10.20.2003

Nine Years!

Woo and I have been married 9 years now!

And I know you've all been dying to see some wedding pictures.

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wedding provo temple holga

wedding provo temple

wedding provo temple holga

wedding reception BBQ

Not every man will grimace like you weigh 400 lbs. while dipping you down for a kiss.  

I got an original (which is what I always wanted).

Love you, Woo!

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10.12.2003

Engagement Photos

Here are a few of our engagement photos taken by this guy back when he was fresh out of college and just starting his business. And because we were friends, he took them for the price of film.

This was clear back in 2003, so we didn't get digital copies, and these are scanned in (thus, the poor quality). They're also taken with a real, live Holga camera. No Instagram back in those days.

We found this old Ranchero in a used car lot by my place, and thought it would make the perfect engagement photo backdrop.

I mean, wouldn't you?

The lowrider was a part of our lives even then,

And Woo really wanted some of us in track suits.


And this is the one we actually put on our invitation. I loved the clouds in the sky.


The Ranchero made the final cut.

8.31.2003

Engagement

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9 years ago this month, Woo and I got engaged.

At the beginning of the summer he left on an internship to Spain. Before he left he mentioned something for the first time about me maybe thinking about looking for a ring (we're nice and vague like that).

I'd known for almost a year that I would probably marry him, so I understood what he was saying.

Since I was the last of my friends to get married, I'd had plenty of time to look at and form opinions about rings, and I found an antique ring and band that I liked on the internet pretty quickly.

I sent him the links. He bought the rings and sent them to his mother, who gave them to me to have them sized.

Then I gave them back. (Pretty secretive, and full of surprises around here too).

Soon after he returned from Spain, we went camping in the Uintas with his family.


He proposed while we were there with a water lily (but, later wished he'd used some of the colorful fungi all over the place that I'd been so fascinated with).

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The rings didn't fit my finger from the altitude and the hiking, but I still loved them and him.

I'm not sure we knew what we were doing, but I loved him, felt good about marrying him, and I knew it was the right thing to do.

So I did.


(Yes, Woo is reading some nerd publication like Science or Nature or Scientific American by the fire.)

The end.