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"How Did You Celebrate?"

Disregard the Red Eye!

I feel like I have had 100 glasses of champagne this week, and it still isn't enough celebration!

Our dear friends Mikaela and Adam are throwing us a party this weekend, and I am sure many more pictures of celebration are to come!

We spent the night following our engagement with Bill's mom and dad (who will make the best in-laws and everyone should be incredibly jealous), as well as his aunt and cousin.  We had a delicious dinner and watched a slideshow of all the pictures we had taken of our engagement day.  We re-lived the whole experience for them and they greeted us at the front door with a beautiful card, a bottle of champagne, and humongous smiles.  It is wonderful to be accepted into such a kind and generous family. 

I also got lovely presents from Mikaela and My sisters :)  My sisters gave me the mug with the wedding band as the handle and Mikaela wrote me a wonderful card and gave me a wedding magazine and a bottle of almond champagne!  My best friend from home also sent me lovely presents, for Bill and my future home together.  This has been such a wonderful season of feeling showered in love from everyone surrounding us.


As I mentioned previously, I have a bucket list that hangs in my closet to remind me to dream bigger.   A huge part of my personal celebration, at home and alone, was to look at that bucket list and cross off 2 things. 

Not only did I go on a blind date with Bill when he proposed to me, but I also fell hopelessly in love with him.  Regardless of where this life takes us, I will always love him until the day that I die.  My heart is wrapped up in his, and he is my best friend in the entire world.  I have never known love like this, because it is so different from all my other relationships. 



What a wonderful man I have!  I feel myself blushing and getting butterflies all the time, just from thinking of him!  I think i will relish this stage of our love, because it happens once in a lifetime. 

I love celebrating it with family and friends.  I am so blessed.

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