Thank you to all of you who have sent me
warm wishes and congrats for my engagement
and wedding. Joe and I got married last Saturday,
June 12th 2010, and I would like to share
several pictures taken this past weekend.
Our wedding was very small and simple;
in fact, we didn't even inform most of
our friends about us having a wedding on that day.
We've thought about a lot of options and
came to decide that the best way for us would
be to do a small wedding now and have a
ceremony/reception sometime later either
in this year or next year. I know I surprised
many of my friends by changing my relationship
status on Facebook from 'Engaged' to 'Married'
all of a sudden. I'm feeling really bad that
they might think I was trying to keep it a secret.
I didn't tell them about this wedding just because
I want our future ceremony/reception to be
our special day where everyone gets together.
I'm so sorry for my family and Joe's family
for informing them of this wedding coming up
just a week before! Joe's dad was like
"What?!?! Wedding next week??!!
We are coming down there then!!"
So we were lucky to have Joe's parents,
his nephew Mattie, and this really nice
family we feel very close to, Yuko, Mark,
and Taihei at our wedding that took place
outside of a church in Los Gatos in California.
It was a really, really nice day, and
I'm so glad that everything went so perfectly.
I'm officially Mrs. Mills now :D
I have the last name that I can't even
pronounce accurately, haha, but I feel
so blessed that this Mills family
that I've always considered my family
is now officially my family.
Joe's mom, my American mom, called me
"Mrs. Mills" right after our wedding,
and I felt ticklish and simply happy.
A couple of people have asked me if
it's different now that I am married,
and I said no. Joe and I have been
together for over six years and we've
always known that we would get married
sooner or later, so I don't feel like
anything new happened at all, but I
am blessed that we are finally officially
together - what a great feeling to know
that I can call someone I love the most
"my hubby". hehe ;)
And I was so glad that Taihei, the boy
I've been babysitting since he was a three-month
old, and his parents were there for us too.
I love this little man and his parents
who are literally the nicest people I know.
Look how he and I share similar chubby cheeks.
His cheeks are cute but mine is not so much, haha.
Joe is a great friend of Taihei too.
He never takes a nap when Joe is there.
And this day Taihei made a new friend Mattie.
It was the cutest thing to see Mattie
and Taihei playing with each other.
I've known Mattie since he was about
Taihei's age now, a two year-old.
I love him so much and am so glad that
he has become such a sweet 8 year-old.
And this picture right here is my by far
favorite picture from this past weekend.
I've been staring at this picture so much
because looking at it makes me soooo happy.
I already ordered several hard copies of
this picture and can't wait to put it on the wall.
This is how Mattie looked after running all
over with Taihei in the sun. So red!
Isn't he just unbearably adorable?
The next day, we went to the Broadwalk in
Santa Cruz. My American mom was born and
grew up in the city. We went to see if the
house she grew up in was still there after
45 years have passed. Yes, we found the
house. So many things looked different
around the house from what she remembered
so it didn't seem like it was bringing
the bell for her but it was so nice to
see it still there at the same place!
Joe and Mattie went swimming in the ocean.
I thought it was so cute to see them
holding hands with each other.
Joe is such a nice uncle for Mattie.
So that's all about it, I think!
Thank you for spending some time here
reading this long post. I hope you have
a great week!