|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.