One of the girls who was a bridesmaid in my wedding got engaged last weekend and she asked me to be in her wedding. I'm so excited for her and can't wait to be a part of their day! We went dress shopping last week and she found her dress within a few hours on the 1st try. I was quite impressed! She's going to be a beautiful bride!
I'm ready to head back to Cincinnati for a couple weeks. Jason and I are driving up in a few days, then he has to come back to FLW for a couple weeks, but I'm staying behind to attend some bridal showers (it's wedding season!), a family reunion, a bachelorette party and I get to go to some hockey games!
The minor league team in Cincinnati has made it to the Kelly Cup finals and I REALLY hope to be celebrating like we did 2 years ago when they won it all. For hockey fans, it's all about the CUP and after following this team for 10+ years, getting to celebrate with the team was one of the best nights of my life! I loved that final series and celebration SO much, I'm going to
It was quite nice that we were playing against Las Vegas, so it starting with a trip to the Sin City with my BFF and some other great friends!
We made some new friends
and weren't sure we were going to make it out of there with out throwing up at times
But we did =) The team came back to Cincinnati with a 3-2 lead over Las Vegas in the best of 7 series. Winning the final game at home could not have been any sweeter! That night, June 5th, 2008, will be one I remember forever!
I was so happy to share this experience with my best friend since 4th grade!
And some other great friends
I may or may not have shed a few tears of joy (yes, it's that serious!)
Then the real fun began! My husband was deployed at the time and I had promised him that I would not drink while he was deployed UNLESS the Cyclones won the Kelly Cup, then it was on. There was no way I was passing up a chance to drink out of the CUP! We headed to a local bar with the team, staff and the CUP!
me, coach Weber & the Kelly Cup
me & our All Star goalie
with the team captain
and a fan favorite
then I drank from the cup
and drank some more
then drank some more
spent some time with friends
and did some shots with the girls (lemon drops are our official hockey shot!)
and got a little excited about what had actually happened
celebrated with "hat trick" (3 goals by the same player in one game in hockey is called a hat trick and a friend started calling me and 2 of my friends hat trick because the 3 of us were always together back then)
then I kissed the cup, a dream come true
We celebrated long into the summer
And I would REALLY like to do it all one more time before we move to Japan in the fall!
(Sorry that got so long, but it made me really happy to remember that time and I went a little over board with the photos!)
And after looking through all these photos, if we get to do it all again this year, I will wear a shirt with straps so I don't look NAKED in almost every single photo!