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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Busy Day, different hockey and a real Hockey Mom!

Where are we today ?
      This morning we are having a spring rain, temps just above freezing so helping to remove the snow and wash away some of the winter dirt. Soon the grass will be growing trees budding and flower beginning to bloom.
       At 9 am in Plattsville Grandson number 4 was to have what I heard a fun hockey game, tournaments over so this looks like one more kick at the cat. This is very different than what we have seen before.
         Two mixed teams on the ice for 45 minutes. Non stop playing. Only One face off and every 2 minutes a horn blows, they stop where they are leave the puck and change shifts on the fly. His team had 4 players per shift and the other team 5 players per shift. These kids had nonstop fun and so did we. It was a very fast paced 45 minutes, no penalties, no whistles, after a goal was scored they carried on.
thats him #19
and again
      It was a bit confusing at first there was 3 #19 white jerseys on his team but we knew who he was.

This was the final score with his 4 player team
defeating the 5 player team
        Now to make it more interesting the last minute and 1/2 all the players from both teams were on the ice 18 players in all, wow what a treat this was we all had a fun morning.
these kids skating their hearts out
       Then I headed back to the house, some younger family members were there packing up and moving here Dad's work shop. I was there in time to pick up Suzie take her over to his new shop, and a check things out. While we had another showing on the house at 11 am.
       Next home at noon had a quick lunch and Suzie took her Dad to visit her mom. I ran a few a errands while the house was shown again at 1 o'clock. Back here unpack stuff and check supper going in our the cooker. Then when Suzie got back from Kitchener at 4:30 headed back to Plattsville to watch Daughter number 2 on the ice!
       Now this is a very special event for us. From when she was 5 yrs old to12 years old figure she skated, practices and competitions, costumes and many medals, spend a few years in arenas with her back then. We have not seen her skate since that time as she wanted to participate different sports, basketball, volley ball etc... That was 18 years ago... seems like yesterday.
        She has never skated on hockey skates and just picked some up last night, borrowed some hockey equipment and hit the ice to try out playing hockey. As she said it was on her bucket list, good for her.
there she is on the left, ready to hit
 the ice another good friend with her
      There she is the hockey Mom of our 2 grandsons here. They were cheering her on a giving her tips, it was so precious and a memory I will have for life!
she never played hockey on skates either
thats her getting the hang of it, she can still skate very well,
 just a little different with hockey skates
this whole week has been one of great memories
really worth putting up with this cold weather to see.
        Leaving the arena back to New Hamburg we can really tell its spring time .  
scooter in the lobby
kids playing catch on the street
and around the corner, road hockey
          Finally shortly after 6 we headed back home had spare ribs and sauerkraut going in out slow cooker, so they done, made the house smell pretty good too. Just had to throw together a tasty salad to go with them
yummy
      Another long day and got more things done, hope things will slow down soon, Suzie and I don't see to much of each other lately.
      Thanks for stopping on by and hope you enjoying some nice spring weather too.
Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this past Winter.

18 comments:

  1. That level of activity does fit the 'busy cycle.' No movement on the house to date? Spring should help increase real estate activity.

    Fun hockey stuff though.

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    1. Lots of interest on the house 22 showings in less than 3 weeks thats a lots of activity, it is in and ideal location but a rather large house.
      The hockey stuff was excellent.

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  2. Please pretend you're a journalist and ask your daughter what it was like to play ice hockey after years as a figure skater. (Please report her response.)

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    1. I will see what I can do. That would be fun !

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    2. Can you also explain the difference between the two types of skates, I had no idea hockey skates were different.

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    3. This is a good explanation of the 2 types of ice skates I found on the web.

      Figure Skates have toe picks on the front of the blade, which are usually made of some type or sturdy and very strong metal. The toe picks used for jumps in figure skating. Figure skating boots are typically made of several layers of leather and the leather is very stiff to provide ankle support for jumps.

      Hockey skates-Hockey skates are used for playing the games of ice hockey and ringette. The boot is generally made of molded plastic, leather (often synthetic), and ballistic nylon. Skates used in competitive hockey rarely use molded plastic for the upper boot, as this results in limited mobility. All hockey skates (excepting goaltender's skates) are designed such that they will not cause injury to an opponent, and are fitted with safety blades.

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  3. Good to see there is some real land underneath all that snow... we will be back up there in about a month, so things better start warming up! Glad to see you are too busy to really notice the snow and cold! Stay warm!

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    1. Should be all cleared up by the time you get here, about the time we were supposed to get back.

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  4. No doubt you are having the time of your life with family even tho its been cold. Enjoy these moments

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    1. Yes we sure are having a ball, all this cold weather has been worth it!

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  5. Great memories for sure...I agree with Craig.
    Hope you and Suzie get some down time real soon.....

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    1. Down time will happen, maybe a quiet day today for a change we hope.

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  6. What another wonderful day although whirlwind.

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    1. It was a very fun day, now maybe slow down for a bit.

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  7. I know you were really disappointed to have to return to the snow and cold, but the memories you are making couldn't have happened any other way. What a joy.

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    1. Yes it sure is, and a great time after all.

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  8. Here Ibsit, wondering what to make for dinner tonight, and "by George" I think I'll cook us some ribs!

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    1. The power of suggestion works pretty good, enjoy !

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