Then And Now: Bridesmaid Dress

As I alluded to in this post, my friend Michelle was my Maid of Honor, and looked lovely in her dress. (Be sure to click the thumbnails to view the pictures bigger.)


Almost a year later, she attended my baby shower with this adorable gift, made by her mom out of the same dress. She even used the tiny seed beads and the little buttons! I was so excited to try it on my baby girl.

So just two days after she was born, and much to the delight of the nurses, we put Siena into her beautiful dress as her going-home-outfit.

Now, three months later, we tried it on her again and it fits much better.

They say every bride thinks she’s chosen the perfect dress that her bridesmaids can wear again… but I sure wasn’t expecting my daughter to be the one wearing Michelle’s dress!

Sweet surprise

As my mom put it, “That’s probably the most expensive dress she’ll ever own…at least until she’s a bridesmaid!”

Our Honeymoon Journal

Our hotel came with a balloon and a teddy bear on the bedRather than leave for the honeymoon right away, we stayed in downtown Seattle on the first night at the Inn at Harbor Steps. The room was spacious and luxurious, complete with a teddy bear on the bed! The bathroom was also well decorated and featured a 2-person Jacuzzi jet tub. The building that housed the inn joined a few other high rises in surrounding a lush garden courtyard area. Just below our window was a bench, designed to look like a toppled Roman arch. We ordered pizza for dinner because our caterers failed to follow through with their promise to send us off with some food from the reception. That night we also jacked into the hotel wired Internet so we could update Myspace and Facebook accounts to list us each as “married” :) [Read more…]

Wedding Bells

Tomorrow is the big day :)

Wedding Registry

Just in case you are attending and I haven’t sent you this: our registry info is available at

We hope to see you all in Seattle :)

Road Trip

It has been quite a while since my last post. The end of the quarter and wedding planning has taken all of my time. Theresa and I attended her cousin’s wedding in Ashland, spent some time at the Shakespeare festival and decided to continue on down to The People’s Liberal Socialist Republic of Democratistan (formally known as California). Our friends here planned a shower for Theresa and she plans to visit some family in the bay area as well. I’ll try to write more as soon as time allows.


Its been a while since I’ve posted a blog. Been incredibly busy. Classes, research, time with t, etc. = no time for blogs.

Wedding planning is ongoing and we are making great progress. We have a church, reception hall, caterer, bartender, DJ, bridesmaid dresses and a full wedding party. There is still so much to do before the big day but its an enjoyable challenge. T and I attended a bridal show in Seattle and that gave us plenty of ideas. The sheer number of possibilities is perplexing but since we are sticking to a traditional ceremony and reception that helps us stay focused.

Valentines day was wonderful. Theresa gave me a beautiful Jasmine wreath which I need to replant soon. We also attended a play at the 5th Ave Theatre last week, thanks to T’s aunts. The Buddy Holly Story. I enjoyed it and was impressed with the production. It deviated from the standard theatre formula and did an excellent job at immersing the audience in a late 50s rock concert. We have season tickets to the theatre and have seen 5 shows since I moved up here, with two more on the way for this year. So far we’ve seen Les Miserables, Bombay Dreams, Company, White Christmas and the Buddy Holly Story. Coming up in a few months is Camelot, followed by Edward Scissorhands.

Here we are dressed up in proper theatre attire on my deck overlooking Seattle. The leather jackets are necessary to piss off any Seattle liberals we pass by.

Headed to Seattle for a play at the Fifth Avenue Theater

UW is going well and I’ve been working in the nonlinear dynamics lab, along with taking classes. My research focus is currently control theory along with some embedded software. My plan is to take as many embedded systems and software courses I can while still completing the requirements for my masters. I’m hoping to have the necessary background to develop embedded control systems when I finish next year and that will require a solid software background.

I finished Anne Coulter’s Godless. All I can say is that she is as brilliant as she is beautiful (even if she isn’t a redhead). I’ll post my thoughts in another blog. For now let me add it to my recommended reading list.

I hope you are all well and I’m looking forward to having some of you up here in Seattle in August!