Well, the Kiwi has officially been here for three weeks today, and we JUST recently got our maternity photos back that we had shot in August. Without bothering to go into details about why it took nearly 8 weeks to get some photos, let's just say, we REALLY miss Jenna Westbrook Photography!! Maybe for the next big shoot, we'll just have to fly her up here.
This has been a big year with lots of stuff that should be posted before this, but maybe I'll get to it later. Right now I'm going to talk about how Andy and I made it all the way to our ALUMINUM Anniversary!!!!
Ten married years and all we get is a La Croix?!
The Kiwi is due 2 days before our actual anniversary in October so we decided to celebrate early this year with a little family trip up to The Shore Lodge in McCall. Way back in March we had planned to renew our vows down on the beach in Mexico but that got cancelled because of the risk of zika. This was another opportunity to get fancy on a beach. The only problem now was that there was no way that Mexico wedding dress was going to fit anymore...
Alice had decided she was going to be in our McCall Wedding too, and was planning her own vows. "I love curtains and light bulbs."
Mom sewed a giant stretchy panel in the back of my dress, we bought some gorgeous flowers from a neighbor, procured carrot cake, and jumped in the car.
It turned out to be a really crowded beach though. And I turned out to be a really emotionally unstable pregnant woman. After having a meltdown about wearing a white floufy dress in front of too many total strangers (let's be clear--Alice was NOT the one melting down), we decided to forego the vow renewals and just eat the cake. It should probably just be a general rule to never travel with a pregnant woman anywhere unless you are also bringing cake.
We ended up having a nice getaway and when we returned found a mostly empty frisbee golf course right here in town where we could hold our little ceremony. As long as we kept an eye out for the occasional stray flying frisbee, all was good.
And dare I say, I found the whole thing even more meaningful than I did on our actual wedding day. I guess that's how it's supposed to go. Photos of the trip and the ceremony below!
Who are we kidding? There's no way this is actually going to get updated daily.