I spent a good portion of last week gardening and thinking about my Maid of Honor toast for Claires Wedding. I ended up practicing the speech while pacing my apartment about 20 times. I gardened for a solid 3 hours on friday, spending 4 hours of it practicing my toast, and 5 of it attending and checking into Claires hotel room to spend the night before her wedding with her.
Things have been pretty hectic since we bought our first home a scant 3 weeks ago. In a normal quiet year I would declare May my birthday month and spend the whole length fussed and pampered. We spent the long memorial day weekend working on the house, pursuing memorial day sales, and having friends over for board games and warm wishes.
1)We managed to get a snow trip in this season. We
visited big bear and we skied at snow summit. Oh my goodness every year I renew
my love for cold weather and alpine imagery. It makes everything worth it.
2)I am so officially a grad student now. My first
every graduate level classes are am Taking Finite element methods and the
mechanics of sintering. It didn’t take long for those classes (only three
weeks) to kick my butt and I am excited for the challenge.
We usually go on our annual ski trip in the week leading to
Christmas. With the winter break come and gone and school already starting, we
were concerned that we missed our chance to go skiing. Not to be deterred, we
decided to take the quickest weekend trip up to big bear to ski on Snow
Mountain for the first time.
Alex and I drove up to Big Bear late Friday night,
skied all afternoon on Saturday, and drove back home late Saturday night.
We had so much fun skiing at snow summit. We started in the
bunny slopes just to warm up and decided that it was time to try a new
challenge. All the signs directed us to chair 9 but that chair was only open
until 4:30. We finished the day working on Summit Run.
A lot has happened since Alex and I married on September 18th
2015. The guests went home, we went on our honeymoon, and we went about
establishing a comfortable routine at home as newlyweds. When Alberto from TheGlare Photography came through with our wedding photos we were able to relive
our wedding fun all over again.
Alberto gave us hundreds of photos. I was able to narrow it
down to tens of photos to share with all of you. More photos after the jump