We are married! Mr. Pineapple and I had a funky sweet ceremony this Saturday and now it is official. We are a family!
Here are a couple shots taken quickly outside the Magistrate's office in Clymer, PA. (Pardon our funny faces, it is hard to smile and squint at the same time.)
It was definitely a ceremony to remember. When we arrived at the magistrate's office the judge was in a polo and sneakers. Here is where I got scared: he had a huge chunk of chewing tobacco stuck in his bottom lip. Little pieces were creeping onto his teeth and all I could think was "oh dear, what are we doing here..."
Then he said to Mr. Pineapple, holding the ceremony Mr. P had written a couple days earlier, "Um, do you mind if we just use mine? It's shorter." The ceremony Mr. P had written included some very sweet parts that described the importance of our early wedding. So he said to the judge, "Well, I would really like to use ours." The judge: "I mean it's just going to take a while." Then Mr. P said "Do you have an extra minute?" and the judge agreed.
At this point I was a bit annoyed, but tried not to let it bother me too much. Mr. P and I had a few minutes together while the judge put on his robe and our parents got seated in the chambers. We decided to walk up to the judge together holding hands, rather than have any sort of aisle.
Once the judge began I could only think about Mr. Pineapple. We held hands the entire time squeezing each other and smiling whenever the judge would stumble over Mr. Pineapple's words. The vows were all together funny, touching and amazing.
Mr. Pineapple and I have been living together for most of our relationship, yet the last couple of days I have felt closer to him than ever. I can't wait to do it all over again in less than 4 weeks! This time no chewing tobaccy will be involved. :)