It’s hard to believe it’s been two months since our wedding! Time has flown by. Some of the things we’ve been up to include:
- A trip to Detroit the week after our wedding for my cousin Annalena’s wedding
- Me on my “busy” summer teaching schedule. Every other summer I teach an extra four-hour class, and this summer was the busy one for me. Next summer will be easy-peasy!
- Getting our house ready to sell. We are going to try to move in August. We rented a storage unit and have about 30 boxes or so loaded up there
- A trip to Seattle with some of my gal pals – we stayed in one huge room at the Hyatt and stayed up late talking, doing face masks, and eating banana bread
- We hit some roadblocks with our bus… Aaron did tons of research making sure we’d be able to hire out for some help getting the plumbing and electrical done, but it turns out that all the places we’d looked into are booked out AND way more expensive than we were estimating. So we are going to try to do more of the work ourselves, but it will be a slower process
- So in the meantime… we bought a $5000 RV on Craigslist. It’s a 1989 model but was owned by one person – a Boeing exec – who kept it in one of the hangars in SeaTac and only used it occasionally as a secondary office. It only has 40,000 miles on it! Aaron says the engine looks more clean than some that are five years old
- We finally got the bathroom fixed up from the cave-in of Winter 2017. We chose a paint color that I love – not one of the original ones we were looking at – but one called Hazy Trails. It’s a really soft greenish color. I’ll post some photos of that soon
Our wedding photographer (Megan Holloway) sent us a few early photos while she’s still working on the rest – I just love them. Her style of photography is so beautiful and soft. One of my students asked the other day what suggestions I’d tell someone who’s planning a wedding. I told her to do it her way! When we were planning ours, everyone said it was crazy to make the food ourselves. It wasn’t, and it wasn’t even the most challenging part of the wedding. I actually really enjoyed planning the menu with Aaron – we wanted it to be “family food” that we’d grown up loving… soup, salad, homemade bread, homemade jam, etc. We had fun shopping for produce together, and had lots of help preparing food that weekend at Aaron’s family’s B&B. I’m glad we stuck to our guns and did that the way we wanted to! The thing I would do differently is take some time AFTER the wedding to catch our breath – we left for Ireland right away, and the next week was a whirlwind. I would’ve liked to have had a day or two to just relax.
Next up this summer is a trip to Sacramento area to visit my Grandma. My parents got her something called a “Pixstar” which is like an iPad that we can all send photos to via email. It’s unbelievably easy! And they just pop up on her screen. So she sees daily pictures of us, the farm, the dog, etc. Such a neat product!
Until the next update…
Lindsey, Aaron, & Fen (aka Peanut)