So by the time I’ve gotten around to writing this, its pretty much old news. Well, 21 days old by my Facebook counter anyway. Getting married this way was definitely a good idea. So relaxed, so laid back, and so….us. I guess neither of us could imagine having a huge wedding with all the bells and whistles, and years of planning and budgeting, not to mention the insane stress-factor. This could not have been any LESS stressful. We started the day with a long hike, then just relaxed for the afternoon, got cleaned up, and got hitched! We just wanted the day to be about us, and about our love for each other, and avoid all the other drama and pitfalls that can so easily happen. So it was a pretty fabulous day. And even though it rained (HARD), it was still perfect.

So, I guess I’ve been a bit negligent in mentioning that Mikey and I are getting married! I assume if you read our blog, you probably know us well enough that this is old news. I had wanted to keep this blog to travel and travel-related observations, but I guess since we are getting married in Bali…it counts!
The process of getting our legal documentation together has been less than easy. The completely unhelpful and sometimes flat-out rude Canadian Consulate staff, the language barriers between us and our Indonesian wedding planner, and the geographical issues have made it altogether more difficult that I could imagine. Part of the process has been to supply 8 photographs of us together to send to the Indonesian government. We finally got around doing it today. Here is the result of our efforts! Our first family portrait:

The guy airbrushed it and everything! He made our teeth whiter, skin clearer, my neck thinner… Oh wait…No…Wait…I mean….we naturally look this good!!! I swear!!! But really, it makes me appreciate the magic of modern technology. Wow!