Kia Ora from the North Shore in Auckland! Yesterday Jason and I had our New Zealand wedding reception. The reception was held at a beautiful winery on a rainy and wintery Saturday. I got all dressed up again complete with a bouquet and the classic turquoise Indian jewelry.(lovely lady with umbrella is Carol, My NZ mom) exchanged rings for all of Jason's side to be part. The whole wedding reception thing is completely different here. There was a legit dinner with speeches and toasts. Jason's speech was amazing. I was choked up as he spoke. He actually begin to cry and it made me feel so special to know that he feels so strongly for me. My parents really made me cry with their speech. No, no they didn't make the flight over rather they wrote a speech that was read by my New Zealand mom, Carol, a person you will hear much about during my time in NZ. Thank you mom and dad for that message. Jason and I were really grateful to hear your words of encouragement and support.
Life is good on the other side of the world! Now that both weddings are over it's legit go time. By the way, we love our ward. It's huge and filled with friendly people from all over the world. Oh, and one more thing, we got called to teach Primary! Jason and I will be team teaching the 11-12 year old primary class.