Sometimes I just need to sit back and watch them play.
Glamamom is headed to work today. It’s 60 degrees with that mountain breeze. Before solo dad bedlam, it’s coffee o clock. And yes, it’s a Golden Girls mug and I’m wearing slippers.
How did I miss that it was #BIllandTedDay yesterday?
“I was a girl in the village doin all right, then I became a princess overnight. Now I gotta figure out how to do it right”. Well apparently Sophia didn’t because now she’s Shine’s pillow. Bein a princess is a tough gig. And yes, I know the lyrics to Sophia’s song.
Successful birthday party for Ruby The Destructicon yesterday. The house is a wreck. But before the cleanup begins...it’s 65 degrees with a mountain breeze. That means coffee o clock.
My little Ruby is 3 yrs old today. She’s a soul full of joy, light and love. She attacks every day. Her energy is infectious. She is her own special magic who keeps this old vessel moving and laughing...constantly. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. This world is yours for the conquering lil Rubinator. #RubyTuesday
It’s #nationalbrothersday there’s a day for everything now apparently. Anyway this guy is the closest thing I’ll ever have to one. As these pics will attest for 35 yrs he’s been the constant aggravation in my life. But that’s what brothers are right? Right? They’re not? Oh man I gotta unload this friendship @christian4peeps
Tundra. My bud. I’d post pics of Shine too, but she’s an Aussie and anyone who owns an Aussie knows they don’t sit around for photo ops very long😳
They call em The Blue Ridge Mountains for a reason. Our view never gets old. It holds a different type of magic every day. Ahhhhhh
It’s Money in the Bank tonight(but we all know everyone is watching GOT). Anyway this MITB match, and this moment in particular caused me the greatest pain I’ve ever experienced. Until I stepped on a LEGO for the first time. #parenthood
You folks reminded me 17yrs ago today @therealkurtangle and I had a hair vs hair match. Thankfully Kurt pulls off bad ass bald dude waaayyyy better than I would have. One of my favorite matches. So much fun. For me. Because my clipper skills were atrocious and he never moved a muscle. Sorry Kurtski
Dogs at the groomers. One kid in pre school. The other with mom running errands. It’s coffee o clock on the deck.
Since @thebethphoenix was in Liverpool with WWE on Mother’s Day, she came home today to some daughter/daddy crafts! I present The Glamamom Glitter Globe! (Basically a “snow globe” with glitter, widemouthed mason jars, some Funko’s of Marcia Brady and Gwen Stacey hand painted since there is no Beth Phoenix Funko, or Edge for that matter, and yeah I’m lookin at you @originalfunko and some glycerin). There’s “work” Mama and “home” Mama. Anyway I think it was a hit!
Happy Mother’s Day to The Glamamom! The rudder on the good ship Copeland. From baby babies to fur babies, she’s always surrounded. With love.
I miss her every second of every day. Happy Mother’s Day Ma.
Going through a photo album yesterday and found some throwbacks. Like, taken with a Polaroid type of throwback. I saw @kissonline as a 3 yr old on the boob tube and I was hooked. From that point on I was either @paulstanleylive @acefrehleyofficial Spider Man or Thor. I started carrying around a little black and white plastic faux Fender(I know, I know neither one plays a Fender). As well as a plastic Thor hammer. I had my hands full. Anyway I wore a powder blue Kiss Destroyer t-shirt. The first and second pics are me at about 6 or 7, on separate occasions just walking around Orangeville with my face painted. Well...because. My mom was super cool😏 Anyway fast forward a bunch of years and I got to meet The Starchild himself at a concert in Tampa. They’re on their farewell tour. I will miss them. I’m gonna go blast Mr.Speed now and watch my own 2 and 5 yr olds bounce around to it.
May 10 1996 is a day I’ll never forget. I wrestled my first match for the WWF(E). In Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. As Sexton Hardcastle. Yep, you read that right and I stand by the fact that it’s still the coolest/worst wrestling name ever. I wrestled Bob “Spark Plug” Holly. And yes I am doing a very caucasian version of a running man in the second picture, while referee Timmy White stares on incredulously. Somehow that was my brilliant idea to getting signed. A year later I signed with WWE, so apparently my running man worked. 12 years later I was in the main event of Wrestlemania vs @undertaker So yeah, May 10th, you mean a lot to me.
Because sometimes you just need to end the day eating popsicles in a cardboard box you’re coloring to turn into a “Halloween Car” in the drive way while your dad wears knit moccasins reading a book. Good times
Happy birthday buddy
Ruby chose her clothes and went for the theme of unicorn vomit. Also a cameo of @thebethphoenix badass Bruce Lee ASICS
Doing some voiceover work this morning for one of my favorite shows. No hints. But guess all ya like.
When your kiddo decides to double fist the OJ and milk. I didn’t get a pic of the reaction face. #Lyric3:16
This is from Wrestlemania 2000, or as I prefer 16. April 2 was the 19 year anniversary of this bad boy. The first of its kind, a triple tag team ladder match and basically the first TLC Match. This is me showing you what surfing a ladder from the corner onto another ladder...with poor @matthardybrand underneath, looks like. #mahalo #hangten #gremmyouttacontrol #TLC #Duds #Hards #EC
Continuing the Wrestlemania post theme, 8 years ago today I had my last match at Wrestlemania 27. So long ago the building doesn’t even exist anymore. “Retirement” has pretty been laid back....
Wrestlemania 22, thirteen years ago today against Mick Foley, I decided this was a good idea. It kind of wasn’t.
Tonight this lady(well not this cute caricature drawn by @michaelduron but you get my drift)wrestles for the first time in 7 yrs. on Raw. After giving birth to two wonderful little girls, in the midst of completing her masters in clinical psychology, she’s now taken on coming back to the ring. She pulls all of it off while I get exhausted eating cheeseburgers. Which, let’s be honest, gets exhausting after 6 right?! Go get em champ @thebethphoenix
My idea of a date night well spent. @thebethphoenix snuck up on me and snapped a pic in the midst of my sunset rumination. But at least she didn’t push me off the mountain
I’m getting the double side eye here. The first sign that I’m about to get pounced on and very shortly be wiping a lot of saliva off of my face.
Here’s Lyric giving me some in ring tips because apparently I was rusty. And in the second pic we’re laughing at @dashwilderwwe big bum. We all had a great day training with Dr Tom Prichard at his school in Knoxville, Jacobs/Prichard Wrestling Academy, getting @thebethphoenix & @natbynature ready for Wrestlemania. Tom has helped ALL of us along the way and if you want to learn wrestling, his brain is the one to pick. Oh and The Revival showed up. They turned on you @itsmebayley & @sashabankswwe mwahahahahahhah #JPWA #TheRevival #DOD #OldManEdge #LyricalGangsta #DoctorofDesire
Elated to hear that one of my favorite tag teams of all time are being inducted into this years WWE Hall of Fame. Along with The British Bulldogs, the Foundation set the template for what I thought a tag team is. The pink & black, The Tank & The Technician, The Hart Attack. The goatee. The shades. The Anvil doing his maniacal and awesome thing that only he could do while The Hitman exuded über cool. Opposites that worked perfectly together. They exemplified what tag team wrestling should be. The show stealer.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s my husband’s sanity leaving the building now that I may be returning at WrestleMania meaning he has full on dad duty for the next month! Actually @thebethphoenix & @natbynature are doing the mandatory WrestleMania sign point of doom! Because in case you missed #RAW last night The Glamazon came out of retirement to challenge @sashabankswwe & @itsmebayley for the Tag Team Championships on the grandest stage of em all! #DivasofDoom #BossnHug
Mom’s at work and it’s project day, in case you missed Hurricane Ruby that landed on our coffee table. Easily a class 5. Added bonus is our soon to be sunset. It truly doesn’t get any better
Happy St.Patricks Day. For the last 3 years I’d been in Ireland for St.Paddy’s Day. I will have a pint o the black stuff today, but it won’t be the same😏 #goodCraic
When I first started training for wrestling waaayy back in ‘90, if you’d told me that eventually someone would feel the need to take this photo of me and my fellow Canadian brethren @christian4peeps & @chrisjerichofozzy action figures playing hockey while sippin some @timhortons double doubles and rockin Marty Brodeur’s pads I’d have thought that’s pretty insane. And AWESOME!!! Thanks @duaneshootstoys this made me smile p.s. I absolutely made this save #E&C #RatedY2J #VitaminC
“Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes, and found my cleanest dirty shirt, then I washed my face and combed my hair, and stumbled down the stairs to meet the day” @thebethphoenix is gone for the weekend and the girls got me feelin like Ol Johnny Cash in Sunday Morning Coming Down. Until we all sat and watched this sunrise come over the mountain. Daddy/daughter sunrises are just as good as sunsets
It’s International Women’s Day which is important to me because, as you can see, I’m surrounded by them. Also because I was raised by a single mom. Who exemplified every attribute I’d need to step into parenthood. Now I’m helping to raise two strong little girls into women along with my partner in parenting. An already strong example and role model for them who also just happens to be The Glamazon(mom). A woman not afraid to rock Kermit socks. #internationalwomensday
I happened upon Ruby and Shine in the middle of a deep conversation about whether Shine needs socks or not. And if the plastic chain Ruby put on her is a good blanket. Oh and Shine is deaf. So there’s that.
This look says, there no way we’re done after a measly 5 miles right?
It’s a tough gig being a pup in our house
13 years ago I wrestled @ricflairnatureboy in a TLC match in the main event for the WWE championship. In North Carolina. Ric’s home state. With a special cameo by @charlottewwe if you look closely. There’s certain things that happened in my old career I never would have imagined. This was definitely one. Love ya Naitch
My next 22 weeks are sorted. Maaaaayyyyybe a lil hockey obsessed at this juncture. #readingchallenge
Don’t usually post many work related things on here but I REALLY enjoyed filming the episode of @historyvikings that airs tonight on @history with the wonderful @helen.shaver directing. The weather was absolutely atrocious, the co workers were absolutely spectacular and hopefully it all translates on screen. #KjetillFlatnose
Today would have been my Mom Judy’s 66th birthday. This morning I stumbled upon Lyric playing with balloons and singing Hey Jude. She just knew. When I see her and her sister and the heart, love and care that they use as the compass to guide their souls, it warms my heart and makes me realize they already learned from my Ma. As much loss as we’ve encountered this year, we had already gained so much from her. And that’s what you focus on. She was the thread in this crazy quilt of love that I find surrounding me every day. But it hasn’t fallen apart without her because I see her in my girls eyes. She was my World Champ. Happy Birthday Ma
Dad crafting done! Went down to the wire but Ruby’s treasure chest is finito in time for Christmas. If anyone needs me I’ll be watching Christmas Vacation in flannel Santa Cookie Monster pajamas while sippin some egg nog. Happy Holidays!