Sunday, November 25, 2012

A few honeymoon pics

So, here are just a few pictures from our honeymoon. We ate at a lot of DELICIOUS restaurants and saw and did a lot of really interesting things. It was hot there. I was not prepared having come from Richmond's quite chilly fall weather. When (not if) we go back I definitely do NOT want to go back during the summer. I would probably melt. 
Down by River Street by the Waving Girl statue. 

Crawdads that we ate on at The Crab Shack (thanks, Amy!!)

Alligators. They are real even though they look like statues. 

I made Trey sit on the alligator replica. He only did it to amuse me as he clearly does not look thrilled to be sitting on it. 

Musket firing demonstration at Fort Pulaski. 

We ate here. My grandmother/mother's cooking tastes MUCH better (though I still thought it was good). 

At Colonial Park Cemetery. Trey is actually smiling a real smile in this picture. 

(Note: as a former PC user I am still learning how to use my Mac. So, I have not figured out how to rotate pictures, yet. If you are a Mac and know how to do this, please tell me)
Beautiful picture of Colonial Park Cemetery. 

Union soldiers camped out in the cemetery. They decided to desecrate the graves and destroyed and moved a lot of the headstones. To prevent further angering of the spirits, later cemetery preservers put the moved headstones on the back wall instead of putting them with the wrong graves. 

One of the historic district's squares. 

I thought all the houses in the historic district were absolutely beautiful. I love this green color. 

This places was MUCH better than Lady and Sons. 

Bonaventure Cemetery

Walking around Bonavenutre


No open container laws in Savannah!!!

Gracie Watkins. One of the more famous graves of Bonaventure. 

Bonaventure Cemetery-so beautiful!

Haunted Forsyth Mansion near Forsyth Park. 

We had a great time! I would really like to go back here. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012


**Yes, I know this is not how you spell 'Thanksgiving.' This is how my little brother used to say it and I thought it was cutest thing in world. So, this is how the Frame family says 'Thanksgiving' now. **

This year is our first Thanksgiving as a married family. Unfortunately, we're not spending it together :( Trey had to work yesterday and has to work Black Friday and I have to work this weekend so we are spending the holiday with our respective families. I haven't been to Charlotte in over three months so it's nice to be back. Well, it's nice to be back at the house, Charlotte itself is a horrible mess of traffic, horrible drivers, and noise.

There are so many things that I'm thankful this year. I'm thankful that I have parents who will love me and support me in every aspect of my life. I have a brother who loves me unconditionally and who tells me so every day even if I have just fussed at him for something.

I am thankful for my husband who loves me despite my faults and can make me smile when I have had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

I am thankful that I have a job and can help provide for my husband and myself, especially when there are so many people who have no means of income.

I am thankful that I don't have to wonder where I am going to sleep or what I am going to eat. I am thankful that my parents are still with me and are able to take care of themselves.

I am so grateful to everyone who has loved me, supported me, befriended me, and stood by me throughout my life. I would not have been able to achieve the things I have and I would not have a wonderful life without any of you. Thank you!!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

PS-I got this at A Southern Season last weekend. I am wearing it to cook today and I am SOOOO excited!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

The Honeymooners

For our honeymoon, we settled on Savannah, Georgia. I vaguely remember going there as a kid and seeing all of the live oaks, Spanish moss, and large grassy plains. And so I figured what could be a more romantic spot than a place that resembles a wild African jungle?

We both had a blast and learned a lot about Savannah's history starting off from the first settlers landing there up to modern day. I think my favorite bit of history was the War of Jenkin's Ear which was fought between the Spanish Floridians and the then British Savannahians. Apparently what had happened is that a British sea captain named Jenkin was doing his thing out on the open sea and was headed home to Savannah, but then the killjoy Spaniards boarded his ship and told him to hand over his booty. Jenkin probably said something like, "Can you say that again in my good ear?" which the Spaniards saw as an opportunity for dark humor and lopped his ear off before absconding with the loot.

This went over with the British like passing gas in church. They gathered up as many men and guns as they could and proceeded to route the Spanish while yelling, "REMEMBER JENKIN'S EAR!"
And on that note our historical tour segued into a tour of the places and events featured in "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil," which seeing the actual places and the background of the more colorful characters just made you stop and think, "By God...These people were real and they were *(&!#@ crazy."

While in Savannah we toured the Mercer house, saw several Federal style buildings, and had the most fried food in our whole lives. I thought Paula Deen's restaurant was just ok. It was expensive food that's just a few steps up from the standard fare you could find at a K&W Cafeteria. However, her brother Bubba's restaurant was waaay better. We got oysters and po' boys there, and then trekked over to Tybee Island the following day to go to the crab shack where we had crawfish and crabcake sammiches. 
And so with our heads full of the newly discovered information and our stomachs full of fried low-country cooking we bid adieu to Savannah and drove back to Richmond.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Our Wedding

Aaaaand here it is! The wedding post!

We had an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day!

The day before we had the rehearsal, which went swimmingly though it was rather cold, and then went to dinner at the Tobacco Company Restaurant in downtown Richmond.  Dr. and Mrs. Newell treated us to a delicious dinner: crab soup, pork loin, and chocolate chip cheesecake!

After the rehearsal a few gals and I went to the local Cuban Restaurant for some salsa dancing.  It was a lot of fun! The space was small, but there was a really pretty balcony over the dance floor where there was more room, fresh air, seating, and we could still hear the music. Afterward, we went back to the B&B for a good night's rest.

The next morning we got our hair did by one of the lovely women who goes to the same gym I do.  She made us beautiful (and for a decent price, too!)

We then went to lunch. Yes, with our hairdos. No one much said anything except for one woman who asked how I had gotten my hair to twist that way.

Oh, and we stopped for Krispy Kreme donuts because, well, they're delicious.
They did not have any hot donuts.

We arrived back at the B&B and decorated. Lots of pink candles and bows everywhere! I had trusty helpers and we even conscripted Sarah's husband, Brian, into helping out!

Then, it was time to get ready!

I learned a lot about makeup. And I should've because I was probably wearing about a pound of stuff just on my eyes!

All the girls looked so pretty! I am very lucky to have had bridesmaids who consented to wearing halter top dresses in the freezing cold (note: at the time the dresses were picked out I didn't know it would get as cold as it did).

Then, it was my turn!!

It was about this time that I started getting a little nervous/excited.  I could look outside of the cottage we were in and I could see the groomsmen and Trey's sisters (who were taking pictures with him) walking around.  I was really ready to go and walk down the aisle.  

Eventually, we were able to leave the cottage and I took my Dad's arm and we walked down the aisle to Pachelbel's Canon in D. 

The wedding went smoothly. My uncle officiated and did an amazing job! We had a sand ceremony and brought the two sets of parents up onto the "altar" (really the front porch of the Inn) to participate. And then, we were married!!

It was really an amazing day.  I love being married and I love the man I married. I'm so glad he agreed to put up with be with me for the rest of our lives.

Here are a few pictures from the reception: