Project 52 Week 45: What Do Hockey & Cancer Have in Common?

What do hockey teams and fighting cancer have in common? They both have a desire to kick butt! Saturday evening was the annual Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Night at the Missouri Mavericks hockey game. We had a great time with family & friends supporting a cause near and dear to our hearts. This will be the third Thanksgiving and Christmas without my aunt, but I don’t think the holidays have gotten any easier for my family. She’s greatly missed … we’ll continue this in her honor.

Three young girls cheer for the Mavericks as they sport their purple Pancreatic Cancer Action Network apparel.
Stretching before the 3rd period – the most flexible hockey player I’ve ever seen.

 

Project 52 Week 5: Penalty

What is it with ice hockey and fights? Sometimes I wonder if they’re really that much more angry than other athletes. Either way, it makes for an entertaining sport. We had a great time watching the Missouri Mavericks smear the Arizona Sundogs Saturday night. Best of all – the proceeds from our tickets went to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – a cause dear to my heart.

Refs separate two Mavericks and Sundogs hockey players during one of many fights Saturday night.

Camera settings: Canon 60d, 1/160 sec., f/5.6, 100 mm focal  length, ISO 800

Days 42-44: Faces of life

This weekend was busy, so I didn’t get a chance to post photos until today. Jerod and I went out to eat and to a Maverick’s hockey game with friends and family Friday night. On Saturday, we hung out with my family and attended a Fountain City Brass Band concert. If you like music at all, you would love them – they’re absolutely incredible musicians. They have a concert about four times a year at Mid America Nazarene. On Sunday we visited my grandpa in the hospice house and attended my cousins’ 2nd birthday party – complete with a bounce house!

Face off

Mavericks face off against the Colorado Eagles. They won 2-1 in OT.

Horns to the face

Fountain City Brass Band musician Scott Watson performs an exciting solo.

Baby face

Izac and Devon play with their new keyboard at their 2nd birthday party. They’re growing up so fast – hardly babies anymore!