I've been super absent for a while...but I am back now, and married to boot.
Got married on May 30, then went right into the honeymoon right afterward for a week.
We're still working on getting back into the swing of things...but for now, here's a couple pictures.
(we got a new camera, which has magically made me a wonderful photographer!)
This wasn't taken by me, but by one of my bridesmaids. This is me and my sister/maid of honor. She's pretty great. We're pals.
We went to Galena, IL, and found these mysterious waterfalls on our last day there. We were pleasantly surprised, and completely amazed that we hadn't found them sooner, and that they existed, randomly, in the middle of nowhere.
"We" went golfing. Mike golfed, and I read a book and occasionally drove the golf cart. It was gloriously relaxing, and the course was completely empty.
We both got tattoos while we were there. Mine says "always" in my own handwriting, and has a line that wraps all the way around my forearm. I love it. It looks like a dainty, loose bracelet. At first I was panicked that AI had actually gotten a tattoo on a very visible part of my arm, but so far, no one has noticed it on their own. I am very pleased
Mike got two. A black fish to go with his red one, and "Nolite te bastardes carborundorum", which means "Don't let the bastards grind you down" in broken, bastardized latin. It is a quote from A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. He wants to eventually turn these tattoos into a sleeve.
We're still getting back into the swing of things almost two weeks later. It's surreal to have to come back to this unsatisfying life (wake up - commute - work - commute - sleep). But we're completely and wholeheartedly optimistic about changing our circumstances, and making something great for ourselves. We totally believe we are capable...if only we could find the motivation...