Wednesday, June 20, 2007

New Marriage New Job

Its been a few months since I've changed jobs so I figure its time for a new one :) hehe. Actually, Erin finally suggested that I quit my horrible job at Akzo Nobel the DAY BEFORE THE WEDDING! Fortunately, I was able to get another job working for Staff Management at Dell. We manage on-site workforces. I am a trainer and I teach classes all day. It is a very fun, laid-back job. It is the perfect job for me while I am adapting to a new lifestyle and to stay for a little while and grow professionally. I am really thankful for it. Plus, my boss is Rick fun!

The only negative side to my job? For some reason, I have become very very very very very photogenically challenged. I have to have several badges while I'm at the Dell facilities and they are terrible. One of them is the worst picture I have ever taken. Take a look.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Jamaica Mon

We are very relaxed and probably 5 lbs heavier because we just spent June 8 - 17 in Jamaica and Ft. Lauderdale. We stopped in Florida for 1 day on the way back and it was fun to hang out with Travis, Reba, and Zion and to see their beautiful home.

Erin and I had such a wonderful time at Sandals Whitehouse, Jamaica. What an awesome honeymoon.

On our balcony with a great beach view

The Zip-Line Jungle Hike: we zip-across the Jungle more than 500 feet in the air

At Rick's Cafe: With our friends Jesse and Jenn from P'burgh!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Passports and other such things :)

You may ask what I'm doing writing a blog just a few days after our wedding. Well, Erin meticulously and thoughtfully planned our honeymoon to Jamaica. He applied for his passport 15 weeks in advance. They promised 10 weeks max. Two weeks before the wedding we really started to get worried. So, we called the passport office and they assured us it would be expedited to us. One week before the wedding we got really worried and got the state senator involved. Unfortunately, no one was able to get us our passport. They thought it may come the day of the wedding but it did not :( So, here we are spending our honeymoon at the Smyrna pool! haha.

On Monday, Erin and I went back to work. It was hard to do but we knew we should save our vacation for when our passports got here. Erin was so upset about the whole passport issue and about the fact that the airlines and hotels charged us close to $1000 to change our reservations that he wrote all of the major news stations and papers about our ordeal. They were very interested in our story and came to the house and did an interview!! We were the 10 o'clock news story on 2 major Nashville networks. And what do you know? Our passport came the very next day, airfreighted and couriered to us at 10 p.m. !

The only bad thing about having news stations unexpedtedly come to your house to film 2 days after the wedding is that their is junk EVERYWHERE!!! I still hadn't finished unpacking from moving in and our parents had dropped all the wedding stuff off at our house. It was a disaster zone!


Sunday, June 03, 2007

Wedding Thanks

Well folks, we did it! We're married.
Our big day went off without a hitch, thanks to all the friends and family that worked their tail off to make it happen. We want to thank so many people: Rick and Kelly Williamson who did all of the invitations, programs, thank you notes, and videography. Ben Rigsby and Sarah Boster who did our photography. Jennie Ross, our wedding coordinator. Michael Smith, the minister. Susan, the pianist. Brittany, the florist and other wedding planner :) All of our bridesmaids and of course our wonderful family: Mom and Dad Schenk, Shawn, Jill, Travis, Reba, Zion, Jordan, Aunt Susan, Uncle Brent, Shari, Tom and Di, Grandma and Grandpa, Grandma Eash, Mom and Dad McAtee, and Jennifer. We love you all and appreciate everything SOOO much! :)