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Video of Zach and Krystle’s Wedding

Posted on May 11, 2021 by under Events, Family.    

Posting this video for grandma so she can watch the ceremony.

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Zach and Krystle’s Wedding Celebration

Posted on May 10, 2021 by under Events, Family.    

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Brian and I had a lovely time at Zach and Krystle’s wedding yesterday at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. They’ve actually been married a year but didn’t have the wedding until now due to the pandemic.

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Several family members attended from the Brubakers and the Hyatts. It was a lovely gathering and my first time attending a wedding at the park. It was really cool that they had some animals come out and I think the kids really enjoyed it but at times I felt bad because sometimes the animals didn’t seem very happy.

I also liked that we were free to roam the park privately for a couple of hours between the ceremony and the reception. Tanganyika can be quite busy on weekends so it was very nice to have the park to ourselves. I only wish it wasn’t so chilly. I was dressed for warmer weather and so we kind of just sped through most of the exhibits so we could go back inside out of the wind.

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Zach and Krystle had a beautiful wedding cake that was just as delicious as it looked. It was lemony yellow cake that was moist and perfect in every way. I think Brian was secretly hopeful it would be chocolate but I still liked it.

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Rather than a traditional cake table, they had the cake set on beautifully decorated a swing. It added yet another unique element to the beautiful wedding.

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Here’s a picture of the reception hall that I took while the rest of the guests were roaming the park.

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Brian and I roamed around the park ourselves as well before I decided I’d had enough of the cold. We took a few pictures of the animals that were still out.

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The red bird above is Cookie and the blue bird below is Domingo.

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The monkeys were so cold that they were all huddle together to keep warm. We took this as a sign to head back inside.

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We took advantage of the opportunity to take a selfie in front of the waterfall before heading back into the reception building.

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I am so grateful that we got to share in Zach and Krystle’s special day and we wish them a lifetime of happiness. Best wishes from the both of us.

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Fong Turned 37

Posted on May 4, 2021 by under Events.    

My friend Fong turned 37 a couple of weeks ago. You probably think I’m lying because she looks like she’s still in her 20s. At least I thought so. Until she set me straight, she was on my short list of potential pickleball women’s doubles partners for 19+ age division. I met Fong for the first time at the Wichita Corporate Challenge a couple of years ago. My partner Chris Wilson and I played against her and Brian Harshman. They represented Koch Industries for the pickleball event.

I’ve gotten to know Fong a bit more since then through our mutual love for pickleball. She is one fierce female both on and off the court. Do not even think about turning her down for shots. We were recently at her house to celebrate her birthday and I was glad that I got away with only drinking one shot.

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Here are a few pictures we took at her birthday party.

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I got Fong this candle for her birthday because I thought it fit her perfectly. And, it smells good too.

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Fong had a photo booth at the party which we had a lot of fun with. Here’s a picture that I took with Fong and Anna. We were in order of oldest to youngest. LOL.

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Brian and I took some photo booth pics too. We didn’t stay too late because I have an early Aqua Zumba class every Sunday but I’m glad we got to attend her birthday celebration. We had a great time.

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That’s all for now. Until next time. GNG.

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It’s a Big Dill!

Posted on April 23, 2021 by under Community, Events.    

I had the opportunity to help with the Wichita Children’s Home It’s a Big Dill! pickleball tournament this past weekend. The event was fantastic and the organizers did a fabulous job. Here are a few pictures.

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The event was a huge success and, even though I didn’t get to play this year, I am so glad I got to be part of it. I need to make sure I’m free on the weekend of the event because I definitely want to play in it next year. Until next time. GNG.

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Tournaments are Back

Posted on April 22, 2021 by under Community, Events, Family, Hobbies.    

After a year of no events or gatherings of any kind, tournaments are finally back. It seems like there’s pickleball tournament every weekend this month at Chicken N Pickle. There were even two back to back last weekend, one on Saturday and one Sunday. Now that people are getting vaccinated, it seems everyone is getting more comfortable with being out and around other people.

Creating Tomorrows hosted a pickleball tournament at Chicken N Pickle a couple of weeks ago which I attended as a spectator because I didn’t know about it until last minute. We were at dinner at Carrabba’s and Joe just happened to mention that he had donated several prizes to this tournament. I normally play pickleball at noon at Nahola but made an exception because I wanted to support a cause that’s meaningful to my friend Joe.

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I didn’t get to play but I got to do the next best thing — write the bracket on the whiteboard. I love when Michael let’s me do it.

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Anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the tournament champs Mason McCanless and Caesar Naftzger who played as Big Caesar’s Pizza.

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After the tournament, I went home to get Brian and we both drove to the outdoor courts at Mulvane to surprise dad. We gave him a card and some gift cards for his birthday, which he always tries to keep on the DL.

It was a beautiful day for a drive and we had a nice visit with mom and dad and the entire Cannady clan who were all there playing with them. We didn’t get to play with them that time but I’m hoping we have more nice weather ahead and will have another opportunity to play pickleball with the family very soon.

Until next time. GNG.

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