Saturday, August 25, 2007

1st jump

completed.

we had a blast. I paid for the video of her jump, if she let's me I will get a bit of it posted.

this is something we are definitely going to do again if we have the chance.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Motoko

Today is my wife's birthday. I am taking her and my sister to a wedding boutique in Saint Louis to pick out a wedding dress for the reception in October.

Last night we finalized our wedding announcement/reception invitations and got them ordered. Hopefully everything turns out right and we can get them in the mail by the end of next week.

Tonight we are going to Brio Tuscan Grille for dinner.

She will get her birthday present on Saturday. I scheduled us to go skydiving. Haven't told her yet. I am really looking forward to this, we wanted to go last year but we got rained out.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Reception planning

Motoko and I had a sort of busy weekend.

We got up Saturday morning and headed to Williams-Sonoma to set up a gift registry.

Then I went to Indianapolis to game with the guys and then spent Sunday morning at GenCon. I drove home Sunday afternoon, and then Motoko and I went to Kohls to set up our second gift registry.

We figured that two registries was just the right thing to do to make sure our guest had a lot of choices.

Kohls:
http://www.kohls.com/gift_registry/kohlsgrw_HomePage.jsp

Registry #951908
You can search by name but the system generated two for some reason. I'll try and get that fixed on Monday. Only one of them has items listed.

Williams-Sonoma:
http://www.williams-sonoma.com/registry/findregistry.cfm
Just search by name. Mine or hers.

Monday we are planning on going to look at wedding dresses. We looked at invitations online and found a set we like. If we find nothing better tomorrow, we will go with the ones we found online.

I contacted a DJ who is going to meet with us sometime this week.

Only things left unconfirmed or unstarted are catering, cake, photographer, and decorations.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

We have a Nephew!


He arrived on July 30th, and i can't believe i forgot to post about it... Well i guess i can believe. I had a few other things on my mind.

That picture was taken on sunday when the entire family plus my Uncle Marc and Aunt Lynn who were in town from Arizona, trooped over for dinner.

We had a metric ton of food but everything served up good. Motoko made a chocolate cake, a strawberry shortcake, and a meat dish (made of ground pork, ground beef, onions, and a tone of other things). I made chicken & dumplings. The rest of the family brought eggs, green beans, a vegetable salad, wine, and watermelon.

It was a good meal all the way around.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

married again!


Motoko and I went to the court house on Friday. Now we are legally married, and we can begin filing all the immigration paperwork for her green card and work permit.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Home again

We got into Saint Louis about 11:30. My dad picked us up at the airport and dropped us off at the house.

I got our laptops powered up, charging, and back on the internet.

Now if you all don't mind I am going to sleep. It is 03:45 in Tokyo right now. That means I woke up 24 hours ago. I'll aim for some coherent posts over the next few days.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Wedding Photos

Here are the photos I have from the wedding. None of these are actually during the ceremony because only the shrine's photographer was allowed to taker pictures then. We will be getting a DVD and prints from the shrine in a couple weeks.