Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ADRENALINE!

This last weekend my oldest son was competing at the Big Sky State Games in Billings.  I thought the Games were solely for Montana residents but I guess not.  There were hockey teams from North Dakota and Wyoming there too.  We had a 300 mile trip to get there so I got the kids out from school and we headed down early.

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Of ALL the teams playing, our team was the only one that hasn’t had any ice.  Our ice came off nearly 2 months ago.  The boys had all of about 4 or 5 minutes to get used to the ice before Face Off.   If you followed me during hockey season you’ll remember my son refuses to wear matching socks for hockey, so that’s him on the right.  Goof ball.

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I can’t even begin to tell you how nerve wracking these games are.  The intensity is amazing!  I didn’t know how much more I could take.  And I really don’t know how much longer my voice was going to keep up with all the cheering.  After the first day of games I went and bought air horns.  Waa hooo, now that was fun!

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In between the games our team would hang out and watch the other games going on, or watch the Zamboni, or just be kids and have some fun.

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Some of the fun that was captured on camera, I probably won’t show you…. but I’ll show my son and his friends at their high school graduation!

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Good grief!  Just looking at these pictures makes my heart rate go up again.  The games were played half ice 3 on 3 with a goalie, so the speed of the game was fast.  There were no breaks for line changes so the boys learned to get off and on the ice quickly. 

More State Games hockey to come…

12 comments:

carrielt said...

Great pictures Carin. I wish I understood hockey better. We don't have much hockey out in the boondocks! ;)

Andrea said...

Awesome pictures!
Blessings, andrea

MareBear said...

I want to do the weekend all over again! It was crazy, fast fun, fun, fun from start to finish. Bridge and the G-town Rink Rats played their hearts out!

Alison said...

Those look like pretty comfy seats to watch a hockey game!

Sharon said...

It is funny how involved a parent gets at the son's games. I remember the no voice after a game of basketball or football. We did not have hockey.
Love the unmatched socks.

All American Family said...

How fun! And how cool are you to go out and buy air horns! That cracks me up! LOVE the last photo - looks like the boys are skating together on purpose with their legs at the exact same positions. ;) And...what's with that GA bulldog cap?

Jennifer said...

Great pics! I have never been to a hocky game before!

Darcie said...

Looks like it could have been intense! Is that why they had those great looking chairs for...to chill out and let go of stress?

Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Jealous that I coouldn't be there!!! The kids have come so far!! It is such a cool sport and teaches so much more than skating!

Lineman

McCrakensx4 said...

That is awesome! What a fun time and sorry they were so nerve racking!! Breathe...

chili pepper said...

We used to go to my nephew's hockey games and I must ditto that sentiment... it was so NERVE WRACKING! I always felt like I had been in the fight when we walked out and I never left my seat in the stands. What a fun weekend for you all.

Jen said...

Love the photos! My husband is from Minnesota and played hockey growing up so he is definitely raising some hockey lovers!