Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You might not have known...

First off THANK YOU to everyone who follows me on IG or here on the blog. I hit 500 followers on my IG - so pretty freakin STOKED. Sweet Mother May I!!! Now when I hit 300 on this little ole blog - this girl will be hosting a fun and awesome running/workout giveaway. So I truly appreciate it guys - much love to you all....

It's Tuesday everyone and I thought I would share my LOVE for ice skating with you. Not sure if you knew this already but Melly Mel LOVES to ice skate. For real, we grew up roller skating FIRST.  You know when your mom would drop you and girlfriends off at the Roller Rink and you would "hope" the cute boys would be there. You would get your skates on and get out there on the floor and try NOT to make a fool of yourself. Then when the slow songs came on, and the girls were corralled out onto the floor, while a boy would "pick" you. WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAATTTTTT? Who EVER thought this was okay? For real, being the girl who NEVER got picked and standing there ALONE while everyone skated away hand in hand is not my idea of fun.

All I have to say is "PLUMP GRADE SCHOOL MEL" HATERS - SUCK IT NOW - I be working on my fitness... BAH!


Sorry about my little rant there.... onto better things... So I learned to roller skate first and then I moved on up to ice skating. Once again the same scenario MINUS the total embarrassment of being a NON-PICKED. Ice skating is a blast - using all those muscles, balancing, and watching people wipe-out - who wouldn't call that a "GOOD TIME"?

So Saturday night, my brother and I took Elle and my nephew ice skating - it was Elle's first time. I LOVE the outdoor rinks - so we chose Steinberg. It is absolutely beautiful there in the dark, with all the lights.


We get in line to get skates and the guy pulls out some old brown beat up things for Elle - she lays on the ground and proceeds to say "I will not skate in that crud". Really girl? My skates were all gray and cute. So of course being the awesome mom I am - I march back up there and ask for gray one's - which they HAVE and Elle is then "okay" to skate. I would PROBABLY NOT be okay with her actions - but I don't think I would of worn those hideous skates either ~ wonder where she gets her "tude"?


The kids get all bundled and laced up.


And we stop for one photo, while the Zamboni cleans the ice. For real, on my bucket list is "Will drive a Zamboni before I die". I want to drive one so bad - anyone want to help me out?


I loved getting back out there - it was like I never had stopped. Elle did AHHHHmazing... She is fearless and doesn't give up. NOW.. she wanted to take breaks, get hot chocolate, watch the people, pee 7 times, etc... BUT she kept getting back out there and GOING... That's my GIRL - we DO NOT GIVE UP! Not for anything or anyone...



I love this child with my ENTIRE being.. I felt bad Wes couldn't go - but he would of been like an elf out there getting trampled - we will save his first ice skating experience for another time.

We had a great time and I "think" I might start skating at least twice a month and Elle is most likely going to take lessons - she was quite good for her 1st time - we will see... and I LOVE my brother and had a great time with him.

Some more pics from the evening - of course I had Mexican before... hahaha... Queso anyone?



Have A Great Tuesday

Ice skating fan? Roller skate hell? My brother is single ladies...?

33 comments:

  1. For whatever reason, my hometown was huge into hockey, so I have been able to skate for a long time. I am a bigger fan of broomball

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  2. Gah. you're so pretty it makes me angry. I would have totally picked you to skate with me if I was a middle school boy... :) That was meant to be a compliment but I think it sounds creepy... Seriously. I want to be you when I grow up.

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  3. So fun! I wish there were outdoor rinks in Texas :)

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  4. adorable!!! you have a cute family!!!

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  5. Put me on roller skates any day.. but ice skates.... I don't think so!! I'm terribly! Glad Elle had a good time!! Love the keek from her about it! :)

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  6. Love the pics!! And those boys must have been BLIND! Cause sister, you inner beauty shines just as bright as the outer!!

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  7. omg waiting to get picked was the absolute worst! I completely agree with you on getting elle into skating lessons! I took them when I was younger and LOVED it! I think you may be as obsessed with mexican as me. I could eat cheese dip like everyday lol

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  8. I love me some Elle!!!!! The skate story is so her! Hahahaha. I'm glad she kept at it! Get that girl some pink ice skates allllreeeeadddyyy

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  9. worse ice skater right hurr!! yikes

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  10. If I was single I would do him ;) HAHA!

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  11. So fun! Your bro is adorable!

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  12. I can't skate to save my life - My husband took me to Steinberg once, I tried it but was hanging on to the sides for dear life, not much fun for him! =) Props to Elle for getting out there like a champ, she did much better than I did on my first go at it! Oh and your brother is a total HOTTIE!! =) My friends used to go crazy over my older brother and I absolutely hated it, ha ha He's my brother, GUHHHROSS!! =)

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  13. You and brother are both so BEAUTIFUL!

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  14. I had to laugh at Elle, "I will not skate in that crud!" too cute. And yes, you and your brother are quite gorgeous!

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  15. How cute is that :) I havent taken my munchkin out skating yet, but we did do roller skating last summer and she did pretty well too :)

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  16. I lived at the skating rink back in the day. I could rock the shit out of a backwards skate. :)

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  17. Gah! That looks like so much fun! I love that you and your brother can hang out. Mine would never go skating with me! Maybe one day we'll both have kids and can take them out or something...

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  18. I love ice skating! I think that's so great that you're thinking of putting her into classes - what little girl didn't want ice skating lessons growing up?!

    I was cracking up at the beginning of your post - about going to the roller skating rink, and OMG what do we do when the slow song comes on...of course I was the nerd that was never asked to go skate with a "cute boy." BAH LOL. HILARIOUS now thinking about it!! Thanks for the flashback!

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  19. We have an outdoor rink in our town and we absolutely LOVE going! All the kids from the town go there, there's music playing, kids are skating and playing pickup hockey, it's absolutely awesome!

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  20. Looks like it was a blast. Congrats on reaching your 500 peeps on IG. I know you'll get your 300 on here soon enough. :)

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  21. I'd have thrown a fit like my girl, Elle, too! I had my own pair of white ones when I was a kid. Lol! I used to love ice skating but there is no place around here to go now. I'm glad you guys had a good time!

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  22. I never got picked for couples' skate either. First world probs. I loved me some roller skating, though. I haven't been ice skating in quite a while, but it looks like you guys had a blast!

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  23. My nieces would love going to an outdoor rink! I seriously need to move to a city!

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  24. Love, love, lobe to ice skate!! And you look absolutely gorgeous...but what els is new. = )

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  25. I can not ice skate to save my life, but if I was going to, I would have to have pretty skates too.

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  26. Love ice skating. It is a good work out to try to keep from falling on your butt!

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  27. Get your butt up here! My uncle drives the Zamboni at one of our local rinks, he'll let ya take it for a spin! Canada isn't tooooo far away, right? Lol!

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  28. I wish we had ice skating here. The only way I could would be to join the Tampa Hockey team lol! Looks like you had a blast and your daughter is too cute!!

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  29. Send that brother of yours to Denver!!!! :)

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  30. You guys look SO cute!
    I have not skated in years and years and yeaaars!!

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  31. Ice skating hurts my shins! I don't think I'm doing it right. That's so funny, Elle wouldn't wear the brown skates!!

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