Let’s go Hawks

As well as having my ass or rather my legs kicked at yesterday workout it was Freddie’s birthday and two of his biggest passions is Manchester United and Chicago Blackhawks and yesterday was the very last game between Detroit Red Wings and the hawks. I knew he really wanted to go but we had no sitter and no tickets so meanwhile he was doing his magic I brought the kids over to my friend Annika so they could play. The kids were happily playing as me and Annika was sitting in the sun chatting away like we do when Freddie calls me and tells me “If we not going I am going to regret this for the rest of my life”. I asked Annika if the kids can stay over and she was kind enough to take them in for the evening and for this we are forever grateful…THANK YOU! (Knut was a little bit bummed that he was not going but we convinced him with a sleepover in the middle of the week).

We had not yet had dinner and I refused to eat anything that they serve at the United Center so before we left I was shoveling down some cold leftover grilled chicken…anything not to eat that C**p..lol

Stuck in traffic we were trying to find the best way to get Madison and it is amazing how I already biked the same distance faster than what we were going. Anyhow we made it just in time before they dropped the puck and what a game. The atmosphere was unreal I don’t think I never experienced anything like it before and I guess I don’t need to say anymore as this is a memory for life!

Lets go Hawks!!! 

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My true inspiration!

If I would to describe my family I would say that we are a sports orientated family. I started practicing gymnastic at a very young age and if I wasn’t in a gymnasium I was stretching, throwing a ball or a pair of clubs in our living room (my dad actually claimed I cracked a floor beam from doing the splits in midair, he never had any real proof).

lanthoppThis is not me by the way!

Freddie was a very good soccer player and he used to drive 60 miles one way to make it to practice during his military service. He is a huge Manchester United and Chicago Blackhawks fan and he and Knut will set the alarm for 6am on a Saturday and then they snuggle up on the couch to watch the games!



So both Mira and Knut are doing a lot of “activities”, more Mira so then Knut who has moved into travel soccer and travel hockey (this is no longer an activity, this is a commitment). And even that he is only eight years old the leagues are very competitive and very demanding. He practices a lot and normally they have one to three games on the weekend. Knut also takes semi private group lessons before school once a week and he makes sure himself that he sets the alarm the night before. He seldom complains about getting up in the morning or going to a practice and when it happens I still have to drag him off the ice so he wont be late for the school bus. This year him and his team has worked their little butts off and yesterday they received the banner that the club will hang in the ceiling of the ice rink for winning the Presidents Cup 2012-2013.

presidentscupGo Wilmette Braves!

There is nothing more that inspires me than my children…they are funny, they are bright and just simply awesome!