Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mrs Louise Neumann. That is me, I am she.



We found two matching shells on the beach. Our 'married shells'. The tanned, muscly one resembles Forrest, and the white and weedy one is me, to a tee :)


As of last Thursday, I'm embracing my new status as the wife.
I powered through the giggles (an affliction of mine) to say 'I do' at the appropriate moment and landed one on my new husband's lips with all the grace (not much) and hilarity (plenty) that befits my usual manner. If there wasn't a video as evidence of the event, I'd probably still be asking whether it really did happen.
I should probably feel 'different', but this is simply not the case. I suppose I had already felt secure. I was already making lunches with good wifely enthusiasm ("mystery sandwiches' tomorrow, Dear?'). Forrest and I already bickered like husband and wife. Plus, married or not I will always forget to squeeze the toothpaste from the end of the tube. Nothing has changed.

The wedding was rushed for the sake of my visa requirements, so after my low expectation of the thing, I was ridiculously tickled by the loveliness of it, really. Who knew we would have the sweetest little lady in the whole of Alabama to conduct the ceremony, and who knew there would be surprise wedding cake, and a photographer, celebrations and a weekend at the beach with two of our nearest and dearest. The manta rays even came to play. My memory museum just opened a new archive. 

25 comments:

  1. Well, congratulations to you both and I wish you many happy years together (I hope you'll be as happy as my sweetie and I - we'll be married 36 years in Sept!). I love this post - the two of you look so happy and I love that you had so much fun!!! All the best wishes to you both. nancy

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  2. Congratulations! I hope you are as happy as my love and I are...

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  3. Thank you Nancy and Kate! I definitely hope to remain as happy as you both sound! 36 years, Nancy....awesome :)

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  4. Awwwwww CONGRATULATIONS!!!! =) I am so happy for you and your hubby! And the dog too of course hehehehe. Awesome drawing of the shells by the way...lemme get this one straight "she shells the she sells on the see sore......?"
    Hmmmm... I thought I got that one right when I was 9...

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  5. congratulations!!! love the picture! all the best!!

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  6. Congratulations to you both ! All the best for the coming years. Hope you will be as happy as I am too with my husband after three children and 37 years of living together. Your post was delightful and I'm looking forward to seeing plenty more sketches of yours !

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  7. Congratulations to you both, it looks as if you had a lovely time, your smiles say it all.

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  8. Congratulations! Love the shells.

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  9. Congratulations! Best wishes for both of you for a long happy life together. Look forward to following your blog and art as you settle into your new life.

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  10. Lovely sketch and congratulations on your marriage. You look so well matched and in love. So sweet. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Great post! Congratulations and best of luck. As frisky as the pup might be, he might be the most trainable of your new household. My 29 years can't beat nanke's 36, but I'd do it all again.

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  12. So glad that you shared the special day with us. I was hoping to hear about the next chapter of your story. Congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations! Lovely sketch, even your sea shells radiate happiness!

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  14. I must admit I got misty-eyed reading your post (I always cry at weddings). Thanks for sharing your joy with us. My hubby and I are close to Nanke at almost 33 years together, and can say it only gets better! Oh btw, nice shells!

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  15. Oh Big Congratulations, sounds magical and a match made in heaven.

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  16. Congratulations! And that is a terrific sketch.

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  17. Oh, Congratulations!!! You look beautiful and happy!! Lovely little sketch of the shells too!

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  18. Congratulations! Sometimes the simplest is best. The shells are a great treasure.

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  19. félicitations! Great shells, and great pictures, I wish you all the best.

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  20. All the very best of luck and congratulations to a beautiful couple. May you spend a lifetime of happiness and love together.
    Your post was lovely and your seashells exquisite.
    Joan Gillman Smith

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  21. Congratulations Louise! I guess you need to change the header now? :) I wish you both long and happy years together.

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  22. Congratulations and so many good wishes for the future, Mrs Neumann!

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  23. Looks like a very beautiful wedding! COngratulations Mrs. Neumann! All the best wishes to you and your hubby

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  24. Congratulations!! I had to rush my wedding because of Visa requirements too :/ But we're still ridiculously happy 11 years later!

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