Tuesday, April 27, 2010

He's on his way...

My husband, who has been playing hockey in Czech Republic, is on his way home and I'm so excited (Shadow also)!!! We've been apart for 6 months which, I swear, we will never do again. I've missed him so much. I'm counting down the hours for his flight to land. Life is good!!!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Hey... Hi... Yeah... it's been a while. Life is busy!! Something had to give and I guess blogging got the ax for a little bit. I'm trying to get everything done in the house for Adam's return on TUESDAY!!! I'm so darn excited =) Here are a few pics of my mom's birthday celebration last week. My parents live in New Brunswick Canada, so I thought it was special that we could do a little get together for her at Deck Down Under here in Florida. Fun!!!
Happy Birthday, Mom. Love you lots ♥

Friday, April 23, 2010

They Won!!!!!!

Adam #35 receiving his gold medal!!! :)

My hubs on the top of the team bus taking pictures of the crowd.

Adam celebrating with the fans!
He looks SO happy ~ Congrats babe xox

Dominik HaĊĦek carrying the Championship cup!

Notice a "Good Job Adam" sign in the crowd :)

Congratulations to Pardubice for winning the 5th Championship title last night!! Look at how the city welcomed the team at Pernstynske Square. It was almost 3 o'clock in the morning by the time Adam's team got back but those fans were waiting. How unreal!!! Woohoo!!!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Super Stretchy ABC

I just had to tell you about this game. It's so much fun and kids love it! The challenge is the different combinations (i.e. hand on letter, foot on letter, ear on letter, etc..) and you gotta be so super-stretchy. These kiddos were twisting and turning to win. It was hilarious to watch them try. It also helps preschoolers learn their letters. Clever!!
☆I highly recommend this game for kids☆

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tiffany's Baby-shower!

Here are a hand full of pictures from my friend Tiffany's baby shower this past weekend. These girls really went over the top with the yummy food, adorable decor and just making it so personal to her. It was a good time for me to meet Tiffany's other friends. She was excited that her friend Lisa was down from NY and I was happy to meet Lisa who I'd heard lots about. T'was a good time!

Oh.... Did I mention Tiffany is expecting TWINS!!! Boy & Girl :) :) :)

I ♥ Summer Fashion!!

Fashion fever...! I've been browsing trends online and came across these fun pics and Spring 2010 catalogues. I have a hard time wearing florals or mixing prints and I know it's popular and ideal this season. I just can't seem to pull it off. I do, however, enjoy wearing vintage pieces, lace, beaded/sequince, layering, multi-texturing, draped outfits, bold colors or unexpected patterns. I think it's romantic in a way?! Yup, I'm girly girl like that ;) My friend, Jolene, told me that she loves to pair up girly clothing with rough more tomboy pieces. That also is a good way to be creative with fashion. Another great way to transform an outfit into something magnificent is by adding accessories. Well, happy dressing!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I made a mistake that I need to correct ASAP!! I wanted to touch up the entrance wall and I thought I had the right color of paint ~ nope... Wrong one. I saw my error this morning in the sun light. Eeek! So, I'm heading to Sherwin Williams to figure out what color they put on that wall when they built our home. Wish me luck :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


One last night to pack, tie off loose ends, watch what's on this DVR and write this blog. Tomorrow, at last....I will be HOME!!!!! The only stuff that isn't boxed up is this computer and the food in the fridge.

I'm not sure if I mentioned before that we rented our house thinking that Adam would play hockey in North America. Since that didn't happen, I needed to find a place cuz I had "snow birds" coming to live in our home for the winter. Well, I managed to find a place only a few miles away from our house which worked out great. Now, it's time to return to our HOME!

I won't have internet until Friday but I will survive :) I so can't wait to walk in the front door and be HOME!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Project #1 ~ The Carpet

If you don't already know, I'm moving back into my house on Thursday =) I'm so very excited!! I mentioned a little while back that I was working on projects... Well, here is project #1. I got this beautiful carpet for FREE! Think it's cuz there was big stains on it. It kinda looks like black spray paint or something like that.
Anyhow, I used good old "Grandma's Secret Spot Remover" to try and get those tough stains out. What's your favorite spot remover??
Voila!! The carpet is nice and clean and Grandma's stuff totally did the trick. I can't wait to find a spot for it in the house. I will post a picture to show you how it looks..!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

On their way to FINALS!!!

Adam's team won the semifinals and have earned a spot in the FINALS! The excitement on the bench. Woohoo!!
Dominik Hasek, who played with the Detroit Red Wings, is Pardubice's goaltender!
Can't make it without the fans and these fans ROCK!
My husband is pumped!!
HC Eaton Pardubice is a professional team in Czech Republic.
Once again, the dedicated fans! Finals are already sold out. Pardubice will play against Vitkovice. Hopefully they won't need to play all 7 games. I want my husband HOME :)
April 17, 18 ~ Home
April 21, 22 ~ Away

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Ultimate Blog Party!

Welcome blog friends! It's time for the 4th Ultimate Blog Party!!!
Check out Janice & Susan's video ↓ to understand what's going on.

Thanks Molly (Stilettos & Diapers) for posting about the blog party!
My name is Monique and I've been blogging since 2007. Along the way I've read beautiful stories and met (not in person) wonderful people.
~I'm from Canada
~We live in Florida
~I'm married to an amazing man ♥
~Twitter: hockey_wife
~We have no kids...yet!
~We have a female German Shepherd.
~I enjoy reading, fashion, bringing Shadow to the dog park, make-up, TV, vacation, the beach, the sun and my hubby!

My top prize picks would be:
1. Stay in Kissimmee FL #40
2. Be My Guest Certificate #39
3. USC #15
4. USC #35

If you want to join the party, head over to 5MinutesforMom.com for some fun!
Hope to see you at the party!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Close call

It's an overtime win!!!!!! Today was game 3 of the semifinal series. One more game to go to pick up a spot in the finals. This is amazing! Woohoo......

Major the new GS!

I recently went to the dog park to let Shadow run free. It was so nice outside minus the numerous Noseeum bugs. There was another German Shepherd dog! His name is Major and he is a beautiful BIG boy. Shadow (70lbs) and Major (90lbs) played well together! I like taking her there because I meet great people and dogs love it :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter 2010

Another great Easter!! No two years are the same for us. This year, unfortunately, Adam and I were apart. Boo! I spent the day with my family and friends here in Florida. Adam played and we watched online. They won!!

2009 ~ Adam and I were in Rockford, IL and spent the day with Shadow at the dog park! We also spent some time with Mr & Mrs Bales who were in town for the Holiday :)
2008 ~ Adam and I were in Syracuse, NY and cooked our 3rd Annual Hockey Turkey Dinner haha.. We had some players/girlfriends over for some home cooked goodies.
2007 ~ Adam and I were in Holyoke, MA. Adam was getting over an ankle injury. We spent Easter with his family and his friend Christian Gaudet. We enjoyed a yummy dinner!

We are all over the map, right...! Hope you all had a great Easter ♥