Diamonds and DC


Posted by wendy | Posted in blog | Posted on 30-10-2008

The Mr is coming back tomorrow from a month long trip back home.  It’s going to be weird to have someone in the house other than my brother. It is also going to be kind of strange not being able to do whatever I want and eat all kind of junk food without someone whining to me that I shouldn’t eat junk food.

Maybe secretly the Mr. is  telling me I am fat?   We have been married long enough for him to know not to answer the “Am I fat?” question.  

Someone asked why there was no picture of me during the wedding.  It’s because every picture Joe took of me he made me look fat.  He said I can’t blame him because my camera didn’t come with a thin setting.

But he doesn’t look fat in the photo above. I think he just makes people look fat.

Anyway! Mr asked me over the phone what I wanted from Ireland. I said I wanted something dripping with diamonds.

I don’t think he thought that was funny.  When we were shopping for the the wedding rings, I asked the diamond lady if I can see the 2 carat diamond the Mr had this look on his face like he was going to be sick.

Anyway, I really should ask for this next time he goes away for a long trip. or this?I took these photos when we went to DC over the Memorial Day.   I was surprised that there were lots of men ogling the diamonds. So sparkly!The trip was a fun one, this time we actually made it to the National Archives to look at the documents.   

The Wedding!


Posted by wendy | Posted in blog | Posted on 22-10-2008

The wedding was a lot of fun.    I recognized some people but  I can’t be sure. I think we sat next to Crystal and Alex, Mike’s old time friends.  But like I said, it’s been a long time since I have seen any of Mike’s friends.

When Mike and I were dating we hung out quite a bit with Alex and Crystal.  In fact, Mike and I went together to their wedding. Memories!  It turned out that Alex went to the same high school I did and his sister was in the same class with me.  The world is tiny.  But it’s been a LONG time since I seen them, I am not even sure if that was them.

Anyway, it was a gorgeous day and the bride and groom looked very lovely. Mike was his calm usual self.  :)

Here are some photos from the day:

The Temple:

The bride:

In case you are wondering, I picked Shoe #1.

Mission Complete


Posted by wendy | Posted in blog | Posted on 12-10-2008

Next weekend is my friend’s wedding. I have been working very hard on putting together an outfit. If you know me, this is a hard thing for me to do. If it’s up to me, I’d wear shorts and flip flops. But, since this is Mike’s wedding and I have never met his future wife to be, I felt I should at least dress up for the occasion and make a good impression. Mind you, in the entire time Mike and I dated I don’t think I ever dressed up.

Anyway, I started my quest for a new outfit last month. I took off a bit early from work and head on to a store to pick up a dress. After trying on several dresses I settled down on a pretty frock. I was kind of hesistant on purchasing it because well, it’s kind of in a ivory/white/tan color. And the rules is you don’t wear white to other people’s wedding. But I figure, Mike and his wife to be are not really born in the

US maybe they will over look it! It’s a pretty retro dress. I felt that I should get out some white gloves to go with it. As I was checking out, the shop keeper asked me if I was going to a party, I said nah, an ex boyfriend’s wedding. She was taken a back and laughed. I guess I shouldn’t volunteer too much information to sales ladies.

Long story short, I have the dress but I have no shoes. I meant to go shopping for some shoes, but I got busy. I started to panic last weekend because the wedding is on October 18th, and I know I would be busy at work for the next few weeks.

Last weekend, my brother and I went to do some shoe shopping at the racks. The whole shopping shoes experience at the racks, reminded me of Cinderella. There are a lot of shoes, but the shoes were like Cinderella shoes. You see one, try it on and if you like it go collect the other one at the counter. I found a pair I kind of liked, but as I was looking it it’s all banged up and if I was going to spend that much money on shoes, it better both be new! I was not about to look like Cinderella with one good shoe and one bad shoe.

But anyway, my friend was graciously enough to take me go shoe shopping. She helped me pick out shoes I think I would normally not have picked out, so it was good. It’s so much more to shop with a girl than Mr or the brother.

Now my dilemma, I got 2 pairs of shoes. I like them both, but now I have the tough decision on which shoe to pick. Maybe you can pick for me. See below.

Dress with Shoe 1:

Dress with Shoe 2:

Sophie’s voted for shoe number 1!