Monday, December 21, 2009

The New Mr. & Mrs. Dan and Chris Paprocki!!!

 (I know I am slow, I apologize!!)

On Saturday, December 12th, at the home of Chris' parents in Coal City, Illinois, Danny and Chris were officially married!!!!  It was an extremely intimate ceremony and very nice!!  Chris looked beautiful (of course) in her gown and Danny cleans up pretty nicely!!!  Steven stood beside his brother as best man and Cale was the ring bearer.  They both looked so handsome!  Chris' sister was her maid of honer and looked great her blue dress.  Paired with the red and white rose bouquets and poinsettias, everything was perfect!

The ceremony was very sweet.  Once they were pronounced husband and wife, they kissed and we all clapped.  Well, the next thing we know, in comes the family dog running up to everyone wagging her tail.  I guess she thought it was her day!!!  Very cute!

Once the ceremony was done, it was picture time and then we were off to the Rockwell Inn for a delicious dinner and what had to have been the best cheese cake that I have EVER had!!!!!

It was a fantastic day!  I cannot wait to throw the shower and for June for the even bigger celebration!!!!

Here are a few pics from the day.  Lauren had my camera and she has issues doing things right handed so there are only a few!!  Enjoy and hopefully we can get some of the professional ones on here some day soon!!!

The newlyweds hanging out in the secluded corner booth!!

Hamming it up at the bar!!!

Mrs. Big Yank and Mrs. Little Yank
aka...Kris Paprocki and Chris Paprocki

Lauren loved this door!  Weird girl!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


Ryan has officially been promoted to "Rink Rats" for Hockey.  Basically, what this means is that he no longer needs to hold onto a chair to skate.  He can do it by himself while holding a hockey stick.  His next lessons start in January and he will be on the ice without Daddy!  I'm not sure Daddy can handle this!  This Saturday and next Saturday, he will attend an off ice shooting clinic at the Rockford Ice Hogs training facility.  Pretty cool!!  This week he may have to wear his suit to the lesson in order for us to make it to Danny and Chris' wedding on time (we will have plenty of time...don't worry people!!!).

Here are a couple of pictures from his last "Chair Hockey" lesson....

Daddy getting Ryan psyched up to skate...

It worked!!!  Look at him go!!!

Check out his shiner!!!  Totally hockey like - but he got it in gym class!

Final sweaty head of chair hockey!!  He loves that!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Basketball Update

Here it is!!!!  A basketball update on the same night that it occured!!!!  However, I forgot the camera today, so no pictures...sorry!

Cale did GREAT!!!!  First of all, his blood glucose was in complete control the entire time (now I just have to see how it affects him during the night). 

Second, Daddy was able to get the night off from teaching so that he could come and see Cale play.  He was so proud!  He was also very impressed with the coaching (happy Papa?).  I think he figured that we would just see a group of boys playing around, but the entire time is actual lessons.  They are either doing drills, practicing layups, shooting baskets, you name it. 

Tonight, they learned about "faking".  They did a practice drill where one boy would be dribbling down the court, he would pass it to another player who in turn would pass it right back.  Then they would "fake" passing back but instead turn and pass to the next player.  They continued two more times and then made a shot for the basket.  Cale made it several times!

To end the night, they had another scrimmage game.  All of the boys did such a good job.  They were blocking, dribbling (most of the time), shooting and rebouding.  They have come a long way in these past few weeks.  Only two more weeks to go and then it is time to sign up for the next session.

Cale is really having a fun time.  I am very impressed with his following everything that his coach is explaining, every time!!!  He is doing amazing!!!