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Happy anniversary to us!

Today is our 1 year wedding anniversary…though we’ve been together for much longer.

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For our present to each other, we’ve decided that travel is a good choice. Right now, it is either a summer cruise to Canada or a trip to Iceland..both have their pluses and minuses…
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  • Canada is very close by, so the trip would be easy
  • There are actually direct cruises out of Boston, so the price is fairly cheap as well
  • I’ve wanted to go back to Halifax since 2012 when I had the chance to work there for 2 days with Parks Canada. I would love to do a little bit of exploring.
  • Canadians are some of my favorite visitors 🙂
  • I figure I can bring back at least one big bottle of my favorite whiskey, maple syrup flavored whiskey. YUM

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  • Iceland looks absolutely beautiful in photographs
  • It is a mere 5 hour direct flight from here, which is excellent
  • Going to a fjord would make me so happy, its one of my favorite words
  • I might be able to see the northern lights there
  • I’m not sure anyone else I know has ever or will ever go there

So, its pretty even in my head…lots of ideas, never enough time or money!

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Weddings are a very involved thing…

So, about 2 months ago, I got married to my boyfriend of almost 15 years (our dating anniversary is now 5 days after our wedding date)…and we (stupidly) thought that it would be easier because we have been together for so long and didn’t want a huge event.

HOWEVER, other people had different ideas.

It is hard to stand firm in your decisions when both mothers are telling you that things are wrong or you are being a jerk…but it can be worth it.

We had an awesome Justice of the Peace, a great photographer, and a beautiful venue on a warm day complete with a rainbow during the ceremony.Image

Some things did go poorly, but the good outweighed the bad. I have learned how to write good nastygrams, though 🙂

Milestones

In the past 3 days, I have had 3 milestones of various size. The first is silly and only means anything to me as this is my 100th posting here.

The second, is that I am a homeowner. We have already made our mark on the house by ripping down wallpaper and writing on the walls. Already have had the first drinks, the first family visit, and the first cooking in the house.

Birthday!

The third, is that today is my birthday. Today, I am 30…and I had a bunch of wonderful people come out last night to participate in a scavenger hunt that I made (apparently very hard) and then drink with me. They even bought me a ride on the carousel on the Greenway.  I have not had a great year…but I think the tide might be turning. I feel blessed and loved and happy…and that hasn’t happened in a long time.

Today, I am going to go play skee ball, because everyone should do that as much as possible. And then I shall go to my Grandma’s house for dinner, presents, children running around, cake, and loveliness. Yeah!

Mawwidge

DSCF0120Got through yet another wedding the other day. This one was fun since I didn’t have to give any speeches but got to be in the wedding party and see a friend who I’ve know for her entire life get married. It was quite nice…the crepes at the end of the ceremony were sooo tasty.

As reminders from the wedding, I have a huge bruise on my left shin (I ran into a large piece of marble while jumping from one room to the other), some blisters on both feet from standing during the ceremony too long, a swollen toe from someone stomping me, and a lot of great photos.

Thankfully, no weddings until August again…now, I just have to slog my way through my homework. Yuck.

Things I love about Eastie

  1. The commute to work and school is so much better than Medford. I love not taking the bus.
  2. Massport windows are among the best inventions in the world. They keep out the noise, the cold, and don’t shake nearly as bad as other windows.
  3. Belle Isle Marsh is gorgeous and changes nearly every day
  4. Coming home to the smell of the ocean puts me in a better mood every time
  5. Its warmer in the winter and colder in the summer than downtown.
  6. Our landlord lives in our house, the house that he grew up in, and is a wiz at being McGyver
  7. Watching planes take off and land through the window or when walking around or at the beach is fascinating
  8. Great food at Italian, Colombian, and Mexican places all nearby. Still have to try the Peruvian.
  9. The weird collection of stores nearby amuses me everytime I see them.

Weddings…

In the past few years, I have rarely been to a regular wedding. Or what I might consider a traditional wedding. The one we went to in Texas not only had a Groom’s cake (with Longhorns on it), but the bride had taken photos of herself in her wedding dress and father’s cowboy boots. Another wedding we went to included a visit from Pat the Patriot:

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Pat Visits a Wedding

At another wedding, we were brought up to the 14th floor above Washington, D.C. with sweeping views of the monuments and my cousin getting dollar bills stuffed down her dress. And she isn’t a spring chicken, either.

This weekend, we have more memories in the making as there are 2, TWO!, weddings to go to. My cousin Richard is getting married to Marissa in CT and our friends Mike and Marisa (notice, same name, different spelling) are getting married in NY. They both hold a promise of fun, good times, and slight headaches (open bars at both) with ample opportunity to take lots of great photos. I cannot wait 🙂