Sunday, January 20, 2008

We're married!

Wow - I don't mean to brag, but I would say that was one awesome wedding Saturday night - and I just feel happy and blessed that it happened to be ours! It's funny, you work on something for over a year and yet it still didn't feel real or like it was going to actually happen or ever move beyond the planning stage. And then, all of the sudden, there it is, all of these things you've been dreaming and scheming about for so long are taking place right in front of you. It was amazing and surreal and wonderful.

You can see some of the photos at these links: SMILEBOOTH.COM and FLICKR - I am trying my very best to be patient while the photographers go through and edit the pictures they shot themselves (which will take a couple weeks because they take so many and they really like to cherry pick the best ones to show). In the mean-time you can see some of their work at OUR LABOR OF LOVE and at their BLOG. The only real bummer is that Dean, our unofficial 'paparazzi' at the rehearsal party, had their camera and ALL of their photos stolen out of their car he next day :( Not only does it suck not to have those pictures for us, but I feel so bad for them because the memory cards were full of their family vacation photos!

Here's what I can tell you without pictures: The ceremony was amazing. I hope I didn't walk too fast - I was afraid my knees were going to give out as I walked down the aisle, And Jon told me that when he looked up the aisle and his eyes focused on me, he just about lost it right there and then. Instead, we both kind of flirted, cried and looked terrified throughout the service.

Then we were introduced to our guests at the reception with the Marching Abominable Band! They played "When the Saints Go Marching In" and a couple other toe-tapping tunes while Jon and I danced around. That was our first dance! After folks got a chance to catch their breath from seeing a grown & bearded man wearing a wedding dress and shaking pom pons and got a bite to eat, we were entertained by an amazing belly dancer who really wowed the old men and the little girls (weird mix, I know, but it's true!).

The rest of party went by in a flash with dancing, cake eating and smiling for a million photos - it was great and we were so happy to see everyone there. I'm just sad I couldn't chat longer with more people, but then that's the thing with being a bride and groom - you're in high demand!

We're going to leave Tuesday or early Wednesday for wherever it's warmest in Florida! I'll post a postcard ~ K.S.W.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

This time next week, we'll be married!

A night out

Jon said he wanted take me on a date on Friday and that was the same day I finally found a pair of shoes for my wedding dress. So, the silver shoes I had bought that didn't actually match and that I was afraid I was going to have to paint gold were spared and I found a great silver t-shirt at Target the same day, so put all of that together and you get this:

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Everybody had fun tonight

Jon's gone to go do his Bachelor party thing - I hope he has lots of fun! This is a taste of the fun I had at my little bachelortette brunch:

They had just presented me with with a giant plastic "diamond" ring asked if would be their "Bachelorette." I think you can tell that I LOVED IT!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Scleral Lens Video

For those of you are curious about my special eyeball lenses, here's a link to a video montage all about the Boston Sight Scleral Lens: CLICK THIS LINK

There's SJS-specific stuff half-way through...

Monday, January 07, 2008

Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!

Um, so it's like only 12 days until we tie the knot and although pretty much everything is in place and in order, it feels like there's still so much to be done. Luckily my Mom is coming in from the cape next Tuesday, so at least I know all of the ironing for the entire year will be done. We have a couple little surprises for our wedding guests and I really hope we can pull them off!

I had an AWESOME Bachelorette Brunch party this past Sunday - mostly stuff I can't talk about in public (well, kinda) - it was really fun, the food was great and we laughed A LOT.

J and I had a great time on the cape for Christmas. We got to spend some quality time with my family (brother, sister & her kids, cousin, etc.) It was a really nice time to kind of reconnect since it's always such a long time between visits. But I can't complain too much because they'll all be here soon - I'll be so spoiled getting to seem them twice in a month's time. My little nephew and niece are growing up so quickly and my "little" brother, Johannes, is already 16 years old and over 6 feet tall!

My recovery process is still coming along, although it was hindered a bit lately by a bout with the flu and then all of the holiday plans and now with the wedding plans - i am really looking forward to what I hope will be a restful honeymoon (destination still unknown!). And then I plan to really start my life all over again with a job, getting the house updated and maybe having kids sometime in the not to distant future. But all of that is going to take quite a bit of work and persistence. I am trying to be really good about going to Yoga with the eventual goal of getting into Pilates to get my bad-jointed body into baby-makin' shape ;)

Well, my last apointment of the day awaits, but I'll try to post again before the wedding!