Friday, November 12, 2010

Married Bliss!

Well, tomorrow is 2 weeks married!

Our wedding was wonderful.  Beautiful.  Perfect.  Everything went according to plan except one thing...the church lady couldn't get our CD to play the song we were supposed to have as the recessional but that was the ONLY thing that went wrong and the harpist played us out instead.

The weather was beautiful if a little cold and windy.  Everyone had a great time, the food was awesome, the DJ was great, the speeches were heartfelt and emotional.

I could not have asked for a better day for us.  Our memories of that day will always be warming.

Our honeymoon was great too.  We hit a couple of snags including a passenger side window that wouldn't go up (it was just the wire came loose, we were able to fix it pretty easy) and then on our last day when we were driving home, Jer had a bit of a lead foot and we got a speeding ticket in Virginia but even that, it was only $124 and it couldn't ruin how great the rest of the week went!

Our first stop was in Winchester, Virginia and we only stopped for one night to sleep.  We stayed at the Hampton Inn there and it was nice and pretty cheap for walking in with no reservation.

Then Tuesday was on to Williamsburg.  It's so lovely and quaint and filled with awesome history there!!  We did a ghost tour and went to a historic pub where they had a fiddler and games from the 1800's.  It was a great experience.

Wednesday we were able to fix the window (it stopped moving on Tuesday on our way to Williamsburg) and we then ventured to the BIGGEST YANKEE CANDLE STORE EVER!!!  I am not joking, it was like a mall but all Yankee Candle and accessories!  It was awesome and we spent quite a bit!!  Then we went for dinner at Wasabi, a local sushi, Mongolian BBQ and chinese buffet.  Then in the evening we took part in the "Cry Witch" show in which they reenact one of the only Witch trials they had in Virginia. It was great as it was an audience participation show...we had a great time.

Thursday it rained.  So we went and did some laundry and then we went out to lunch at IHOP which was AWESOME!!!  Then we went a looked around town a bit but my feet were wet and it was cold so we went back to our room.  There was a tub in our room so I had a bath and we watched some tv and then played some backgammon.  We played a lot of backgammon through the of our favourite things to do with each other!  In the evening we had Retro's for dinner which was apparently famous for it's hot dogs lol.  I had grilled cheese and fries and rootbeer on tap!!  Jer had a pulled pork sandwich with fries and also rootbeer...then he finished it off with a sundae which was awesome and huge!  In the evening we took in a harpsichord/organ concert in the old church.  I can't even describe the ambience.  It was great!

Friday it was time to leave Williamsburg but before we did we caught a concert.  Dean Shostak's Crystal Concert.  It was by far one of the coolest things I've ever seen.  He played an Armonica, a Crystal Violin and Glass handbells.  The music was beautiful and very soothing.  Then we decided to go to IHOP for lunch again before making our way to Virginia Beach.  It was just as aweome as the day before!

We got to VA Beach and the view from our room was just incredible.  The waves of the Atlantic crashing on the shore, people still surfing and boogie boarding even in November.  We went for dinner in the hotel restaurant and it was good.  I wasn't very hungry so I just had some mozza sticks and wings and Jer had prime rib and a pound of shrimp...the prime rib was soooo tasty!  Tastiest prime rib I've ever had anyway!

Saturday morning we got up and had some breakfast...our hotel had a complimentary was pretty good but not as good as at our bed and breakfast in Williamsburg, that's for sure!  Then we went and got a couple of things at the grocery store.  We had a small fridge and microwave in our hotel room so we picked up some yogurt and snacks.  Then we lazed the day away in our room, Jer napped and I watched Nights in Rodanthe and watched the waves.  When Jer got up we started getting ready for our dinner reservations at a place called Rockafeller's at 7pm.  Jer had 1 and a half pounds of steamed crab legs and I had filet mignon.  It was great!  Then we went back to our hotel room for the last night of our trip.  We decided to come home a day early on the Sunday instead of the Monday...we missed the kids terribly!

Sunday we got up and just ate some of the yogurt we got the day before so we could get an early start, we figured we'd stop on the way home for something to eat.

The drive was long.  13 hours but worth every minute!  Jonah cried when we got home...they were all so excited to see us!

Now life is blissfully back to normal and we're all starting to gear up for Christmas!

James turns 13 in a week.  THIRTEEN!  He's such a good kid despite the normal teen attitude!  He gets braces in the new year.  We were going to get them before Christmas but then we found out that as of January Jer's benefits will cover part of them so we're waiting till then.

Jonah keeps telling us he wants us to have another wedding because he had so much fun....but not a honeymoon because he missed us too much lol  I'm hoping to plan a trip with the kids for this summer or next so we can all travel together.

Marryn is great too, getting bigger and better everyday!  She's starting to talk now and it's soooo adorable!

So that's life!!!  I'll end there, I've rambled long enough ;)
Lots of love!

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