Surviving the Whirlwind....

As my last post surely indicated, my life has taken many turns in recent months. All for the better, but overwhelming, none-the-less. Patrick and I exchanged our vows in a quiet, modest fashion on May 9th. It's what we would've done eventually...Immigration simply changed our timeline. I've quite enjoyed the subtle changes between us, but I'm pleased to say that it really hasn't changed much at all. We are still as playful and starry-eyed as we were two years ago. :) And, as if getting married weren't enough of a shift, we purchased our first home the following week! We absolutely love it, although we have yet to fully settle in. Our series of events has inspired more than one joke about a bun in the oven. Allow me to lay that one to rest...it'll be awhile before we take that step. ;)

And, once again, Patrick managed to thoroughly surprise me. He seems to be rather adept at doing so! After collecting me at the Amtrak station on July 13th, he led me into a house covered in red rose petals and before I knew what was happening, he dropped onto one knee and officially proposed to me. I'm sure my answer was obvious considering the fact that I'm already his wife!! He presented me with the most beautiful ring, complete with a perfect diamond that once graced his grandmother's hand. He said he felt I deserved it. *blush* I truly appreciate the gesture. And this time, it has nothing to do with Immigration. We are planning a proper ceremony for sometime next summer. So, I suppose you could say we are happily married and newly engaged! It's all still a bit surreal...

I hope you are all well! We still have no internet at home, so I apologize if I seem disconnected. I have many emails to respond to and I promise I will as soon as possible!!

Cheers!
-Mrs. Wilson