Tuesday, September 29, 2009

He Made An Honest Woman Out Of Me

We are back and we are married. The End.

Ha, just kidding. Do you REALLY believe that's all I would say about the trip? Oh hellllll naw. We've got a lot to cover so go ahead and get yourself a cold one and get comfy.

First, US Airways can kiss my ass. Our departing flight was canceled and then those of us in the party were all scattered about throughout the day on different flights. Did we eventually all get there with luggage and without killing someone? Sure, but that still doesn't make up for the fact that SOMEHOW my in-laws were upgraded to first class while the groom and bride-to-be were left back in coach with the other schmucks. Did we still get free drinks on the plane because the flight attendant knew we were getting married and was an absolute doll face? Yes, yes we did. But really? First class? REALLY?

We all got to Vegas in one piece. Couple by couple we trickled into Sin City and eventually we took that damn city over. There were a total of 18 of us scattered around the strip and somehow we all managed to get together several times for drinks and dinner and gambling and just enjoy each others company.

I am still absolutely amazed at how well everyone got along. Don't get me wrong, Thomas and I don't befriend people who are dicks but when you get such a large and diverse group together you expect some people to just not like other people. This didn't happen. In the end everyone loved everyone else and what a giant ass RELIEF that was for the two of us.

We took LOTS of pictures and we had our picture taken just as much. Thankfully we have friends and family who love to take pictures of us as much as we do! Those will all be coming shortly.

The day of the wedding was both wonderful and painful for both Thomas and I. We had drank too much the night before and also ate at The Worst Buffet In Las Vegas. God knows what made us sick but it was hell. I literally thought I was going to die and I was so sad that I would die before getting to marry Thomas. That's how bad it was. However, no matter what total shit we felt like we still got ready and we still looked amazing. We got up there and said our vows and both of us almost lost it a couple of times. We have some amazing photos that we will look at and cherish forever.

We are married and I couldn't be any happier. I married my best friend, the man of my dreams, the person who makes me better. I am so thrilled at what we have in store for us in the future.

Pictures to come.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Funny How Most Of Our Weekends Involve Beer

Would you like to see photos of Thomas and I and our friends drinking German beer, eating German food, and omm-pop-popping our asses off? OF COURSE YOU WOULD!!

Addison, Texas Oktoberfest 2009!

I'm not even kidding you, that was a fabulous way to spend the Saturday before we head out to Vegas. And this photo?

KILLS ME! Every.single.time.I.see.it. Best picture in the history of EVAR. It's not only the fact that these two are wearing authentic German hats and drinking authentic German beer IN TEXAS but also that the hats? THEY MATCH THEIR SHIRTS. It was totally by coincidence that it happened too. Trust me on this one.

I also find it humorous that most of our pictures are of ourselves and the people we are with totally camera whoring it up and not of actual scenery or, in this case, old white men with funny accents in short pants and suspenders. Oops.

Friday, September 18, 2009

We're Almost There

Everything is done. The planning, the shopping, and the waiting. It won't be long now and we'll be off to Las Vegas. Off to meet our friends and family and off to begin our lives together as a married couple.

I plan to cherish every moment in Vegas. Look around, take it all in, and remember being there. Sure there will be video and pictures (LOTS of pictures) but the memories we keep with us are the most precious. The memories that cannot be captured in still photos.

I am marrying my best friend, the man that I love. Surrounded by people who love us. It's all so gushy and sickeningly sweet, but it's the truth. Next Saturday I will take a vow, a promise, to be the best partner in life that I can be. I look forward to making that promise and I also look forward to living that promise every day in every way that I can.

Friday, September 11, 2009


Where we were on this day 8 years ago is irrelevant. What we were doing and how we felt is insignificant. The event itself is bigger than all of us who watched it from afar.

Whether you hated the terrorists for what they did or rolled your eyes at the patriotism that followed, in the end it doesn't matter. It still happened.

Who you voted for or what theories you choose to believe is not something we need to talk about.

Be quiet. Be still.

Remember that no matter what you think or feel people, innocent people, died. They died doing the exact same thing you might do. Going to work, talking on the phone in your cubicle, sitting on a plane.

Today isn't about waiving your flag and telling your story. Today is about stopping, if only for a moment, and not focusing on yourself and your feelings but thinking of those who no longer have that luxury.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Two Weeks Notice

We are officially two full weeks from being in Vegas and I am absolutely AMAZED at how time has flown. It seems like only yesterday Thomas and I announced we were engaged and then decided the when and where of the occasion. I knew all the way back in May that September would be here before I knew it.

Everything is done. The shopping, the alterations, the food, music, plans. DONE. Now we wait. We wait to board our flight and we wait to make our way down the aisle. I am giddy beyond belief and I cannot wait to see everyone. I miss my family and I miss my friends. I am so very grateful they will all be there to share in our joyous day.

It won't be long now...