Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Our honeymoon was so much fun. We flew to Florida then got on a 7 day cruise that took us to four islands: Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Mexico and finishing our vacation with 2 days back in Florida. The cruise was amazing and so was the food. After a long day exploring our stops we loved our dinners. I loved seeing and reading about the chef of the night on the ship and sharing 3 appetizers, entrees, and deserts with Darren figuring out out favorites. We loved our dining waiters Selma from St. Thomas and Bien from the Phillipines and coming back to our rooms to see  the new designs that Jeremy would create with our towels and place on our bed. I will summarize my favorite moments:

1) Going though the Jungle as Darren controlled our bobsled... scary!
2) Driving down the roads of Cozumel on our little moped finding Paradise Beach and eating copious amounts of guacamole.
3) Looking at the menu everynight to see what was for dinner. My favorite was lobster night!
4)Watching Darren in the Flow-Rider competition (he would wake up every morning at 8:00 am to go surf with advance only (lol so intense)
5) Mini Golf in Florida. There is nothing in the world better then mini golf in Florida. Every hole is a dream. And to finish the night off you could feed baby alligators.

The first week of marriage was wonderful, can't wait for many more! 

Wedding Number Two

Just some fun before our Calgary Reception

I must say it was so nice to come home from our cruise and have everyone excited again for another wedding, as well as have my parents here. I also didn't think I would say it, but I loved putting my dress back on. It reminded me of just how special our wedding day was. But I was right, it did not fit and I did enjoy just a little too much food on the cruise. We were all laughing as Darren and my parents had me pinned to our bed, as everyone used all their might to hook me back in.... luckily somehow they hooked! 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Wedding Preview

The Gardner girls: Kristy (photographer) and Holly (right) 

We had such a wonderful day on September 14th. The day was everything I thought it would be and more. Can't wait till all of the pictures come back to do a full post. We just got back from our honeymoon late last night and now... time to get back in that wedding dress for wedding #2 tonight. After everything I ate on the cruise and  even yesterday alone at the airport... (Auntie Anne's gets the best of me every time....) I will be shocked to see if that dress zips up.