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Military wife trying to figure out this military life

#6-#10 January 29, 2009

Filed under: Family,Friends,Wedding — leanbean @ 8:35 am

The honorable mentions for top photos from the wedding.

#10-The grandparents.  My grandpa has dementia and forgot I was getting married (he’s so cute).  My grandma (second from the left) was in the hospital up until my wedding.  She was determined to come to my wedding and wouldn’t let a little fluid around her heart stop her.  Joe’s great grandma (the first from the right) is 99 and still lives by herself and drives.  Joe and I considered having a destination wedding but I knew our grandparents would not have been able to attend if we had one.  Because of them we had an Iowa wedding.  I am so grateful for this picture.


#9-The dress.  S. & R. helping with the dress.  Honestly, I just think the dress looks cool.


#8- Mariachi.  The mariachi band was a huge hit.  So were the Coronas.  They were gone by the time we got back.


#7-Iowa River Power Company.  This number gets three pictures.  Going to the Iowa River Power Company was a great idea for pictures after the wedding for the wedding party.  We all look relaxed and as if we are having a good time.  




#6- Licking his fingers.  Joe licking his fingers after feeding me cake.  The picture sums him up so well.



Top five pictures January 26, 2009

Filed under: Family,Friends,Wedding — leanbean @ 8:17 am

Here are the top five pictures taken for our wedding (in my opinion)

#5 – My veil.  People were constantly asking about my veil (and dress).  They just had to know where I got my veil.  It came from Emily Rohm on Etsy.  Highly recommended but tell her a your wedding is weeks before it actually is since it took a long time to receive.


#4 – The look of love.  I never did get that flower on him.  Roomie had to do it.


#3- Dancing Queens.  Joe’s mom and the aunts getting down and dirty at the reception.  Our DJ was amazing, absolutely amazing.  I will never forget my cousin looking at his wife (he’s 32, married with two kids) and going “Trish, you just gotta jump around” and then scurrying off to the dance floor to “jump around”.  It was great to hear how everyone was having the best time they have ever had at a wedding.  I wouldn’t believe it if just one person told us, instead EVERYONE told us this.  I mean I got a good twenty emails saying they had a great time.  I have no idea why they had such a good time but the dance floor was always overflowing.


#2-The first kiss and the second.  I kissed him twice, which made everyone crack up.  It was just a natural reaction.  


#1-Airplanes.  It was freezing but oh so worth it.



And if you read my previous post about being unhappy with my photos…I have no idea what was I was talking about.


Memphis January 21, 2009

Filed under: Family,Military — leanbean @ 12:27 am

Not having a job and Joe being in the military means one thing – we can have four day weekends during random times of the year.  This weekend Joe had Saturday to Tuesday off and we celebrated with a trip to Memphis.  We stayed at the famous Peabody downtown, only affordable due to the military rate (otherwise it’s almost $400 a night!).  The original Peabody hotel is famous for it’s march of the ducks.  According to the Peabody website the tradition began because of a prank.

“Back in 1933 Frank Schutt, General Manager of The Peabody, and a friend, Chip Barwick, returned from a weekend hunting trip to Arkansas. The men had a little too much Jack Daniel’s Tennessee sippin’ whiskey, and thought it would be funny to place some of their live duck decoys (it was legal then for hunters to use live decoys) in the beautiful Peabody fountain.” 

“Three small English call ducks were selected as “guinea pigs,” and the reaction was nothing short of enthusiastic. Soon, five North American Mallard ducks would replace the original ducks.”
We saw the march of the ducks on Sunday morning along with about 100 other people.