Friday, August 28, 2009

Honeymoon Part 2: Quebec City

I really want my wedding pictures, but we just have to keep on waiting. I'm still quite happy with the 3 I have, so I'll just keep looking at those.

Back to the honeymoon...

We left the campground freshly showered in the quarter-fed showers that lasted 5 minutes, so we felt ready as we were going to be for the big city. We hopped on the highway and headed into a French-speaking world. And we got lost which is amazingly easy to do when you can't read the highway signs and the only place they are is at the exit. We did find our way to Montmorency Falls though. It is next to Quebec City, wider than Niagara Falls, and wet. We climbed to the top and back down again.

View of Quebec City

The falls

Going down...

The cute newlyweds!

Next we went to the walled in city where our Bed and Breakfast was. It was a cute place with a great room for a good price, we highly recommend...Gite de Paris. The walled in city is so magical. Seeing the old architecture, hearing French, listening to the horses click-clop down the street and following the wall lined with cannons transported us to a far away land. We walked a lot and ate a lot and enjoyed our time there. Here's some of those images...

View from the wall

Side street in Old Quebec

Old, beautiful house

Pedestrian-Tourist Street

Castle/Expensive Hotel

"I see a ship that needs a blastin' Cap'n!"

An old French church

A votre sante!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Honeymoon Part 1: Camping

We haven't gotten anymore pictures from our photographer and no pictures have been downloaded to our flickr account, so I've decided to recap our honeymoon and tell some stories.

After leaving Cincinnati and forgetting my pillows at the hotel in Cleveland (I have a pattern of leaving my pillows when I go on trips), we made the long trek back to Vermont (around 15 hours). Lake Champlain divides northern New York and Vermont and there are several ferries that can take you across the lake. Andy and I always take the northern or southern routes to avoid them, but this time we decided to take the adventure and we got there just in time for sunset. It was a great idea...except for the last 5 minutes when my motion sickness kicked in.

Once home, we unpacked, slept, repacked, and hit the road by 9 the next morning.

Oh Canada, here we come!

Apart from every sign being in French, exchanging our money and having trouble communicating with everyone outside of large city, this was the big sign we were out of America: no ice in our fountain Coke.

We drove through Quebec City...

And ended up in the wilderness.
We camped here! Actually, we camped back in the woods a bit, but you get the idea.

We slept.

We ate.
We drank.
We watched the animals eat our food! We even found half eaten chocolate in our car...I hope that little bugger isn't still in there.
It was beautiful and amazing and ended with a moose! Couldn't have asked for anything better.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The first shots

Here are the first shots from our professional photog. I think she does incredible work and I am so thankful to have found her.

We were told the jump in this one. I think Andy looks like a bunny but I love how high Colin is trying to get (furthest on the left).

Us with our amazing chapel in the background. I love how the girls made it look. And the sky looks both beautiful and a good way.'s a keeper!

These are all I've seen so far. I can't wait to see more. Keep 'em coming Sarah!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Wow, what a whirlwind! The past two weeks have simultaneously dragged on and zoomed by. We are glad to be home, though Andy begrudgingly left for work this morning and I am ignoring the living room still filled with boxes that have no home. So, in the name of procrastination, lets recap!

First stop: Hamilton County Courthouse

Andy had just flown in from DC where he unexpectedly had to spend the night in the airport. Poor guy hadn't slept at it was the perfect time for him to sign the marriage certificate!

Filling out the forms. Did you know in Ohio, a female can get married at the age of 16 without consent of her parents or the court? If you are a male, you have to wait until you are 18.

After we got a celebratory lunch at Frische's Big Boy, Andy went to his parents for a little R&R before his Bachelor Party and I went flower picking! I wish I had more pictures of us at the farm, carrying our 5 gallon buckets, searching for the perfect flowers, counting to make sure we had 500 stems, and shooing the bugs away. But it was hot, we were sweaty, and when we were done, we wanted air conditioning and ice cream. Here are some pictures of Tiffany, my bridesmaid made florist, putting them into bouquets.

Tiffany put in some long hours for the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages...and they were gorgeous!

Our bouquets in a cooler.

Even after everything was made, we had lots of flowers left over.

That was a lovely recap...until we meet again...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I think it will take the whole honeymoon to process our wedding day. I loved every minute of it (except the nausea and sleeplessness) and wouldn't change a thing. Thank YOU for being a part of it.

If you have photos, I would really, really love to see them. We have a flickr account if you'd like to share:
Password: august1

Here's some that I liked (thanks Becky's and Karen's camera)...

We'll be in touch after the honeymoon in Quebec City...stay tuned.