Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rachel Getting/Got Married

Yes, it's true. We had the wedding. It's funny because I never thought it would happen again for me, and even when I got engaged July seemed SO far away! And yet... I'm a married woman again. So far it's much better and much more like I always thought it should be, too.

So I woke up the morning of my wedding, having spend the night on a double air matress in my living room (Delanie on the couch, Nathan on a smaller air matress on the other side of the living room) before anyone else was up. It didn't feel like any special morning, other than Mark and Tabitha were in town. Which they usually aren't. So since I was first up, I rolled out of bed and went upstairs to shower. I figured as the Bride I should be first in anyway. So once I was cleaned up a bit, I woke everyone else up so we could go have some breakfast.

Our plan was to go to Elmer's, but for some reason about three weeks prior they had changed their name to Jerry's. Sorry to those who drove halfway down Fairview before I got a hold of you and let you know about the name change, by the way. The menu was exactly the same as when it was Elmer's and tasted about the same too. Yummy french toast, delcious bacon that was neither overcooked nor undercooked. Mmmm. Afterwards, since it was a Saturday, we all went downtown to the Farmer's Market to wander a bit. After all, the wedding wasn't until 3 and it wasn't even noon yet! And you know, even after having had breakfast, all the food and fresh produce smelled so good that it made me hungry anyway. A trip to the chocolate shop got me a white chocolate-lemon-lavendar bar (no nuts) which is my favorite. And then the wedding stuff began.

I had a wedding disaster. The day before we'd hit on the brilliant idea that we needed to float down the Boise River as a fantastic voyage before the nuptials. It WAS a brilliant idea. The day was hot, the river was cold, and we had a TON of fun. However, when I sunscreened my shins, I apparently did not do it well enough. I even used the SPF 50... and yet I still sunburned the top of my shins. No where else was I red, and of course this would have made for some lovely lovely pictures. I tried aloe vera, which helped, but did not decrease the redness enough to make my legs look even halfway normal. So we went off to Dillards and I ended up wearing thigh-highs to hide the sunburns. And they did a fantastic job! I was hot, but my legs looked like they were ALL one color!

So I wore my hair to the side, which was good because I ended up burning the side of my neck with a curling iron. You couldn't tell. So THEN I ended up being about 5 minutes late getting to the church (get me to the church on time!). I felt terrible. Until I realized that my parents weren't there either. They ended up being 20 minutes late. Sigh. Rough start. BUT good ending. Jesse and I got married. And in fact, he was so excited to get married, he said "I do" a little bit too quickly. It made everyone laugh. I knew how he felt though. I was very excited to say "I do" too.

We had a fantastic wedding photographer. She did such a good job and told everyone where to stand, when she couldn't see someone, and they were GOOD pictures! I can't wait to get them. It was nice knowing that they were being done by a professional and that odds of getting a good one weren't about one in three like with the rest of us and our digitals. I will post a few when I get 'em.

Lag time: about two hours. Watched Roadhouse at home. Don't know about anyone else.

The dinner was at 6, and fortunately no one was late for the food. Ha ha. We went to Asiago's, which was great. They'd put up some rope lighting and dried flowers for us, and closed off the blinds so that we were in our own little room. Very romantic. I'm not sure if anyone got any pictures though... oh well I suppose. But what was nice: I didn't have to set up anything, didn't have to clean everything, and I could just relax and let the dinner happen. What wasn't nice: the price. Granted it wasn't as much as I thought, but it's was more than I hoped it would be. Thank goodness I'm a saver and planned for a little extra just in case. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, for which I was glad. And *I* enjoyed it. Which was even better. It was a nice stress-free wedding day. So simple and easy... everyone should do it!

The honeymoon was spend at the Anneversary Inn in Boise. We booked the Hollywood Romance room, which mainly got its appeal from the pop machine. The giant sunken tub was pretty darn cool, too. They sent us a snack at about 9pm, then we got breakfast in the morning, had our pick of TONS of movies, and were all around catered to. Ah... if only that were life! And I MUST learn how to bake ham and cheese croissants... those were FANtastic!

It doesn't really feel any different to be married than it did when we were dating. A few exceptions of course, but it still feels comfortable, happy, and just plain GOOD. I imagine we'll have our issues. All couples do. But it's a much nicer start than the first time, and we have the same goals. We're working together to get to the same destinations and it's nice to be with someone who works WITH me and not constantly AGAINST me like last time. I love my husband very much! And can't wait until he really gets to meet everyone!

Rachel and Jesse

Rachel and Jesse

Things Currently Making Me Happy

  • All the warm snuggly quilts Grandma made me
  • I have bangs again!
  • Jesse. He's just the best husband!!
  • Little secrets I get to keep
  • Sunshine

Things Currently Annoying Me

  • Dealing with a stubborn 4-year-old
  • I miss my family
  • Less time to spend with my husband and more time to be alone
  • Trying (unsuccessfully) to make friends with someone in my ward...
  • Will it ever be warm again?