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Wedding Slideshow

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

I know I am at risk of turning the blog into a serial reminiscence of the wedding – but the slide show that our Daria and Andy put together was too cool that I had to share it. Check it out here. I’ll hurry up and get back to writing stories of wrestling lions on [...]

Wedding Retrospective

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

I spent a good part of the weekend furiously typing away my memories of our happy time in Vermont. I’m sure it’s a little verbose at times, but I wanted as best I could to capture the moments for myself and for Meagan, and for anyone else who cared to read, and to thank the [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 7) – The Farewell

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from the previous day.] Sunday, our first full day as a married couple. We had a farewell breakfast at our cottage, so we arose fairly early to say our goodbyes to everyone. Meagan’s mom Jayne continued to help us in so many ways, this time cleaning up our place from the weekend partying and [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 6) – The Reception

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from earlier] The night, of course, was just beginning. After the ceremony, most headed back to the barn for some cocktails. Meagan and I stayed behind for some more photos, including the Dartmouth and Middlebury group shots. The clouds were starting to increase, which made for some great late afternoon light for the pictures. [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 5) – The Ceremony

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from earlier in the day.] I knew that the hour was drawing near when our photographers Daria and Andy showed up around 2 pm. We met Daria a few months earlier during our “engagement session”, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled with her – Andy was just as much fun – we’re looking [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 4) – The ER

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from the previous day.] Our wedding day, like most, started with a trip to the ER. I didn’t exactly plan on starting off our Saturday with a trip to Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, but sometimes things just work out that way. I am not quite sure what happened, but I think I hurt my [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 3) – The BBQ

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from earlier in the day] Friday evening was the wedding rehearsal and BBQ. Chris Willy’s catering staff was busy getting ready, and the food was already smelling fantastic. Family and friends were gradually trickling in to the Inn, and around five most of our wedding party had arrived. Reverend Michael and his wife joined [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 2) – The Ride

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

[Continued from earlier in the day] Friday afternoon, the day before the wedding, started off with a Valerio (my mom’s side) family bike ride: Uncle Hal & Aunt Marie, Aunt Louise and Uncle Dan, Uncle Carmen, cousins Lauren, Gina, and Colleen, and my brother Brian. And Meagan’s cousin Michael, who had arrived at the Inn [...]

Fun in Vermont (Part 1) – The Prelude

Monday, July 28th, 2008

[Originally intendend to be posted on Friday afternoon (7/25)] The days leading up to wedding weekend have been a blast. The fun started on Tuesday night when I left Seattle after a furious packing effort (packing for both a wedding and an Africa trip is a bit challenging). One minor glitch was, of course, leaving [...]

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