Aug 20, 2012

Wedding Invites

I just realized that I never posted the wedding invitations that I FINALLY created!  After experimenting with at least a thousand different styles, and trying to be creative while preparing for my senior show, I gave up.  And then I found my happy place and eventually my wedding invites in a box of colored pencils and some drawing paper.

So here they are, the illustration was created by myself with a pastel pencil, colored pencils and colored paper.  All done while watching a Jane Austen movie!  And then I just plugged in the typography the way that I wanted and v-walla, they were complete!

Aug 2, 2012

"Kissimmee" Honeymoon

Our honeymoon was spent in a condo in Kissimmee, Florida

The honeymoon was the perfect balance between scheduled fun (Epcot for a day, ocean visit, ect.) and hanging out at the condo and in the pool.  I loved it.  Really, the first day as Man & Wife was wonderful, and the next day was even better, and the next? Better still!  Not every day or moment has been visited by cloud nine, but I still enjoy his company more.  Even little things, like racing to get chocolate from the fridge for example :)

Some things that we have learned together:
—Todd hasn't cried in... well, years.  I make up for that in full.
—A sense of humor is very important
—Katrina has a lot of clothes.  Todd has more.
—I now miss Todd at meals if we don't pray together
—Nerf gun wars are a good way to take a break from school work / "thank you" note writing
—Chocolate and desserts come to those who are newly married (woo-hoo!)
—Fighting about if you're fighting or not is... well, fighting (we haven't done this, but I've acted out the scenario with a friend and it was hilarious)
—We both spread out in piles as we work
—Creamy peanut butter is best, but Todd loves crunchy.  We have both.
—Prayer is powerful and extra good after / during a misunderstanding
—Katrina is messy in the kitchen, aprons are worn daily
—Pizza is best recovered with a giant spatula (in my opinion)
—Weekends book quickly unless we are extremely careful... we're still learning to be careful
—I love him more every day
—A surprise SHMILY note means more to me than I ever would have guessed (more on that later)

See? Giant spatula = win


Newly Married—How Does It Feel?

Almost everyone that I have come into contact with the past 3.5 weeks have asked me a few questions that are becoming as familiar to me as my nose:  "What it is like being married"? or "how does it 'feel' to be married"?

It's so hard to answer this question—my life was transformed, in a sense, within a few hours—but in so many other ways it is still the same.  I love being married and being with Superman as much as I could ask for.  I still love being with our families and being at camp, and I am still on the job hunt (formally starting soon).

I have moved once again (still largely in the process or exiting my parent's abode, thankfully they are both helpful and patient) and am just now adjusting to my new living situation.  We were at camp the first two weeks after our honeymoon, which was a lot of fun, but that means that we're only now figuring out what it will be like to be "home" together (and still not while working full time).  I love being home.

I love that this is my house (that Todd corrects me when I say "his" apartment) and that Todd allows me to re-organize and make it more my own.  I love that I am more comfortable here every day.  I love it when we just laugh together, when we're praying together and even riding quietly in the car together.  I love making dinner with him and going for bike rides and teasing him and being teased.  I just love being married to Todd.  And I'm not going to tag "so far" on the end of that statement and just kill it—it won't always be easy, but we're working towards keeping it strong, and with God's help I trust that I will continue to love my husband more and more each day.

"My Husband"... still tastes a little weird coming out of my mouth, but I'm pretty fond of the title.

So how does it feel?  It feels great!  Still strange at times, and I am feeling very tired still after all of the activity of this year, but it really has been great.  And we're learning along the way, but with God's grace, grace from each other and a sense of humor, the learning periods are good too :)