Monday, May 16, 2011

Personalizing our day....Canadian style.

It comes as no surprise to anyone reading my blog for any length of time that Keith is really into hockey, and specifically Junior hockey. If you had told me five years ago I would willingly watch a hockey game and actually enjoy it, I would have laughed my face off. I wasn't raised with the quintessential Canadian love of hockey and, to be honest, I thought the entire sport was just goons on skates. I mean, what other sport forces grown men to take a time out in a BOX for two minutes? Does this seem odd to anyone else?

But, hey. It turns out that hockey is a major part of Keith's life, and now by extension, it's a part of mine. Our first major trip as a couple was actually to Belleville, just so we could watch a hockey game. Actually, now that I think of it, most of our trips involve an OHL game or two; even our potential mini-moon will include a side trip to catch a Bulls game.

I bought an official jersey on the first trip, back in 2008 (about, oh, seven months into our relationship). It was the biggest size they had and it was super tight. Case in point:

These jerseys have nothing on the back, so you can customize them to your liking. And so I had a thought this weekend ... why not see if we can put our last name on the back of each jersey, and don them over our wedding garb? And to really make it special, we could put our wedding date (10/22) on them as well. It would make for a couple of really cute photos and it's just so us. Visions of unique thank you cards danced in my head when I thought of this idea; but I had to see if my jersey fit rightthatverysecond, because if it didn't, this idea was dead, and I didn't want to get my hopes up.

Well. I'm very happy to report that this happened when I put it on:

I immediately commenced dancing like a crazy fool. AS IF it fits! AS IF I'm smaller than I was three years ago, WAY before this whole crazy weight-loss surgery journey.

So it looks like this idea is a big fat green light for GO, and I couldn't be more excited.....
If only I could actually decide which last name to put on the back of my jersey, that is.

Right. That little detail.

1 comment:

Tia said...

Are you not changing your last name? If not, that does make it a dilemma. It's not quite as cute if they have different names on the back (which is no judgement about not changing your name!). You could always do Mrs. XXX on yours with your maiden name (or married, since you will be Mrs. Keith XYZ).