Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I am a Married Man!

Kimberly and I finally tied the knot this weekend! Our ceremony was at her mother's house, and was attended by our immediate families. It was wonderful. There is no doubt that it was the happiest day of my life. The feelings I experienced during the ceremony itself are indescribable. There is something surreal about committing oneself to a life long covenant with your wife and God.

After the ceremony, cake cutting, and all of that we left for our honeymoon. We stayed at the wonderful Hideaway Ranch outside of Glenrose, TX. The owners are a family that runs longhorn cattle on the ranch. They are some of the nicest people we have ever met, and really make you feel welcome. Our cabin was named the Yellastone, and is decorated accordingly. All of their cabins are in secluded spots on the ranch, and have a hot tub on the back deck. It is a very romantic setting really. I would recommend them highly to any couple that lives close enough.

On Sunday morning we took a trip to the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center. This place is completely awesome. It takes about three hours to drive through the park. The various animals come up to your car, begging for a little feed. The closeness of these amazing creatures is something everyone should experience. It is quite entertaining to have an ostriche, zebra, fallow deer, and numerous other species stick their head in your car window looking for a handout. Some of them are quite aggressive about it! We even got to hand feed a giraffe! What an awesome way to see some exotic animals. They have multiple species of antelope, deer, and oryx. You can also see cheetah, bison, rhino, and ocelots. The tour was a very enjoyable excursion to be sure.

There are pictures of the animals and our cabin here.