Thursday, May 27, 2010

The male's perspective

I'll be the first person to say that I'm not a “blog” person; and most guys will probably second that statement. But I do appreciate the power a blog has to convey a message and show the internal feelings of an individual. My mom would be proud of me saying this, but it's just like a song sung in a musical, it really shows what the person is going through than just seeing a few cursory words on a facebook update. So here is my perspective.

My wife put it amazingly well: We are totally married! As interestingly as she described it in a previous entry, everything went as well as we could ask for, save, Nathan, my brother, wasn't there (we are praying for you!). Especially when you consider we planned this wedding thousands of miles away in what most would consider a short amount of time. The one plan that fell through, but didn't mater in the end, was we didn't have a photographer. But Georgette and everyone else with cameras (which is everyone nowadays) came to the rescue and we got some great photos to capture that wonderful day.

I'm currently writing this entry from Montenegro. Which sadly means even though I'm newly married, work never adjusts for the worker and I have to be away from my wife for a little while. In addition to what Kristen said in her post for our travels together, I'll be at least going to Montenegro one more time, Israel, Macedonia, and probably two other countries that I don't know about yet before we head back to the states for our next home. The good thing is we are never more than a skype call, IM, or cell phone text message away from each other. Electronic communication will never replace her kiss or touch, but it reminds me of how good and strong our love really is, and it always makes me excited to return to our home, wherever that maybe through the years.

Monday, May 24, 2010

We're Married!

We are totally married! It has been three weeks, I know. Hey, don't blame me for enjoying my newlywedded bliss! I am super happy, and have just been feeling like I am walking on clouds. The weather that day was absolutely perfect. It was 80-ish, no rain, and barely a cloud in the sky. The sun was shining so bright for our 1700 start time that I thought it was God himself smiling down on us, giving us his blessing.

There were of course funny things going on. Imagine all the girls in the bathroom of the B&B getting ready and all of the men hanging around the fireplace. The minister talked so low that no one could hear him, the cork in the toasting wine did something super crazy, and my dress fit way too large on top (it was a strapless!) so I had to pull it up all evening, but in the end it was almost as perfect as I imagined and I married my best friend. He looked so handsome in his blues! Family and friends all made it, and my new mother-in-law survived her vicious fall (although her camera didn't). I felt so blessed to see some of the most important people in my life show up, including most of my new in-laws. The day was perfect!

We are now settling into a routine being back in Germany. We have just a little over a year left here, and we are trying to make the best out of the traveling time we have left. So far on the agenda is Scotland, Egypt, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey. We are in process of planning our delayed honeymoon, which I insist be somewhere with a beach and a lack of things to do. We will know for sure in July exactly when and where that will be. But, here is a recent picture of us castle hopping!