Super Awesome Wedding Fest Apalooza

be there or be square

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Who Knew?

Today I learned something new about Jon:

He does an excellent imitation of the "Mah-Na Mah-Na" guy from that Muppet Show song. Cleaning up the kitchen after dinner was never so much fun .....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Would You Like to See Our Photos?

I've been complaining - while, perhaps "complaining" is too strong a word. "Lamenting" is probably more accurate - that we've run out of people to show our wedding photos to. Even my grandparents in Florida have seen them.

So this past Easter Sunday, we were all excited (OK, I was all excited) because we were going to visit relatives who have not seen the wedding photo book. (To be fair to Jon, he does enjoy looking at them, but it's not in the forefront of his mind to show them off to others.)

And I forgot to bring the book.


Soon enough, though, we will be in Wisconsin, for Super-Awesome-Wedding-Fest-A-Palooza Part 2 (Part Deux) where there will be scores of people (how much is a score? 20?) who will be only too delighted to see them. Or at least they'll pretend to be delighted because I'll be in my wedding dress that day (might as well get some use out of it) and most people are culturally programed to humor brides/girls in wedding dresses. Maybe men in wedding dress too, I don't know.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Married and On Vacation

Jon and I went to Florida for a week (glorious, glorious sunshine! and not a speck of snow) at the end of January.
From Florida
We were with my grandparents and parents most of the time - well, actually all the time. I'm ridiculously close to my family, and we get along great; thankfully Jon fits in perfectly and doesn't mind that my grandparents spend a lot of time talking very loudly about pills and doctor appointments. Grandma makes the best breakfasts ever, so she's allowed to do as she pleases as far as we're concerned.

I went snorkeling for the first time, and absolutely loved it. Jon and I spent a lot of time gurgling and pointing to all the colorful fish and coral. It was fabulous.

Shortly before leaving Key West, Jon and I found a bar with $2 mojitos, but before you get really excited - yes, they tasted exactly like $2 mojitos. Still, I was in Key West drinking a lovely, tropical drink at a cozy bar ... I won't complain.

We would, however, like to offer this dare to anyone going to Key West: go around and find a bar that has live music that's not just an overweight white guy with a guitar. We dare you.

Because it was Florida, I took insane amounts of pictures of alligators, anhingas, herons, and flowers. Special bonus photos: manatees! I highly suggest visiting Manatee Park in Fort Meyer on a "cold morning." The Manatees take refuge in the canal because the water is much warmer there than in the river or gulf. We saw dozens of manatees. Jon and I were mesmerized and had to be dragged away by my parents.

Monday, January 26, 2009

J & J on Holiday

The Hartwell newlyweds (almost 4 months!) are off to warm climates tomorrow.

We will try our best not to get sunburned and spend a glorious week in sunny Florida. Manitee watching is on the top of my list, while our weekend in Key Largo is a close second. Weather and water-temperature permitting there will be snorkling in our future! :-)

There will, of course, be photos.

Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Our mini-moon was so wonderful. I love looking at our pictures - and playing with all the fun features on Picasa!
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Monday, October 6, 2008

Post Wedding Update

We still have a living room filled with boxes (much to Charlie's glee).

But we did purchase a kitchen cart/island (which now stores are new kitchen appliances), and I did manage to organize half the pantry. Including our new tools! Wahoo.

I see a lot of shelf-building in my future. Good use of the new miter saw, and good winter weekend projects. I can't wait!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Our too short stay in Ogonquit, Maine was wonderful!