Saturday, August 18, 2007
Happy Anniversary to us!!
Today is our 6th wedding anniversary...seems like just yesterday when Ray proposed (Christmas morning '00), prior to which he had asked my dad for my hand in marriage, and apparently everyone in the family knew he was gonna do it except me, so once it happened, I was a little disappointed because when I called my family (and some of my friends) to tell them they already knew, oh well!!
The next 8 + months flew with all the wedding plans, prep, etc. and it was time to walk down the aisle with my "doot-doot" to the end where my prince (my yummy, my Ray) awaited my arrival.
In order to avoid glare from my glasses, I walked down the aisle blind as a bat, relying on daddy to get me there without falling flat on my face. I am happy to report no face plants that day!!
However to take my mind off my nerves, Dad leaned close to my ear and gave me his fatherly advice (which he tells me was the same thing he told my sister Katy)...."whatever you do, don't fart" (what??? that was the fatherly advice??? I couldn't help but laugh, and my mind was placed at ease....
Here Ray and I are lighting the unity candles (some behind the scene scoop: Ray is whispering ever so low how close I am to lighting it, I'm not kidding folks, sucky sight without my glasses)...newsflash: nothing caught fire, phew!! close one!!
Our reception was amazing...the ceremony and reception was held at the Golf and Country club dad worked at...
Although we had a few mishaps (the chicken was a little dry, the baked potatoes had nothing on them nor at the tables even though we even provided a huge thing of salsa, the DJ we hired sent a replacement to fill in for him) friends and family had a great time...I couldn't even eat a bite so I can't comment on the food nor our wedding cake (when Ray "fed" me I had to really force myself to swallow it, not because it tasted bad, but because of my nerves closing of my throat)...my nerves were still kicking, even well into the reception.
Then when we went to leave our reception for our honeymoon in Fontana Dam NC, it was raining... our car was all decorated, courtesy of my brother and cousin Chad...and we find out "houston we've got a problem"....when cousin Chad was trying to tie some balloons to our windshield wipers, apparently the wiper arm broke...we can't drive to NC with a broken wiper and especially in the rain. It was about 9:30 pm and here Ray and I are driving around on our wedding night trying to find an auto parts store to fix the broken wiper and time just kept slipping away...finally we find an Discount Auto, which was just closing, luckily I had my veil still on. I frantically told the manager who was trying to lock up what happened, and he reopened just for us, and even installed it for us (this was very much appreciated)...and we were off, to begin the rest of our lives together as a married couple.....
See sometimes fairy tales really do come true!!