So Lashawnda and I have finally settled in Brooklyn (for the time being), thankfully we have a friend that is letting us stay with him until we get on our feet because we basically packed up everything in less than a month for this move. It was stressful to say the least, folks say that you bond through stressful situations (hopefully) then we have enough to last us until we decide to have children.
At the same time, we are extremely happy to be given this opportunity. There are some learning curves and figuring out how having a car SUCKS (even in a more “suburban” area) in Brooklyn. However, with the recent passing of the same-sex marriage state wide has opened up all types of possibilities for us. Which is nice because we bounced around so much ESPECIALLY before we knew where we were going, so it is nice to at least have the bulk of the situation figured out.
So, where does that leave us? Well, finding a place indoors to hold a wedding. We are still planning for March 2012 and NY winters are no joke (I’ve been here to witness part of it) but we want something where we won’t have to deal with traffic (HA) and crowds. We’ve been here for close to 2 weeks, so we are at the point of getting acclimated because it is LOUD here and not having central air is taking me back to my days overseas, so it’s an adjustment but it’s all new and fun.
Not to mention that with the passing of the bill that there are heaps of wedding things to get into. So, I’m taking full advantage and will report back. I plan to be at the Pop-Up Chapel on July 30th, which is gearing up to be a huge, FREE, lovely and did I mention FREE event. Basically, they have it set up that all you have to do is bring yourself and your other half and the marriage certificate and they’ll take care of the rest. They’ll marry you and provide cupcakes in lieu of a cake. Supposedly it is going to be held in Central Park – so I will make sure to take photos to share with you guys.
Being that I’m getting back into the swing of things, is there any questions or topics that you’d like me to expand on? Let me know, I’m pretty much an open book at this point.