Saint Bernards

St Bernards are amazing, this one is no exception. Meet Beethoven!!

Our family just grew by one HUGE 150 pound Saint Bernard! Meet Beethoven. He is so sweet and just a gentleman/dog.  So gentle that our oldest boy who is 9 years old can walk him (with me beside him of course).  He minds, he listens, and he is just so sweet with people and other dogs he meets during our walks. Beethoven the Saint Bernard has a little story ... He and his buddy have been known to take 'tours' of the neighbourhood ... aka: bust out of their owner's yard.  There were multiple posts online regarding their where-abouts and who were their owners, etc.  They ended up at the Humane Society where their owners eventually surrendered both Saint Bernards.  The previous owners just … [Read more...]

Pond Hockey

Pond hockey is a great way to get kids exercise and make great memories at the same time. This is a great resource for directions on how to make a pond hockey net.

If you listen to the NHL players, their fondest memories of growing up playing hockey is playing pond hockey. We have 2 boys who play hockey and LOVE playing on the pond.  The wonderful thing about pond hockey is that there are no rules, no refs, no coaches ... just putting on the skates, grabbing a stick, and throwing a helmet on.  Chasing the puck end to end, side to side, having a few breaks to sip on some hot cocoa, and going back at it. My husband made some pond hockey goal nets and the boys painted them with the colors of their choice. These boys played pond hockey in the most authentic setting ... it was New Years Day, the snow was falling, and they played for over 3 hours … [Read more...]

Hockey Power Skating Drill with Jon MacWilliams

Jon MacWilliams has over 33 years in hockey development and experience. Jon is the Head On Ice Instructor for Dave Bolland Sports, with former Chicago Blackhawk, Dave Bolland.  He has played professionally in Europe, coached AAA and Junior A Hockey and had trained NHL/WHL/Junior Players including Dave Bolland, Sidney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon. Not only is he all of the above, he is a fellow Canadian as well!  Very excited to have him be a part of my son's hockey experience! … [Read more...]

Sports Organizers – Team Snap

Keep your kids sports organized using this amazing app, Team Snap!

I wanted to share this with you.  Like immediately... I am seriously in awe of this sports organizer app!!!!!!!!! TeamSnap My oldest's hockey team is using this and JUST shared it with the team, which is how I JUST learned of it. Like I said, I literally JUST got this in my email and  have yet to use it, but I KNOW it's going to assist in organizing both boys' teams, games, practices, locations, etc. Use the Team Snap app on the phone, computer, tablet ... watch the video and visit their website to learn more on how it can be of value to your child's team.  Watch the video to learn what Team Snap can do for you and your sanity!! Lord knows we need all the darn help we can get.  I am … [Read more...]

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans with same name

For years I have wanted to have my boys who are 'the Rex brothers' meet Colorado Rockies pitcher, 'Rex Brothers'. I'll never forget sitting at Wahoo's waiting for our food, flipping through a magazine, I saw this ad about "What's up with Rex Brothers".  My first thought was 'they know we're here!!!!!' (in Denver) ... I quickly realized that one of the pitchers for the Rockies was this guy!  Ever since then, I made it a personal goal to have my little guys, 'the Rex brothers' meet THE 'Rex Brothers'. It finally happened and it was such a great experience, not only for the boys, but for all of us! We were able to meet this cute young pitcher prior to the game ... which also just so happened … [Read more...]

Major League Baseball Players

Frank-Viola pitcher

My boys had a baseball tournament this past weekend.  And if you know me, I posted some pictures of them on Instagram and faceboook.  I am so proud of them to where it's most likely sickening for my non-parent friends, but I don't really care (and perhaps for my friend who have kiddos). I MADE them (literally), they are my best creation. Well, they also caught the attention of not one, but TWO MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS!! WHAT? Let's be honest here, when I see something I want or an opportunity I'd like, I seriously go for it.  But this time is different.  No soliciting, no 'hey, look at my boys', just putting the pictures up with a few hashtags like #littleleague #baseball and … [Read more...]

Denver storms

Lightning front and center … [Read more...]