Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A few weeks later...

So what they don't tell you when you're planning your wedding and honeymoon is just how flat out EXHAUSTED you will be when it's done.

Everything was fun and amazing and wonderful and so many other positive adjectives.

But then we got home.  And even after being home for a week, we are still worn out.

Like, I was in tears for NO apparent reason the other night.

It didn't help that 3 days after coming back from Italy we had to make the drive down to Nashville to get both my car and Tucker to bring back to Indy.  To be fair, we also had to get all of the wedding presents as well.  That part was fun.

But 8 more hours in the car in less than 24 hours, and only a few days after flying home from across an ocean and heading straight back to work?  Yea.  Not ideal.

Today is really the first day we have felt more normal... and thus, tonight we are going to Bed Bath and Beyond to make a few returns and to spend our gift cards getting the last few things we didn't receive off of our registry.  I'm excited to get rid of our old bedding and put on the new... and finally have "our" bedding.  (When we moved in together in January we just used all of my bedding... so it's fun we will finally put on something we picked out together.)

Speaking of registries - when you are buying wedding gifts, please buy off of someone's registry.  Even if you don't like what they picked, buy it.  Or give them a gift card to that store.  Or just give them money (it is NOT tacky or poor etiquette to do so.)  I can't tell you how many things we have returned to other stores...  Yes, I'm thankful someone blessed us with a gift, even if it's not what we asked for... but at the same time, I have to encourage readers that if you're going to take the time to pick up a gift, pick up from a store the person is registered at and pick an item on the registry.  If there's no time for that, write a check or get some cash and put it in a greeting card.  We are tired, and while it can be fun to go shopping, it's really not fun going to stores all over town to return items we didn't need from stores we don't shop at.  End rant.

But all in all, everything is lovely.  I had a few friends who went off registry but did so in the right way... we got a couple of personalized gifts that are freaking awesome.  I may have to share photos of those soon.  When you're close friends, it's safe to go off registry I think.

We are excited to be getting the last items we need for our home (and putting a few of the other "bigger" items we didn't get on our Christmas wish list) and getting everything in order.  We're excited to finally be catching up on sleep and finding some time to relax.

And it's good, because we're going back to Nashville yet again this weekend for the Labor Day holiday and to have Connor.  We've got some fun stuff planned with him!

More to come soon, including the sneak peek at my wedding pictures!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


It's official.  I'm a MRS now.

I don't have many pictures yet, but the above is an Instagram from a friend that gives a little peek into our day.  In a word, the day was a dream!  Everything was perfect (even the things that weren't, like the caterer not bringing napkins and saying they weren't supposed to... you can imagine the words I will have about this with them now that I'm home).  We had so much fun all day - everything from all the getting ready to the pictures (oh, how I can't wait to see the pictures!) to the ceremony and the vows we had written to dancing to leaving under a toss of rainbow sprinkles.

It's funny... we left right away, and we just got back 36 hours ago... so I haven't talked to many people who were there just yet.  I think everyone had just as much fun as we did from the little bit of feedback I've heard.  One friend has gone so far as to dub it "best. wedding. ever."  I will take that.

Then we left the country and went to Italy for almost 2 weeks.  AMAZING.  We had both always wanted to go there, and I'm so glad we did it for our honeymoon.  We decided on the front end that we would not be on the internet or anything.  It was refreshing to leave the phones at home.  I didn't even miss social media.  We did get on the hotel computer once the first night to send both of our mama's an email that we got there (which was funny to me that they insisted on.  I was like, "If we don't make it, it's because the plane crashed and you'll hear about it on the news."  But I digress.

Italy and the wedding both will deserve their own multiple posts, but for now here's a few photos.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Keeping My Sanity

Adam and I get married in TWO days.  Seriously.

And then we go on our honeymoon for 12 days.

So it'll be a while before you get to hear how it all went...

For now, I wanted to share hwo I'm staying sane.  I've pretty much done everything that can be done, so I'm entertaining myself today with funny videos.

First, Sh*t Southern Women Say.  The accents are pretty exaggeratted, but I am pretty sure I've said every one of these expressions at some point in my life!

The third episode is pretty good, too.  Episode 2 was kind of dumb and must be based on a different south than Tennesee, haha.  Here's episode 3.

And since I'm from Nashville and appreciate great music, I have to share a music video as well.  What's hilarious is that I truly thought it was Mumford and Sons for the first minute and was thinking how I need to send the link to our videographer and tell them how I want this style in our video...

Pretty sure all I'm going to do today until time to pick up my bridesmaids at the airport is play on youtube. :)

See y'all on the flip side.... with a new last name!