Friday, April 8, 2011

I've Moved...

...I hope you will follow me!  I have changed the name of the blog and I hope that all my followers will come along with me. is my new home.  All the old posts have been migrated over as well.

No More Babies...

Being out of the diaper stage is a huge deal for most parents...myself included.  Although I don't get away from it since I do daycare I no longer have to purchase them which is huge!  Our family has been out of the diaper stage for nearly 3 years and we knew there was no going back (although I've had my cases of baby fever in the past) so the decision was made that Mike would be the one to go in and take care of matters. 

A week ago he went in to have a vasectomy.  I wasn't sure what to expect as far as pain as there are a wide range of stories we've heard ranging from 'I was at a hockey game the same night' to 'he was off work for a week'.  So I was prepared for the worst...a husband who moaned and groaned on the couch for the entire weekend. 

Thursday evening I asked if he was nervous and he said no but on the way to the dr's office I think it was starting to sneak up on him.  We had to wait in the waiting room for an hour and the relaxing medicine was kicking in...Mike was getting sleepy.  When we finally got in we talked to the nurse for a few minutes while she prepped everything and then the dr came in.  We LOVE our dr and he has a wonderful personality so the conversation was easy and the procedure went smoothly. 

Mike spent Friday night on the couch watching TV and I took the kids out shopping with me so he had quiet.  Then Saturday my brother-in-law came over to watch the kids while I went to a shower out of town.  Mike was feeling pretty good by Saturday night and had really had minimal pain...of course he was using his bag of frozen corn to ice things:)  By Sunday I think he was going a little stir crazy and was moving around a little more.  He played ball with the boys on Sunday afternoon before we went out for supper with family. 

Overall I think his experience was good and there seems to be no complications.  Now let's hope that those swimmers are all gone...we'll find out in about 6 weeks:)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Recipes

I have been trying to make bread pudding for quite a while but either didn't have the bread or not the time.  So yesterday I finally did it!  I have never eaten bread pudding nor made it so it was a shot in the dark.  However, it turned out wonderfully.  I will definitely be making it again...might try a caramel recipe that I saw a while back.  SO YUMMY!

The other thing I am trying new is cooking a pork roast in Dr Pepper of all things!  I can't wait to try it tonight as it is cooking in the crock pot.  I will let you know how it turns out!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New Name

I have been wanting to change the name of my blog for quite some time and since a friend of mine told me that Wordpress is the blog site to be using that gives me a great opportunity to make a new name that isn't so personal for the blog.  I like when people use something in their life to create a name for their blog so I've been toying with a few things...

Charles Ave - the street we live on
Hockey Mom - a big part of my life but it is also already a blog name
OCD - something I struggle with in my life (not a major case just very particular)
Red House - the color of our house
Mother of Two - how many kids I have

There are lots of other factors of my life but those are a few that I've toyed with so far.  I know some of you are very creative...what are your ideas?

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I was posting a video of our Avery at their hockey fest last weekend on YouTube and found another video that I had uploaded a nearly three years ago.  He was so stinkin' cute and wish it wasn't gone...they grow too fast.  Now we have a 5 year old who wants to do everything his big brother does including tying his shoes and losing teeth.  I am so glad we have this memory but I miss this LITTLE boy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


As anyone who knows him is well aware my younges son, Avery, is VERY obsessed with hockey.  He lives and breathes hockey.  A few weeks ago he was practicing his shots and was doing a shot where he was off to the side of the net, nearly even with it and making it in.  He explained that it was called a 'Drewber' shot and that he had been told by his coaches the name was such.  When I told Mike about it he had never heard of such a shot and is thinking he was mixed up but one never knows with that child!   

Since then he has been practicing his wrist shot and his backhand:)

Takes Balls!

I was out for a walk on a chilly but sunny day over the weekend when I got a text from my husband which was a forward of one he had receieved at 4:30 am!  It was a message from a cousin of mine asking if he could use our credit card for a $1,000 charge as he didn't have any cards with that amount available.  Apparently he was breeding his dog and purchased some dog semen from another state and needed the money to pay the refundable deposit on the shipping box.  We would get our money back once the vet got her materials back (guessing the box belonged to the vet?). 

I cannot imagine asking someone for that kind of money for something like that!  Medical bills are one thing and maybe even if it was my own brother but a cousin who only contacts us when he needs something...NO WAY!  I can't believe someone would have the balls to do that but apparently it was important. 

I'm begging not ask me for money unless it is a GOOD reason and dog semen is NOT it!