Wednesday, January 28, 2009

wedding cd has arrived!

Our photographer, Susan Mezzullo, did such a great job! I highly recommend her.

Here are some more favorites. I've posted the whole cd on picasa here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

since we don't have our own kids to write about...

Today, all three of our nephews had blog-worthy accomplishments posted by their mothers. I'm pretty sure these are the cutest kids ever....

Miller (6 months) can now sit up all by himself.

Jackson (16 months) slept in a big boy bed for the first time.

And Carson (13 months) is signing like a pro. See this video.

And here's a cute picture of the Holmes girls playing with Beau's guitar. We babysat them for a few hours last Saturday in our tiny apartment. The Wallace and Gromit DVD entertained Adriel and Beau for most of the time. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

wedding type pictures continued...

Days 1 and 2: Spent in Washington DC. Attended the DC 3rd ward (great people there!), wandered around, and visited the monuments, Arlington cemetary, and Iwo Jima memorial. Then we went back to Ashburn for our lovely reception at the Smith home. The food was excellent (thanks Mom! And Costco.), lots of friends came, and much fun was had by all.

Arlington cemetery, JFK's grave, changing of the guards, etc. Beau's main goal was to catch up to the Russian tour guides ahead of us.

FDR memorial, my favorite. But I say that about a lot of them.

Our tribute.

Days 3 and 4: You can't visit VA without going into horse country (especially when you're married to me), so we stayed at a B&B in Middleburg. We perused my favorite tack stores, window shopped at stores where we will never afford to shop, and tasted some homemade marshmallows and cookies at the Upper Crust Bakery.

Briar Patch Inn. Cute, huh?

Us at Red Gate Farm (where I work) on Prince and Hershey. Beau tried posting for the first time!

Days 5 and 6: Back to DC. Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonians, and dinner at the Melting Pot.

Our New Year's dinner- Chinese takeout. :)

Beau loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Really, he does. He dressed up as one of them for Halloween several times, and he (now we, I guess) have all the movies .

Vintage kitchen display at American History. I want it.

Beau was really excited to see the dinosaurs.

Melting Pot mmmm good. These smiles look fake- but we're happy, I promise! When we were trying to park, we were shown an empty space by a new friend, Homeless Carl. He even gave us marital advice.

The End.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Now that we're back to reality...

Why do the first few weeks of the semester have to be so crazy? We've been busy getting schedules organized, running to target (so far we've spent $700. Yeah gift cards!), researching insurance, buying/selling textbooks, and looking for better jobs.

Conveniently, my computer's power cord broke so I have no access to honeymoon pictures. A new one should be arriving in the mail shortly. To tide you over (since I know you're dying to see them) here are some favorite wedding photos!

It was surprisingly a really nice day (the high was 60 degrees, I think) which was very lucky since I never got around to getting half sleeves added to the dress. The temple was busy with more than 15 brides that day, but everything went very smoothly. We had a family luncheon at Mariachi's in Leesburg and then Beau and I were off to our week in DC and Middleburg.

Beau calls this one his gay pose.

I love that the shoes were the only thing I was wearing that was actually mine. Everything else was borrowed- dress, necklace (my grandmother's), veil, slip, even the bra. Yup.

Thanks for the veil, Katie! And for the hair, Page!

Don't even try to get within 5 feet of me and my hoop skirt.

My mom did the bouquet. Didn't she do a good job?

Honeymoon pictures to follow, eventually!