The unpacking here is almost finished. But the work is picking up! Boxes and boxes of photos! I want to scan them for posterity then toss out the paper ones. And maybe give some to Braeden.
One box had our wedding cards. Talk about a trip back in time! We were so broke. He was unemployed ... his start up didn't fly very long. I was working as a temporary secretary. It was a second wedding for each of us and we didn't require any pomp or circumstance.
We drove over to the Oregon coast after I got off work. His son and my sister stood up for us. It was a simple ceremony at sunset on the deck of a condo we rented. Jeans and sweaters. Dinner at Mo's Clam Chowder. We returned home the next day because we couldn't afford two night's lodging.
We did, however, have a brunch reception at our practically empty house! A friend made Eggs Benedict for about 20 of us. His gift to us. Such a happy noisy few hours with friends.
The most romantic wedding ever.
Many thought it wouldn't last. (Even me at some points in time!) Despite our 18 year age difference and having our daughter late in life, it sure was fun!