Enjoying life, off the hamster wheel
You’re probably asking yourself (if you’re one of the between 2 to 6 people who read our blog every 2 weeks or so and who’s not looking for Walmart Canada) why we haven’t updated in so long. Well, we’ve been pretty low-key about it, but here it is: We were married on July 7, 2007! We kept pretty quiet about it as we processed the evolution of our relationship over the past 14 years culminating in our engagement, and then felt our feelings for each other deepen and strengthen as we finally admitted honestly to ourselves and each other our profound love, compassion and commitment to each other, and the reasons why we wanted to marry. It was an enriching process, and we’re both so grateful to each other for receiving this experience. We’ve grown over the past year.
We’d love to post pictures for your viewing pleasure on this blog, but due to the lack of storage space on WordPress, we’ve instead uploaded a whole lot of pictures to Ingrid’s Facebook site. Below are links to these Facebook albums, and we’ll even put a separate catagory up for them too, so this post doesn’t get buried over time, and the links lost in the shuffle.
Many thanks to our good friend Vicky, who took the pictures. Our photographer, Geoff, will be getting the professional pictures to us in the next three weeks or so, but until then, we think Vicky’s pictures are excellent and very candid and great for posting. We like them a lot!
So, there you are! We’re married, and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Thanks for stopping by and reading, and we’ll endeavour to keep things more up to date now that things have settled down… but we’ve said that before, haven’t we?
As for the honeymoon, we spent 3 nights in Tofino, in what Neil affectionately refers to as the “placeholder” honeymoon, until we decide where we want to go. Every time we read or hear about some place in the world, we want to go. Last week were were inspired to go to India because a friend of ours got married in a Sikh tradition. We’ve bandied about Belize, Haida Gwaii, Kenya, Iceland, Thailand, Tahiti… the list goes on and on. The world is a very big oyster, with too many choices! So, we went to Tofino for a shorter honeymoon, and will go on a nice long one later when we make up our minds and set aside the time. Today I read about the book “The Golden Spruce” and I’m back onto thinking about Haida Gwaii! Yikes!
We’ll keep you posted.