Friday, October 22, 2010

Papers, PMR, and Wedding


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Hello everybody!

It's been a while since the last post and much has been going on since then, as many of you know.

One of the reasons I stopped posting was that I didn't want to vent out loud my unending frustration with all the paperwork that was -- and is -- being required by the Church even after the annulments were done at the end of last year.  That is probably all what I will say on the matter, at least for now.

About five months ago, Matt started experiencing severe pain in his arms and upper body.  To make a very, very long story short, after seeing about seven different doctors and specialists, he has been diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica, PMR.  We spent all those months almost completely sleepless, for the most part, whether him pacing around the house with ice packs in his upper body, or me giving him massages to ease the pain and help him sleep 30 minutes here and there, all of this with him getting up at 6 pm and going to work in 100F.

He is currently under treatment and better than he has been for the last two years, and -- at his request -- we will leave it at that...

So this past weekend we went to see a place that had been recommended to us by two different people (thanks Amy!)  We loved it!!!  We have decided to have the wedding there, but it will be next year, 2011, on the same date.  The place is called Dunaway Gardens.  It is located in Newnan, about 30 minutes from the house.  You can check it out here:  http://www.dunawaygardens.com/ and on the video above. 

During the 20's, 30's, and 40's, it used to be a summerstock center of theater and music, so what could be more appropriate???The place is absolutely gorgeous and it just felt so right!  We both feel this was meant to be and we want to welcome all of our friends and family to share with us in the celebration.

Anyway, that's all for the time being folks.

Love,
Matt and Pia