Monday, November 28, 2011

Lucky For Us, Lakers Win

The Lakers faced the #2 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish over the weekend, and the return of coach Jeff Jackson. JJ coached the Lakers back when I was in school, and lead them to National Championships in 1992 and '94. I was lucky enough to travel to Minnesota in '94 and watch them win that game 9-1.

That was then, and this is now, though. The Lakers dropped the Friday night game 4-1, and we missed that one because we were travelling back from Thanksgiving in Cadillac. We went to Saturday nights game, though, and the Lakers won that contest 5-2. Lily stayed in Cadillac an extra couple of days, so just me and the boys. Trevor spent a lot of time with his friend Alec, so mostly just Bri-guy and me!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Trevor got his first taste of wrestling practice last night, and he really liked it. It's a lot of hard work, and he's doing a lot of exercise and conditioning he hasn't done before, but it is really good for him. I'm proud of him for participating, and know this will be a good experience for him.

Frosty and Frosty Jr.

Lily and Brian took full advantage of the first snow fall of the season, making a couple of snowmen. It was fun while it lasted, as rain pretty much decimated both of them. I'm not too happy to see the stuff, myself, especially since the wet snow caused us to slide into the curb in the van. A cracked wheel hub and $185 later...ask me again why I hate snow.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lakers Split With Future WCHA Foe

A lot of history between the Lakers and Bemidji State. They used to play in the same league back in the late 60's and early '70. LSSU even beat BSU for the NAIA National Championship in 1974. This weekend was some really good hockey, too, and I look forward to these teams being in the same league in a couple of years. They lost the first game on Friday 3-2 in OT, but bounced back to win 2-1 on Saturday. Lily was at a friends house, so just the boys and I attending. We had a lot of fun, but left in the third period because I had to work and Trevor wasn't feeling all that well. Brian was really good, and played with his trucks in his seat, too. Lakers are out of town this weekend, but back home I think after that to take on former coach Jeff Jackson and Notre Dame. Should be some really good hockey in the coming weeks for the Lakers.

Monday, November 7, 2011

School Carnival

Friday night the kids dragged me to the carnival at Lincoln Elementary. The kids had a fun time, and got to participate in games, a bouncy castle (Brian only, the other two are too mature, now), and got their faces painted. All the money goes back to the school, so it's a good cause and the kids really had a good time. Brian can be deadly with a hockey stick, though!

More Bowling For Lily

Lily is still plugging away at bowling. Her scores haven't improved a whole lot, but once I can buy her her own ball, she should improve. She's still working hard and having fun, which is the important thing. We didn't have Brian this time, which made things a little easier, and didn't make it this weekend because I was still feeling sick (recovering from bronchitis). We'll make it up during the week, though. I tried to clean these pics up a bit, and brighten them.