Monday, October 30, 2006

Sunny Time

I am not sure where time has gone. Somewhere along the line, with two jobs and a husband, I've forgotten what alone time means. So today, while Jay is out getting new tires on Jasper (yes, I've christened our cars), I've decided to sit down and finish out a scrapbook that I started about 6 years ago. Isn't that nice? Now I've never been a I have no clue what happened in this case.
It is rather fun to look through old pictures and laugh. A rather interesting shot of David's mom (yes, Lyndie's David) right before we piled into the van for our trip to Chicago our senior year, really had me chuckling. I will definitely need to show it to you, Lyn. Fun times! Navy Pier, Hard Rock Cafe and the Radisson. Sigh.....definitely time gone by. Life is interesting.
I have to admit I was rather uncomfortable telling folks where I had purchased my cake. Cincinnati is not the place to get married if you are poor. Cakes are outrageously expensive and I don't even like wedding cake. I couldn't imagine spending $600 for a cake that I didn't even want to taste. So after much forethought, I decided to step out in faith. I went to my local Walmart and ordered one. $330 seemed so much better than $600 and I figured surely no one would actually tell me the cake tasted terrible, even if it really did. Who would tell a bride such a thing? So banking on that supposition, I waited with fear and trembling for what it might look like. I avoided answering any questions about the cake beforehand. I don't mind telling people I got it at Walmart. I thought it ended up looking beautiful. And no one told me it tasted badly so all was well. And don't ask me why my brother is holding a bouquet, I have no idea.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Daytona International Speedway - Friday

The Resort on Cocoa Beach, Florida

The Resort on Cocoa Beach. It was a pretty neat place. Tennis courts, basketball courts, large hot tub, large Caribbean style pool and of course, a tiki bar. It was a pretty neat place. We had two bedrooms, two large bathrooms, kitchen, dining area and a living room. Our balcony was on the side of the building but we could see the ocean quite well from our perch as you can see. We only went down to the beach one time while we were there. I was surprised at how scarce the people were. Apparently we hit them at their least busy season which was fine with me. I wouldn't mind going back to this Resort but it would be pretty expensive. Thankfully Jason's parents let us take some of their timeshare for this resort. I saw the prices for what appeared to be the height of their busy season $310 a night or $1880 a week!!! Uhm, I don't think so! We did spend some time in the pool though. There is a little splash pool type things for kids at the top of the picture. If you look close you can see the net across the bottom of the pool. Jason and I played a few times but I kept hitting it out of the pool. Whoops! It seemed like a pretty fancy place to hang out for a few days. I'm not really sure what the skeleton is doing on this fountain. For some reason I didn't think it really went with the fancy decor but what do I know?

Friday, October 06, 2006

The Stang!

Jason rented a Mustang convertible for our time in Florida. Boy did we have fun with it! The second picture was taken while we were driving on the BEACH. There are a few places where you can pay $5 and drive your vehicle just a few hundred feet from the water. It was a blast and something that I will remember for a while!

Bristol Speedway - Wednesday

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

A New Name

WOW! That is all I can say about my Dream Day. It was definitely all I had ever dreamed of as I grew up. All those fun ideas and plans were finally put to use on My Day, well, Our Day. Jason had a lot of input in the actual ceremony, but he left the decorating up to my mother and I. Actually all the flowers and decorations were done almost entirely by my mother. Also, her pastor's wife and a friend pitched in on Friday and helped us to decorate. We could not have done it without them.

You are probably wondering where I am writing this from. Tri-Cities Regional Airport in Tennessee. The smallest airport I've ever flown in or out from. Wow! They moved our flight from the original 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. So we are hanging out right now!

The honeymoon was a surprise to me, planned totally by Jason. Night 1: Corbin, KY Nights 2-4: Gatlinburg, TN Nights 5-9: Cocoa Beach, FL

You think he might be over-reacting just slightly?

This blog is going to be slightly different. There are so many cool pictures I want to put on here that I think I will put pictures and maybe a few little blurps. There are so many neat little shots that I am going to attemp to place on this site. I am having some difficutly getting them to line up correctly.

Believe it or not, the cake is from Walmart! I picked it up the morning of and my mom and I put it together. Decorated around it with candles, tulle, silver cake jewelry and some other neat knick knacks and it ended up looking very nice. So many people pitched in and helped to decorate. I had a small melt down when I called the church to see if we could get into the church and reception/gym area early. They informed me that they were going to have a funeral there on Friday and we would not be able to get into the church until Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. Yikes! I was pretty stressed but we were able to get into the church at 12:30 on Friday and that really helped us out.

The church ended up looking so beautiful. The columns really added an elegance and almost Grecian effect to the whole atmosphere but I thought it was definitely romantic.

Not too bad for a couple sisters, huh? Yellow was the color that I picked to be the main color for our wedding. Two reasons: yellow is my favorite color and my mother also did her wedding in yellow so that was kinda neat for both of us. I thought the girls really looked like princesses.

Our Honeymooner's Joy Cabin in Gatlinburg TN was pretty neat.