Sunday, August 21, 2005

Anniversary numero 2

So our anniversary is on Tuesday (Chad's b-day!) I probably won't be posting then, so I thought I would do my anniversary post now! Mark and I are going to try and find a nice bed and breakfast in South Haven and get some alone time tomorrow!! We stayed there once before and it is my probably in my top 3 memories of our relationship just after having Malachy and getting married! Kim (on her days off) is staying with Malachy for us...she's the best! It looks like it will be in the 70's tomorrow so maybe we will just rent a little boat and do some shopping. I can't wait!

As promised... here are some pics from the big day. Sorry the quality sucks! Lighting wasn't our friend that day, it was sort of a Murphy's law sort of day!. . .and my scanners pretty dirty!

If you can't make out the blurry faces in this one its Crystal, Sara, Kimmy, Me, KC, and Nicci with Emily in front.
This next one is my second favorite of the day (the first favorite, as I mentioned in a previous post, is gone forever!) This is me with the brothers and sisters, and yes, Noah is pulling Nate's ear! Nate, Jason, and Noah on top, Val, Me and Kim on the bottom. This is one of maybe 4 pictures of my wedding where Kim is actually smiling!
This is me outside the chapel. I chose it because it is one of the only ones where you can see the form of my dress. It was a strapless a-line with a small train. I loved it! It is currently stuffed under my bed with goose poo still on it!
Here are Mark and I cutting our cake! The flowers on the cake were suppose to be bigger but I still liked the style. I'm not usually a bold-color person but I really like how it all came together!
This is like that favorite picture I lost...only the other one was much clearer! I loved the light coming through the trees in the background! My skirt was kind of caught on itself and hanging funny...oh well!


Sara said...

I love the pictures Steph! That was such a fun day! I'm so glad I was able to be in your wedding. Thank you!!

PS - I love the picture of you and your bros & sis. Why didn't Kim smile? You said 1 of 4 pictures where Kim was smiling. I'm confused.

Also -
Did you take pictures with Nicci? I want to see Malachy... we'll be home in December. Hopefully I will be able to see you, Kim & Crytal while we are home. I can't wait :)

Kim Traynor said...

That's my favorite picture too! About the smiling thing...that was a bad year for me and I think I'd let my smiling muscles atrophy. By about the third posed photo my cheeks were trembling from the strain!
Same thing happened the next year at Noah's wedding. I'd been really sick that summer (vomiting blood, lost twenty lbs) and so I look a little corpse-like in those photos. I'm the one even paler than Stephanie.

Kim Traynor said...

Oh yeah, I meant to say happy anniversary! Hope you guys are having a great time in MI.

Lauren said...

And I thought I was bad having my wedding dress (and my sisters' maids of honor dresses) shoved in a hamper in the living room for a month before getting it to the cleaners. Now, and for the last year, my dress is underneath my bed at my parents' house but it is in the standard wedding dress box and is all preserveed and whatever.


I love that photo of you and your siblings. Though, it is weird to look back and see old photos of Noah because he looks so much different now.
And, Kim does look great in those pics.

Kim: my muscles start to quivver when I smile posed too long. before my wedding I had to practice... A LOT. Seriously. And then at the wedding I had to stop and stretch and wiggle my jaw and cheeks between pictures. (And I still ended up with weird looks on my face in a few photos, still.)
You should try that for when you get married, I'll coach you.

Lauren said...

Also, here is a better photo of Kim. her eyes are closed but she is smiling pretty.

Sara said...


I know what you mean about the smiling thing. I hated smiling after about 10 pictures. I had to tell people that they had to wait to take pictures because my cheeks hurt. I have a funny picture of me rubbing them to make them stop hurting. I thought it was just me :)

Crystal said...

Happy Anniversary Steph, sorry I did not get you a card or anything. I hope you are having a lot of fun with Mark in South Haven. I love your wedding pictures, I am jealous! The only good ones I have are from an armature 17 year old, and I mean that as a compliment! I also think the girl on the far left is THE HOT (not a grammar error either, I meant THE HOT)

Sara ~ I hope to get to see you in December too!!!