Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Time

Can you believe this... Last Sunday, we noticed a flock of wild turkeys in our backyard. What a striking occurrence being it's Thanksgiving?!

It's Turkey Time!!! Thanksgiving dinner with a few of Adam's teammates. I've been cooking up a storm ~ Boudreau sisters, you'd be proud :) Last night was all about playing with new recipes. I decided on a pumpkin/walnut bread and pumpking chocolate chip muffins. They turned out awesome. The turkey has been in the oven for a while already now. I just love this Holiday! I am watching the Macy's parade while making chocolate macaroons and sipping on my coffee. Adam is at his practice. Once, he returns let the fun begin......or should I say dig in!
Another turkey note; Have I ever mentionned my first experience eating a deep fried turkey? It was at the Healy's this summer. Jamie fried a turkey outside and within 45 minutes it was complete! It was so delish... Hmmm... but then wouldn't deep fried ANYTHING be really good??! Even vegetables? I vote: pretty much yes. :)
Well, break is over. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
28 days till xmax :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008


…is good! Do you ever wonder what you did last year at this time?? Well, I dug through some of our pictures 07' and found that we had our friends from CT down (in Syracuse) for a fun visit. We miss you guys in Westbrook, Connecticut!!! Come back soon :)

I want to shout-out "Good job" to Adam who got 3rd star on his first game back from his injury last Sunday!! Way-ta-go-sweetie!

I'm pumped that Christmas movies have started on the Hallmark, ABC Family & Lifetime movie channels. Woot Woot.. We are currently watching "Christmas Caper" with Shannon Doherty. Yup, while I it multi-tasking!

Beyond that, happy birthday to our friend Jeremie who just turned 7 years old yesterday. Jeremie has been following Adam since he was 4yrs old, when Adam played with the Moncton Wildcats. From the "Pineault" jerseys to signed hockey pucks, the kid has it all! Happy birtday kiddo!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Game on!!!

Yay!! Just a little post to say that Adam is back in the line-up and will be playing tonight @ 5:05 pm EST. Syracuse Crunch vs Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. GO-ADAM-GO :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Good Morning Deer?!

This is what Adam and I woke up to this morning!!! Six very quiet deers in our backyard... We stood there amazed that they were so close and that there was so many. Unreal!!!

House update ~ We've been doing vitual tours of houses on internet and scoping out new listings. We found a few on the cutest little street that we are both very much interested in! But all-in-all, the house hunt continues to be both fun and exciting, while also a test of our patience. Since the house market has been on a rise in FL with short sales and foreclosures, we found that there are "snipers", like Adam & I would like to call them LOL, out there. Snipers, in our mind, are people who shoot offers in a flash at these housing opportunities. We are just so eager for the right fit to come along! But we are making an effort to enjoy the process as much as possible :)

Citizenship update ~ let the circle develop bumps haha jk. We are searching for a location around here that can do passport pictures....Canadian style! We've learnt that the picture dimensions for the US & Canada aren't the same so both Wal-Mart and the post office have refused to take them (c-r-a-z-y). We did however find a detour for the driver's license road block. YAY!!!
Tonight Adam is at his game (not playing) and I'm kick it on the couch and watch TV. Adam will get an update tonight after the game as to when he can start playing. Tomorrow perhaps?!
That's about it from here!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Latest

So... yeah. Life has been full and busy and good and challenging, and all the things in between! Adam's groin injury is wayyyy better. His trainer is thinking he will return to the line-up on Saturday or Sunday. Yahoo! He is eager to play however real happy that he took good care of recovering from the ligering problem.

Dual citizenship & green card update; we did a thousand more calls yesterday and only have a handful of not-so-significant baby steps done. The big stuff is still ahead! Getting my new license from New Brunswick = 'not-so-easy'. I need a new driver's license for my new passport but I need to present myself in person in Moncton, New Brunswick but I can't leave the U.S. -> are you following this?!?! Can you say i-m-p-o-s-s-i-b-l-e. So what now?? It's wild... Adam has been SO helpful. Thanks sweetie!! :)

To make life even that much fuller, we've found a few houses that we're interested in!!! Without going into tooooo much detail, because I don't want you all getting too emotionally attached (ha), Adam and I found some houses in Daytona Beach Florida that we really liked. Lots of late nights filled with big decisions :) :) Even if these particular houses don't work out (including the above house), it's been a great chance for us to learn how this all works... and have we ever learned some things! We are both pretty even-keel about it all. We trust that the right thing will happen. If it's not this house, that's okay! But it sure is a cute little charmer! I'll keep ya posted. Nutty, huh!?

Finally, I found a great recipe the other night. And not to get all Martha Stewart on you, but I sort of experimented with cooking tilapia and it came out scrumptiously... The secret ingredients: parmesan cheese, melted butter, fresh lemon juice, dried basil, onion salt, celery salt and ground black pepper covered the fillets w/ the mixture and broiled in the oven... Deeeelish.

Ok, so I better get back to my day. Forms, Forms, Forms!! Calls, Calls, Calls :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Three of my friends are PREGGERS and will be having little bambinos!!! Sarah Mackenzie who is in the above picture in the lovely blue scarf. We went to dinner with her last Sunday and she announced that she was pregnant. Yes! the Mackenzie's are pregnant!!! How exciting! :) That makes a total of 3 wives who are pregnant on the Syracuse Crunch team. What was in the water this summer?!?! (don't misunderstand this post....I am NOT pregnant) LOL.

I can officially announce that Penny & Errol are pregnant - obviously :) by the picture I just saw a few minutes ago! They surprised Adam with the big news over a nice phone call a little while ago!!! Yay, keep sending pictures our way...
Last but certainly not least our friends down in Florida, Kristy & Kevin, are also expecting!!! Such great news... These are all baby #1 for our friends. Bring on the baby bumps ;) You ladies are going to look so darn cute. WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Congrats y'all...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Saturday Morning Catchin' Up!

I am so happy to report that the snow is all gone and we are having such a gorgeous fall. Halloween was wonderful. We got about 50 trick or treaters (I'm guessing). We were, however, gone for about an hour with my friend Cheryl-Lynn and her 3 kiddos. (above) Avery and Adyson super excited about getting treats! Fun Fun Fun...

Last night, Adam and I got to hang out almost all day/night (yes!!!!). The Syracuse Crunch were in Binghamton and since Adam isn't playing, he didn't have to join the roadtrip. We hit the mall, Dunkin Donuts, hair salon, dinner and a movie at home. Perfect weather, no crowds and the comfort of our home. We talk about everything and nothing haha... It was so FUN!

In other developments, the United States of "Adam Pineault" (like he often says haha) has a new President. Also, how great is this? I filled up the Commander for a whopping $36.00. That's a full tank. LOVE IT!! Finally, I've uploaded a few albums on my Windows Live blog. Halloween pics and all... Yay!

Last but not least, Happy Birthday to our friend Andrew Murray! Better know as Murr-dog and husband of Amanda. Andrew and Adam hit it off here in Syracuse.

We love hanging out with them! It's so cool to be able to see our friendship continually deepen with the Murray's. Murr is one of those people that it's easy to talk to about anything, and offers such great perspective... Thank you so much for being our videographer at our wedding :) Happy Birthday, Murr!!!
ANNNND... in case you're dying of curiousity (which you probably aren't)... I'm neck deep working on my petition for alien relative. I know, why the BIG words haha why couldn't they just have used words like "application, wife, spouse, etc..." Nope, it's not that easy. I found myself using the dictionary a whole lots LOL!! I've completed our Biographic Information form along with our Relative Petition form. Only a million more to go... :) Interestingly enough, they require "passport-style" color photos of us taken within 30 days of the date of our petition. Each step of the way?!? More to come... eventually! Hang with me, this new schedule is kind of getting in the way of my blogging, I know. I'll find my groove soon.