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…and the sickness. Our wedding vows have been put to the test this week…”in sickness and health”. Drew developed some kind of gross cold and Drea willingly stepped up to take care of him, bringing home soup, medicine, and chocolate. She did such a thorough job that two days later, the tables had turned and Drew was bringing home french fries and fruit juice for his sick wife. Fun stuff. So this week has seen a lot of hanging out and a LOT of tissues.

In other news, Drea has found a new passion in cooking! (Drew is very excited.) This past week, she cooked dinner every night, including entertaining two couples (the Janes and soon-to-be Bealls) on two different nights! Someone got her a Rachael Ray cookbook and, though Drew hates Rachael Ray, it is proving to be a great gift :)

Enjoying Drea’s cooking with the Janes. (Drew looks extremely attractive here.)

Drew has found his marriage niche in direction-giving. This entire week, Drea has been driving all over the DC metro area delivering materials for ACS’ breast cancer walk. That’s a lot of opportunities for a small asian girl to get lost…and Drea has taken them all. Drea is convinced that Drew should work for OnStar because he can get her out of anywhere! It’s great!

Other than that, the laundry and unpacking are neverending. But the “not-having-to-say-good-night” is still fabulous :)

So, as we round out week three of being married, things are finally starting to sink in. Our apartment is coming together, we’ve had friends over, and Drea is almost done changing her name. We LOVE the HOV lane and how we get to use it everyday since we get to drive to work together.

We’re looking forward to Labor Day weekend. Drea’s got a four-day weekend and we may be expecting a visitor (SMIZZLE!!!).

Lovin’ life :)

P.S. Thinking of the SU crew and the first CRU of the semester TONIGHT! Can’t wait to hear about it!


Hello from Drew and Drea Ackermann :)

We are married and just got back from our honeymoon. We are entering real life now and decided to merge blogs :)

So far, marriage has been quite an adventure! We honeymooned in Punta Islita, Costa Rica in the Hotel Punta Islita, which is situated on top of a mountain. The hotel was definitely Costa Rican (all the staff were locals); it was eco-friendly, rustic and we loved it! Being in Costa Rica was certainly out of our comfort zone (even though Drew remembers quite a bit of high school Spanish). We started our marriage out with a bang! Driving on mountain side roads, through rivers, ziplining through the jungle canopy, horseback riding on the beach and through the jungle – who could ask for a more exciting honeymoon?! Plus, we spent a LOT of time lounging around by the pool and reading…mmm, perfection.

The adventure continued when we got back late last Friday night, only to find out that the power in our apartment had been shut off by the electric company. Apparently, we were supposed to switch account holders and we had no idea. Drew set up a new account and the power was scheduled to be turned back on today.

Since we were powerless, Tom and Renata (and Hayden!) graciously offered to let us crash with them, as they live really close to us. We accepted since we love spending time with them and slept on their sofa bed the whole weekend. We’ve been having a great time eating unhealthy food, watching Lost and playing with Hayden. We’ve been like little diurnal creatures – working hard while the sun is up and then escaping as soon as it gets dark. A very fun (unique) start to our life together. :)

Currently, we’re just trying to get our gifts (so many – thank you so much!) put away and our house in order. Living together hasn’t proved to be as weird as we thought it might be, and not having to say goodbye at night is fabulous.

We’ll be posting honeymoon pictures soon! We don’t get wedding pictures until October or so; we’re anxious to see them – we don’t remember a whole lot about the day, we were so excited!

Please come visit us if you get a chance!