Watching the Olympics this week has had me completely engulfed in winter sports lately. We have spent the last week painting our house back to white [borrrring] and prepping our house to be packed for the move. We sold our TV stand and have been using a wooden table built and painted with with the San Jose Sharks logo by my husband during his teen years… straight college dorm room style. [I really did have this in my college apartment, actually]. We have been watching snowboarding, figure skating, skiing, and even curling. But we are most excited for two particular parts of of 2014 Olympics:
1. Watching Julia Ford, our former classmate, and my former teammate (soccer, not skiing!), compete for Team USA in alpine skiing. Julia was a three-sport varsity athlete and captain at Holderness, and epitomized the friendly, hardworking, and outdoorsy feel of Holderness School. I’ve written briefly about Holderness School, a small boarding school in the New Hampshire mountains, here. It definitely shaped who we are today, and we are proud to cheer on Julia in Sochi! Go Holderness!
2. Hockey [duh]. One of our favorite sports.
Some of the female hockey players are playing for Team USA this Olympics, I’ve skated with at various camps, tryouts, or showcases. Women’s hockey is a small world. It’s pretty cool to see people you have skated alongside to compete at a world class level. And to carry on with my last Throwback Thursday post about my college rowing experience, I figured it was only fair to give some attention to the sport that took up the other half of my time and energy in college: ice hockey.
Looking back, my youth to my college years were completely taken up by sports. Hockey was a big part of that. Here are a few pictures, capturing my love for a sport that I grew up with, and still enjoy [just for fun, now] today.
Peewee Hockey 🙂 Can’t wait for Mitchell to be old enough to play!
Onto Bantams and Midgets… not sure why they call the high school players midgets, but they did.
A short transition to girl’s hockey in the summer. Somehow I always end up in boy-related activities… guess that makes me a tomboy?
And into the Holderness Days on the outdoor rink…
Onto Connecticut College…