Monday, January 31, 2005

Vintage: 2004 overview...

We had a great year in 2004 settled into our home.  I was working in my dance school and Michael continued as a landscaper.  We booked our belated honeymoon to the Gold Coast and a mini getaway to Sydney (will post later).

I was feeling very clucky and spent a heap of time convincing Michael to have a baby.  I had been clucky evey since I was around 21 years old so now that we were married and had our home I was so looking forward to becoming a Mum.

Here's a few photos from the year...

I had a birthday - the big 23! 

My gorgeous nieces...Kelly, Ruby and April

Bean got married!

I took Luke and Kelly for a day into Melbourne.  We caught the train in and went and looked at the Myer windows. 

It was around this time that I officially went of the pill as well.  I was beyond excited trying for a baby and so very nervous at the same time.  I was reading everything I could get my hands onto.  Books, magazines, forums.   Of course, I convinced Michael that it could take 6-12 months to fall pregnant so he didn't have to worry about it all just yet.  Ha. 

After Christmas, we went camping at Eildon.  Unfortunately while we were there we heard the very sad news that Michael's Oma Visser had passed away.  So very sad.

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Vintage: Our first home!! September 2003

We scrimped and saved (and borrowed) to purchase our first home.  It was a unit in Croydon North and we were SO excited!

Michael arrived there first...

Beautiful purple hallway...haha...

Our room...

Lounge room looking a little better...

We had to cut the top out of that cupboard because the fridge wouldn't fit! 

 It was instantly "home" for us.  It wasn't perfect but we loved that little place and we were so excited to be out on our own again.  Exciting days!

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Vintage: Our wedding day...the reception

 We had our reception at Donovans restaurant in St Kilda.  It was so much fun and the food was amazing.

After such a beautiful, amazing day we said farewell to our family and friends and headed to the Hilton hotel in East Melbourne.

The next morning we had a beautiful buffet breakfast and then massages in the day spa.

We checked out and headed to Crown for a browse and a movie.  Our first day as a married couple.  It was so exciting and strange.

Then we headed back to my brothers house.  Bugger!  No honeymoon for us as we were busy saving for a house.

Which, luckily for us was just around the corner... 

Thursday, January 27, 2005

Vintage: Our wedding day...the ceremony

We had our ceremony at Catani Gardens in St Kilda.  It was a great day considering we were a week away from winter!

I was so happy to have my Dad walk me down the "aisle" along with Luke and Kelly.  

Waiting was my sister Sharon, Erica and Bean as my bridal party along with Ryan, Col and Mick for Michaels groomsmen.  

I was SO nervous! 

  I couldn't look into his eyes when we were saying our vows because I would have burst into tears...

Time for the rings...

and the kiss...

 We're married!!!