Date Night with Jeff-Goin’ to the Chapel

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Our good friends Jenny and Mark got married yesterday! We took Gracie to the ceremony because she’d never been to a wedding before. Afterward, Jeff and I took her home and began our date night at the reception.

Dear Husband,

I cried when Jenny walked down the aisle toward Mark. 15 years of marriage has made me so appreciate our relationship. I love that when we watched our friends get married it reminded me of the newness and romance we can experience in our marriage every day. I so enjoyed our walk home from the reception. Sitting in the courtyard in the Adirondack chairs, and listening to the outdoor fountain was so relaxing. Thanks for taking a picture of me where I stood on our honeymoon almost 15 years ago…


I stood on the podium where my arm rests in the picture and posed like a statue… holding a heart shaped potato 🙂 We went on a whirlwind, two week honeymoon after we were married. Destination spots included: Red Wing, Wabasha’s Anderson House, a friend’s cabin near Bayfield Wisconsin, Chicago, Door County, Duluth, and the bridges of Madison County~Iowa.


Jenny and Mark’s Wedding


The church


The lovely bride, Jen


Mother of the bride


The flower girl and ring bearer deciding to bust a move during the ceremony 🙂


The Bride and Groom…I love the looks on their faces!


Jen with champagne…the honeymoon starts 🙂

I just love weddings! What did you and your hubby or significant other do on date night this week?



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  8 comments for “Date Night with Jeff-Goin’ to the Chapel

  1. May 30, 2010 at 9:58 am

    We went to a candlelit dinner at Roys, complete with Hawaiian/Asian inspired sea food, a passion fruit sangria, and chocolate souffle. We then finished off the night at the movie theater where we saw Letters to Juliet. The scenery was breathtaking and the story, though predictable, incredibly romantic.

  2. May 30, 2010 at 10:05 am

    That sounds wonderful! We’ll have to check out Roy’s when we visit AZ! I looked them up online, and the seafood menu sounds so YUMMY! I want to see “Letters to Juliet.” Just dragged the boy to “Date Night.” I think we’ll have to wait for i”Juliet” on DVD. 😉

  3. Sandy
    May 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Oh Melissa,
    I am glad to hear that you went on a whirlwind two week honeymoon. We did the same about forty-one years ago on July 14. It was hot and we went to see the highlights through South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana, Canada, North Dakota and down through Minnesota to Winona, but we had an apartment in Rochester as I was going to school in Rochester. We had to come to Winona because of family and I had to go to the hospital. I had a deer fly bite on my ankle and it wasn’t looking good. The only thing that helped was an ice pack and air-conditioning in the car. Emergency room was my first stop home from the honeymoon. Fun??? I was bed ridden to keep the foot elevated. Not bad to have new hubby wait on me. I think everyone has a story…I know my son does as well….

  4. May 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I loved our honeymoon! I’m glad we decided on the extended road trip. Very memorable. Sounds like yours was too! I also got sick on my honeymoon. Lucklily it was only for part of the second day. I too ended up in the emergency room, a nice bottle of antibiotics in hand when I checked out 😉

    I am so interested in hearing peoples’ stories. So much fun.

  5. Keri
    May 30, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    I someday to hope to find a man who makes me feel like a newly wed every day. You and Jeff are so lucky to be together and to have found one another. <3 Keep the stories coming. 🙂

  6. May 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    You are such a sweetheart. You are going to find awesome, true, real love. I just know it. You have so much to share!

    I know I’m a lucky girl. He’s one of a kind.

    Love you,

  7. May 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    You want a good story Melissa? I had quite the mix of whirlwind adventures around getting married. I finished my finals on Tuesday and graduated from my masters degree program on Friday morning. That night we had our grooms dinner. Saturday was the wedding and Sunday started the Honeymoon. We went to Disneyworld for a week. The following morning the moving truck showed up at Jason’s parents house. Before they were gone that afternoon, we left on a cross country trek to Arizona where Jason was to start work just one week later. We got as far as Colorado Springs and of course I was driving going down the mountain when we lost the transmission on the car. We ended up spending an unscheduled extra couple days there and cruised into Arizona on Saturday.

  8. May 31, 2010 at 4:04 am

    WOW! That is a good story! It reminds me of our crazy adventures surrounding buying our home. Packing everything we owned into the biggest moving truck available (it looked like a semi) sleeping on the mattress on our living room floor in our apartment. Getting up at the crack of dawn the next day, throwing the mattress into the back of the semi…luckily we were able to make it fit. Driving down to RW, closing on the house and then moving everything in. I pretty much unpacked and organized the entire house by myself in 5 days and made myself physically sick doing so because , for some reason I can’t remember now, it was important to have everything in place before we went on a week long business trip to Boston. Oy! 🙂

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