Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
The team played three tough games in the round robin, finishing with two wins and one loss and earned a trip to the semifinals as the second seed in their bracket. On Sunday, they rose to play the California Heat and it came down to the wire, winning in over time 2-1. That wasn’t the biggest task of the day, as just five hours later they were to play in-state rival Phoenix Jr. Coyotes for the chance to move onto the Silver Stick finals in January. Trailing 1-0 with about 11 minutes remaining, they tied the score. It was to be a battle to the end as both teams were fighting for the go ahead goal. The game ended tied and made it through five minutes of over time still knotted at 1-1. Nine shooters later, the Union 92 team came out victorious in the shoot out and earned their chance to play in New Market, Ontario, Canada at the Silver Stick National Tournament.
Coach Eric said, “It was a tough weekend, but the boys battled and wanted to win this tournament. We came up short in one game on Friday where we fell apart as a team, but they learned from it and found a way to get it done today. They should be proud of what they’ve accomplished.”
It was a great weekend for the boys and Coach Eric (and parents too!). Everyone is very excited to be moving onto the finals in Canada over the January 16th thru 18th weekend.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Eric and I were Fred and Wilma and Kati and Matt were Betty and Barney... thanks to Kati's mom for making the costumes.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Amber and I near the Golden Gate Bridge
On the Golden Gate Bridge
Eric and I flew to San Jose for his hockey tournament, and I met my Point Loma girls in San Francisco for a fun-filled Labor Day weekend. Brittany and I took the "Baby Bullet" train from San Jose to San Fran and decided we should walk to the hotel. It was a LONG walk. And we were pulling suitcases. We stayed positive and were only slightly frazzled upon arrival.
It was so refreshing to be able to spend time with Brittany, Tessa, Emily, and Amber and to catch up on everything. Tessa is heading back to Paris, so it was kind of sad not knowing when I'd be able to see her again. She was my roomie at PLNU for the year-and-a-half that I spent there. Sometimes I get really sad that I didn't finish my college experience at Point Loma, but last weekend made me realize how blessed I was to have been there for even a short time. They are all hilarious, loving, generous, and one-of-a-kind girls.
San Francisco is awesome because it's such a great workout to walk around everywhere. My calves were sore! Time to get back to the gym! We took some fun pictures. I even enjoyed the cranky, hungry, need a shot of espresso, I can't believe how small the portion is for the price, annoyed with the music selection moments. It was my first time in San Fran, and I loved it. Enjoy!
I am going to post individual shots later. Tessa took some cool ones.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
She isn't a blog hog. Much to her dismay I have three other blogs that I post to...
All of which have various slants. Well the 1st and 3rd are definitely business related but the second is a little social experiment I am trying.
To daily stuff...Kelsey makes a mean chicken stuffed ricotta. Okay Trader Joe's made it but Kelsey can heat food up with the best of them. I do enjoy when she makes dinner, probably the highlight of most weeknights because I love food and especially anything she makes.
My goal is to improve this little blog so I think my next purchase will be a Flip Cam . I hope to start posting fun home videos here and then professional tips of the day. Should be exciting...at least that is the idea.
Thought for the day: Remember when you were a kid and 8:30 was such an early time to go to bed...Oh how I long for an 8:30 bed time. I don't think it will happen in the near future.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
4. Usana HealthPak 100 Vitamins- Energy and Nutrition... pharmaceutical grade... the best stuff ever!
5. Downy Wrinkle Reducer- I hate ironing... especially when it's a zillion degrees outside. I use it for bed linens, clothes... it's awesome.
6. Apple TV- One of the brokers at work gave it to me, and I think he may regret it. We LOVE this thing. It links up to my iTunes, and we can rent movies, listen to our music, and create slideshows.
7. Horizon Organic Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt- Oh so yummy, fat free, and organic. It makes my stomach feel better, and I don't have to worry about weirdo added ingredients.
8. Uppercase Living- They sell words for your wall! I put my business name on my office wall. My mom has some really cute ones too. You can pick pre-made quotes or create custom designs. My Aunt Nancy is a sales associate for them!
9. Usana Skin Firming Lotion- Paraben free and skin firming. I don't have to worry about putting potential cancer causing agents on my skin. Did you know if you stand on a clove of garlic, you'll be able to taste it in a short amount of time? Our skin is transdermal people. What you put on it goes into your blood stream!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Ragan and Keith Schubert and their daughter Anna (and as Anna states, "Baby Amos who is in my mommy's tummy") came to stay with us while they were catching up with old friends in Arizona. Keith was the youth pastor on staff in Glendale while Eric was the young adults pastor. Eric was EXTREMELY excited to see Keith, and I think he's going through withdrawal now.
It was one of those weekends where I was extremely tired from the work week, but I knew that I was going to remember it as one of the best times we've experienced. I had so much fun playing hide and seek with Anna in Chipotle and acting in all of the mini plays that she directed based on Disney characters. She really liked playing with Pudge and Ellie, who have been sleeping non-stop since yesterday. Anna made me laugh out loud numerous times! She would sing to us in the car and pray for our food. She was instantly friends with everyone in the room. We traded names, so when Eric said, "Kelsey!" Anna replied with "What!". It was so fun to learn about their lives, to talk about the past, and to look forward to the future. Ragan is beautiful and glowing and thrilled about their first son. Keith is VERY excited about having a boy, and Anna will soon have another actor for her plays.
Our house seems quiet and boring now, so everyone should feel free to come stay with us or stop in for a visit. We miss them a ton already, but we know they fit in well with the wonderful people in Kansas. I think that Kansas produces pretty awesome families, and we can't wait to see them again!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This past weekend we had a nice little dinner gathering with four other friends. It was a lot of fun. Kelsey and I spent the whole day getting ready for the dinner, we worked out, went to the store, laid by the pool (little relaxation), cleaned the house, made the dinner and then just hung out. It was one of those times when you get to just enjoy the company of your friends and fortunately for me a wife that is pretty sweet. It was really fun and the more I am married to Kelsey the more I enjoy entertaining people and entertaining with her. There is something in sharing a meal together and talking about nothing at all.
We then had breakfast this morning, worked a little bit and went and saw the "Incredible Hulk" on a recommendation from my co-worker Laurie. It was good and there were definitely tense parts to the movie. We are looking forward to this week, because though the week brings hard work, it is usually rewarding and more fun than sitting around doing nothing (I don't sit well.) So, we look forward to the last weekend in June and hope that we make headway this week to achieving our goals.
My thought for the week: Life is lived in the little moments. It may be the big moments we crave but it is the little moments we cherish. Live your life purposefully between the events others say will define it and you will have more definining moments.