Saturday, December 27, 2008

Farewell 2008

I still have lots of catching up to do in the blog world. It seems like I'll never finish all of my post-wedding blogs. I did get a new lap top for Christmas from my hubby, and Photoshop Elements so I can't wait to get to work on my wedding photos.

We had a great first Christmas together. It was a little different not being at mom and dad's on Christmas morning. This year we had Christmas lunch at my parents' instead of Grandma Clark's. My aunt Christy found out just before the wedding that she has breast cancer. She had her first chemo treatment the day after Christmas, so Grandma has been staying with her in Montgomery for the past month. Christy has started a website specifically for cancer patients here. You have to sign in with your email address to view the site. There you can read updates about her treatments and progress. She has a guestbook as well.

All in all 2008 was another great year, but we are both looking forward to 2009. Our house was started the week of the wedding, and is coming along nicely. I hope to get to move in during my summer vacation. I have registered for two graduate classes next semester ($1500 for 2 Classes!!). It's going to be another busy year for us. Just when Shelli and Anna were getting rested up, it looks like we have ANOTHER WEDDING to start planning!! I'll fill everyone in on that news very soon!!
Happy New Year!

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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Our First Christmas

Here's our Christmas card for this year. The cards were created on my favorite site, Shutterfly. I love all of the neat products they have, and recommend them to everyone! I placed my card order last Friday night and received my cards on Tuesday. The picture is of course of our wedding kiss. I think we need to come up with a kissing pose every year from now on!
Dave and I started and nearly finished our Christmas shopping yesterday. I know and appreciate how lucky I am to have a husband who loves to shop as much as I do. I grew up with two boys that made most shopping trips miserable!
We had a lot of fun together and spent a lot of time laughing. I have to say that being married is pretty great.
On a random side note, Hallmark has the cutest ornaments! You know me, I can't make decisions. I showed Dave all of the ornaments I liked, and let him narrow it down. We chose this for our ornament this year:

We can look forward to getting one of these next Christmas,

and maybe a few Christmases later?

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Rehearsal

Sorry it's taking me so long to blog about the wedding. I turned my camera over to Alyson (my brother, John's, girlfriend) for the weekend of the wedding and she managed to get about 2,000 fabulous shots for me.

Dave and I got married in a pasture at my parents' home. We chose a spot where the sun would be setting behind us. It worked out that it was on my brothers' old baseball field. When my brothers were younger my dad built them a ball field in our yard. It was a real deal regulation field. Their Little League and Babe Ruth teams practiced on it. Did anyone wonder what the big backstop was? The ceremony was actually set up in the outfield, so the ground was nice and flat. My dad nearly mowed all of the tall grass, but I asked him to leave it. I'm glad we did, because it turned out beautiful in all of the photos. I don't know how I'll ever repay Dave's Aunt Kathy. The woman scooped up all of the horse maneur in the pasture for our wedding! Thank you Aunt Kathy!

Our rehearsal was on Friday, November 21. It was a perfectly sunny, but chilly afternoon. We had a little chaos at first, which is to be expected anytime you get my brothers and Matthew together. Being serious is nearly impossible for them. We finally worked everything out and went in the house to warm up before our meal.

Next Post: The Rehearsal Dinner-Stay Tuned!

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Monday, December 1, 2008


I know I'm jumping ahead of the wedding time frame, but I just saw Amy's Blog.
I can't wait to see the rest!

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