Friday November 18, 2011

We've been looking forward to this weekend for a long time - ever since the Rebels' hockey schedule came out in October. Our team's first tournament - a three-day event in the Twin Cities. At the same time in another corner of the metro, Erin's basketball team kicks off the season with a one-day jamboree Saturday in Lakeville.

Certainly, all focus has changed again but we are coping and a busy weekend with friends, family and teammates may be just what we need. Some competition might be the perfect outlet for pent up anger. If only Jen and I could suit up.

Spirits around our house have been lifting with each passing day. I returned from my sales trip to Illinois last night in time for hockey practice. After hockey, Shannon insisted we catch the end of Erin's practice and then we all enjoyed a Culver's Scoopie Meal together. Then we were home for precious time together organizing for a couple nights in a hotel, two tournaments and lots of people that want to see us, hug us, offer support and cheer our girls to happiness.

We are all up for that.