Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Update on Life

Most importantly, I'm happy to say that the husband and I are still very happily married.  We are about to celebrate our second anniversary and we are also about to move into our first house!  Super excited!

We now live in Champaign, Illinois because he got an awesome job offer last summer and we immediately moved.  I'm pretty much living the dream, since I opened my own Etsy shop offering wedding invitations and other stationery.  Check it out!  :)  Daisy Design Shop

I also do some freelance writing and odd jobs but my Etsy shop has been so successful that it's pretty much a full-time job.  I would have never guessed when I first discovered Etsy that I would one day have my own shop.  And of course it's so much fun that I still get to work with wedding stuff.  :)

Take care!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wedding Pictures!

I kind of got side-tracked since my last blog post! I have a job now (FINALLY!) as the Office Manager/Copyeditor/Marketing Assistant for a local start-up educational company, and it's been keeping me busy! Jordan and I have also been busy making holiday visits and doing a major cleaning of our apartment. But I do have wedding pictures! I will return to the Honeymoon pictures posts eventually. :)

It's been so very hard to pick absolute favorites, but I will try to keep this post reasonable. If you want to view my favorite 200, go here!

Remember you can click on them to see the high-res versions. :)

Getting Ready

Some of my favorite guys, before the ceremony. :)

My niece (and flowergirl) being sweet.

Bridal Portraits

Our "First Look" Session

Me "sneaking" up behind Jordan. :)

The Ceremony

This is when I started laughing in order to keep from crying...and I love this picture!

Wedding Party and Friends

Carriage Ride


Bride and Groom Portraits

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Honeymoon Pictures: Cliffs of Moher and Dublin!

The Cliffs of Moher were definitely one of my favorite parts of the trip! The view was absolutely incredible and breath-taking, but we also found out later that they were the filming location for the Cliffs of Insanity sequence from The Princess Bride! I can definitely see it now that I know!

Here's a good shot of me and Jordan with the other view we had:

And here's a cute baby goat that was nearby! Jordan made fun of me for playing with him when we had such great views, but he was so soft! :)

After the Cliffs, we made our way to our hotel outside of Dublin. It was too late to go into Dublin for the evening, so Jordan and I wandered around the campus of the University College of Dublin, which was right next to our hotel. We encountered some very cheeky swans.

The next morning, we were up very early to make the most of our day in Dublin! Our first stop was at Trinity College, which is home to an exhibit on the Book of Kells. I found it fascinating, but Jordan just waited outside for me to finish drooling over the manuscript. :)

We then visited an exhibit on Keats at the National Library of Ireland, followed by a quick tour of the National Gallery. Then we were off to find the Oscar Wilde statue--something I was probably more excited about than I should have been :P. We found it in Merrion Square:

St. Patrick's Cathedral was definitely on our must-see list. We spent some time sitting in the courtyard (it was a beautiful day!) before going inside. It was overwhelming in a good way.

Jordan was most excited about our impromptu trip to the Guiness Brewery and Storehouse! We didn't know how far of a walk it was, but it ended up being not too bad since the weather was so nice!

Finally, we ended our day in Dublin with a delicious dinner of Irish stew (for me) and Guinness meat pie (for Jordan). :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Honeymoon Pictures: Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Adare, Knappogue Castle

After our outing at Blarney Castle, we headed into Killarney and went on a jaunting card ride through Killarney National Park and up to the ruins of Ross Castle!

Tom was our horse, and he was so sweet that I spent some time cuddling with him before getting back into the cart.

The next day, we went on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry drive, which was incredible! Even though the morning started out rainy, the sun came out just in time for some amazing views.

Next up was the beautiful town of Adare, Ireland, known for its traditional thatched-roof cottages.

One of the coolest things we did in Ireland was the Irish Banquet at Knappogue Castle! Once again, we were targeted as the honeymooners and Jordan was singled out to be one of the Kings of Ireland. It was such a wonderful evening of delicious food and awesome music!

I stole Jordan's crown. :D

Our delicious food!