Thursday, November 24, 2011

The whole world knows!

Yesterday we told the world we are married, we changed our Facebook status...
We waited this long because we wanted to tell people who don't do Facebook (yes, there are still people who don't have a Facebook account! Bless them!) and we didn't want them to find out through the grapevine. I would have hated that!
So after we returned from our honeymoon my husband and I (and yes, it still gives me a bit of a rush when I say or write 'husband'.. I am 12 years old apparently..) asked our family members who had made pictures if we could have some. After a lot of self-criticism (we have a tendency to close our eyes whenever a picture is taken.. Who knew!) we finally picked one.

The picture we finally went with!
Yes, I already posted it in my previous post but I posted it again to save you the trouble of having to go back. Aren't I nice ;-)?

After picking the picture we made a card (well, Joris did, I gave directions), had it printed and when it came we rounded the corners ourself. Let me tell you; it hurts rounding the corners of 100 cards with a corner punch!
But I do think it looks nice. Gives it a softer feel..

The most difficult part was gathering all the addresses! There are a lot of people who didn't even respond, or just told me they don't do Christmas-cards.. Very strange..
Anyway! We got most of the addresses and sent the cards! Then we waited for two days and now it's out! Everybody gets to know we are married!!!

It's still a bit surreal. And after 3 weeks I was finally getting used to being married and getting on with "normal" live, but now people who just heard we got married are congratulating us, and are asking about it. It's nice. Also a bit confusing (I was just getting in the swing of regular live), but definitely nice!

When we got married we got some gift cards (yay!). Last Saturday we went and spend some of those gift cards! We got a bird-feeder and a fire-basket (if that translation makes any sense?) :p!
I'll take a picture of it when it's light out, it's already completely dark..
And we bought some Christmas decoration.
I can't wait for Christmas to come!
I am sooo looking forward to it! (I'm sure I will be disappointed, that's how high my expectations are! I mean, with expectations this high, you really have to expect being disappointed, right :p?) I want this Christmas to be the best, ever! And the best thing is, Joris will be off for two whole weeks! How great is that!?

So I'm looking forward to Christmas, while Joris is looking forward to this weekend. He has been selected to test play the new Star Wars game. And he gets to start this Friday. I don't think I have seen him this excited, ever. He's like a little kid  on Christmas Day! We're even going to get up ridiculously early so he can get to work early (like 6 am early..) so he can go home early so he can start the game when it starts, and not a minute later! Right... I must either be crazy or really love him for getting up at 6 am so he can go play a game, for the entire weekend...

Sorry I haven't posted anything more substantial about the wedding or the honeymoon. I'm still hiding behind being a newlywed!

Here are two pictures my mother made, to tie you over!

An alllmost kiss!

I'm not sure, but apparently there was something in the tree..
I actually like this one, a lot!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Done and done!

Well now, time has flown by!

It's been two weeks that my love, Joris, and I tied the knot!
We're Mr and Mrs now!
It's hard to believe, it still feels surreal, but also wonderful, and it might sound cliché, but I feel proud to be his wife.

We had a lovely wedding, maybe a bit more sleep, or well, any sleep. the night before would have been nice, but we were so busy getting the house ready in time for the wedding reception we had to sacrifice sleep for the night.
I made it a point not to look at the weather report before the wedding, because I new it would stress me out if the weather report would predict bad weather, but the weather-gods were so good to us! We had the most beautiful weather we could have asked for! Sunny and incredibly warm!

The days leading up to the wedding were quite stressful, and if you would ask me I might just have to admit that I called off the wedding about three times in the days leading up to the wedding. Not something I'm proud of, but I'm very glad Joris did not agree, and just sat with me, listened to me, let me cry, and somehow managed to get me going again (and trust me, that is not an easy thing to do!)!
I did not expect to feel this way. I thought moving in together, buying a house together was a bigger step then getting married. I was wrong. Getting married was just as big a step. And emotionally it was even more significant then buying a house together!

It's been two weeks, to the day, and I'm still kind of floating on a cloud.
We got married on Monday October 31, at 9.30 AM.
After the very short, very intimate ceremony (only our immediate family was there) we went back to our Home for a home made brunch. A few close friends joined us there.
At 1 PM we left our house to walk to the train station, where our family and friends waved us goodby as we left, by train, on our honeymoon. It felt very symbolic, very loving, very good.
We went to Vlieland, a small island just off of the Dutch coast for our honeymoon. It was absolutely wonderful! And deserves a separate post!

We did not have a photographer, but there were several people taking pictures, and we're still getting them from our family members. Today I have a few pictures, of just the two of us. Taken by my dad and his girlfriend.

Maybe not the most flattering picture of us, but it's one of the few were I am wearing they faux-fur stole my mother made for me! It was so warm that day I didn't even need it! Here we just got to the Village Hall. My mother picked us up, and we cramped ourself (four people in total!) in a tiny car, because our car decided to not start any more! 

Here we are waiting for our number to come up, number 601!
Not sure what's going on with Joris beard!

Us getting married!

Back at our house. This is our view from our Home. I love this picture!


I'll probably sort out some other pictures and devote an other post to the wedding and honeymoon at some point. But there are sooo many pictures to go through! And so many unflattering angles! Hehehe, lol!

It was so much fun, and I'm so happy we did it this way, but boy, It felt like I was hit by a truck! And I need some time to let it all sink in. Get settled with my husband and to enjoy being a newly-wed!