Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 18 - My Wedding

I know, it has been awhile. I have to admit that I knew this was going to be a long post so I kept ignoring my blog on purpose. Then it hit me, it doesn't have to be long! Just say what needs to be said and you are done and can move on...

We got married August 14, 2007 in the church I grew up in (Treasure Valley Baptist). It was special because our pastor's anniversary is also the day that he officiated our ceremony so we will never forget their own anniversary! :)

To be honest, the day went by really quickly and it is even hard for me to remember everything that happened before the ceremony (I know, awful isn't it?). It was pretty relax, other than the photographer who I wanted (still want) to strangle... I felt like a princess who was marrying her prince. The church looked gorgeous (I thought) and we had quite a few people show up even though it was on a Tuesday night. We didn't want to ruin anyone's weekend with a wedding and it gave us a few more days before the school semester started down in Utah. It worked out well!

These are the highlights:
  • I remember my friend Jaysa spent the night at my parents house with me, we woke and decorated the church some more.
  • I got my hair done at a salon, arrived at the church to find my "girls" getting their hair and make up done.
  • While I was pressing the bridesmaids dresses, still in my casual attire, and looking up to see the photographer standing there over an hour early! She informed me she was ready to start taking pictures. So... we hustled and took photos before the wedding started.
  • Seeing Paul see me for the first time in my wedding dress.
  • Walking down the aisle with my Dad
  • Paul giving his testimony to the crowd and scanning all the faces who were so nice to come.
  • Praying together for the first time.
  • Walking back down the aisle thinking "and its over, all that planning for a few minutes" & "I can't believe we are married!"
  • Cutting the cake and almost knocking over the top tier.
  • Greeting everyone during the reception when the photographer comes up and announces she is leaving an hour early.
  • Jumping in the getaway car to find it won't start (thanks Dave!).
The photos I do have our scanned into the computer and aren't very good. My photographer gave us 4x6s of some of the better pictures but I do not have the digitals of them. Enjoy!

My wedding party
Just pronounced Man and Wife
Lighting the Unite Candle
My cupcake dress that needed no alterations! :) After watching TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress" I think $400 was a good buy...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 17 - A Piece of art

I know... it has been forever!! The holidays were really good though...

This picture is Woman with a Parasol by Claude Monet. It was painted in 1875. He is one of my favorite painters because of his use of muted colors. So beautiful. This is a picture of the painting that I took while visiting the Smithsonian Art Museum here in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Of course I had to throw some funny pictures in here of my parent's visit to the art museum with us. Dad, being a artist himself, could spend all day in there looking at the sculptures. This one makes me laugh every time I see it.
Sadly, this is supposed to be George Washington and was intended to be a gigantic statue in DC to commemorate him. He looks far to Roman-god like in my opinion... Paul looks good though! :)
Nice, Paul!