Posts Tagged “las vegas”

    Busy Times

    Sunday, May 21st, 2006

    It’s been a while but I’ve been pretty busy during the last few weeks. Charlie popped over for a visit after his business trip to Florida and became the first passenger in my car when I picked it up. I’ve been driving all over the place, I’ve taken it out to LA a few times and we went to Vegas for a weekend where a fine time was had by all. I now have my advance parole, which means that if I leave the country I will be allowed back in and my permanent residency application has been forwarded to California to speed up the process, but they still say it will be about 270-300 days. Still I can do pretty much everything now that I will be able to do once I’m a permanent resident with a green card.

    The search for a job has started and I’m going to a careers fair on Tuesday to see what’s around, hopefully there will be plenty of IT companies wanting to hire mid-July, the day after the World Cup final would be great.

    It’s a done deal

    Monday, September 19th, 2005

    The vows have been exchanged and a great week was had by all. Many thanks again to those who made it over from England for making it what it was. The ceremony is available at the website for Little Church of the West, and I believe it will be there until 09 October. The wedding date was Sept 10, Groom’s last name Williams and Bride’s last name Hernandez.

    The week in Vegas was a good one with friends and family venturing out there for the first time, a little gambling and drinking was indulged in. I drove in a huge bus that wouldn’t stay in a straight line (and yes it was before the gambling and drinking of that day) out to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

    The day of the wedding went without any major problems, Brenda and I were very relieved to make it to the reception and start to relax! Paul did a fine job with his Best Man’s speech and Steve did a fine job helping to empty the bar celebrating his birthday.

    I’m still compiling all the photos and will post the good ones once I find somewhere. If anyone knows of any free photo hosting web sites then please let me know.

    My next target is to be a Legal Permanent Resident, which means lots more forms and fees but does mean I will get a work permit, which will let me get a driver’s license and then the world will be mine…

    It’s the final countdown…

    Monday, September 5th, 2005

    The drive to Las Vegas is tomorrow so this is probably going to be my last post before the wedding. Things seem to be pretty much on track, chapel booked, lunch booked. My suit is sorted, Brenda is out making last minute adjustments to her dress and as far as I know her mum & brother have finally sorted their stuff out. There should be a reasonable sized crowd, originally it started out as just immediate family but then the numbers seemed to grow and grow until at the peak 72 people were going to come. Fortunately (as the chapel holds 50!) people have been dropping out and we are down to 48 now with some still to reply. Still a few more than Brenda & I were hoping to have to stand up in front of! I think that’s the only part that we are both nervous about, especially seeing as most of the people there will be her friends and family that I’ve never even met. The wedding is at midday so we won’t have the whole day to build up the tension, we’ll all be in the bar before long and all will be well.

    There should be plenty of photographers present so I’m sure there will be one or two appearing here. I’m hoping to get copies from everyone and put together a selection of the best stills and video. We are away for a week as of Tuesday so will hopefully get some pics up mid next week.


    Sunday, July 24th, 2005

    While on the lookout for a new car I stumbled across this beauty. Leather seats, convertible, radio & casette, horn on the roof, carpeted exterior with mohican. And check out the number plate!

    A bargain at just over £1,000………

    Chapel details

    Monday, July 11th, 2005

    The date has finally been confirmed, 12pm on 10 September 2005 (8pm UK time). The wedding will be at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, one of the few that don’t look tacky and like you’d get mugged by a bum on the way out. The ceremony will be available via webcam and will be followed by much festivity (not available via webcam but probably via Paul’s photos). That’s one bit sorted……..