Hey Everyone :) My little corner of the world wide web is titled Change On The Fly. I don't have a super-specific 'theme' behind it, but it is mostly about my life as an American 'hockey wife' living in Finland, and more recently, about our struggles with multiple miscarriages and attempting to start a family.
|that's me! :)|
Yup, that's the real deal. Written by yours truly, 1995.
Fast forward 8 years and 9 days to 2003, and who do I meet? My cute boy! Where do you ask? (Do you even have to ask?) The hockey arena, of course!
|Skating at the Frog Pond in Boston, 2006|
So here we are, 8 years later, married and embarking on our professional hockey journey together.
|Our Wedding Day: June 26, 2010|
I have since quit playing hockey after high school, but am still completely amused by the look on people's faces when they hear I used to play. "What? You must be kidding" "Yea, right!" "YOU played HOCKEY?!?... no way... you're way too small!" (I am all of 5'1 [on a good day] and healthy-but-petite framed) I also get a lot of people that start speaking to me (as a hockey wife) assuming that I know nothing about the sport. The look on their face is equally amusing when i respond with something to the effect of: "Actually, I think that was a great penalty to take. The guy totally had him on the outside, and the goalie had all the wrong angles. It would have been a goal for sure." Note to those out there: not all hockey wives are clueless about the game. In fact, most that I know are the opposite. Further proof that beauty and brains can coexist.. :)
Though hockey consumes a large part of our lives, I make it a large point to myself and my husband to define ourselves with things other than just hockey. We both have hobbies and interests outside of the hockey world, both as a couple and separately. I like to run, scrapbook, have become more and more into trying different wines, and have a degree in Early Childhood Education. Hubby especially likes to golf and play tennis, and has a degree in Business Marketing and Managment. Together, we enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, and cooking.
|my cheerleader at the finish line of my 4th place |
finish in the quarter marathon! :)
We also recently started attempting to expand our little family. There have been a lot of ups and downs in the process, including the 2 miscarriages we've suffered. You can read about this story here. I've expanded my blog to talk about something so personal in hopes of it creating a supportive environment for other women who have experienced similar losses, and to educate and inspire others.
I hope you enjoy my blog and the interesting (and not so interesting) stories of our crazy lives.