Sorry for the long absence..again. I won’t give excuses, I’ll just get right to the update *smile* The big news, for those of you who don’t know already is Joel and I got married! And don’t worry, we’re still planning on having a formal wedding. This was just a little, very informal event so we could more fully express our love for each other and get an apartment and sort of jump start the rest of our lives as a couple. Here are some pictures from the event:
Can you see the sparkle in my eyes? He puts it there every single day *big smile*
The exchanging of rings.
Look how happy we are!
A very special prayer and the lighting of the symbolic unity candle.
“You may kiss your bride”
Introducing, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Gratcyk!
Joel and me with our parents.
Joel and me with his grandparents and my Grandma Carolyn.
Joel and me with our siblings. He didn’t marry into a small family, that’s for sure! lol.
After the ceremony we all went over to my parents house for a little cookout. It was such a perfect day. The weather was a little cool, but it was bright and sunny and everyone was pleasant and wonderful to us. It was so nice to have them all there for us on such an important day in our lives.
I love being married and I couldn’t be happier. Joel is so good to me and I fall in love with him more and more every day. He is the best friend I’ve ever had and every day we learn a little bit more about each other and become closer.
We are living in a cute little apartment on the north side of Valpo. It’s great! I’ll try and post some pictures soon. Our jobs are going well, Joel is now full time at Wal*Mart and that means he doesn’t have to work at Menard’s anymore, yay! I’m ever advancing at Fazoli’s. There’s a lot more to being a manager than just wanting to, you have to know the answer to everything! lol. But I’m learning quickly and should be getting the title of Associate Trainer (which comes with a raise! hehe) in the next couple of weeks. After that it’s just a matter of how fast I can learn enough to become certified as an actual manager.
And that’s it. I’m so happy and excited about life and now that we’re moved in and actually have internet you all should be hearing from me much more regularly. *big smile*