"Dream as if you'll live forever; live as if you'll die today."
~James Dean

Monday, July 26, 2010

JeRsEy ShOrE...

We finally made our way down the shore this past Saturday.  I have been to several of the other beaches along the shore but have never been to Seaside Heights (where they actually do the filming of "Jersey Shore"--the show you love to hate but somehow become addicted and look forward to every episode).  People ask "Is Jersey really like that? Alex's answer "NO"!  My answer:"YES"!!! (not all of it is but there is a large portion that is...)  It is just like everyone thinks Texans have a ranch, farm and ride horses...

It was actually very enjoyable and it wasn't that crowded when we were there (we tend to try to go very early or very late) in order to miss the crowds.  I am sure the 100+ degree weather didn't help beach-goers either since it was muy caliente if you were not in the water...

Of course, we had to take in a few of the sights and sounds of the boardwalk (which is very different from the beaches in Texas).  Alex had to play a few games--he won me a bear which I failed to take a pic of...

FYI: We didn't get a chance to see Snooki, Jwoww, The Situation, Vinnie or Pauly D but maybe next time! ;) We drove by their shore house though and there was a couple of security guards outside so I am assuming they were resting to prepare for the night...

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pre-Honeymoon Vacay!

Yes, I know you are asking yourself what in the world is a "pre-honeymoon vacay?"  Well, since Alex had some final inspections to do and not exactly knowing the timeline these would occur we postponed our honeymoon until December.  It all worked out because we are planning on going to CHILE and their seasons are opposite so we will be enjoying summer weather instead of watching helping Alex dig out of snow in Jersey!!! We still wanted to go somewhere to remember our wedding and needed to "get away from it all" so we chose to drive throughtout the Northeast (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and upstate New York).  I loved every second of it since I haven't been to any part of the upper northeast---remember I am southern girl so I have been anywhere and everywhere surrounding Texas.  Oh, and if you know me I love antiques and tend to put my own spin on them and there were more antique places to count--of course we didn't stop at all but Alex did stop at a few for me.  I am truly blessed to have someone in my life that loves me/puts up with me as much as he does...

My Favorite Location along the coast of New Hampshire

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Kayaking for 12 Miles in the Ocean

Omelettes in Woodstock, Vermont...YUMMY!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Alex Crespo :: Est. June 5, 2010

Jersey Marries Texas...

We have finally tied the knot!!!! I will be the first to admit that I was a "cry baby" since I balled the entire way down the aisle and much of the day.  I still crack up when Alex tells the story that it looked like my dad was forcing me down the aisle because of how hysterical I appeared to be.  (This was not the case by any means!).  It was worth all the blood, sweat, tears, headaches, arguments, bridezilla moments, etc...  It was everything I dreamt it would be and more--I cannot wait to see what life has in store for us and making many more memories...

Our Bridal Party

"I know that you are not perfect and nor can I claim to be either, but please believe me, when I say that I want to be by your side, to hold your hand, to treasure you in the morning and in the noon-tide, to be next to you, to be held close to your heart now and for the rest of my living years, to comfort you, dry your tears and calm your most frightening fears, to fight your battles and show no shame to scream my love for you out loud all over the land." ~Unknown

First Dance "Everything I Do, I Do It For You"
 by Bryan Adams

For more wedding pictures please visit the most amazing and talented photographer in Texas http://katemeffordblog.com/2010/07/courtney-alex-hitched.html
and our Engagement Pictures taken in Brenham, Texas

These are two of my favorites from our engagement session: