We did it! Last Friday, the 10th of September, Spike and I went to the courthouse here in town and got ourselves hitched. Spike got out of class early, was on his way home by 1:00, and had arrived at the courthouse with me in tow by 3:00.
Although I've (strongly) hinted at it, this is the first time I've announced it outright: Instead of flying to Oklahoma for my monthly visit in August, I came to stay. Spike and I didn't know when exactly it would happen, but we knew we wanted to get married in a simple courthouse ceremony as soon as possible. We were frustrated by a few weeks of classes that lasted until 5:00, but our day finally came.
I'm ecstatic! And here are some pictures. More words and thoughts (and maybe more pictures, too) later.
|Getting ready to start the paperwork|
|Another military couple got married immediately before us--the groom had just graduated from basic training that afternoon.|
|I think I'm saying something about getting used to a new last name.|
|Saying our vows.|
|We were very fortunate to find a photographer who could meet us at the last minute! Thanks, GJ!|