One Year

One year ago today, Adam and I were married in the afternoon in his parents’ back yard.

Today we celebrate by doing random things as they come to mind, and enjoying each other’s company and being in love.

Biking and computer and bride

I’ve been away the past three days – on Thursday morning Adam and I went on a trip to Squamish with his co-workers for a mountain biking trip. We camped out at Alice Lake in Squamish and biked on Thursday and Friday. It was a lot of fun.

Got back Friday night to discover that the new computer has arrived, which I promptly began setting up and customizing and uninstalling all the crap that I’ll never use that comes pre-installed. The file transfer from the other two computers to this one is time consuming, but must be done. My old P3 is going to someone who needs a machine. I’m incredibly happy with the new one, the screen is HUGE for a lappy, although maybe it needs a better name than laptop – it’s huge, after all. Giant desktop replacement style. I like it. Now we just have to pay it off.

Saturday morning we got up and headed out to the USA for the second wedding of spadoink and uniqueunorque. I took around 600 pictures or so. Along with the rest of the photos I have to edit, I’m going to be very, very busy for a long while. But now I have a computer that will let me do that without kicking Adam off his. Huzzah!

One-line thoughts.

I love my new, red, almost-swingline stapler; it says Office Space on the top, and now all I need is something to staple

Do you suppose if I wrote a letter to Santa in lj, he’d get it?

Why is getting my name changed so freakin’ difficult?

I think I got a raise at work, but I don’t know how much or anything until Tuesday.

It’s time for me to do some more writing, as I have been slacking off today.

Married life is a lot like…

well, unmarried life, so far. Except a little less stressful and obsessed with the upcoming wedding, since the wedding is no longer upcoming.

For months Adam & I have been managing our lives based on the fact that everything is leading up to the wedding. The world was split into two places: Pre-wedding and Post-wedding. It’s absolutely fantastic to sit back now and think that there is only post-wedding. The world can continue as per normal in our lives now.

We’ve been staying up in New Liskeard since last Tuesday. Our plans are to leave first thing in the morning tomorrow and head for Marathon, Ontario. We’ll be camping out of the car for our drive back to BC. It should be quite fun.

The past couple of days after the wedding we’ve spent with family and friends here. It’s been so great to see them all. Now all we have to do is figure out how to make them move to BC….

What can I say… Hmmm. I guess I should make a proper entry about the wedding or something, right? I’ll start with the night before.

The day before the wedding guests and bridesmaids started arriving. We had pizza in the back yard before I left the house to spend the night at laquira and msfancypants hotel room. Back at the hotel, we drank some daquiris and wine and rum & coke. At one point I remember us all running down the stairs like silly girls to look at the beautiful train of my dress, since I hadn’t actually seen it yet. People started disappearing around 1:30am or so, and I was left flipping between Dances with Wolves and talk shows on the hotel’s amazing circa 1982 television.

At about 2:15am, I heard a knock on the door. I got up and answered it to find Leigh (a friend of Adam’s) standing at the door with a silly grin on his face. Down the hall I could see Paul & Phil standing in the doorframe, and heard strange sounds coming from that direction. I asked Leigh if I was going to want my camera, and he told me that I most certainly would. I ran back into the suite and grabbed it.

I think I must have waited at that door with Leigh for a good five minutes before Paul & Phil finally started escorting a very wobbly, very blindfolded Adam down the hall. Once they got him to my door, they sprayed whipped cream onto his head and put a cherry on top, and Leigh asked me if I would still take Adam, after they had embarrassed and debased him the way they had. I could barely stop laughing long enough to say yes.

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Wedding stuff

I took a picture of the sign at the end of the driveway. If you’re coming to the wedding and need some kind of marker for where the place is, this may well be your best thing to look for. If you’re northbound on highway 11, you’ll see this on the left hand side of the road.

Yes, our wedding is in the back yard of a house next to a veterinary clinic. It’s quite beautiful.

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Updating from an imac in toronto…

Finally got Adam’s bubby’s IMAC to log into lj. Unfortunately it seems to think that today is january 10, 1970 at 10:26. I’m thinking it has a weird identity crisis going on.

At any rate, we’ve been in toronto since Saturday afternoon. This is the first I’ve been online, really. Saturday Emma picked us up at the airport, then we went out for food and headed downtown to the Groundhog for a gathering. It was fun, but we were very tired and Adam wasn’t feeling great so we headed back up to his grandmother’s house by 12:30 or so.

Sunday I went for my first dress fitting (awesome) and then came back to Adam’s grandmother’s house for a nap. After that we went out to meet with traycer to discuss photos and such, which was all good. We also had dinner at Spring Rolls, which was pretty good but still not Salad King.

Today we’ve been out to pick up some stuff at the pharmacy, and soon we should be meeting with my Stepmother for lunch. Here’s hoping she arrives soon, I still have a thousand things to get done today. (Okay, maybe some exxageration in that number, but I do have a lot of things to do.)

Tonight I have one more dress fitting and I pick up Tara’s dress to bring up north with me. Tomorrow morning we head up to New Liskeard with Adam’s dad & brother.

It’s been very busy. I have a lot of shopping i need to get done today.

so busy!!!1!11one!!