December 31, 2005

New Post ...New Spouse ... New Year ~ Woo Hoo!

Well, well, well. Just when you think it’s safe to visit the Cerebral Outpost, the Hag is back! I know … it’s about darned time.

Sometimes, when you’re a newlywed and you have an opportunity to spend your honeymoon at home with your marvelous husband while he’s on vacation from work, you just have to put everything else on the back burner and soak up the special moments like there’s no tomorrow.

Again, I find myself so grateful to everyone who stops here with their comments, game entries (memories) and their well-wishes! Words cannot express how wonderful it has been for us to pop in and read all the lovely sentiments everyone posted here. This has meant so much!

The wedding was picture perfect ~ cozy, personal and ever-so-romantic. I have a few pictures to share so I’ll bring in the New Year with this post and will be starting my blog rounds within the next day or so ~ I will be visiting every single person who has stopped by over the past two weeks so please understand if it takes me some time to make my way over. I have missed this activity VERY much and can’t wait to resume regular posting and visiting!

Ed & I moments after the ceremony on 12/17/05

In our backyard upon returning home ~ we thought the ice-covered pond and Lantern Hill would make a nice background ~ I hope you like it, we froze our patooties off

Here's the old ball and chain begging for one more shot outdoors ~ poor Ed

Here we are safely and warmly tucked away in our living room near the tree

Nothing says lovin' like a cozy hug with the man of your dreams ~ go ahead, all together now ~ "Awwww"

We will NOT be getting matching sweaters and we will NOT be buying matching cars ~ but this photo, to me, was too precious for words so I had to include it

And to wrap up the day's events, we enjoyed a scrumptious dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants on a cove in Mystic

I know this comes a bit late but I would like to wish everyone a cheerful, healthy, prosperous and loving New Year! Perhaps in 2006, I can get the rest of my act together and be a better blog-buddy. Hugs to all!

UPDATE (1.2.06): Since two people have asked how I made it out to the dock in those heels, I thought I'd explain. It was all done with lights and mirrors.

No, in fact, the gallant gentleman that Ed is, he removed his jacket and placed it in front of my every footstep.

Okay ... truth be told, the ground was still quite frozen which made the heels sink in only about 1/16th of an inch instead of the usual 3 inches. I didn't care about the soiled heels ~ initially we wanted to be married in our yard in the fall with the pond as a backdrop ~ the outdoor photos were important to me somehow. :)


Blogger Alisa said...

I am so happy for you two! What beautiful pics.

12:10 PM  
Blogger Spinning Girl said...

You look so happy. I love the braids! Happy New Year to both of you.

12:12 PM  
Blogger happyandblue2 said...

The two of you look so happy together. I think Ed may just be a keeper.
You look beautiful by the way.
I hope that some day I am as lucky as Ed and find someone just like you to spend my life with.
May the two of you have a very Happy New Years. And a great 2006..

12:32 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Oh my gosh, I'm sooo happy for you two! I love the pics Carol! You two did look real cccccold out on the dock!

May the new year bring joy and happiness to you both Carol! :)

1:06 PM  
Blogger Grant said...

Congratulations to the happy couple. Merry new year.

In Satan's name, natch. >:p

1:11 PM  
Blogger brooksba said...

Oooooh! Beautiful pictures! Congratulations again and I'm so thrilled you are starting the new year with love and happiness. You two are adorable!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Puggyspice said...

Congrats. I feel so happy for both of you! Have a beautiful new year, and the beginning of a beautiful life together.

3:41 PM  
Blogger CarpeDM said...

Yay! A post for the New Year!! I'm so happy!!! As you can see by the multiple exclamation points used.

You two look marvelous and I am so very happy for you both. Thanks for sharing the pictures and have a wonderful New Year!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaay, you two look adorable in your matching braids!
Just love the photos...aboslutely magic! Congratulations to both of you :)

Happy New Year, may it bring much health and happiness to you both.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

I was so excited to see the wedding pictures!! I just love weddings! Ya'll look so happy and the matching braids are just too cute!!

Thanks for freezing for the picture, what a great back yard!

7:17 PM  
Blogger Floridacracker said...

Great happy photos! Happy New Year to the both of you!

7:33 PM  
Blogger psuche said...

Happy New Year Carol, and congrats! {{hugs}}

10:58 PM  
Blogger Hick said...

Wowsers! You two are way too cute. Makes me want to cuddle up with my fact...

Happy, happy New Year. Keep writing and I'll keep stopping by. Blessings to you both.

12:55 AM  
Anonymous bekah said...

Love the photos - you guys are adorable. Happy New Year!

2:10 AM  
Blogger Skye said... sweet. How the heck did you get out on that dock in those heels??? Looked like you had to cross a ladder-like contraption.

May the New Year bring you much joy and adventures to share!

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marvelous tree, backyard...and husband! So glamorous, only it's real!

8:57 AM  
Blogger PBS said...

Good to have you back. I had figured you were on your honeymoon. Congratulations, what wonderful pictures, you both look so happy! What a great way to start off a new year!

Happy New Year to you both!

9:24 AM  
Blogger madcapmum said...

I love how you kitted yourself out in a classic red jacket for your December wedding. Much better than a foompfy ballgown. The braids are great, too! Many happy years together!

11:41 AM  
Blogger dulciana said...

What a beautiful way to start off your year! Looking at your pictures makes me feel wonderful just to see you both so happy. Congratulations!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Simply Coll said...

My warmest congratulations to both yourself and Ed. May the new year bring you continued joy and happiness.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Rob Seifert said...

Congratulations Carol! You deserve the very best and, from what you've told us, Ed fits the bill. I'm so very happy for you! I hope the holidays have treated you well and look forward to reading more from you as soon as it's convenient. Happy New Year!


1:43 PM  
Anonymous J said...

Yay! Pictures look very nice. Much luck for the new year!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

Welcome back Rapunzel...I mean Carol. All the best to you and your prince. May 2006 be the start to something wonderful for you both.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you give me hope, Carol, that someday I can be with a man who will make me this happy, and it will be a true committment...

thanks and a thousand congratulations to you both

7:09 PM  
Blogger lilly05 said...

Congratulations Carol, you two make a sweet couple. Wishing you both the best of Holidays and the hapiest of New Years!

7:31 PM  
Blogger kenju said...

Great photos, beautiful couple! Wondrous braid you got there, Carol, how long has it been since you cut your hair?

Congrats all over again and Happy, Happy New Year to you and Ed.

8:21 PM  
Blogger Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Congratulations again, Carol! So happy to see you so happy. Best wishes in the new year to you as well.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

Lovely fotos, both of u look like the perfect made-for-each-other couple.

Herez wishing u have a wonderful married life and a Happy 2006

12:06 AM  
Blogger Rainypete said...

You two crazy kids have fun now. And take care of each other.

3:00 AM  
Anonymous pallavi said...

It was so nice seeing the pictures. it was like sharing one of the wamest and most precious moments in life.. I loved the matching braids pictures.. that was so cute..

You both make a beautiful couple.. and your backyard is picture perfect.. :)

Its nice to have you back... and all the best again..

Wishing you a very happy new year..

4:15 AM  
Blogger jon said...

You got married on one of the greatest day's in the history of the world! MY BIRTHDAY!!


7:03 AM  
Blogger Tabor said...

May your coming years be filled with all you hope and dream of together. How on earth did you make it out to the dock in those shoes?

7:52 AM  
Blogger MYSTIC said...

Congratulations or best wishes or whatever you say to the Bride. I always mess that up! To Ed...Lucky Guy! Many happy years together. Pictures on FROZEN POND huh? NOW! BACK TO THE CELEBRATION. My Best to you Carol.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Dave Morris said...

Congratulations, Carol, it sounds like you've really found the right guy. I am so very happy for both of you!

Not to mention you've finally stopped your living in filthy, adulterous sin - but anyway. ;)

No but truly, HAPPY new year to both of you - and thanks for sharing the amazing pictures!

10:32 AM  
Blogger the Monk said...

looks like you had the time of your life...congratulations again...that lake pic really was amazing...

12:46 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

Wowowowowow!!!! Congratulations to the two of you! What gorgeous pics! And happy new year, my dear old hag!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Trinette said...


Congrats on your marriage. Your taste in ceremonies is much like my own. Ours was an intimate indoor ceremony with lots of pictures outside.

May you have many happy years together.

And thanks for the warm wishes on my blog.


5:36 PM  
Blogger L said...

Congratulations and Happy New Year! I love the photos (especially the one with the braids)


7:43 PM  
Anonymous colleen said...

The matching braids made my day!! They caught me by surprise. I'm so happy for the both of you...and I love where you live. I've missed you.

11:09 PM  
Blogger bozette said...

You look like a wonderful couple.
I hope your New Year brings you all your dreams.

11:19 PM  
Blogger sidcruise said...

Wow ..nice to see your pics and your hubbys too..

wish you all the best ...

6:56 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

So glad for you! You were right...the dock pictures were a great addition!


9:01 AM  
Anonymous sm36 said...

My hankie is sopping wet with tears of joy for you both. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww

Forget about visiting my blog. Go you know where and choose a print so I can sign it and mail it as a SURPRISE (shhhhhh ;)

10:24 AM  
Blogger Wicked H said...


Wishing you continued happiness throughout 2006 and all years to follow.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Holy cow, Hag. I'm glad you're posting again! Best of luck. Nice pics.

12:52 PM  
Blogger oregoncelticlady said...

I can't believe you would choose romance and honeymooning over us, your dear fans! *laugh* Ed is quite the lucky man!!! Both of you look so happy!
I would love to e-mail you about a life situation if you don't mind...
I am getting better at posting to, come visit...

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

happy am i for you both. love the matching ponytails......

6:53 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Best wishes to you, Carol! I'm sure this is the beginning of many, many happy years together.

8:11 PM  
Blogger I am a Milliner's Dream, a woman of many "hats"... said...

CONGRATS! I _love_, _love_, _love the braid photo.

You look SO happy.


9:47 PM  
Blogger Mz Rachel said...

you too look much like my father and my step mother....disgustingly happy. I am so glad you found love that is the topping on the ice cream. I like the braid photo too.

Congrats again!

9:39 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

LOVE the matching braids! Congratulations again.

11:41 AM  
Blogger sands of time said...

Lovely Pics.May you both have a lifetime of happiness together.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Divine Calm said...

CONGRATS! You look as happy as my mom did when she remarried my stepfather. thrilled for you.

2:40 PM  
Blogger katie said...

Congrats! I wish you all the happiness in the world. The both of you look so happy and peaceful.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Much love and mushiness for you! Mine was an Xmas wedding too, they are the best. I wore a red jacket and black skirt also. Maybe it's a secret tradition and no one has actually made it official yet.

Congratulations! So glad to see the photos. I was wondering about the heels too but not about the ground. Getting up to the dock and the dock itself would be a bit tricky.

Have a very romantic 2006 and keep the newlywed glow all year. :)

6:32 PM  
Blogger dan said...

the perfect match.

best of luck for the future.

11:53 AM  
Blogger Jezzy said...

Thanks for posting the photos! So lovely to see that kind of happiness. x

7:25 PM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

congrats carol and ed! Oh, thank you for the wonderful Christmas letter too! May you enjoy many years of marital bliss!

8:28 AM  
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7:54 AM  
Blogger Eileen the Jellomonster said...

Sorry I've been away... it's been crazy.

Just found out y'all got married! Much happiness to you both!

Eileen :)

11:30 PM  

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