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Leonard Sperry

Whimsical musings of a Software Engineer, Seattlite, and Father

Married!

by Leonard
Well, I actually did it. I got married. I know, it almost comes as a surprise to me also. I do have to say though, that I couldn't be happier. The wedding was a HUGE success. Everyone got along, there was no drama, people danced, people sang, and we all had a really great time. So a big thank you to all of our friends and family who attended. We are going to send out special thanks to all the people who gave us gifts. We just need some time to get everything settled back into a somewhat normal routine. Some of the cards on the gifts got separated from the gift, so we will be doing our best to make sure you all get the right special thanks. A very special thanks needs to go out to the staff at Green River Community College. They were so helpful and easy going, it made the whole evening go so smoothly. Rachel had a brilliant idea of setting up a photo booth with the lap top. It was a huge hit. I got everyone on the dance floor by singing Play that Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Lots of other people sang and it was nice to see everyone enjoying the dance floor. My parents even got out and danced a couple times! It's back to work for me today. I know, you're thinking "What about the Honeymoon?" Don't worry, next weekend, we are taking the Clipper up to Victoria for a 3 day/2 night stay. Grandma is going to watch the girls. So, we'll actually have 3 days to ourselves. We are both very much looking forward to it. There are a few things left to do. We need to call the insurance to let them know we are now officially married, and Rachel is going to change her name. We've decided to wait to do that until after we go to Canada. She has also decided that she wants to change here middle name while she is at it. Among the many choices, she is very much liking Awesomesauce. To see lots more pictures, make sure to stop by http://www.facebook.com/sperryharris   Figure 1Our Fisrt walk as a married couple

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Less than a week

by Leonard
There is now less than 1 week until the big day! Crazy! I am excited. Friday we had the Bachelor/Bachelorette party. It was pretty low key at a local karaoke bar. We had a great time. We bought a photo printer and a web cam to set up our own photo booth. The software we found on the Windows 8 store is pretty awesome. We're going to use Rachel's laptop. I had hoped to use the surface, but unfortunately, Logitech has decided not to pursue creating a driver for their HD webcam for Windows RT. So, our photo booth won't have a touch screen, but it's still going to be really cool. Yesterday, Rachel had her bridal shower. While she was busy with that, I took some time to write my vows. Rachel decided she loves them so much that she wants to use them as well! Bonus point Leonard! Rachel did help a little with a couple of the lines as I was putting the final touches in. Here they are: Rachel/Leonard, These past 4 years have been an amazing journey. The joys I have experienced with you are immeasurable. You have brought me much laughter You have captivated me and challenged me like no other You have been a loving mother/father to our beautiful children You have lifted me up when I felt down and have had faith in me to be there for you You have been the most amazing best friend I have ever known. You have been my inspiration and have become a part of my being    For all these reasons and more, I have fallen in love with you over and over    Today, I ask in front of these witnesses for you to take my hand in marriage To walk with me always through this life and be mine. I ask to work with you, to find strength in one another and grow with each other, side by side and forever.    With this ring I promise to Cherish our Love and Family I vow to always walk with you on our journey, where ever our path may lead I pledge to always be your best friend, to challenge and frustrate you And to be your true partner in life I promise to always protect you and to be open and honest with you Today I solemnly declare my unwavering love for you and our family  We still have quite a few things to wrap up. This week is more than likely going to be a bit crazy, but I have faith that it is all going to work out in the end.

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Busy Busy Times

by Leonard
Well, it's been a few weeks since I've blogged anything. So it's about time. Life is crazy hectic right now. Everything is good though. The wedding is fast approaching. Tomorrow is the Bachelor/Bachelorette party, and the wedding is next weekend. The cake toppers we were hoping on, may or may not arrive in time, the harpist now has a heart condition and does not want to travel that far, and we still have not written our vows completely. I am confident however that it will all turn out good in the end. The rings are here (I recommend http://www.allurez.com/ ), family is flying in, and we have an officiant, and our love. Life is good. On the weight loss front, things have not gone entirely on plan, but progress is still being made. After an initial weight loss of 15 pounds in a couple weeks, the loss has slowed to just 1 pound per week. I'm told though that this is actually the best way to loose weight. It's most likely to stay off at this rate. I've been riding my bike to work as often as weather will allow. I need to get fenders if I'm going to ride in the rain at all. I tried it one day and got absolutely soaked. I also re-learned something that day. If you have sufficient enough speed on your bicycle, rain drops will exit the front tire in a forward and upward direction where they will soon encounter air resistance and stop whereby causing you to collide with them. I rode down Stone Way the whole way trying to dodge the muddy rain drops I was causing. The good news is that my work is paying off. I have already had several people tell me that I do look like I'm slimming up, the shorts I'm wearing today now require a belt, and I have reclaimed several t-shirts and a pair of jeans.

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About the author

Leonard is a Software Engineer who works for a web CMS firm in Seattle Washington.  He is the primary technical contractor for Seattle Engraving.   Where he built a custom CRM to help manage customer interactions and will soon be rolling out a new and improved website based on Orchard CMS.

He has lived in the Puget Sound region for most of his life, and is a father of 3.

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