Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Blog Title Change

As the Best Day of My Life has come and gone, I think it's time to change the title of my blog. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to start a new blog but I figured a change in title would be easier. So what do you think?

I start a new job tomorrow. I'm with a temp agency and they got me a 3 week contract at the Civic campus of the Ottawa Hospital. It looks like I'll be doing some admin work for them. Sounds pretty cool. I'm always nervous when I have to go to an unknown place and start an unknown task. But as my life progresses, I've learned to take things more in stride and not worry so much. Things usually work out in the end. The job starts at 8. I have to take the bus because the parking fees are horrendous. I'm going to have to be an early riser again. But it's not as bad as 5:30. I think I can handle 6:30 a bit better. At least I won't be the only one in my whole world awake at that time. Reuben won't get as much care and attention in the morning though. Currently, I make his breakfast and his lunch but I'm not sure I'll be able to keep that up as he has to leave 20 min. later than myself. We'll make it work though. It'll be nice to just be working to save instead of having to spend it all on living costs.

Well, onwards and upwards as they say. I'll keep you posted ... no pun intended.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Our Wedding Pictures

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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Our Bridal Party

Sorry, I could only get this one picture working but it's something at least. I'll keep trying!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Where do I start ...

I am starting this post today because I know that it needs to get done but I'm not sure where to start or where to end. I probably will not get it done today, either. I am at a computer in the library and it's very hard to concentrate. There are people milling about and people on other computers talking to themselves. It's very disconcerting to say the least. I wish we had the internet at home. I feel very disconnected. I am very used to just popping on to google whenever an idea hits me and now I tell myself to look it up later but I don't write it down and I inevitably forget.

So, yes, where to start. Well, we're married now. Tomorrow it will be 3 weeks, already. My does time fly. It's a rainy day and I have just done our weekly grocery shopping, I also did laundry and organized some files. I'm not working again yet. Being a wife is different than I thought it would be. It's wonderful! It's also challenging. I love my husband, I love spending time with him, I love cooking for him and keeping our house organized and clean. I love going to sleep with him and waking up with him beside me. It's hard to articulate the challenges except to say that I have higher expectations of myself now or at least I think that's what it is. Anyway, maybe I'll write more about that later. On to the good stuff, the wedding.

Our wedding day was perfect. It truly was the best day of my life!! I actually did get some sleep the night before, maybe 3 or 4 hours but I felt good when I got up and even though I didn't need to be up, once I was awake at 6:30 I couldn't stay in bed any longer. The first thing I did was have a bite to eat and then a bath!. Our hairdresser, Erica, arrived just after 7 and by that time the rest of the girls were starting to stir. Erica worked on our hair from 7 am till 12:30 .. she was amazing and we all turned out wonderfully! It was a long morning for me, the time went slowly. I just wanted to see Reuben. Finally, it was time to put my dress on. I wish I had some pics to add to this blog but since I'm not at home I don't have them with me. I wanted to have a picture with Mom and Dad outside before we left for the church so we did that but it was so cold and windy!! That was the only downfall about the day but at least it was sunny and I didn't have to worry about get wet or muddy. We arrived at the church on time and Reuben had arrived on time and was escorting the grandmothers in. My bouquet and the girls bouquets were beautiful and exactly what I had envisioned. Waiting to walk down the aisle, I almost starting crying but my Dad distracted me by talking about his tie ... which was the plan!!:) And finally, when the doors opened, I took a deep breath and tried to see Reuben but the aisle was so long, I could hardly even see him . So I just tried not to look at him until I could actually look in his eyes. It was a magical moment! The rest of the service went smoothly. Apparently we looked quite calm and happy. Which we were. We had already decided not to worry if anything went wrong and we didn't. I was just trying to absorb everything and remember every moment. Saying I do was the easiest thing in the world because we are so certain that we are supposed to be together forever. And then it was over and we were walking out and were ready to relax for the rest of the day.

Getting our pictures taken at the RBG center was a breeze. We had a great photographer in Corny. I was getting pretty tired of posing and smiling by the end and was super hungry. But it was just nice to be with everyone, our family and closest friends for that time.

Our reception was fun and there was great food and laughter and singing and good speeches and the slideshow of us growing up was awesome! (sorry, run on sentence). I don't know what else to say, I had a good time and I think everyone else was having a good time.

And then it was off on our honeymoon, which is another story for another blog for another day.