Friday, January 28, 2011

Hockey Weekend.

Maxim has a big tournament in Huron this weekend, and he says he wants to score another goal...because if he does he says I will buy him a new toy.  I like how he makes deals for himself, maybe he will be a sports agent someday???

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Standing on Planks...

This is pretty boring video of the boys skiing on Tuesday night...all for Grandma and Grandpa to see.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Brecken Playing Goalie

I usually don't go to the Plainsman Online which is our version of the hometown newspaper, because usually the online version has less info than the info-starved regular version.

But since I am in Montana I checked it out the other day and saw my son...playing goalie...on the front page of the has been bumped down a bit now, but here is the link.  CLICK HERE

My mini-mites played a fun game during the 1st intermission of Sunday's varsity game, and while they do that the crowd laughs at the little skaters as they fall over each other and try to hit the puck around.

I told Brecken to go play goalie for a little bit...but I said, "go lay down in front of the he did.  He even had a save and the crowd LOVED it, and Brecken loved it that the crowd loved it.

He is sooooo much like his mom!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dear Snow...

Dear Snow,

It seems you and I have a bit of a love/hate relationship.

I love you when you are new and you make everything look clean.

I love you when you fall straight down.

I love you when you are powdery.

I love ALOT of you under my snowboard or skis.

I love sliding through, over and under you on my snowmobile.

I love the way you make the night more bright.

I love the way you make my kids laugh.

I love the crunchy sound you make under a pair of boots.

I love the way my dogs jump through you.

I love the way Granpa's horses look when they run through you.

I love the way you give my kids a reason to go outside in the cold.

I love how you go hand in hand with Christmas.

Now the part where I give you some constructive criticism...

I hate you when you fall sideways...I know it is more of the wind's fault...but it takes two to "tango/blizzard".

I hate you when you fall on the seat of my car even after I have brushed you off my door jambs.

I hate you when you find the holes where my gloves and coat don't exactly seal up.

I hate you when you get all packed up after the plow goes by my house.

I hate you when you are slushy and hard to run through my snow blower.

I hate you when you leave behind that muddy mess sometimes known as late-March.

I hate you in April.

AND...I hate you in November for that matter...December are welcome anytime, but before that and I cuss you.

I hate you when you can't decide who you want to be, ice or flake...pick one, I prefer you flaky.

Last but not least...I hate you when you come over too often, like the last few days, when I put more miles on my snow blower than my snowmobile.  I think your work/play ratio should be 80% play 20% work...lately it has been the opposite.

Take these statements with love, and know that I really like your season of the year, just in moderation.



Saturday, January 08, 2011

Alexander Christian Schneider!

By the way...Penny text messaged me that Aaron and Sheila's boy was named Alexanderia Christian...I doubted that when I posted so I called him Alex...Aaron set the record straight here!

Oh, and for others that are coming here instead of there (facebook), his name is Alexander Christian Schneider and he was born on 1/7/11 at 5:13am, 7lb 1oz, and 20 inches long - Proud Papa Aaron

Friday, January 07, 2011


Congratulations Aaron and Sheila....and welcome to the family little guy.  Be nice to the dogs.