Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Best day ever for a Chicago Blackhawks fan! (SOL16 #16)

"Come over here." 
I read the text from my administrator. I looked across the gym and wondered what she could possibly want. More so, what did she need to text me for instead of just catching me at the end of the school wide morning meeting? 
I walked across the crowded gym to see what she wanted. She looked at me nonchalantly and told me to go to the office because there was something in there she wanted me to see. I could tell she wasn't going to tell me what it was, so I just went to the office to check it out. 

As I walked in, our school secretary said, "Katie, you have to see this!" I walked over to where a group of ladies were crowding around a box. I looked down, and then immediately looked back up at Maria. "Is it real?" She nodded. "Can I touch it?" She nodded with a huge grin. I slowly reached down and picked it up.

Now anyone who knows me knows that I am a Chicago Blackhawks super fan. I have multiple jerseys, watch almost every game, and know more about hockey than half of the guys I know. When I got married it was my idea to take pictures at a roller hockey rink. When we walked in at our reception, it was to Chelsea Dagger, the Blackhawks win song. Oh, and did I mention that we both wore our Blackhawks jerseys over the tux and gown when were first announced as Mr. and Mrs. Suomi? The Chicago Blackhawks are kind of a way of life in our house. 

Now I bet you are wondering what I picked up. It was absolutely beautiful. And huge. Really HUGE. I immediately took off my wedding rings and put it on. Did I mention it was huge? I took this picture and sent it off to my husband who was equally as excited as me. 

Best day ever. 

(Well except that day that I married Phil. That was pretty great too!) 


  1. That thing is huge! How did it end up at your school?

    1. A co-worker's daughter works for the organization in the front office. She just got this ring when they won their most recent Stanley Cup. It was amazing.

  2. That's so neat! I can tell how excited it must have been for you to try it on!