Not to DisneyTouristBlog.com or anything that concerns anyone reading this (sorry), but to Sarah and me. We were wed two years ago today at the Valparaiso University Chapel. It has been an excellent two years, with many more to come. We’ve had a lot of fun sharing some crazy adventures together, some of which we’ve shared with you, too! We have done a great job raising our sons, Yossarian the Cat and Walter E. Dogsney, if I do say so myself.
I realize this post has absolutely nothing to do Disney, but (as I often say), the benefit of full editorial discretion is that I can post about whatever the heck I want. I’m sure many of you are still fondly awaiting the series of miniature dachshund photos I promised long ago. But to keep this slightly relevant, here’s one of my all-time favorite Disney photos. I posted this on Flickr back in 2010 when we returned from our honeymoon; it was taken on the first night of our honeymoon at Walt Disney World. Here it is, along with my sentiments from back then:
I can’t say I blame Sarah for falling asleep on our bus ride back to BoardWalk after the first day of our honeymoon. On the night of our wedding, we only got 2 hours of sleep as we had to get up at 4 a.m. to head to the airport to begin the honeymoon. Granted, we did sleep a bit on the plane, and did take a half hour nap when we arrived at BoardWalk. However, immediately thereafter we began our normal bustle, heading to the final Star Wars weekend and then immediately thereafter scurrying to the Magic Kingdom for Evening Extra Magic Hours.
Of course, after Evening Extra Magic Hours, we took pictures; then, the strangest thing happened–something that has never happened to us. It was apparent that we were the last ones at the Magic Kingdom (by both observation and Security telling us so), but they did not “encourage” us to leave. Quite the contrary, in fact! Security told us to take as many pictures as we wanted, and of course, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity. Heck, we even got pictures outside of the Train Station (rarely possible for us at night)! It was almost as if the Disney gods were taunting us: “we know you’re tired and probably wouldn’t mind being told to leave and go to bed, but if you’re willing to bear with the tiredness, you may stay and take pictures.”
When we got on the bus shortly after 4 a.m., Sarah fell asleep. I quietly set up the tripod and grabbed a few shots of her sleeping. I eventually woke her up doing this. At first I don’t think she was too thrilled that I woke her up, but once she saw the results she was pleased.
Happy Anniversary, Dear!