Wednesday, September 27, 2006

At Last

Robin's dress was so gorgeous. Such the beaming bride!

This was taken post wedding and after several glasses of chapagne!

I know I'm not really smiling in this one, but I like it. =)

All in all, it was a wonderful wedding. The ceremony was very sweet and James started to cry when Robin came down the aisle with Rich. I love weddings! We danced like fiends all night. I was so happy because the DJ (same as my wedding) played Sexy Back (my new favorite song). We stayed at the deAnza afterwards with everyone and sat in the lobby until 1:00 just talking and hanging out. It was a really wonderful time.

On another note, Tim and I are off to hockey this friday. I'm going to get a new sweatshirt with my "shark pack" discount. Yippee! I have to say, the Sharks organization really takes care of their fans.

Anyhoo, it is time for my nightly bath and milk/cookie/chocolate combination. I'm looking for a new set of jammies too as the nights have turned cool. Hmmm..perhaps a trip to JC Penneys? Who's with me? =)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Rocket Man

Last night my mum, dad, Tim and I went to see Elton John at the Shark tank. It was freakin sweet. He played for almost 3 hours. It was a nice mix of old stuff and some new things off his upcoming album. I've certainly seen enough middle age dancing for awhile now. We'll be seeing him again in 3 weeks at Caesar's too. Can't wait for that show too. It's a slightly different set I think. I was really happy though because he played an extended version of Rocket Man which is my favorite Elton song. My mum got her dose of Philadelphia Freedom right at the beginning. It is her favorite song because she heard it in a McDonald's in Philidelphia when she and my dad first were coming to the US and she couldn't believe what an amazing place America was. I have been spoiled with all of my travels so I can't even fathom what it would be like to come to America from our tiny little town in England for the first time. =) Anyway, the show was great and I'm glad that we all got to go. It was funny though because there were religious protestors outside with megaphones and their "Jesus Forgives Sins" t-shirts spouting off about how we're all sinners for supporting a gay man. Whatever people. The man is entitled to his life and whatever makes him happy is okay with me. Elton John has been in a relationship that has lasted longer than most hetero relationships. So pardon me while I get on and off my soapbox, it's time for me to Crocodile Rock. la la la laaaaaa, la la la la laaaaaaaa, la la la la laaaaaa! =)

Sunday, September 10, 2006

At last, my love has come along

The groom and I take a breather while dancing.

Me, Kelley and her maid of honour Corrine

There were over 350 people at this wedding!

The beautiful bride

The ceremony outside in the botanical gardens.

Tim and I were very blessed to be able to go to Canada for this wedding. I always knew that I would see Kelley and Alex get married, but words can't describe what a feeling it was. The ceremony took place outside and the weather was beautiful. I was surprisingly tear-free through the ceremony and the ceremony was short but sweet. After that, we had a long break until the reception in the evening. Tim and I went back to the hotel and I caught up on some much needed sleep while Tim watched all of season 2 of Lost. He is completely caught up now, ready for the new season. =)

After our nap/Lost watching, we went down to get the party started. The dinner was fantastic. We had 5 courses! Of course, it was an Italian influenced event so you can imagine how tasty everything was. Like I said before, I was able to hold in the tears until I signed the guestbook. I think then it hit me that Kelley and I now don't know when we'll see in each other again. I always knew when she left last year that I would see her at my wedding and then at her wedding, but now....who knows. We have to get together to do some continuing education in Vegas or something along those lines. I can't go more than a year without seeing her. But it was really good that I was able to cry about it and then make peace with it. I know that she is where she is supposed to be. I was just lucky to have her in my life for 3 and half years. True friendship knows no boundaries or time zones or life changes. Seeing her again was just like the old times. I know that she and I will always be connected no matter how much distance separates us.

And in the end it's good to be home. Nothing is better than walking into your own space after you've been away. Like I said, Kelley is where she is supposed to be and I am too. It was just nice to be able to hug her, say I love you and I miss you. I said my peace. I am content. =)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Spendy Weekend

Tim and I had a nice weekend. We a great dinner on Friday night with my Boss/good friend from school. Then we introduced him to the world of video games and I think we may have converted him. =)
Yesterday we went to Tim's parents for breakfast and then went to Best Buy to get AD3 as Tim's dealer was late on sending it. It was great to watch the DVD's but sad to think the show is really over. Nothing much to look forward to now.
Today we went to my parents house and went to Target and Ulta to get some bits and pieces we needed. I love errand running days.
So the spendyness came in on friday. I went to Nordstroms with my mum to look for a shirt to wear to Kelley's wedding this weekend. However, I found more than one shirt that I liked by Nine West. Of course, they were a little on the pricey side, but hey, I've never really bought expensive clothes before. Plus, one of the shirts was a medium! Ha! All my exercising has really paid off. I don't think that I've lost that much weight, but my body is definitely reshaped now. Woot. (Of course this weekend I did no exercising and ate fast food about 3 times. EEK) Back to the drawing board tomorrow.