Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Hope it was a good one for all of you! (And yes, those ARE my wedding goggles. I'm SO going to wear those every chance I get.)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Just To Tide You Over

Basically it goes like this: K and I are still in recuperation mode, I'm taking my GRE's in two days, and then we're giving the honeymoon another try next week, since the first time around, I was so sick that neither of us actually honeymooned. So. The recaps are going to have to wait a little longer, and I'd kind of like to wait until we have the professional photos back for the recaps to start anyway.

But really, look at this guy. He was our officiant. Very solemn fellow.

So, in the meantime, I thought I'd post some teasers. These are some photos our friend Judy snapped at the wedding, so you can get a taste. (Thanks, Judy!!)

Monday, October 26, 2009


(Who's there? You ask.)
K and M!
(K and M who? You say.)

First of all, let me just say that the wedding was fantastic, better than anything I could have hoped for. We had fun, we danced, we laughed and cried, we were surrounded by friends and family, people dressed up in awesome costumes, and there was so much love I still kinda tear up thinking about it. We got married. We got married!!

I promise to update with details and pics later. But for now, I'm tired.

K and I have actually been back from the honeymoon for a couple of days now, even though we weren't supposed to be home until today. Because, you guessed it! I got hella sick. *laughing* The first day of the honeymoon, I woke up with the worst sore throat I've ever had, and by day three, we decided we had to come home early because I couldn't even swallow and it hurt to breathe. Turns out I have some kind of infection in my throat- similar to strep. I'm on antibiotics now, and just starting to feel better. So the plan is to try and have honeymoon mark 2 in a week or so. I have my GREs a week from yesterday, and then after that, we'll try it again, and maybe this time we'll get a real vacation, since we didn't actually get to do anything or leave the hotel room, and not even in the fun newly-wed way. *laughing*

Anyway, once I'm feeling better, I'll update with photos and stories and such, promise!

In the meantime, our engagement photos were featured over on So You're EnGAYged! Pretty cool!

Friday, October 16, 2009


yesterday: the epic adventure of getting the tent up. lots of baking.
today: rehearsal dinner and running around like chickens without heads.
tomorrow: marriage. :)

I can't wait.

Friday, October 9, 2009

With the wedding about a week away, life is getting really crazy. I've got constant butterflies in my belly, my emotions have been all over the place, from stressed to giddy to nervous to sad (between the fact that my dad won't be there and that the one year (!!) anniversary of his death is only about a month away).

Yesterday, and tonight, and possibly more tomorrow, are going to be spent finishing up the dresses. In case you're just now tuning in, our good friend, Leah, who is one of the Best People (we're sharing three of 'em between the two of us, rather than having a traditional wedding party- it's a long story) was kind enough to make our dresses/ outfits for us as a gift. I still can't get over the generosity of this gesture.

So now we're scrambling to finish them up (K and I are sous chefs to her Morimoto of the sewing world) and last night was an adventure (about 12 hours of sewing time, ending at approximately 2 AM). The adventure was particularly thrilling and lulzy when Leah was in the middle of using the sewing machine and I was ironing and then the entirety of Nashua blacked out. We panicked. Then we gathered flashlights and candles. Then we started hand-cranking the sewing machine- Leah guiding the fabric, K turning the wheel, me holding three or four flashlights to light the sewing table. Then we laughed. A lot.

After about 20 minutes ish, I'm guessing, the lights came back on, so it worked out okay, but that was a nice adventure to add to the books. We tried to take pictures, but then we realized the flash from the camera lit the room nicely enough that it just kinda looked like we were goofing around with flashlights for no reason. *laughing* Anyway, we're working more on them tonight, and again tomorrow if need be. I can't wait to see them all done, and I think they're going to look stunning. It's worth the work and the wait and cutting it this close because really, even only mostly done- it's beautiful work. And I know she keeps saying she's worried we'll be mad at her that we're cutting it this close, and I wish I could come up with just the right thing to say to put her mind at ease. I just feel so lucky that she offered to do all this work for us, and so lucky that these garments will have so much meaning and so many memories attached to them even beyond the wedding.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Finally Some Photos

Last time Leah came over to do a fitting for K's jacket, I finally remembered to take some photos. And Leah even happened to be wearing the Best Man shirt I made for her that day, so double points!

The jacket was still in the assembly stage, so you can't tell too much about what it will look like, but I assure you, it's awesome. And the fabric is inside-out in these, but rest assured, it's also awesome- a beautiful gold and brown brocade.

Tomorrow, Leah's coming over with the finished products, and we can't wait to see them all done!

Also, while I'm at it, I guess I can post the other T-shirt designs now that everyone's received theirs. (And yes. The t-shirts are all gender-switched.)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Shower Weekend!

Things have been a little crazy what with all the writing of big scary checks to vendors and being swept off to a surprise bachelorettes party, and we haven't gotten a chance to post about last week's epic Shower Weekend!

It started out on Saturday when M and I went off to do some errands and came back to find a slew of cars parked in front of the house. Inside, the first floor had been redecorated by our Rockin' Best Man Leah and our lovely friends. The only lights were strung up lanterns and blue string lights that made everything white glow--including Baby, our guinea pig. There on the floor was the area rug from Romania that we plan to use as our wedding dance floor and there were pillows all over the floor and gypsy music playing. And of course, a bunch of our awesome friends all standing around waiting for us. We listened to good music and ate great food and had great conversations. It was fantastic! My face hurt from smiling so much.

The next morning we were off to Pickity Place with my side of the family for an incredibly delicious lunch all made with fresh herbs and local ingredients. Pickity is this cute little place hidden up a dirt road in Mason, NH so getting there can be a real adventure. We got to sit around and chat with the fam' and have a great time. After everything that has been so high energy, it was nice to have some time to just sit around and catch up with people we love.

I know there were pictures taken at both showers, but we haven't seen them yet. If they pop up, we'll probably add them on here, and if not that will be okay too. Just imagine us with huge grins surrounded by people who love us.

Suprise Bachelorette Party Goodness

So last night. LAST NIGHT. *laughing*

K and I thought we were going to dinner with her brother, Shawn, and sister-in-law, Lauren. We thought it was a little weird when we got to the restaurant and we didn't stop at the hostess station, but some guy told us he had a room reserved. We thought it was super weird that as soon as we walked into the room, someone was aiming a camera at us, and is that MO'Brien?

And it was! The result? A fantastic bachelorette party that didn't require us to party separately, some fantastic food and wine, even BETTER company, 3 embarrassing moments that could have been worse and were actually a lot of fun, the revelation that I don't know K's favorite movie, but that's okay, because she didn't know mine either, scrabble, fondue, a whole lot of chewing gum, blinking light-up "bride" sashes (both of which ended up on K by the end of the night), and a whole lot of hugs.

(Photos are courtesy of Jenn - Thanks!!)

Embarrassing moment number 2. There was a slide show. Of embarrassing baby and teen!years photos. What more could you ask for?

Shawn quizzing K about how well she knows me. Neither of us did very well on this exam, but both of us were about 3 glasses of wine in, to be fair.

The aforementioned great company.

It was SO awesome. So thanks, you guys. We had such a great time.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Deep Breath

Just paid the remaining balance for the venue and tent-rental fees, the photographer's paid off, all that's left is the food bill, and even taking what's left to be paid into account, our budget's looking good. And the best part is? We'll never have to pay that money ever again.

And that is a goooood feeling.

ETA: Also, it has come to K's and my attention that October 17th is supposed to be the day for peak foliage prettiness in NH. My, what good timing! SO COOL.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lookin' for that chill pill

As K and I come up on the two week mark (!!), I find myself freaking out more and more, not about whether we're making the right decision, but about how we're going to pull everything off, there's so much to do, oh god what if this happens or doesn't happen or that falls through or or or...

But you know what? Two weeks.



*panics and flails*

I'm so glad K has a good head on her shoulders and can get me breathing again every so often. Now! Off to make some programs!