The wedding went off without a hitch. It was one of those things where I can't really look back and say "man, I wish I would've..."; everything really went extremely well. The only thing I'd change would be to make it all not go by so fast... if you go to a wedding, it's 3 hours that seem like 3 days. If you're part of the wedding part, it's 3 hours that seem like.... 3 hours. If your the Groom (and bride, so I hear)... 3 hours seems like about 25 minutes. It was really awesome. Marriage is awesome too... and it really does change whenever you go from engaged to Married. Which I think is kind of odd, because aside from a certificate, Jillian and I were already doing all the "married" things anyways; but my thought process did change... In a good way. There's definitely a greater sense of devotion there; don't get me wrong, it was there before... but the feeling is different. I really don't know how to describe it in words really, but it's just awesome. Being married to Jill makes me a better man, and whole.
Chateu Elan was extremely nice.... props to the people who put on the great show there. Nice Suite, nice spa, nice golf course, nice ambiance and restraunts. If you haven't been there, go... Try the wine, just... not 2 bottles of it in one night.
Work has been improving... we're on the backside of the budget year, on the backside of some major projects and generally (for some reason) November - Mid January tends to be a slow time for us. Maybe the cold weather causes people brains to slow down, so they think about what they're doing and don't mess up... or, maybe they just don't do as much work. Either way, it's spectacular... and don't take that as me complaining about my day-to-day. Tech Services is very much like firefighters... we don't get invited to the party until it's a 3-alarm issue; we're always knee-jerk, constantly responsive. Whenever it slows down is whenever you get to be **proactive**... This is usually whenever I write my best code; maybe its just the weather tho, <3>
School... school sucks like normal. I had a test tonight... that was a disaster. My Group consist of 7 other guys, 6 of which I don't think have real jobs and they're sophmores and are more concerned with chasing tail in the class than working... so me and one other guy are doing all the work. I really don't care tho, I just want to pass and be done with School.
Church... Church is awesome. Between Jill and Church (and.. come on... WAR too, WAAAAAAAAAAAGH!) I don't see how I could really feel "down". I *love* being involved with church, it really enriches my life daily. Whether it's the spiritual changes, life changes, the sense of connection to a community, a deep motivation to try and be a better person... whatever it is, it makes getting up and going about your business ever day a wonderful experience. Every morning now for a couple of months, I've been having my daily "devotional" in the shower (it's warm ;) ) before work, and it makes a world of difference.... Jill has noticed a difference, friends have noticed a difference, family and coworkers.. how could it not be contagious? I've very very protective of my personal time; lets face it, with everyday stuff, work, school, house chores... I don't have a lot of spare/free time... but on sunday's, there's really no place I'd rather be than with Jill at Church on Sunday morning(attending service or Teaching Sunday School) and at Newly Weds, our small group, on Sunday nights. Teaching sunday school is awesome, and its really cool to see kids looking up to you as a mentor (spiritually and socially)... theres one kid, Jordan, who always sits at my table and can't wait to tell me how his week was, what his baseball team did, ask if I'm still married (he still thinks girls have cooties..); and Its really awesome to just sit down, have a conversation with him, and try and teach him and the rest of the class some stuff while they're there, along with having a good time. I'd love to go to ECHO every week if I could, but Jill has class on Thursday nights (I've got it in the afternooon)... and I wouldn't want to go without her. Maybe next semester tho. Oh, ECHO is the group that meets for college-aged people...it'd be another small group (or big.. really really big) in addition to N-Weds.
WAR - War is going good too. Still love the game, very adicted to the PVP. We're all lvl 21-22 right now, so we've hit the roadblock that is T3.... and I'm loosing a lot of motivation at this point, but for a very good WAAAAAGH reason. The Blackguard is being introduced in december... the mirror of the PREMIER tank of MMO's; the Ironbreaker. This is like, the most awesome tank ever... with a healthy mix of CC, Damage and Absorbtion.. the IB is one of the most feared classes in the game. I originally wanted to play the Blackguard, but they were cut due to design reasons just prior to launch. So its very hard for me to want to play the Chosen (which needs some healthy-love btw... damage is really terrible, and Aura's really are kind of pointless) whenever I know that I'll 100000% be rerolling an alt in 1 month... we've been messing around with Order for a week or so, which has been a nice change. I think I'm going to start writing UI mods... in my spare time ;)
Anyways... so that sums up, in way toooo few words, the past like 2 weeks. Stay tuned for more breaking news! hehe.
EDIT: for anyone interested in looking into our Church: http://northmetro.org/ and on the front banner, that crazy little kid on the left is Jordan!