Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Class Reunion

I haven't been updating due to being back in Memphis working on the Hiplate...this is Phase 7 for those that followed my previous posts recapping my experience with the project. However this past weekend I was able to attend my 10 year high school class reunion. It was a weekend full of travel but I think it was worth it. Friday night I flew from Memphis to Detroit, drove to Ann Arbor, picked up my wife, and then drove up to Pigeon. Saturday my parents and I were able to take Dem to the Farmer's Festival so she could experience some more of Pigeon...it was a lot of fun. Then that evening I went to my reunion, which was a lot of fun. It was nice getting to see and catch up with old friends. I really like my class and wish I could have talked with more people, but a little is better than none. After the reunion Dem and I went and watch the Pigeon fireworks with my parents, had a drink at the Pigeon beer tent, and got a little sleep. Sunday was church, a drive back to Ann Arbor, a little relaxing at home, few hours of sleep, and then right back on a plane to Memphis.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New Family Pictures

I promised that there would be at least one more installment of pictures from the wedding...well here it is. Dem and I have a lot of work ahead of us to organize the wedding photos (over 3,000 of them), which means that I probably won't post anymore from them so that we can sort out what we are actually going to use. (Note: family members that will want a print of these pictures will have a chance in the future to request it, comments on my blog are not counted as a placed order, and these are raw images that are not even cropped). However, I want to give a sneak peak at two of the family photos showing the new families.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Fourth of July

I'm going to take a break from the wedding photo posting, but I can guarantee at least one more post since we now have the wedding pictures back from Mike (though we really haven't looked at them much yet). Anywho, on the fourth of July Dem and I hung out with our friends Mike and Karen (you can check out their blogs for some other pictures from this evening...also of note is that every picture is from Mike's camera). Basically you combine fireworks/sparklers with a skilled photographer and bam, you've got sparkler art for everyone's enjoyment.

Joy, Dem, me, Karen, and Mike + 1 sparkler + camera flash + timer + long exposure
= AWESOME Group Photo

Dem's first work of sparkler art.

My second (and best) attempt at spelling my last night...I'm not very good at writing with a pen and paper when I can see it, so writing with fire in mid air was not a strength of mine.

With a little help from our friends...awwww.

It was then concluded with a pretty sweet firework show courtesy of Mike...well done.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wedding - Part 18

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Rick teaching us what we need at the rehearsal.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Wedding - Part 17

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

I think this photo was taken shortly after I just beat dad at chugging a beer...I'm pretty good at doing that.
Dad and I at Art's Tavern the night before the wedding.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Wedding - Part 16

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Me and my new wife with my sisters.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Wedding - Part 15

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

We obviously took the picture of us cousins...sadly minus Paula but that reunion for us won't be for quite awhile.

The Cousins

Monday, July 06, 2009

Wedding - Part 14

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

The Wedding Site...pretty nice.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Wedding - Part 13

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Remembering our parent's wedding days.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Weddint - Part 12

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Happy Birthday United States of America...233 years and counting.

The Family

Friday, July 03, 2009

Wedding - Part 11

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

I haven't posted any pictures from the wedding because haven't picked up our photos yet and I actually did even have a camera with me. But since I believe there is a chance that I have some readers that weren't there so I'm going to post a few pictures stolen from my sister...thanks Rey.

Dem and I shortly after getting hitched.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wedding - Part 10

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Today's post is actually a stolen post from our mutual friend Ciara. For those of you at the ceremony she is the girl that introduced Dem to me. Ciara has had many friends and as a result she always has friends getting married. So she started on her blog a tradition of posting something about the wedding and then offering a sneak peak into the future of the married couple. She takes photos of the two, combines them to form a look at their future son and daughter. It is always a combination of creepy and humorous. So courtesy of Ciara here are her pictures of us, our future son, and our future daughter.


Our Daughter
Our Son

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Wedding - Part 9

Wedding/Honeymoon Photo of the Day

Yesterday I showed pictures of the beautiful layout of our hotel, so today I'll give some pictures of the animals that were around us. This sampling doesn't fully convey just how many lizards (quantity and variety) there are around there. This might sounds gross or creepy, but they really aren't annoying at all. They just hangout around the pools and grounds looking for some water to drink and a little bit of food to nibble on.