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Fro Yo Honeymoon: The Conclusion
April 28, 2010, 7:55 pm
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Since we are both terrible at taking pictures, my honeymoon recaps will be short and sweet.  I get embarrassed about taking lots of pictures, and even though I have my camera, I never want to pull it out.  But, I digress…When we last left off, we’d arrived at the resort, enjoyed some food, and got some rest.

So, we woke up in our lovely room and decided to get a little breakfast by the beach:

Then we decided to hang out in our own little palapa:

However, we weren’t the only ones that thought time in the palapas was a great idea, so did some of the older topless women (we took no pictures of this, obviously), so we thought this was probably the time that we should go for a little walk:

While on our walk, we saw a boat that took people snorkeling and we thought we should go too:

And since I was afraid of my camera getting wet, I left it behind, but the snorkeling was SO amazing.  If you go to Mexico, you have to go.  It was very safe, and our guide was wonderful.  We saw beautiful coral, colorful fish, and the scariest thing we saw was a barracuda.  One kid with us said that he saw a sting ray (liar), but I didn’t see it.  Here’s us rocking our snorkels in our room:

After our sweet snorkeling trip, we took a bus into Cancun for a shopping trip.  I bought some pretty silver earrings, and the only thing Mr. Fro Yo “bought” was a trip to the bathroom for 2 pesos.  Ha.  While in Cancun, we stumbled on Margaritaville, and I had to take a picture in the chair:

After our trip, we changed, and got ready for our last night on our honeymoon.  We ate a yummy seafood dinner, and then went to Desires night club (it sounds way better than it was):

Check out the crowd at Desires:

Because there wasn’t much of a crowd, we decided to play a game of pool, since it was what we did the night we met:

Then we called it a night, and in the morning we said good bye to all the things we loved about our hotel.

Delicious tiny coffee:

Yummy bottled drinks:

The infinity pool and swim up bar:

The swing bar on the beach:

And the coveted palapas:

I loved our honeymoon, our resort and the wonderful people we met.  I only wish that we’d been able to stay even longer!


OMG, My Video Trailer!!
April 27, 2010, 8:30 pm
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Sorry to interrupt the honeymoon posts, but my videographer, Vanessa McKellar, just sent me our wedding video trailer and I could not WAIT to post it.  I am embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve already watched this, but I just love it so much.  In fact, watching it on the computer screen wasn’t enough, we decided to get the video projector out at work so that we could all watch it…5 times.  And we all cried.

Kelsey & Sean’s Trailer from Vanessa McKellar Productions on Vimeo.

 Here’s the part where I wanted to write about my favorite part, but there are just too many in that short 2 minutes, so I can’t.  But, I did want to tell you all that the people I’m laughing hysterically with in the photo booth are my brother and sister.  I hope you all enjoyed it! 

What were your feelings when you first watched your wedding trailer?

Fro Yo’s Honeymoon Begins
April 26, 2010, 7:43 pm
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So this feels a little backward starting with the honeymoon, but I’ll give it a go. 

After we partied with our wedding peeps until 3 am on Saturday night (momma Fro Yo even made it to the end!), we finally made it to our fabulous suite at the Stoneleigh hotel. 


I hadn’t been able to eat all day long, or really been able to eat much for days, but luckily our wedding coordinator, Lisa, packed up some food for us.  We tore into that delicious food before crashing that night.  Nothing like ending the wedding diet on your actual wedding day. 🙂  The next day we met up with some friends, rehashed stories from the wedding while laughing far too loudly, and eventually we drove home to Austin just in time to re-pack, get a couple of hours of sleep, and catch our flight for our honeymoon. 

I woke up Monday morning super excited about our trip to Mexico!!  Now, let me tell you girls that are planning honeymoons something.  I thought for SURE we were going to be bumped up to first class and congratulated over and over because we were on our honeymoon.  Well, time to burst the bubble…there were at least 7 other couples on our flight doing the exact same thing.  Some were discrete about it like us and just sort of casually mentioned the honeymoon.  While others were a little more forward and wore veils and t-shirts indicating their shiny new marriage.  Whatever the method, it didn’t work.  We were all cruising in coach on our way to Mexico. 

After realizing that our ploy to get bumped to first class wouldn’t work, I decided to read magazines to pass the time before boarding:

Mr. Fro Yo chose to sleep to pass the time:

Once we arrived in Mexico, we took a bus to our hotel and walked into this:


Then, we made it up to our room, and ran out to the balcony to check out the view:

We threw on our bathing suits and some sunscreen and were ready to go:

After spending some quality time at the beach and the pool we decided to get ready for dinner.

And ate some yummy sushi:

After dinner we enjoyed some nightly entertainment and cocktails:

After our big first day, we decided to get some sleep and get ready for the rest of the week.  We didn’t know that the rest of the week would have snorkeling, topless 60 year olds, baracudas, Jimmy Buffett, new friends,  and sunburns in store for us. 🙂

I’m a MRS!
April 24, 2010, 6:02 pm
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Hello Hive!!  How I’ve missed you! Mr. Fro Yo and I are back from a fabulous honeymoon and we are nursing some sunburns.  That Mexican sun can be brutal!  But, we couldn’t have asked for a better time.  And the wedding….It. Was. Amazing!  Were there problems?  Of course.  But even with the few hiccups I can’t remember a time that I’ve felt quite that happy.  My face hurt from flashing so many smiles.  While I wait for the pro photos, and laugh at all the photo booth images, I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures. 

And what’s a wedding without a Single Ladies dance moment?

Also, I wanted to write a wedding day post to tell you all how much I appreciated your support and suggestions throughout the planning process, but the internet didn’t want to cooperate with me.  So now finally I can say thank you!  You all were a huge source of inspiration and support and I am so appreciative! 

Up next?  The honeymoon. 🙂

Meet the Parents
April 11, 2010, 5:46 pm
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So, our families have never met.  Never.  Which is sort of unbelievable to me, and a lot of the people I tell.  We’ve both met each other’s families, but my family has never met his family. It’s really due to circumstance.  See, my family lives in Dallas, and Mr. Fro Yo’s lives in Colorado.  We typically travel to visit the fams, so it just hasn’t happened.  However, I really did not want our families to meet for the first time at the rehearsal, so sister Fro Yo offered to host a dinner at her house a couple of days before the wedding. 

Now, I’m not really nervous that people won’t get a long, but it’s a big deal and it’s happening just a few days before the wedding.  What if the families clash?  What if it’s awkward?  What if it resembles Meet the Fockers?


Granted, my family is pretty easy-going, so I can’t imagine it really being an issue, but you just never know.  I think I’m the only one that’s nervous about it because I’ve asked Mr. Fro Yo repeatedly and each time he says no.  So maybe I should take a hint and stop stressing about something that will likely be a non-issue. 

Anyone else in this situation?  How are you feeling about your families meeting for the first time?  Or, if you’re families already met, what was their first meeting like?

Ampersand Love
April 7, 2010, 6:43 pm
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As I try to taper off my search for inspiration, I couldn’t help but notice this picture on the Weddingbee DIY section:


There is something so simple and sweet about the little hanging ampersand between the two chairs.  And, it would match perfectly with our table numbers.  We aren’t having a bride and groom sign on our chairs, so I thought it would be a new way to still designate our chairs, but without having to make the signs since we all know the crafting gene escaped me. 

So, I decided to head to Anthropologie and see if I had any luck finding the beloved ampersand.  Well, I walked in, got distracted by the sale room and the lovely scent of their signature candle, but I somehow found my way over to housewares, and there it was sitting and waiting for me.  I picked it up and gasped at the $18 price tag for such a simple thing, but I decided to purchase it anyway knowing that if I didn’t want to use it, I could always return it and find a million other things in the store I would want to buy. 

I still can’t decide though, is it worth it?  Will it look silly hanging between 2 chairs?  Do I really want to keep a metal letter for $18? So, I’ve come to you all.  Do I scrap the ampersand idea or keep it?

Little Ms. Clumsy
April 6, 2010, 8:51 pm
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So, I am extremely clumsy, and not in the cute Fergie way.


But for some reason I’m not worried about falling at the ceremony or tripping during the first dance, though maybe I should be. 

However, I am terrified that I’m going to hurt myself in some unsuspecting way in the next 2 weeks.  I’ve managed to make it this far with only a broken finger (which has healed nicely by the way), but everyday that we go hiking, I envision myself tripping over rocks or tree roots.  And actually, it’s not that hard to envision because I seriously trip at least once every walk, though I haven’t fallen too many times. 

So what can I do other than sequester myself in my house for the next 2 weeks?  Well, I’m trying to pay better attention to my surroundings, avoid any sort of sport, and do my very best not to sprain my ankle.  Because really, it would be a travesty if my something blue shoes had to remain in their box.

Anyone else nervous about a black eye, sprained ankle or broken bone?