Thursday, January 31, 2013

Anantara- our first hotel

We got to our hotel after a 40 min shuttle ride from the airport. It seemed like forever. The hotel is very modern and quiet.
They surprised us with rosé peddles on the bed and a piece of very yummy chocolate cake.

The best part of the hotel is the free breakfast! They had just about everything you could ever want and more. I tried to use a small plate so I could control my portions.
John made him self some miso soup, but was a little too generous with the spices. He ended up not finishing because it was just too spicy.

It was a great way to start off our first day in bangkok

Made it to Bangkok

The last leg of the plane flight was great for me, I took a sleeping pill right before we boarded. apparently the plane was delayed on the runway for about an hour, but I had no idea. I slept for the next 6 hours.
The airport in bangkok is huge! I was able to snap a few pictures while we were walking through it. We made it through customs and headed out to find our shuttle. There were so many signs with people's names on it, but we managed to fine one that said johnathan anhorn. The lady weave us in and out of people, up and down escalators and finally to our shuttle.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lay over in Japan

Well we made it through the first leg of our journey. I think I watched 3 movies and 6 episodes of " how I met your mother" around hour 6 of our 10 hour flight the flit attendants passed out ice cream sandwiches.

We had just over a two hour lay over. So John and I got a big ol bowl of soup.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

At the airport... Leaving on a jet plane

We are just about to board the plane for japan.  We got to the airport about 3.5 hours early, so we stopped by beaches for some celebratory bloody Mary's.  The bar tender gave us our first honeymoon lay and a free bag of Carmel corn.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Packed and ready to go

Tomorrow John and I will be leaving for THAILAND !!!!!! We are all packed and ready.

Fake ring, the real ones will be locked in a safe in an undisclosed location. Loosing a 10 dollar ring sounds way better then losing my real one
Backpacks are ready. My pack 14.5 pounds, johns pack 18.0 pounds.

Rehearsal dinner

Johns parents hosted our rehearsal dinner.

We decided to have the rehearsal and the dinner at one place, I didn't really want to have to deal with everyone paying to park, and then fighting traffic getting from downtown portland to Hillsboro.

It was great to hang out with the bridal party, but all I wanted to do was to get back to the hotel so I could go to sleep. I was so excited to finally marry John

Day in hood river

Hood River is one of my favorite places in Oregon. It is located just over an hour East of Portland. It is a cute little river town full of store front wineries, breweries and a great local stores. In the summer its full of kite boarders but in the winter it is a little more sleepy. I have been there a lot of times, and it's a place I like to take visitors

A few days before the wedding my bridesmaids Ashley and Michelle took a trip west to do some wine tasting and relaxing.

At Naked Winery- cute names but the wines were not that great.

Ashley's daughter Dylann came as well, I can not get enough of her adorable little face.

View from Full Sail Brewery! A little cold but the Columbia river looked beautiful.

Getting ready for the wedding

I was beyond excited the morning of the wedding. I woke up at 4:30 and couldn't fall back to sleep. I laid in bed for an hour then got up and took a bubble bath. The view from our room was beautiful, even at 5:30 am.

 At 7:30 I met my parents and Kelly and Curtis at jakes for breakfast. I could hardly eat anything because I was so excited! I managed to get down a glass of fresh squeezed orange juice, some potatoes, 1 egg and one of jakes house made biscuit. On my way back up to my room I saw this.

Hair started at 8:30 am.
There was a lot of volume going on in the room.

My mom even got her hair done,for the first time in her life. she was very happy with her hair.

Then it was finally my turn. I was so ready to get in on the action after watching everyone else get all pretty. I changed my hair last minute from the up do that we did at my trial to a picture I found on Pinterest.

YIKES!!! that's a lot of volume

It was perfect!

Then it was time to relax and wait for the photographer to show up. So we called downstairs and had some OJ delivered for mimosas

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tasting and final walk through

The wedding is in 14 days! 
First stop, and probably most important we went down to get MARRIAGE LICENSE.

Offically declared my new name  Shannon Noel Anhorn

 By this point John was a little annoyed with me taking so many pictures. We were were practically the only people in there. I guess Thursday afternoon in January isn't high season for marriage license.
This is John having second thoughts about getting married.

 Almost official
Our Next Stop was the beautiful Governor Hotel to meet with our wedding planner Mel and have our menus tasting.
John and I got there a little early so we stopped by the bar to have a drink. Best Mimosa ever
After drinks John and I were taken to a private section of the dinning room where we got to sample menu items. Almost everything we ate was so delicious.  Can't wait for our guests to enjoy dinner. 

This is where the morning after brunch will be. Such a cozy beautiful room

 The floor plan is set, the time line is set, everything is pretty much set. Now we just wait.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Changing of the name

Remember when you were in Jr. High and you would write you would practice writing your name with your crushes last name? It was so fun and innocent. As our wedding is quickly approaching, the one thing that is giving me anxiety is changing my name. Is it because I live in portland full of independent progressive women? Or is it because its hard for me to change my identity?
It is important to me and John that our future children have the same last name as both of us, and let me tell you it's so confusing matching children to their parents when they don't have the same last name.
 The task of changing everything just seems daunting. Not only do I have to change the normal things, drivers license, passport, credit cards, banks, I have to change everything for my chiropractic practice, business cards, websites, license in both states, mal practice insurances, insurance panels, NDI number, denials from insurance companies because of my  new name. It's going to be a little bumpy for a while.
But also, all of my professional achievements are with my name. I just worked so hard to become Dr. Shannon Eder, and my name is how patients find me. Since I am still relativity fresh in my career this is the time to do it.
But it still makes me cringe when I think about it.

Dr Shannon Noel Anhorn. that's what it's going to be