I’ve decided to post once in a while. I don’t believe anyone reads my journal anymore, but that’s probably a good thing.
Well the wedding was amazing. I don’t think we could have done it any better. Erin looked amazing, the ceremony was perfect and our reception went off with very few (and small) problems. We enjoyed a great honeymoon in Chicago. We decided to ride the train from Kzoo. Well that morning we had planned to workout and then head down. Well we were both tired and Erin was coming down with a bad cold so we slept in. After waking up we doddled around, I made eggs for breakfast and then I hopped in the shower. After I got out and got dressed I finished packing and putting stuff in the car. Well I came in the townhouse and I saw the time. It was 9:40 am, and the train was leaving Kzoo at 10:23 am. So I ran downstairs and opened the shower curtain and said “Erin we have to go now!”. She did an amazing job of getting ready quickly and we raced down to Kzoo. I was convinced the whole time that we were going to miss the train. Erin reassured me that the trains always run late. Well as we parked the car in the parking garage I saw a train pulling into the station. I was thinking “Wow we made it” so we ran down the stairs and walked out onto the street and the train was gone. I was so disappointed. So we walked to the train station with the thought that we’d need to figure what we need to do now. Well as we walked in the overhead announcement said “Train 321 going to Chicago is now arriving” and Erin and I couldn’t believe our luck/blessing.
The honeymoon was very relaxing. We shopping and walked around the magnificent mile. We got spa treatments at our hotel. Erin got a facial and manicure. I got a sports massage. We each picked a place to eat at dinner. Erin picked the cheesecake factory and I chose a Thai place. The second night we were there we went and saw Imogen Heap in concert. She was amazing. If you like her music at all definitely check her out if shes in the area.
Thanksgiving was spent getting over Erin’s cold and relaxing. After that I finished up my last “class” for my masters and we got ready for Christmas. We spent the weekend before Christmas at my parents and celebrated with Miles, Leah, and my parents. Then we spent Christmas eve with Erin’s family and went to mass in Jenison. Christmas day we went to Lansing and spent it with the Haney clan. We got to meet John Arden, Arielle’s baby boy.
New Years we hosted a small party at our place. Krissy, James, Josh, Jen, Jason and Lisa came over. We just ate white chili that I had in the crock pot, played games and drank. It was a good time. The next day we just laid around all day.
The new year has me working on my final project to complete my masters degree. Its coming along well enough so far. If all goes well it all ends in April. Erin is working, but she hopes to find something different. This summer we have a bunch of weddings to go to. I hope to wear my bike out this summer and compete in some of the Rapid Wheelmen Time Trials.
Married life is great and Erin and I have adopted a routine that works for us. She usually does the cleaning for the bathrooms, I vacuum, make the lunches, take the recycling in, and we share the dishes, laundry and dusting.