Monday, September 10, 2012

Life is back to "normal"

I am not sure what the definition of "normal" is, but if it has something to do with being crazy busy with two active kids who are balancing a new school year and their sport of choice: hockey...and, in addition to that, balancing the fact that we are a small business owner (who has 2 Edible Arrangement stores) and I am, yet again, the team manager for Robert's hockey team...then life is definitely back to "normal".

But before I bore you too much with all my "normal" life activities, I will do a little show and tell regarding the status of my Lizzie Kate Mystery Sampler...
I am still working on Part I...but I have received part II and part III so I guess I really need to get the needle and thread going on this - it is just a matter of finding time to sit my behind down and relax. I do find a little time here and there...and with some hockey travel coming up, I will have some time on the airplane in the very near future.

Like I boys started school a few weeks ago. Robert (older son) started his junior year in high school and Matthew (younger son) 8th grade, last year of middle school. They seem to be getting older right before my eyes every day. Where did those little boys go?

Their hockey seasons also begun with pre-season practices and conditioning in August that lead up to a Labor Day tournament at the end of the month. Matthew's Bantam 13UAAA team played a couple of exhibition games (unfortunately they lost both, but it was a good test of what kind of things they need to work on before they travel to their first tournament in October). Robert's Midget Minor 16UAAA team played 7 games over the Labor Day weekend and ended up the Champions of the USHL Western Shootout Labor Day tournament.
It is always a nice way to start off your season with a Championship in the Labor Day tournament!

I travel with Robert and his team this coming Thursday to Minnesota for the first NAPHL (North American Prospects Hockey League) weekend. I am looking forward to this because all my family still lives in Minnesota, so not only do I get an opportunity to watch Robert & his team play hockey games, but I get a wonderful opportunity to visit with my parents, sisters, brother-in-law and niece/nephew!

Well, that is everything in a nutshell...I hope all of you are doing well. I appreciate you visiting my blog and really appreciate those followers out there who are very patient with me regarding my absence lately.

Take care and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch Often