Photo montage at Empire State Plaza

Enough house talk already, right? I thought I would switch gears to our fabulous wedding – set for August 24, 2012!

I think the top two most important things for any wedding is 1) the vendor and 2) the photographer. The vendor is all about the food and atmosphere and the photographer is all about capturing the memories.

To be honest the pictures may take first place for me because I LOVE photos. I love the memories they hold and the expressions they capture.Needless to say the person taking pics at my wedding needs to be awesome, and I’m pretty sure he is.

Our wedding photographer is Scott Langley, and he is a local guy from Columbia County – a photo journalist. When we met him he said that as a photo journalist he likes to tell the story of your big day with his photos.

Judging by the engagement shoot we had at Empire State Plaza I think he will do just that. Tell our story, which is what pictures are all about. I’m in love with the photos he took. Sam and I had an awesome time last October. The Plaza is so memorable for us because for several years we lived one block up the from here.

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20120308-145425.jpg Sam and I would love to go to Italy for our honeymoon. We are about 5-6 months out from our wedding and we still haven’t booked our plane tickets. At this stage in the game, I think we are supposed to be farther along in the honeymoon planning process. A big part of our procrastination is obviously money! For example, we received our THIRD oil bill this winter for yet another $1,000 and every time we set money aside something else comes up! (Apparently our attic is not insulted – like at all, so all of our heat is being sucked into the attic. Guess we need to buy insulation before next winter!)

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The Proposal

We closed on our house on August 23, 2011. It was a very surreal day. I can’t even remember what time the closing was, but I had to work in the morning. I was going to go back to work after the closing, but somehow I was convinced that the rest of the day should be spent celebrating our new purchase.

We ended up driving to the wrong law office for the closing, but Sam had picked me up from work early, so it wasn’t a big deal. The previous owner was late and so was his lawyer and consequently so was the listing agent if I recall correctly. I won’t divulge too much of my opinion about the other party on the internet because it’s kind of like talking behind someone’s back to a potential bazillion people. It was interesting to say the least.

After the closing we drove out to the house. Sam and I were both very giddy on the drive over, and I think I at one point we might have been screaming we were so happy.

The previous owner had signed a “hold harmless” agreement a few months before the closing, which basically said we could work on the house even though it was theoretically still his. So needless to say we pretty much made ourselves right at home. We even had our new sectional couch delivered there and we set up our refurbished wicker furniture on the back porch, which overlooks the babbling Tackawasick creek.

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A new post! (gasp!)

I should win the award for most inconsistent blogger and since even Sam has to hear about it from those peeps over at AOA I better start writing!

Here are important things you missed I forgot to mention:

1. We had to put our kitty Jasper to sleep.
2. We finally bought a house!
3. We are getting married!

More to come…