Friday, January 25, 2013

Closing Delayed

I can't believe it.... our house closing got delayed! I just received a call from the bank notifying us that the appraiser went back to the house to check that the window had been replaced and it hadn't. Turns out the window we had all seen broken in the front of the house ( and which the sellers fixed) was not the window he noted in the appraisal but when i check the appraisal paperwork all he wrote down was "Broken window must be replaced before closing". Apparently there is a broken pane of glass above the deck door which broke after we saw the house and after the inspection and THAT is the window he referred to. The sellers have reluctantly agreed to fix that window (and to push back closing) too but it could be weeks before it gets here and is installed. I'm worried that'll take to long and our rate will expire (on feb 11) and unleash another can of worms. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do other than eat ice cream and cry out of frustration. Cross your fingers for us.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Lives Intertwined: We Dance

After the speeches, Papi Boa and I hit the dance floor with the traditional Father-Daughter dance, to the tune of Jose Luis Perales' "Y Como es el".'

This picture makes my Mom cry everytime...



Following the Father-Daughter dance, Mr. Boa joined me at the dance floor to break the ice and get jiggy with it. Being it that it was midday and there was no alcohol (other than champagne for our mimosa toast) I had expected it to be non-dance wedding reception. I was pleasantly surprised that during the one hour and half dance set, most of our guests were up dancing. At one point we had ALL the guests up doing a conga line around the room! 


Dancing was getting a little too difficult with a big tulle skirt, so in the middle of the dance floor I zipped down my skirt and stepped out in my sexy mini dress. In the following picture you can see Mr. Boa seeing me in my mini dress for the first time (the dress was a total surprise for him!) and in the background, one of my aunts carrying away the huge fluffy skirt.



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Monday, January 21, 2013

Lives Intertwined: The Speeches

Once was every guest was seated an enjoying their breakfast, the speeches began.

Our friends, C and L, gave a sentimental but hilarious speech about our relationship. We've been friends with C and L, for a long as we've been with each other, so it was incredibly touching to have them say such sweet things about us and our relationship  Unfortunately, their speech was in Spanish and impossible to translate, so you'll just have to trust my word that it was awesome.




Then Lil Boa, our MOH, narrated a short slideshow featuring pictures of our childhood and relationship.



Last but not least, my parents stood up to give our wedding toast. I was so excited to have them share some of the wisdom they've acquired in their 25 years of marriage. Hopefully some of it their advice sinks in.




We then toasted as man and wife, using the wedding glasses that my parents toasted with 25 years ago.



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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lives Intertwined: The Food

 I apologize for the recap hiatus, the Boas went back to Puerto Rico for the holidays and just got back last week. Our holidays were spent surrounded by family and friends that we haven't seen in the last six months.It has been incredibly hard to get back into the Cincinnati groove.

The Boas recaps continue just after our first dance, when Mr. Boa and I picked up the mic to welcome all of our friends and family to our wedding and to thank them for sharing in such an important event in our lives. By then it was close to 10:30 am, everyone was probably starving so as planned we announced that the breakfast buffet was open. Our breakfast buffet consisted of a fresh fruit platter, a cheese platter, a ham patter, a pastry platter, croissants, bagels, oatmeal, scrambled eggs,bacon, breakfast potatoes and french toast.




I always said that I WOULD eat at the wedding and by 10:30 am I was starving, so the Mr. Boas opened the buffet line.




I'm famous for my voracious appetite so I had not one but two plates full of yummy food.

*Guest picture
We sat down at our gorgeous glass sweetheart table but there was barely enough space to hold our plates. So we decided to be practical and enjoy our food without worrying about knocking over our table by moving to an empty table nearby.

I'm a delicate little thing aren't I? * Guest picture
My dress was realllllyyy tight and I couldn't sit comfortably. With the help of a couple of people, I managed to hang most of my skirt on the back of the chair and have space in front of me to enjoy my food.

* Guest picture

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