games of the season. His very first NHL game that he ever played in was at the coyotes last home game of the season against the Dallas Stars. Well, being the last home game, playing against the Stars and it being a first game for a new rookie we thought..."ok, we are going to that game". All season long we had been promising Kyle (our son, Kyle) that we would get him his own player jersey with any player name that he wanted on it. So, with it being the last game Kyle got his jersey and he ended up choosing "Turris" for his name on the back. Well...after the game that night we were standing outside where the players were leaving the rink when a lady approached Kyle (our son) and asked if she could take a picture of him with his new jersey that he was wearing. Seeming kind of odd we reluctantly agreed. When we asked what her reason was she said that she was Kyle Turris' mother and it was the first time that she had seen someone wearing a jersey with his name and number on it. She, being a "mom", took the picture and told us that she was sending one to Kyle for him to see as well as putting one in his scrapbook. HEHE! Overall, pretty cool. So, I guess Kyle (our son) will forever be pictured in Turris' scrapbook as the first fan wearing his NHL name and number. I often wonder where that picture is today. Was it really used in his scrapbook? Hummmmm...Maybe someday we might have another opportunity with Ms. Turris to find out. :)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wish I owned one of those beach houses in the back ground. ;)
Watching the waves and the sunset.
Finding the seashells.
Watching the surfers.
Being on a year round school schedule we get a 2 week fall break. It was a most needed and relaxing time. The first week we spent at home doing absolutely NOTHING! It was great. I actually went a full 2 weeks without filling the car up with gas. That has not happened in a long time.
The second week of break we decided to hit the road and travel to our usual vacation destination...Southern California. This time in CA we headed to Anaheim to see Mickey! Yep, Disneyland! It has been a few years since we were there last so we thought...oh what the heck! :) It was a great time. They have opened a couple new rides since we were there last. The boys have grown since then, too, so we ALL got to enjoy a few rides together as a family. No more height restrictions anymore. Yea!! The one ride with the tallest height restriction is the Maliboomer and I can not remember how many times we rode that thing. Whew! It was fun but there are only so many times that you can be shot straight up in the air.
The boys discovered Pin Trading while we were there. Here is Kyle with his first 2 pins that he traded. He had many more by the time the week was over. I have to admit, it is fun!
The boys in the dog pound.
The boys with one of their favorite characters. (Chip or Dale...not sure which one it is.)
In the "O" of "CALIFORNIA".
On another one of the favorite rides...Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! ...in the back of the train of course!
Friday, October 3, 2008
In just a few hours we will be on the run and going non-stop. It is going to be kind of hard to get going after, literally, doing nothing the past few days.
Let's see...we have 1 hockey game, 3 soccer games and soccer pictures. And...oh yea...church, too.
I will try and update with pictures and comments on how it all turns out.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The morning started off with heading out in the back yard to groom the dogs. Yes, that is right...I wear the hat of "dog groomer" some times. It has been a while since I did it last and didn't realize that my clippers were really dull! So I spent most of my efforts using the scissors. Uugg! Boy, that was a long process. I guess it is time to invest in new clippers.
After all that, I decided I would take the kids on a nice bike ride...being a really nice day and all. So, we cleaned up, ate lunch, aired up the tires in the bikes and we were off. Not really knowing where we were going or what our destination would be, I thought "I bet the kids would love to ride to McDonald's and get an ice cream." And I was right. They thought it was an awesome idea...that is until my tire blew out about half way there. Uuttt ooooo! They were very disappointed and upset, to say the least. In fact one of them (I will not say who) asked if he could continue on his way and meet up with us later. HA! I was amazed. My first thought was "how selfish", but then again they are kids and they wanted their ICE CREAM!
So back home we went...walking! Most of the stretch from our house to McDonald's is farm land and walking/biking paths. However, there is a short distance that we have to share a busy road with cars. I get really nervous when having to share the road with vehicles and it is only worse when the kids are with me. At one point I yelled up to Tyler to move over off the road. He obeyed but in the process turned a little too hard, lost his edge and down he went. All was well until he realized there was blood. Oh my! I have to admit there was A LOT of blood and the funny thing is, the scrape was only about 2mm long. That is all! It was a good thing I brought along some hand wipes with me, otherwise I probably would have ruined the shirt I was wearing. It took forever for that thing to stop bleeding.
All in all, it was an adventurous day! We even got to meet one of the many wild coyotes that are out here. Well, we didn't really stop and say hi but we were just a few feet from it. I have to admit, it did make me a little nervous. It was more scared of us...but still.
Now we have one more thing to add to the "to do" list..."fix tire on bike". Hopefully we will make it to McDonald's next time.
I plan on getting this book and checking it out. I imagine that I will find stories very similar to ours through out this book. Should be good!
With the release of the new book she has been on various talk and news related shows. Here is a clip of her on CNN.
Here is another clip of her on Good Morning America.
C'mon you know who you are... :) So, is it? hehe!!
I can not believe that it is already that time of year...even Tyler said today..."man, 2008 has gone by really fast. I can't believe it is almost over." Without thought, I said, "yes, it has." then it hit me...I was amazed that he (at his age) even thinks those thoughts or is aware of time and the calendar year and how fast it passes by. He is 10 years old, it should not surprise me, but it does.