One Year Ago…

One year ago today I was here…

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Doing this…
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and these people were there…
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and everyone looked so cute. Including my mom, she looked amazing.

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and it was HOT…I let Erin drive my car since i was wearing this…

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and she couldn’t figure out how to run the air conditioning and she had a lead foot on my touchy gas pedal. So we sweated and bounced around the whole way here…

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and then we ran into these guys…

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They totally classed it up and went to McDonalds.  Look at Mikey, he even got a haircut for the event. Yes, the guy with the shaggy hair had just gotten a haircut.

There were a lot of us in a small hotel room, and it was still hot and the girls kept turning the music up. I started to get a little overwhelmed and kept turning it down. It all started coming together, it was real. Then the maid of honor made me do this…

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and before we knew it we looked hot… 08h114

Including my dad! He looked so handsome …

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and meanwhile those guys were doing their thing too… word on the street is that they even got my dad to partake.

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Then it was time to go… careful not to run into those boys.

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I waited in front of the A/C for my turn to meet that one boy in particular.

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But then I did, and it was great. He looked so cute, and I have to say – I think he was impressed with my cleavage. It was new for me, special bras are great.

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then apparently I  grabbed his ass

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and my girls were busy picking up programs that had blown away in the wind….But again, they seriously looked hot in their “Wild Orchid Wonder”

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and the boys were having fun too…

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I think they were telling him what a great decision he was making. Yep, yes i’m sure of it.

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and then we did a lot of boring posed shots with family, etc etc. But we did some silly ones too…

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I apparently played my bouquet like a musical instrument

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But dang, check out that weather and the view. We couldn’t have asked for more.

and meanwhile, a lot of other really important people were running around getting things set up. Because true it was important that we looked good, it was also important that this stuff looked good. And it did! It looked really good… I was very happy.

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and lets have a moment of silence for how good this looked…

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I like cake.

and then… AHhHhhh it was time for the big show.

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and we couldn’t stop smiling and laughing. My dad and I walked down as slowly as we could, but it was weird when all eyes are on you!

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and then 6 minutes later, we kissed! Nothing too naughty but suddenly I had a husband.

Really, 6 minutes! No prayers, no god stuff, no poems, no candles, no sand stuff. Just the important stuff.

Then we felt pretty awesome.

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Then, the hugging began. There was a lot of hugging…

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Justin was wearing a ring. I think thats my favorite part of going to weddings – seeing the boys wear the rings. And it’s all weird for them cause they don’t wear rings, and suddenly – they do!

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And we took care of some legal stuff out back…

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and as you can see, i was apparently a little bored at this part. But can you blame me? There was all this going on…

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There was some special dancing….

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and then some memorable toasts.

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My sisters was touching because i knew how she struggled to write something. She was nervous. I think here i’m laughing at her talking about “Quality Care Hotel” from the make believe days. That was a fun game.

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My friend Erica – well she wasnt shy at all. In fact, i think she enjoyed giving the toast as much as I enjoyed hearing it.

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Rae & Erica’s toast was impressive!

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During the toasts, the lighting was amazing! Again, the location & scenery was awesome. Look how beautiful everyone looks…

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My dads toast was awesome too. Mostly because everyone knows him as such a jokester. Well, he went all heart and said some really special heartfelt things about Justin and I. I almost lost it.

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Then… CAKE!  Ya know, what you don’t realize is that no one ever teachers you how to do the cake cutting thing. So we stood up there with a knife in our hand, with 200 people watching…. and were like Uhh.. okay i guess we’ll just fake this.

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But not to fear, everyone got their cake…

So pretty much after that we had sealed the deal… Vows ?  Check. Special Dances?  Check. Toasts?  Check. Cake? Check! What was left but to party down!!!

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Oh wait! There was also this….I wont go into details but you get the gist.

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Again, can I say more about the scenery? Beautiful.

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Awww… what an amazing day! All our family and fabulous friends. I could not have asked for a better day.

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And now, here I am. One year later! Still Married. Still Happy. Still Thankful. 365 days done, Many MANY more to go!

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  1. So sweet sass! Took me right back to the day!
    Nice work!

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