Thursday, December 29, 2005

He shoots, he scores!!!

Had a fabulous day today with my son, Elijah. He was in a hockey tournament at 8 Rinks. The Thunderbird Vipers did a great job. They only had 11 players and had to double shift. My boy plays D and he had some spectacular break aways. He scored in the first game and had an assist on a beautiful goal in the second. He is a big kid and it was very funny to watch him stick handle the puck down the ice while shrugging off everyone on the other team that could keep up with him; and anyone who tried to check him ended up spawled on the ice while he didn't even break his stride. They lost every game, but were sportsmen through and through; they played their heart out. Way to go Vipers!!!!
We had an extra special treat between games. As we came back into the building after a little snack we saw some "big kids" playing on one of the sheets. "Let's watch these guys for a bit", I say to my son. We stop to watch. Wow, they are REALLY big. A white jersey with 19 on the helmut flies past me.
"Eli, doesn't that look like Markus Naslund?"
"It is Markus Naslund!!!!" my son informs me.
The Canucks are practicing!!!! It was so cool. We watched the whole team practice: Trevvy baby, Toddy, Carter, the Sedin Twins, Auld......
So great. What an unexpected treat. They looked awesome. The New Years Eve game should be fantastic.
Bert taking a breather

Auld and the Boys

The Canucks

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hear Faithful to Me

Here is the song Faithful to me
Jennifer Knapp is an artist to explore. I love her is great for the girls!

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Great Trepidation

It is with great trepidation that I enter the world of blogging. It was not even two months ago that I was debating the negative aspects of such a forum with more progressive friends. How far I have come! One great motivating factor for me was the ability to share some fabulous and interesting things. If you don't know who Rick Mercer is, you should take the time to browse his website. Rick is a Canadian Political Comedian (in the fashion of Jon Stewart....another favourite).
His recent vinette on Bono must be shared.....look for Bono's picture on this web and watch!



All the chisels I've dulled carving idols of stone
That have crumbled like sand 'neath the waves
I've recklessly
built all my dreams in the sand
Just to watch them all wash away.
Through another day, another trial, another chance to reconcile
To One who sees past all I see;

And reaching out my weary hand, I pray that You'd understand

Your the only one that's faithful to me....

Your the only one that's faithful to me.

--Jennifer Knapp (Prelude....Faithful to Me)