Archive for May 2010

Adventures In Marriage, Part I

May 21, 2010

Alright, I’m starting to take some heat for having not written in a month.  With that in mind, I suppose I can take a little time to bring you up to speed.  The wedding, for all accounts and purposes, was amazing.  Call me cheesy and cliché, but it was truly the best day of my life.  It was such a blessing to share that day with so many friends and family members, and as if that weren’t enough, everything went perfectly.   As the date grew closer, it became second nature to begin thinking of all the things that could go wrong on the big day, but after a while, a calm came over me knowing that no matter what happens, I was still getting to marry the love of my life.  After that, I was completely relaxed, and nothing could have phased me. 

Not even smacking my head on a steel beam under a bridge downtown during pictures. Long story short, the photographer thought it would be a good idea for all of us to take a picture under a bridge, and while I was slithering my way into position, I walked directly into a giant beam head first.  Firsthand accounts reported to me have said that the sound echoed loudly throughout the greater downtown area, and local officials and engineers were called onto the scene shortly thereafter to verify that the bridge’s structure was still in tact.  Luckily for me, I suffered no injury, just a bump on the noggin. 

Speaking of the photographer, since I’ve gotten a few requests for pictures, I will be happy to post a couple of them that I’ve seen so far.  I’m sure the photographer has been working tirelessly to put together the proofs for us, since she probably took just south of a million pictures that day, so for now, I’ve only seen five or six pictures myself.  Here are a couple of my favorites so far:

 

The past three weeks of married life have been wonderful as well.  We both had to get back to work relatively soon after the wedding, but we got a chance to leave town for a few days and completely relax, which was well-deserved and absolutely perfect.  In addition, we’re planning a full honeymoon later this year, and are still undecided on the location.  Hit me with some ideas.  We’re thinking somewhere tropical/island-ish/low chance of being stabbed-ish.  My initial vote was for a Caribbean cruise, but I’m open to words like Jamaica, Hawaii, and Costa Rica. 

Also, we just made our first big purchase together as a married couple this past Monday in the form of a new ride.  For those of you who had the pleasure of meeting Gladys, my 1996 Chevy S-10, you can attest that she is nothing short of a gem.  However, her days in the sun were dwindling quickly, and the time was right.  So, since Gladys has been parked for the forseeable future, allow me to introduce you to her successor, Phyllis:

 

Okay, so maybe the name is a work in progress.  Nevertheless, this is our brand new 2010 Toyota Highlander.  For the record, I’m not the one who double parked it in the handicapped accessable spot.  I’m better than that. 

I do have a lot more to write about, but as fate would have it, I am running short on time.  I swear I’m going to try to get back into a regular rhythm of writing now. For the most part, the hectic times have settled down, but we still have a few things going on.  Next week I’ll be schmoozing it up at a couple of graduation parties, and I have a whole lot of thank yous to write.  And a month from now, Jess and I are heading west to visit her sister and brother-in-law, who are expecting their first child (and coincidentally, our first niece) around that time. 

The next blog post will reveal the details of what has become an epic battle between man and beast that yours truly has enveloped himself in.  Tune in for that one. 

One love,

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