Who are we?

Who are we? Each of us on Team Potter grew up competing in a sport that many people are just now beginning to hear about: curling. It's a sport of strategy, strength, skill and camaraderie. In the fall and winter months we spend much of our time practicing and competing in bonspiels both in the USA and internationally; and in the off-season, we train and prepare ourselves for the competitive season. We are currently training for the 2014 Olympic Trials. Follow this blog to check in on our competitive season.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Broomfield Event Center

So I was looking around and found a great pic of the Broomfield Event Center–where the U.S. curling trials will be held. Very nice! Can't wait to see what it will look like as a curling arena!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I am very much excited this morning! Today in class, I found out that the Thursday and Friday that we are going to Winnipeg, I don't have class. The Northwestern Wisconsin Education Association's Conference is going on, so we are required to attend three sessions at that instead of attending class, which I can do on Thursday! One less day of school missed is definitely a good thing. Who's pumped? This kid! Just had to share!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Our expedition around the Twin Cities

This weekend was a lot of fun. My parents came to visit and we did a bunch of sight-seeing that I should have done a while ago since I live in the Cities. In the morning we went to Keys Cafe for breakfast where we planned out our morning activities. We decided to check out the Mill City Farmer's Market, where they were also celebrating Oktoberfest with live German bands, pretzel demos, and beer tastings. While we were there, we took a tour of the Mill City Museum and especially enjoyed the Flour Tower. Then we walked through the Guthrie Theater and checked out the view from the Endless Bridge which looked out over St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge. Afterwards, we traveled further downtown and walked through the newly remodeled Foshay Tower which has now been converted to a very posh W Hotel. From there, we walked down Nicollet Mall and stopped at Brit's Pub for lunch where we sat on the roof and got to watch some lawn bowling. Very similar to curling... :) After lunch, we drove over to the Walker Art Center and gazed at some very–umm–unique art. We took a stroll through the famous Minneapolis Sculpture Garden and posed with the Spoonbridge and Cherry. And no trip to the Cities would be complete without a trip to the state's only Ikea store where we traveled the maze of showrooms and collected bargain must-haves for our homes. To top off the day, we ate at Texas Roadhouse and gorged ourselves on steak, rolls, and loaded sweet potatoes. Needless to say, we went home stuffed! What a day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


I just have to share that I'm going to the gym to complete 6.2, which is a day off! I have been looking forward to this day for a solid week. I'm going to jump on the elliptical and just go to town. It is going to be so nice and easy; I'll barely break a sweat! I can't wait! Hope everyone's having a super hump day!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Friday!

I'm so excited for the weekend! Anyone have any big plans? I am going to do some landscaping in our backyard and maybe paint the trim in our house, but that's about it.

I am excited about the increase of weights I am able to lift in our fitness regimen. Climbing stairs this morning proved to be a little bit tough because I did step-ups last night with big weights. But I'm excited about the progress!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Steve & Barry's

Ahhh...thank goodness we didn't pass up the Steve & Barry's in Rice Lake. We found another S&B that was closing its doors in the cities, so Cor and I made a trip there yesterday. There are some great deals! I got a couple of sweaters and shirts and Cor got a bunch of dress pants, jeans, and a nice wool jacket. The total bill was equal to what we would have paid for 2-3 pairs of pants alone at another store. And the shirts I bought him in Rice Lake fit perfectly. Yay for cheap shopping!

Congrats to Laura's mom on winning the reverse raffle Sat. night and thanks also for all her help Dartfish-ing us :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The end of summer

It's a bummer that summer is almost over. It's been pretty chilly in the mornings now here in the cities. It's like once we entered September, the weather instantly changed to fall temperatures. It's getting to be sweater weather, but I don't mind too much because fall is my favorite season :) I was able to go to the MN State Fair last week (I think I missed Laura by a day) and I got to have my favorite–mini donuts! I was still fighting my cold, but now I seem to have turned the corner, though Cor is now sick. At least he gets to stay home all week due to the RNC in St. Paul. Lucky!