1 Month On: Graduation, Surprise Party & the Olympics!
Time has flown since Whitney moved to England on 25th June, it's nearly August!! At the same time, it's crazy to think it's ONLY been a month!! We have fully moved into our house (though we have barely anything in it) and we're enjoying living together and all that comes with it- even going to our local food store and cooking yummy dinners. We've had some events within the mere few weeks that we thought we'd share.
Firstly, we went to Sarah's (Sprezzatura) surprise birthday party with Lauren & Sarah (2bridesto2mummies). Lauren & Sarah kindly offered to take us to the party in London on their route from Birmingham, so we went and had a yummy moraccan in Windsor first. Also- they brought a very special guest, their gorgeous dog Willow who Megan fell in love with (& she's a crazy cat lady!)
JUST as we arrived at Laura & Sarah's place and we were waiting for Laura to let us in.. Sarah turns up EARLY!! So there we all are standing in the car park with Sarah entering all shocked looks that it actually just happened... but still there was the surprise!!!
We all had a wonderful night celebrating her birthday (which included Sarah trying Pimm's for the first time!..) but the biggest moment was Laura's present to her.. a trip to NEW YORK for New Years eve!!! It was priceless watching her read the book that lead up to the announcement, and we all got a bit teary eyed! (Video to follow)...
Our next big moment was my graduation from my Masters in Equality & Diversity at Cardiff University. Having completed my Msc the year before, it felt very surreal to be going back and wearing a gown! It was lovely to return to Cardiff with Whitney, and it still feels strange when I go back that it's no longer my home.
(Megan with Dave)
(Lee and Whitney)
We stayed with the lovely boys Lee & Dave (Pettigrew tea shop) and their gorgeous cat Emily (Megan's ideal cat.. crazy cat lady!) We went to Cardiff for a couple of days to catch up with friends, and met for the first time Christine who has also moved over from America to be with her British fiancé!
(Finally with Dean again)
(Sarah's dream come true!...)
(Sarah & Christine)
The day of graduation came and we were joined by my parents and grandad! Was lovely to have everyone there to support me and rather surreal to think when I first graduated from my degree Whitney & I were soon to meet, and they were were attending my masters graduation engaged!
Then the Olympics finally arrived in London and we watched the opening ceremony round my parents with all my family- and a glass of champagne of course! We all absolutely loved the theme of the ceremony going through London of all the ages. Though the particular favourite moments were the Queen & James Bond, & Mr.Bean. Classic, and hysterical.
We got up bright & early (6.30 am on a saturday!!) to head to Eton Dorney for the first Olympic Rowing event, this is literally down the road from where we live so we all walked together and skipped queues by doing so. The weather was glorious and the sun was out all day (giving Megan a heat rash and her sister one burnt shoulder lol).
It was a great day and the atmosphere was fantastic, especially when the GB team was rowing! Was fun to see all the different supporters from around the world as their country went past. Afterwards we had a drink at the pub and a very yummy BBQ at Megan's family. It was great to be able to be a part of the Olympics and have these memories as a couple, certainly once in a life time event!
So all in all it's been a pretty fun filled and eventful month, and it's only the first! Though we truly just enjoy our time doing nothing. There's not much better than having coffee in bed cuddled up watching TV... speaking of that, at the moment our favourite programme to watch together is Restaurant Impossible & we were super happy to get a response from Robert Irvine! YAY!
Amaze balls is clearly an endearing term ;)
Well I think we've bombarded you with more than enough pictures of us for now...
We'll be bringing you What Wegan Wore soon! Plus the love story of Sarah & Christine, you're not going to want to miss it!