Saturday, February 24, 2018

Knoxville Ice Bears

You'll never guess where we went tonight...yep, to see the Knoxville Ice Bears. I haven't been to a hockey game since college days and I was so excited. I bought the tickets several days earlier online,  buying seats in the middle section for a good view of the game. Our friends, Charles and Tressa went with us and it was their first hockey game.  I don't know what got into me, but as we were walking to the coliseum, I asked a gentleman if this was where the Knoxville Ice Bears played.  He looked at me in all seriousness and replied "No, this is the hockey ballet."  I must have looked startled as everyone laughed.  I swear I'm so gullible.  The night's theme was Super Hero Night, and when we walked in, there were super heroes all around, delighting both the kids and adults. Of course, we took a picture. We found our seats and I looked at Scott knowing he wanted to be out on that ice. I learned so much about hockey, like the terms power play and break away.  And talk about fans- whenever anyone on our team attempted a shot, the announcer  would say "He shoots" and the whole crowd would shout "He Scores."  If the goalie saved a play, you could hear the the announcer say "Saved by" and the crowd would respond "Zoltan" (the name of our goalie). During one of the intermissions, they did a Chuck-A-Puck where kids/families would throw plastic pucks onto the ice, receiving a prize if their puck hit a target.  Afterwards, all the kids would come onto the ice and help pick the pucks up,  while they played Neil Diamond's Sweet Caroline over the speaker with everyone singing along.  I was hooked. Such a wonderful family night, and by the way, our team won!   

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Island Pond Snowmobile Trip

Scott and friend, Charles, headed up to New York for their annual snowmobile trip. They've been looking forward to it since last year.  They spent a day with mom and dad and I'm sure they enjoyed seeing Charles again and seeing Scott!   After a day's visit, Scott and Charles headed up to Island Pond, Vermont for a couple days of snowmobiling. They made their reservations for mid week so they'd have the trails to themselves. The snow was great and they had an awesome, safe, time. Scott  did mentioned they got lost one evening as the trails were not well marked. It put them out a couple hours, but they eventually made it back.   On the way home, they were able to stop at mom and dad's again for more visiting. The bottom picture is the truck Scott bought this past fall...for parts.  I'm guessing we'll be towing it home this summer. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

I spent my Valentine"s Day at church with my "Little Hikers." I had made sour cream sugar cookies, using heart cookie cutters.  The children had a ball decorating their cookies, taking home a plate for their families.  I never knew kids could be so quiet! I sure love these kiddos.   

Monday, January 22, 2018

Scott On Talk Radio

Scott left for a work trip to Mexico this morning. As I was driving him to the airport, we listened, like we always do, to Talk Radio. To say Scott is passionate about politics is an understatement; he lives and breathes politics. He loves America and often writes our senators and others that hold office, sharing his point of view.  As I dropped Scott off he wrote the radio station's number down and wouldn't you know, as I was driving home I heard his voice. I quickly turned on my phone to record him. I got so tickled listening to my babe. Scott mentioned that one of his coworkers also heard his comments. Way to go babe.  I had to edit the recording way down for the blog to accept it, but at least you get a sample.    

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Bees Are Out

What a difference 4 days make in a Tennessee winter.  Temperatures skyrocketed this week, hitting the high 60's and we're so loving our taste of spring. The bees are out, looking for food and Scott's having to make sugar water for them.  I also took pictures of Brad so you can see how much he's grown. We decided to feed Brad through the winter, giving him a great start. Below, Scott is feeding Brad grain separate from the other cows to make sure he gets his share. 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Errands With My Babe

When you have a farm, running errands with your babe doesn't mean going to the mall, but to the co-op for grain. Never liked the mall anyway.  On a side note, we did stop for lunch :)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Beautiful Winter Day

I'm catching up on my blogging and posting this in March.  As I look back on our winter, I realize what a mild one it's been. This was our only snowfall! It was enough snow to get us out of school, but not enough for my babe's snowmobile...the hope of next winter.  I love days like this with the crisp air and blue Tennessee sky and so thankful I captured several pictures for memories.