Thursday, March 14, 2013

U8 Hockey Jamboree

Heidi recently participated in a Hockey Jamboree for her Mite/U8 program. A Jamboree is basically a tournament where you keep playing win or lose. It is a super fun way to end the season and a huge fundraiser for the association.

We spent Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the arena watching and cheering Heidi through five games. She was exhausted by the end of the weekend but she left excited for the next year, even considering participating in the summer hockey program.

Heidi came a long way this season. She not only improved her stick and puck handling skills, she made a lot of really good friends who she looks forward to seeing each week. And as a mom, that's really all I can ask for!

Heidi looking like a hockey player in her new hat

Heidi is the second one from the door.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Book Review: I Have Iraq In My Shoe (Giveaway!!)

I Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures of a Soldier of FashionI Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures of a Soldier of Fashion by Gretchen Berg
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This memoir follows Gretchen Berg, an American woman, through a year of teaching, shoe shopping, cultural assimilation, debt pay down, and the search for a soul mate all while living in English Village in Erbil, Iraq.

Gretchen is a very relatable thirty-something woman who is open minded enough (and far enough in debt) to set out on an adventure in a war torn region based on the gross exaggerations promised to her by her friend who worked at the school in Iraq.

I enjoyed following Gretchen’s quest to become culturally aware, even if she really was just trying to feel at home. I also enjoyed laughing (with her) about all the added luggage fees she accumulated during her time in Iraq. When will the woman just learn to pack light?

Great book, Ms. Berg! Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

Give Away!! I won this book over on Chick Lit Is Not Dead and I am feeling the Karmic Pull to pass it on! If you would like my copy of this book just comment below. If more than one person requests the book I will draw names from a hat or something. Please submit your comments by March 9th!

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