May 25th 2010 1:29 am
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What a week this has been, nothing short of amazing. Yesterday Merry and I renewed our vows at The Casbah where we were wed on May, 22 2008. So many of our friends came to give us their support and to witness the renewal of our wedding vows. We were touched beyond belief..it will take us a week to send out thank you notes to those who came. Thank you everyone..xoxo
Tom J. Katt was the officiating minister who gave our vows. He took a crash course and became licensed so he could. Thank you Tom, you are a great brother. Sophie, Coty and BrandyIII...if it were not for them we could not have done this. Thank you Sophie, Coty and Brandy III.
The ceremony was beautiful.. even IF my wife thought it was an hour later. She had told me she had plenty of time to eat and do a couple things just the half hour before the guests began to arrive at 4:00p.m. Dogster/Catster time and I thought it was cutting it short but figured she knew her ability to do all that in that length of time.
Well time went on and no Merry.. so I thought she was being coy, you know not wanting me to see her wedding gown. Well the next thing I know I am talking to her at 4:30 p.m. and she said she was going into her game to post a new one....well, I thought "Cool as a Cucumber" unlike me with sweaty paws. Then she said Georgie where are you at? I said I am at the Casbah greeting our guests. She said OMD!!!! What are you TALKING about!!!??? I said just that baby...I'm greeting our guests as they come in. She said already?? I said Merry they have been coming in for half hour now.. then Sophie asked if she should begin and I SHOUTED NO!!!! I DON'T HAVE MY WIFE YET!!!! SHE IS LATE!!!!!!
Merry about fainted....she had NOT even put on her dress yet OMD!!! She ran and got dressed all flustered and embarrassed and I told everyone that she forgot the TIME to be there and we all have a great laugh about that, easing my tension.. Poor Merry was mortified but I told her that she again made the wedding memorable. :D I will NEVER forget my wife being LATE to our vow renewal. BOL! I LOVE YOU MERRY!!!!
The rest of the wedding went smoothly and beautifully, then we have a blow out reception after and was lots of fun. Her and I danced to Summer Wine, the first dance from our original wedding. How I loved dancing with her to that.. Thank you Merry for marrying me again. :) xoxo
After the reception we took the limo to the Moroccan airport where we then took our Casbah jet to Spain. We arrived this morning and are at the Hotel Puerto Madrid! What a BEAUTIFUL hotel it is right in the heart of Madrid and from there we will wind our way out thru the country exploring and having fun. We can come back to the hotel when we are tired. I am renting a car today....the taxi's leave MUCH to be desired ........right Merry? :D
I can't wait to see what today holds and each day we are here....one thing I know for sure is it will be wonderful touring Spain with my wife. She is sure to bring lots of flavor to our trip.
Until next time.....Buenos Noches!
March 2nd 2010 1:48 am
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Well Merry and I are home and beginning to settle in again before we get a wild hair to visit another country. It's been nice and relaxing and so good to be home. We love traveling and visiting other places.. it's exciting and wonderful to see new things but we start to get homesick and have to come back to Texas.
It's a very ordinary life here made extrarordinary by our love. We cannot be separated which is a good thing. We do most all things together. Take for instance yesterday we headed out on our horses to check out the fencing after the wild weather that come through Texas.
Fence mending is an important job which I use to handle by myself before I met Merry, but gave it over to responsible hired hands to do. Well this time I offered to do it myself again so I could take Merry out around the perimeter of our land. I figured that would give Merry a chance to see our home and also to bond with her new filly Ebony, the black Arabian I got her for her birthday last year. Ebony was just a colt when we got her, but now fully grown and beautiful. A bit high strung but not unmanagable..
So me taking Cimarron and her Ebony we set out to check all the fencing. It can be a boring job, but it's a necessary job. With my wife along it doesn't seem so bad. So far I've only had a couple places that needed repair, places where the wind knocked branches onto the barbed wire breaking it in spots.. and it's cool knowing my wife is watching me work. Taking out of my belt my Handy Dandy Wire Tool a simple twist and it's done, but somehow I feel it's more with Merry watching me. :)
We got half way around the property before nightfall and so I told Merry we do have the cabin my men use when they are out in the fields working. I was a little nervous bringing her because I know these guys are not the cleanest bunch around, but I had bribed them with a raise if I come to the cabin and it is cleaned.
Well we get to the cabin with me opening the door with a little intrepidation and looking at Merry sideways, I was prepared for the worse, but lo and behold I smell PINE OIL! I shoved the door open and looked inside and I could not believe my eyes. I guess they got anxious knowing Merry was going to be here because the place was spotless! Even the kitchen.. I don't remember there even BEING the top to the kitchen table..let alone CLEAN! I was amazed and of course Merry was very happy.
We go on inside and I light a fire because the nights are still chilly.. and we settle in for the night. Even the bed is clean with clean sheets and covers. I just could not believe it. I know some hands that will be getting the raise I promised them that's for sure.
Today we are setting out for home and will be checking the rest of the fence along the way. When we get back I am taking my wife dining and dancing.. YEE HAW! It sounds like a ZIPPITY DO DAH night to me!!! I can't wait to dance Merry to the end of love.
I will write again soon .. and tell all about our evening out on a little Texas town...til next time, sleep tight and don't let the bed bugs bite!
February 20th 2010 12:04 am
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Well we are offically home. We made it back to Texas around 10:00p.m. and were so very tired. We came up to the house and Nancy, my former Nanny, and now keeper of our home. was waiting to meet us. She was crying, wiping her eyes with her apron and went running with her arms outstretched for ..........MERRY! She LOVES Merry.
I am not even sure she knew I had come home!! She grabbed my wife hugging her and crying and Merry was crying.. my Dog I just stood back out of the way watching it all. I am always so happy how much she loves Merry but wondered if she even remembered I was there. So standing there waiting, one eyebrow raised, Nancy finally noticed me and said.. "Oh Hi George.." I thought Oh HI GEORGE? But I didn't say anything.. to HER that is bol. It's ok I'm glad she loves my wife..that is furry special to me that she does and makes me feel good. I think she adopted Merry as her own daughter ....I dont' know.
Well she had some good ol' Texas strong coffee waiting for us and home -made donuts. POTATO DONUTS!!! Omd Nancy makes the best this side of the Rocky Mountains!!!! So nothing left to be done Merry and I had to be sure and eat even though we were zonked from so many hours traveling to get home.
Finally Merry could not hide it and began yawning. Nancy looked at me with her eyebrows raised and SCOLDED ME for letting Merry get so tired!!!! I couldn't believe what I was hearing, so I scooted back my chair and picked up Merry's notorious pink backpack that goes EVERYWHERE WITH HER (you probably could see it in her game Wheel of Furtune at The Doghouse if you looked) and then I winked at Nancy and swept Merry in my arms taking the steps two at a time up to our room. Shoving the door open with my foot I take Merry into the room filled with the scent of lavender and putting her to bed I climbed in also ready to begin our days at home again.
I'm glad to be home, and I know Merry is too. Iceland was, and is, one of the most fascinating places I've ever been. Truly the land of Vikings, Volcanos and Ice. So much history and so truly amazing. I will never, ever forget our 6 weeks there.
Thank you Merry it was one of THE most pawsome birthday gifts you have ever given me (next to meeting Santa Paws Christmas of 2008! OMD!!). When you first said Iceland, I said to myself, ICELAND? I never knew the marvels we would find and the magnificent landscape and beauty of this ancient land. What a birthday gift baby.
Again Merry......THANK YOU, and I love you.xoxoxoxoxo;)
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