Today, Paul & I attempted to look at the weather forecast for our wedding day. We were only able to view up until the Friday before but unfortunately, all signs are pointing to rainy & cloudy - dang it!
Hopefully, tomorrow when we look again and are able to see the forecast for our wedding day, it will say "Sunny - perfect day for a wedding!"
If not, we're preparing ourselves for a rainy (but lucky!) wedding day.
Up until last week, all really was fair in love AND banking, but then I was offered a new position within Marketing at M&I Bank and I accepted it!
Now the equation looks more like this: Wells Fargo = 1 (Paul) M&I Bank = 2 (Kendra & Mark) Looks like M&I has WF outnumbered...in the Rasmusson family anyway.
Just to act like middle-schoolers, Mark & I even started a new thing "The M&I High 5". It would be similar to shouting "Go Team" while high-fiving...but way cooler. It's most effective if you say it right in front of Paul!
Dennis asked if my new position might perhaps cause some banking arguments within the family - Of course not, we're not the type to rub it in that we have WF outnumbered...("M&I High 5 on three...1...2...3!")
All jokes aside, I'm really excited to start my new job, though its been tough to say goodbye to my coworkers. I've been very fortunate to have coworkers who are not only great to work with but also really close friends of mine. You'll get to meet them (at the bar) at our wedding. kidding!
Paul is in charge of updating our RSVP list, so make sure you email or call in your response by THIS FRIDAY (whoa...that went fast, huh?) or Paul will call and drill you for an answer!
It's hard to believe that we're now only 2.5 weeks away from "the day"...which reminds me that I better wrap this up and get back to work on those programs!
Take care and see you soon, K&P
P.S. - Keep your fingers crossed that this gorgeous weather sticks around!!
Paul & I will be getting married in less than a month - Wow! We are most definitely now in the homestretch!
Oddly enough, this past weekend was spent "at the races". No, not Canterbury...allow me to explain...
Saturday Paul & I, along with my two sisters, ran the New Prague 5K! This was Paul's first ever race and it was awesome that we were able to run it together. The weather was, however, NOT awesome. It was cold, windy, cloudy and it even snowed on us for a bit!! I gave Paul 2 options on how the race could end:
1) We run through the finish line at the same time, holding hands (as you'd expect any "about to be married couple" would) - ha!
2) We sprint and race each other to the finish line (as two highly competitive people likely would)
He chose option #2 (phewf!...that's what I was hoping for!)
When it came down to the homestretch, we sprinted and crossed the finish line at the exact same time! We called it a tie...until the official race scores posted online...and we discovered that Paul actually won by ONE SECOND! Anyone who knows me knows that I just could not grasp this...WHAT?!?! I felt confused, cheated and well, like a loser (dramatic, I know!). Anyone who knows Paul knows that HE LOVED THIS and will NEVER let me hear the end of it! (I'll get him next year!)
Sunday came along and we spent the morning volunteering at Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at Mall of America slinging trash. We were able to see Florence, Dennis, Mark, Megan & Joey at the race too! After a quick shower (to remove the lovely trash scent) we were also able to see my Mom, Dad and family later in the day!
It was a busy, but fun weekend and one of our last as an umarried couple! We're getting pretty anxious for June 5th and we're so looking forward to celebrating with everyone!
Kendra and I, mostly Kendra, are quickly checking off a few more items from our wedding prep list. We now have the shirts and ties for the guys, and this past week I picked up my suit. I don't mean to brag, but I look pretty darn good in it. Almost as good as I did in that suit in Jamaica...of course Kendra won't let me wear my swim trunks to the wedding, sorry ladies!
On Sunday, Kendra and I went to church at St. Anne's in LeSueur, MN to see Father George, the priest that is marrying us. The mass was great, a good message and we were out of there in under 45 minutes! That's good news for those of you that arrive late to church on June 5th!
After church Kendra, Father George and myself went to a pancake breakfast at the LeSueur Fire Department and got to know each other a bit more. Father George was the priest at St. Patrick's when Kendra was a little girl, so it was fun for the two of them to catch up. Father George asked only a few hard hitting questions, and even though I'm a Lutheran, I passed!
There are still a few items left for us to do before June 5th, so I should get back to work...believe it or not, I still haven't put in the music list for the dance, (don't tell Kendra), so I'm still taking requests, just leave them in the comments section please.