Friday, July 26, 2013

Sarah and Martin sittin' in a tree!

After 6 months of planning, we pulled off our backyard wedding and wedding reception. It was pretty neat to see things that up until that point were just visions in my head come together into something really beautiful. It was so much planning for just one day but I think it was worth it. If you had asked me last week I might have had another answer but oh well. Now that there are fewer looming deadlines for us hopefully I can start posting again more frequently.

Here are just a few pictures from our big day. We will have photos my brother took as the "official wedding photographer" soon. He's working on whitening teeth and smoothing wrinkles...I mean adjusting contrast and brightness : )







I don't think it was even a couple hours after we got married that Martin asked, "So, what's next for us?" Love that guy. I think it helps both of us to have something to work toward- as far as getting things done. It was so much fun seeing the transformation of our yard. All the hours of hard labor really paid off and I am super excited it is in "maintenance mode" now. Just weeding and mowing and harvesting our vegetables in the garden for the most part. But, what now?

This week I've been mulling this over as we've had time to come down off the "wedding high." I've really enjoyed getting involved with the kids at their school but feel like I could make a difference in some other areas. I put my name down on another list (of course) to help with the Shoreline Arts Festival in September. I am excited about that prospect and where it might lead. I can really see myself as an arts advocate of some kind for the city- all volunteer of course. Not quittin' my day job! I just know that the kids are both getting so big already and doing their own things. I swear we'll be empty-nesters before we can blink.

I guess that is all for now. I'm sure I'll be around.