Ok - I don't have any jitters about actually getting (or being) married - but the fact that we're about to get on a plane to another country, and the entirety of my wedding is being packed into a duffle bag....yep I've got a few jitters.
I'm SO glad (for more reasons than I can even list) that we decided to have a destination wedding - it has saved us so much time/stress/money/worry/etc. It has, however, been a little bit of a challenge, since we really aren't doing anything the "traditional" way.
To avoid spending a ridiculous amount of money on the ceremony we've decided to be married simply on the beach - no big arches and flowers, no crazy petals in the "aisle", nothing. We love the ocean, and honestly I don't think we could really add more beauty to the already perfect scene. *we shall see if my logic is correct when this whole thing goes down. :-)
At this point it's a little bit too late to change anything - so I've got to keep my fingers crossed and hope I didn't forget anything big! As to the finer details, I'll report back after our trip. <3
That's all for now folks - next time I post I'll officially be a Mrs.
Mother's day this year was a lovely little adventure. Dave was in PA partying it up (bachelor party weekend) with some of his best friends from his college years, so I was alone with "the Fam".
After church and breakfast we decided it would be fun to take a family hike to Great Head Trail in Acadia National Park. It's only about 45 minutes away from where we all live, so I figured (by the way, nothing ever goes quite like I "figure") we would have exactly enough time if we headed down around 3 pm to do the trail, and then have dinner at a reasonable hour. WELL.....we didn't leave town until nearly 5, so by the time we got there the sky was looking a little less friendly than we'd hoped, but we kicked off the hike anyway!
We had Taylor's dog Boris along for the trip - I didn't know this when I said "sure, bring him!" but even though he is extremely well trained, he has ZERO trail manners. Therefore Taylor spent nearly the entire trip keeping him behind everyone so he didn't knock us off the trail! It was quite the show. :)
The first part of the trail is very flat and easy, you could push a stroller if you wanted to, but then it becomes pretty rocky. (I still wouldn't classify it as difficult at all, but with a dog who wants to race it was interesting)
We stopped an took an "admire the view" break at almost every clearing - but honestly that is the only way I can take a clear photo - so I'm not complaining!
I gave Megan my camera for a second so I could put my hair back up....and of course when I look at my photos she's taken these two (very flattering) photos of me in the act. Trust me, I have some mad skills.
Boris was carrying a backpack with Taylor and Megan's jackets strapped into it, plus a few other random things Taylor decided to bring along - it didn't work well.
We finally made it out to the shore. Unfortunately after our photos (below) the clouds were looking especially nasty, so we actually turned around and headed back the way we came. Maybe next time we'll actually be able to complete the hike!
How awesome are those shots of them!? I think they're some of my favorite ever. Maine's coastline is so pretty....even when the weather isn't perfectly cooperative.
The family photos we got are a little less perfect - but man were there some funny ones! I'm being nice and not posting the worst of them.
Megan took my camera for a few shots so I could be documented along the trip as well....she got these next great shots too. Thanks so much, Megan.
We had a great hike - and somehow the rain held off until after we were back to the car. We ended up going to dinner in downtown Bar Harbor (I can't remember the name of the restaurant...oops) and then finally getting home around 9. Maybe next Mother's Day we'll actually get the whole trail in ;)
I've been to a million bridal showers, but for some reason I just didn't put two and two together when it came to me. I'm getting married in just a couple of weeks, and last weekend (May 2nd) my beautiful family & friends threw me a surprise bridal shower!
Funny story, opening lingerie in front of 20+ friends and relatives made me turn redder than I am even in this photo. (apparently I embarrass easy...although I'm not sure this qualifies as "easy")
The shower had a great theme: Stock the Bar & Boudoir. Love it. Except that now my last blog post about wine is a little comical - I brought home nearly 45 BOTTLES OF WINE! Holy crap. I think maybe sometime in the next few months I'll have to blog about how to continue the wine habit but keep from gaining weight. (Haven't figured my solution out yet but I will, ladies). My bridal party even made and bottled their own wine (dedicated to Dave & I) at Central Street Farmhouse! What a fantastic gift!
I wish I'd had my camera on me so I could have taken photos of all the amazing ladies who attended and showered me with love - but I was camera AND phone-less. Thankfully there were several people who DID have cameras, so I may have to follow this up with some "better-late-than-never" photos.
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