Wednesday, August 26, 2009

So Proud

I'm a few days late on this post, but on Monday, Jake's company drop.io was listed as one Times Magazines 50 Best Websites for 2009. The site has gotten a ton of press on tech websites, and whatnot, but I would say this is their first or biggest mainstream press event.

We used drop.io to have our friends and family post pictures from our wedding which has been great because we've been able to see so many more pictures than we would have.

You can check out the pictures here

When you are the wife of a big computer geek, and a touch of a geek yourself this is a pretty big accomplishment. I swooned! Jake was part of drop.io from the very beginning and I see how hard he works, and how strongly he believes in Sam and his ideas.

Congrats to him and the whole drop.io team!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kiva

Our friends and family where so kind to us at our wedding that we wanted to pay it forward and do some good work for others. We have decided to donate some of the money we received to different charities/giving organizations.

One of those organizations is called Kiva. Here is the explanation from their website as I think they'll explain it better than I.

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.

Jake has done his homework and researched this organization. Basically the borrower typically pays the loan back in 6-12 months, the payback rate is about 98%, at which point we can decided to lend to another person, donate to Kiva for administrative expenses, or withdraw our funds. We plan to continue to lend for as long as we can.

We are just starting the process, but I am excited to participate.



Friday, August 21, 2009

Most romantic moment

For sure saying our vows. I didn’t expect to get so choked up. I hadn’t gotten choked up during the rehearsal, but during the ceremony, wow, I was just so happy, and couldn’t believe that I was finally after all the years of heartbreaking relationships, and bad dates, and people who just weren’t that into me, that finally I had found this great man, and was standing there telling everyone that I loved him so much I was willing to committee my life to him. Needless to say it all hit me in a good way.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Funniest/Craziest Moment

Sorry for the break ya'll, guess I just had to get back into the grind a bit.

Back to the wedding stories. Next we have the funniest moment.…. my shoes broke.. and not during the dance, or later in the evening, at about 4pm in the afternoon, three hours before the ceremony. I'm walking around in the park taking some pictures, and I notice that my shoe starts feeling a little loose. So I hike up my dress and look down sure enough, two out of the three straps on my right foot, and one out of three on my left had snapped, leaving very little holding my shoe together.

Luckily or thoughtfully, I had asked my sister to bring a pair she had been wearing the night before because they had a very low heel and I was worried about my feet getting sore. So in all honestly, what could have been a big problem was taken care of in less than 5 minutes.

Stay tuned for the most romantic moment... and no, I'm not going there....... you dirty dogs...