Monday, June 22, 2009

"Once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale." ~ Anonymous

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday, Monday

Ugh, it's Monday, again! I've had that song by the Momma's and the Pappa's stuck in my head all day today:

"Every other day, every other day, Every other day of the week is fine, yeah But whenever Monday comes, but whenever Monday comes You can find me cryin' all of the time Monday, Monday..........."

Doug and I spent this past weekend in Minnesota for football. Unfortunately the game didn't go so hot and we ended up losing to the Minnesota Machine 20-0. The season is over half way now and with three games left we have been hit hard with injuries. We were able to spend time with a very good friend who lives in the city and enjoy some of the sites in Uptown.
I am also very proud to say that I have now officially been to the Mall of America! Doug took me there before we left town and I think I did a very good job. I only went into three stores and barely spent any money - so uncharachteristic of me! Guess that's what happens when you move the wedding up by 7 months.

We are getting ready to head to Kansas City this weekend for our last away game of the season. Doug's parents are going to this game and we are super excited to see them and finally meet Pepper!

Hope you're all doing well and I'll be better at updating this once things slow down.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Date and Place are Set - I can't believe it!

We have decided to get married at the Flamingo resort in Vegas! We are busy planning and making arrangements now that the wedding is only 159 days away. Still seems like such a long time but it's tons better than a whole year from now! ;)
Doug was so much help this weekend. He picked out the suits for all the guys, decided on the invitations and even helped with the guest list, well, sort of. He was really great at provided first names for people but didn't remember to find out correct spelling, last names or addresses - but gosh he was cute about it.

We have the best group of friends anyone could ask for. Our entire wedding party has agreed to go down and help make this a memorable event. We have the location, photographer, travel and reception back home all taken care of. Now it's time to get those invitations done and take care of the little it November yet?????

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mark Your Calendars

I can't even begin to describe how busy this week has been. Mark your calendars, the Paul - Parker wedding date has changed. We've decided to move the wedding up seven months and will now be getting married on November 14, 2009. The catch you ask.....we don't know if it will take place down in Sin City or back up in good 'ol IowA! Stay tuned for details as we plan to make a decision in the next few days....'cause we have too! Thank you so much to all of our family and friends. We can't begin to tell you how much you've helped with our decision. Your love and support for us mean the world.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thunder Move to 4-1

As many of you know, I am playing on a women's professional football team, the Iowa Thunder ( This weekend we had our second to last home game and came away with a win 66-0! We have now moved to 4-1 and I'm looking forward to our last bye weekend this Saturday and Sunday.
Doug is the special teams coach for the Thunder and we enjoy being able to share our passion for football together. Even though he gets nervous every time I step on the field. He didn't have too much to worry about this last game so he was finally able to relax a little.
After a busy Saturday we did absolutely nothing on Sunday and I loved every minute of it! We went to the movie Angels & Demons in the afternoon, highly recommend seeing it if you liked the book, and then watched hockey the rest of the night. Now it's back to the daily grind for the rest of the week. Football on Tuesday, volleball Wednesday/Thursday and more football on Friday!
Sophie got to go to the dog park for the first time this weekend. She was a little shy around all the puppies, she acted like the new kid in school. She stuck pretty close to mom and dad but got a few laps around the park in with some friendly dogs. Stuck her face in a few water bowls and sniffed many, many butts. Pretty good weekend to be a puppy and the weather was amazing! I think she had a great time and we'll be making another trip there next weekend. I'll try and remember to take some pictures as we ran into three other Great Danes there!