Chocolate truffle cheesecake

Yesterday I barbecued hamburgers for the first time. Normally Jordan does the BBQ food, but he was mowing the lawn — which takes forever! He started up the BBQ for me and then I cooked the burgers and didn’t burn them! I even managed to cook up half a pack of bacon without too much trouble.

After dinner I baked a chocolate truffle cheesecake, which turned out lovely. No cracks on the top! I brought half the cake into work today and everyone devoured it. 🙂 I also had made a batch of peanut butter cookies, but saved those for Jordan and I at home.

Quite broke at the moment, with all the expenses this month and leading up to the wedding. Still waiting for our first electricity bill which I’m sure will be through the roof. But I’m enjoying the new house. We haven’t unpacked completely, nor have we had the time to decorate, but that will happen in due time. All I need is a bit of energy and a couple days off.

The one with the wedding and new house

We have been married a week today. Everything fell together beautifully. The ceremony was perfect and didn’t take too long. It was all over before we knew it! My maid of honour and bridesmaids looked lovely in their dark purple dresses, and the best man and groomsmen looked great in their suits!

Yesterday I received my official wedding photos from one of my best friends, who did our pictures. There are over 900 shots and it’s going to be difficult to decide which ones to develop (and to post). The weather was beautiful and warm and the flowers in the park where we had the pictures done were in full bloom. We could not have asked for a more fantastic wedding day!

Jordan and I arrived at the reception a little late because I kept wanting more pictures! Once there, our guests greeted us with applause. It was wonderful to see all our family together. Some had traveled from Vancouver, Toronto, even New Brunswick. I had a great time chatting with everyone and dancing in my princess ballgown. The evening ended early, around 11:30 pm, but by then both Jordan and I were very tired.

Since I was starving, we went to Wendy’s drive-thru and brought it back to the hotel that a few of my friends had rented for us. We had a romantic late-night dinner of fast-food! A nice dip in the jacuzzi, too!

A week before the wedding, though, we moved into our first house. We spent three days moving everything out of the apartment. Some of Jordan’s friends and family from New Brunswick began to arrive at the end of the week and helped us unpack.

Now that all our guests have gone home and we are at the end of our vacation, things are starting to feel a little more normal. Back to work for me on Sunday!