Okâ€¦.this is my confessionâ€¦
Soâ€¦..another reason I have been MIA is because my fiance (now husband) and I got married on Valentines Day. He Mom is not traveling with us and we wanted her to be a part of our union. Also, he is a contractor at his job and does not have any insurance. The plan had always been to have a legal ceremony at home as opposed to having to translate form English to Spanish then Spanish to Englishâ€¦.Also, we always make a joke that we wanted to make sure we married each other and notâ€¦.I donâ€™t knowâ€¦.goats!
I contacted our local town clerk at the beginning of February just to see if they performed ceremonies, and the woman I spoke with was very happy to tell me Yesâ€¦.andâ€¦..that for Valentines Day, the Township clerk is having special ceremonies at a location other than just his office! The location was a historic mansion in a few towns over. I immediately called my fianc© and told him, that all I wanted for Valentines Day is for him to marry me. He agreed! (We were going to do it on March 1 â€“ our 4 year Anniversary butâ€¦.)
I was very excited and then was forced to shop for a dressâ€¦Nowâ€¦I already have my gown for Mexico and I was NOT going to wear that! Since it was Valentines Day (and my Mom told me I would not look like a harlot in red!) I decided to find a red dress. My honey wore a Black suit with a red tie. Okâ€¦I am a self-proclaimed â€œbarganistaâ€ and I was hell bent on NOT spending a lot for a dress. I looked high and lowâ€¦.Sheeshâ€¦you would have thought shopping for a red dress would be easy around Valentines Day! Wellâ€¦.after an extensive searchâ€¦.I ended up at a Macyâ€™s and at 8:45 PM on a Monday nightâ€¦(also in a dern turtle neck and blazer!!!) I found my dress on a sale rack!!! Whooooâ€¦..it fit perfectly! It was marked down from $114...to $43.00!!! Oh...wait...it gets better......
Next dilemma was shoesâ€¦..here is where I get REALY excitedâ€¦.I waited until the day off to get my shoes (not intentionallyâ€¦.I just was trying not to spend a fortune on them)â€¦So I went to DSW in my area (with my $5.00 birthday couponâ€¦.oh yeahâ€¦my birthday was 2 days laterâ€¦). As I mentioned, I am a barganistaâ€¦..I sauntered to the clearance rack and BAM!!!!! I see a pais of cute black strappy shoesâ€¦they were marked down but because I was on the phone, I had not done my normal quick calculation on what I would have been savingâ€¦..so I get to the registerâ€¦.and the saleslady scans the shoesâ€¦.I was just ending my conversation and had not looked at the screen. She scans my coupon and I said â€œShut the front door!!!!!â€ My shoes were $3.99! Yes ladiesâ€¦.$3.99! They were marked down to $40.00 then 80% and then my $5.00 coupon! After causing a scene at the registerâ€¦.I pad a promptly rushed home to wake my fianc© up and brag about my shoesâ€¦.Okâ€¦. now back to the storyâ€¦..
Initially we thought only his Mom would come and we needed another witness. My Mom was very upset with the entire idea of them not being there so she and my Dad took off work to join us for our special day (they live 1 ½ hours from us). For a 10 or 15 minute ceremony, I felt kind of bad having them drive so far. The day was equally special because it was my daughterâ€™s 16th birthday!
My MOH and her Mom even made the 2 hour drive to be there. All and all the day was amazing! The weather was beautiful!! My daughter who normally has basketball practice happened to have the day off from practice so she was there. I was so very happy. This in no way has diminished the excitement for our big day in Mexico!