Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Our honeymoon was amazing!! We cruised to Progreso and Cozumel for 5 luxurious days! Richard had never been on a cruise before, so it was neat to get to experience that with him for the first time. As we left Galveston, we waved to all the people still on shore and then just stood up on the top deck taking it all in! We stood there so long we missed our dinner time, but luckily, cruise life ALWAYS has food available, so we didn't go hungry. We enjoyed a drink and some dinner and then headed to the Welcome Aboard show.
We enjoyed lots of sun, both on the ship and also in Cozumel while we enjoyed our catamaran trip to Passion Island! Here are all of our beach pictures...
On Passion Island we saw this mom and baby raccoon hanging out. They were so friendly and came right up to me like a dog would.
On the ship, they had a water slide that I had to do, just for the picture!!
When we got into the Progreso Port, we shopped a little and then went on a Mayan Ruins excursion.
After dinner when we would go back to our room, there was always a cute towel animal waiting for us!
Here is a dog
In the evenings, we would get all dressed up and head to dinner. The other couples at our table were a lot of fun to visit with during dinner and the food was outstanding! Usually after dinner we would go to one of the shows or we would go to the comedy club, which was so funny every night!
Saturday, July 27, 2013
The wedding was perfect in every way!! We were able to mix our favorite hobby with all our favorite people and it was so special!! We rented a suite at the Ballpark in Arlington and had the ceremony first and then we all enjoyed the game as the reception! My best friend, Tanna took all these wonderful pictures!!
We had a bat engraved with our names and the date and have everyone sign it, kind of like a guest book. It turned out so wonderful and we are looking forward to displaying it with the rest of our Rangers memorabilia!
I really wanted us to write our own vows so here we are exchanging vows with one another. Richard's words were so sweet and sincere and I will remember them for the rest of my life!!
Then we exchanged rings.
After the ceremony, we wanted to get the kids involved so we decided to pour sand showing our unity as a family. Richard and I went first and then each kid got to choose the color they wanted to pour and pour it into the container.
Pastor Booker poured last, and he poured white sand as God's covering over our family.
The final product was so beautiful and unique, just like each one of us and our family, as a whole! I will always treasure this container!!
We had little bite size Texas Rangers cakes that were super cute and delicious.
My mom and dad got us the MVP ride as one of our wedding gifts. It was so neat!! In the 4th inning they took us in an ATV with Captain, the Rangers mascot, and announced us as newlyweds and put our picture up on the jumbo-tron. It was so surreal and definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity!!
We were surrounded by lots of friends and family that have laughed, cried, grieved and rejoiced with us over the last four years! We are truly blessed.