Monday, June 29, 2009

7 out of 12!

Amberly and Ryan at the Mihulka-Chappelle Wedding

When we look back on our past blog entries, we have noticed something that occurs quite often in our posts. It seems like every other post has some type of wedding involved! This post is no different! Actually, after this last weekend we have a "wedding break" for 2 weeks until the Rubin-Austad wedding at the end of July! Its crazy to think that we have attended 7 out of our 12 weddings this year already! This past weekend marks the date of Kelli (Amberly's Cousin) and Greg's wedding. What a beautiful day! From the flowers, to the cake, the reception area to of course the GORGEOUS Bride and her groom...the day was amazing! Congratulations Greg & Kelli Chappelle, we look forward to many more dinner dates and of course silly stories!

These past few weekends were filled with lots of fun things, Sara's Bachelorette Party, Ryan's golf tournament in Sioux Falls and Brie's arrival in Nebraska. Ryan won a putting championship at the golf tournament and Amberly gets to help Brie wedding dress shop this week for her upcoming nuptials next March!! How exciting! We're looking forward to the Fourth of July and lounging outside on the boat at Lake Okoboji! Have a great 4th everyone!

Sara the Bachelorette!

The Party Girls!

Sisters In Law!

The Boys at the Mihulka-Chappelle Wedding

Mr. and Mrs. Chappelle

Ryan enjoys the festivities

Amberly and her sister Brie...the next Bride to Be!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Feelin' HOT HOT HOT!!!

Remind me again, do we live in the Sahara? No?! Just Omaha. Over the past week we've had some ridiculously hot weather! Today the forecast says its 92 degrees...whew! Get out the sunscreen and the bathing suits! We've been keeping nice and cool in our apartment and have decided that outside runs will be limited to early early morning. No need for heat exhaustion before Kelli and Greg's wedding this weekend! We can't wait for the fun to begin as Amberly picks her sister, Brie, from the airport tonight!!! The whole Thomas clan will be together once again! We're looking forward to a great weekend, like usual! Enjoy the summer sun, but make sure and keep your sunscreen close by!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Pack, Unpack, Pack, Unpack

Another road trip to add to our long list of fun adventures! Lissapalooza was a BLAST this weekend in Okoboji! Not only did we cause quite a stir with our beautiful yellow shirts, but we all got to try out the Barefoot Bar and even got Melissa a few free drinks! Along with the celebration was a boat ride from Becky & Dan Blue, a round of golf, lounging by the pool (with sunburns as evidence), and eating everything in sight! A good weekend for sure! This Wednesday Ryan heads up to Sioux Falls to participate in the Westward Ho Golf Tournament! Good Luck Ry!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Is it really the second weekend of June?

We can't believe how fast the summer is going! May whizzed by and now we're already into the 2nd weekend in June...are you serious? We've sure been keeping busy! Joe Manasek (Ryan's college buddy) and Tristan Stauch were married the last weekend in May and we enjoyed their fantastic wedding here in Omaha. Not only did Ryan get to catch up with his Beta buddies and sing many Beta songs to the bride, Amberly enjoyed an evening with her Chi O friends Laine and Brianne.

June began and brought with it the continued training for our 1/2 marathon in September! We're up to 4 miles now this week...working up to 13! The beginning of June also brought a trip to St. Cloud, Minnesota for Nik Aamlid and Stacie Oistad's wedding. First, a stop in St. Paul to see cousins Kara and Nate and their kids Ben and Greta. Not only did Ryan teach Greta what "dropped a log" meant but we enjoyed a walk around Lake Calhoon and the 80 degree gorgeous weather!

Although the weather decided to take quite the turn on the day of the Oistad- Aamlid wedding. The high was 48 for the day and rain was in the forecast! What month is it again? The wedding went off without a hitch and we are so happy for the new Mr. and Mrs. Aamlid! Their ceremony and reception was an elegant affair!

Heading back to Nebraska on Sunday, we encountered thunderheads and tornado warnings...aaaah...there's the June weather we've been missing! Thankfully we made it through the storm and onto another week! We're looking forward to Lissapalooza this weekend, Melissa's 21st birthday celebration in Okoboji!

At Joe & Tristan's Wedding

Brianne, Amberly & Laine

Nik & Stacie Aamlid

Ryan Performing his Groomsmen Duties