Thursday, November 29, 2007

Look at those rocks! - Honeymoon, Day 2

The second day of our honeymoon consisted of some major R&R. We laid around for most of the day. The beach had these awesome blue rafts, and we definitely took advantage of them that day (and other days too). We also walked up and down the beach in our little bay - Little Dix Bay. Virgin Gorda is known for The Baths. They are these huge rocks in the water, and people can snorkel through them and climb on them. Our resort also had some large rocks, and we thought they were really cool, and beautiful! We had lunch and Pina Coladas on the beach that day too! For dinner that night, we went to the Sugar Mill Restaurant. The Sugar Mill Restaurant was the nicest restaurant at the resort. However, it wasn't our favorite. Our favorite was the Pavilion. The Sugar Mill was amazing though. The seating was all outside, and it was situated just steps from the beach. Overall, Day 2 of the trip was just as amazing as the first. Here are more pics of that second day in paradise!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Just a few more pics...

Here are the last two...

The picture on the top is the view from our room. And, the picture on the bottom, is just another wall of the room, yet to be seen.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Our Room & Views

Here are some pics of where we stayed. I was going to post a few more, but the Blogger God would not allow me to. So, I'll do yet another, with more pics.

The picture with Bob was taken I believe, our third morning . We ordered room service for breakfast, and ate on our balcony. It was such a peaceful, fun way to start our day!

Stay tuned for just a couple more pics of our room!

Monday, November 19, 2007

No locks on the door? - Honeymoon, Day 1

Our honeymoon was amazing! We had so much fun, and made tons and tons of memories. We stayed at the Little Dix Bay Resort, in Virgin Gorda. Virgin Gorda is part of the British Virgin Islands. There's so much to say about our honeymoon, so I think I may post more than one blog about it. Plus, this blog will serve as a journal to our family.

So, here I go...

We arrived in Virgin Gorda by way of a layover in Puerto Rico, and then a stop in St. Thomas. Our flight from Orlando to San Juan was with Delta. As a wedding gift, (besides paying for most of the wedding!), my dad surprised us with plane tickets. We flew First Class, and felt so spoiled...thanks Dad!

The plane from San Juan was tiny!

We made it finally to Virgin Gorda, around 6pm on Monday, 10/15. We were pretty tired, and ready for some R&R. We were greeted at the airport...

By an employee of Little Dix Bay. He greeted us with cool, refreshing washcloths. At that point, we both knew we were headed for a luxurious place. We didn't know it at the time, but one of the other couples in the van with us, would become our honeymoon buddies.

We arrived at the resort, and couldn't believe our eyes! It was immaculate! We felt like we were in Utopia. The landscaping was perfect and beautiful.

And, our room was amazing! We stayed in an Ocean Cottage, about 20 feet away from the ocean. The Ocean Cottages were actually rooms, with balconies, that were in the shape of a hexagon. Each building, had four rooms. Ours just happened to be the last one on the road - privacy! The rooms had turn-down service each night. The staff would come in, turn down the bed, put our slippers (which they gave us) by the bed, and turn on our soothing, Spa music. And, our ice bucket was filled daily, 2-3 times/day. Oh, and we weren't able to lock our doors either! Crazy, right?!? Well, we could lock them from the inside, but not when we left our room. The resort provided safes in each room. We really liked this aspect of the I mentioned before, we were in Utopia!

Ok, so I'm going to attach some pics of our room in the next post. It's annoying to have to rearrange the HTML codes in these posts (or, I'm just getting lazy...). Plus, I think this post is long enough. I hope you have enjoyed it!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Our Reception

Our reception was a blast! I cannot wait to see our wedding video, to relive it! And, I think everyone had a great time too. As everyone warned me, the night flew by. But, I do admit, by the time it was over, I was ready for some R&R. My feet were killing me. I don't think I've ever danced so much in one night... Everything was wonderful!

I think besides stating our vows, I was most nervous over the first dance. I like to dance, but I wouldn't consider myself that great. Yeah sure, I can dance when there's a crowd, or if it's fast, and for fun. But, slow dancing, in front of 200 people is quite a different story. And, we had some turns and twirls in our dance, to top it all off. We had practiced our dance too. I know that I 'messed' up during the dance, but I don't know if it was noticeable to others. Anyhow, we (or me) opted to not do the turns the second time around.

The toasts were all special, and all hilarious in each way. My sister was so nervous, yet she did great. Her toast was perfect - emotional, funny, and full of memories. Jeremy had the room rolling on the floor with laughter. And, his too, was emotional for Bob. Jo's, of course was great too! The key joke was awesome; especially with Bonnie Burton!

The cake cutting was a lot of fun too. We never did get around to discussing what we would do with the cake, meaning, if we were going to smother it all over our faces or not. With that being said, I totally smothered cake all over Bob! And, then I licked it off his face - ha ha! Just one lick though!

The tossing of the bouquet was pretty funny. I had two surprises up my sleeve. The first was my garter. My sister had the idea of getting a Florida Gator garter. Bob was surprised when he pulled it off my leg. We pulled the ol' switcharoo, and kept the Gator garter. I instead, handed him another garter to throw. Oh, and poor Bob! I made him work to get that garter off my leg. My other surprise was for my sister. I had planned beforehand to "toss" my bouquet to her. But, I didn't actually toss it, I ran it over to her, and gave it to her. Why not? She's next in line in the Lee household! Anyhow, Bob and I had concocted a plan to make sure Kathy caught the bouquet, and Phil caught the garter. Phil was very close to catching it, but instead, Bob's cousin, Michael, swept in for it. Luckily, he was willing to give it to Phil.

Overall, the reception was full of fun memories for us. I hope it was the same for everyone else too! I have attached one of my favorite pictures. It's a picture of us leaving Heathrow, at the end of the night. We look so happy, and I just loved all the bubbles. We both felt like the line of our family and friends was never-ending. It was the best way to end a perfect day.

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Ceremony

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful! I honestly could not have asked for the moment to be more perfect. As we arrived at Heathrow, we were whisked away immediately for some pre-ceremony pictures. It was a lot of fun, but wow, the wind was blowing! We did manage to sneak some good pictures in. But, then, people starting showing up - early!!! I wanted to hide pronto, not only from the early-arrivers, but also from Bob.

The girls were taken to the Women's Locker Room, inside the country club. The locker room was on the bottom floor of the club, about two flights down. I felt like we were in a basement. And, I felt like we were trapped in this tiny space (it really wasn't tiny, but I did feel like the room was shrinking in on me) forever!!! I found out afterwards, that the ceremony started a little late for a reason. What was this reason, you might ask? The best man, Jeremy left the rings in the limo! Oddly enough, I didn't put two and two together when Lisa asked me what the limo company's name was. Instead, I was at this point, focusing on my breathing (thanks JoJo). Actually, I have a lot to thank JoJo for, in regards to the anxiety I was feeling before the ceremony. She was great at calming the girls down, because they were hyper. I think she might have introduced them to some Yoga Breathing techniques for the first time in their young lives.
Finally, and I mean, finally, the ceremony was ready to begin. We all lined up, and were ready to go. At this point, (well, I admit, it was earlier than this point), I started getting really nervous. I watched as my bridesmaids walked down the aisle. Then, I saw my flower girl leave my side. Everyone was leaving me! But, then I saw him. I know what you're're thinking - Bob, right? No, it was my dad, ready to walk his oldest daughter down the aisle. I was shaking pretty badly by this point. My dad sensed my nervousness, and held me pretty tightly. Or, rather, he held me up!

As I walked down the aisle, I took notice of all the guests. I wanted to absorb everything in. I was just about half-way down the aisle, when my eyes met Bob's. And, that's when I lost it. I just started crying. They were tears of anxiety, tears of love, and tears of happiness. As soon as I was by Bob's side, I felt comfortable again. The ceremony was emotional for us, and our family and friends. People later told us, that they could just tell how much in love we were with one another. The ceremony was magical, in a sense for me. I was looking deep into Bob's eyes. I felt completely at ease. I didn't even stutter a word during our vows. I was strong, because of him. We stated our vows, and everything went smoothly. I felt relaxed and at ease, and it was sincerely because of my husband!

Overall, and before I just keep blabbing, the ceremony was everything and more, than I had imagined. It was the best way to entwine our love together for eternity. We are blessed, very, very blessed...


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