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just over a week ago…

i had the privilege to marry my best friend. for something that i never thought possible, i cannot imagine a more perfect day. all of the feelings and emotions are still swirling in my head. all of them great.

mary picked me up that morning and after brunch and a quick walk we went and got our hair and nails done-god love the pedicure! then we went and got ready. my parents had just moved into a new place the monday of that week, amongst boxes and games from marys childhood i got to put on the prettiest dress ever!

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of course while we were waiting to get our hair done, i realized that i did not bring my veil, thankfully i am handy with hair pins!

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grandma even got in on the picture taking action!!

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my mother made my garter out of lace from her wedding veil,

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then it was time to leave.

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you know you have the best maid of honor ever when she makes sure that EVERYTHING is in the car before the door closes! in what seemed like a blink of an eye we got to the seaport, and i had seen kevin drive in right in front of us. we had wanted to have some type of reveling type thing with just the two of us, but it really didnt turn out that way. it really didnt matter!

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please note the not so thrilled look on nicks face, for the most part he didnt like the tux, it was only on the way home, after everything when he goes “I look pretty good in this…”

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then it was time for the formal pictures. for a while i had debated on whether or not to wear makeup. i only ever wear mascara, so i eventually decided that i wouldnt change anything. i am so glad i did, if i had worn makeup all of the these pictures would include my face melting off…

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and with kevins family…

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and of course us!

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we took the boat down the river, through the draw bridge and out to the sound. everyone we passed was cheering and wishing us luck and congratulations. when the sun had just started to set we started the ceremony. of course there were tears, mostly on my part-which nick appreciated…

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then we were MARRIED!

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the ride back included a spectacular sunset on one side of the boat.

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and a full moon rising on the other side.

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the perfect ending to a perfect day!

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just a teaser…

of course i do not have any of the formal photographs, but here is my grandmother and i after i got ready…

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she is the BEST!

and here is a picture i took of our rings…

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i havent had time to write out how wonderful the evening was, class started and football is in full swing…i promise to have something substantial very shortly….

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i started out this morning wishing nick a happy first day of 8th grade. my 8th grade year was filled of anticipation, and i must admit a bit of dread, for high school. when he got home, things were good! here’s to a great year!!

when i got to work, i had a list of things to do, the normal things, that usually get done in a few days, but my goal was to get them done today. i have a pressing engagement on friday which requires me to not be in the office…just saying! i spent the morning entering bills, answering vendor calls, and updating budgets. i even tactfully ambushed the boss in order to get checks signed. thankfully, he has a sense of humor and, at least i think, appreciated my effort. 

my other goal of the day was to meet a good friend from school for lunch. she was to meet me at work at noon to pick up books for a class i have already taken and to go to lunch. at 11:56 my boss and i are hovering over my computer trying to fix a budget. something that needs to get done! when gillian comes in saying the big boss was in her office asking her things that she didn’t have an answer to. she needed our help. my first thought…”damn, cathy is probably in the parking lot” followed by “what on EARTH could he be asking?” i made my way to gillians office, found my friend cathy waiting in the hallway-to whom i said hi to very quickly. only to be greeted by EVERYONE i work with. all in gillians office, all there to wish me luck. there were flowers-which are gorgeous-and cupcakes, and many, many, many, well wishes!

i was speachless. and touched. and downright flabbergasted! i have to say i work with the most thoughtfull, generous, fun, people EVER! and to know that there were things going on, that i wasnt aware of…makes it all the better! i was able to hold the tears in until my former boss, the lady who brought me into such a great little world, came over to give me hug. she has just married one of her daughters off and has another to go, and when she approached me, i said she deserved a break, to which she said, “no you deserve this” and with a hug i starting to cry and blubbering ” i never thought this would happen” we totally had a moment! she is the best!

eventually i made it to lunch. i made it home. the flowers are in a vase from my engagement party and they totally look the part. and tonight i sit and think that i may not make much money, or have any prestige, but in my field…you cannot meet a better group of people.

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