I’ve been so MIA this month on the blog. The reason I haven’t been posting is I was getting married!!
1) I was getting married.
2) I was enjoying “Jamaican Smiles” (a frozen strawberry-banana drink) by the pool.
3) and moving into our new home.
It’s amazing how much goes into a wedding. About 2 weeks out, I even began wondering if it was all worth it.
Why not elope? SILLY GIRL! When the big day came though, I was so excited and even kind of humbled that it was all happening. I couldn’t believe that the vendors were all there to make me happy, people were coming to see us get married and celebrate with us, and that this handsome, funny, and kind man was standing across from me with a ring on his finger.
It was such a magical, crazy exciting day. I’m still (anxiously) awaiting the professional wedding photos to relive the day.
It was the perfect blend of romantic, sweet, and personal for us. Our cake topper which I had made off of Etsy was a huge hit too. We had an amazing night, and then we had a day before we left for the honeymoon.
That is one thing I am SO glad we did. Having a day to pack, sleep in, and just enjoy being married before hopping on a plane was amazing. We slept until 11:00 pm, got Zaxby’s, went through our wedding presents, and then just relaxed on the couch. It was so needed and absolutely what we wanted to do after how busy the weeks before had been.
Then, at 3:00 am on Monday morning, we left the house to get on a plane (to another plane and then a shuttle) to go to Jamaica!
He was so sweet in humoring me with another Etsy purchase! I loved these shirts, and they actually got us upgraded to “Business Class” with unlimited cocktails and better snacks on our way to Jamaica.
We stayed at the Whitehouse Sandals which was about an hour away from the airport by shuttle (and 2 hours by Greyhound bus on the way back home, but that’s another story that is less exciting and more sweaty with no air conditioning).
The resort was amazing. We ate right off the beach the first night, and all of the food options were so great. We never got ahold of something we didn’t like, and we didn’t have any of those tummy-issues you hear about when you go out of the country. It was an amazing trip of sleeping in, breakfast in bed, laying by the pool, reading Sophie Kinsella by the pool, and singing along at a piano bar.
Someone forgot to mention to me that life doesn’t slow down once you get home from your honeymoon though.
I thought I was done with decisions, meetings, and running around like a mad woman after the wedding was done, but I was wrong. Maybe it’s easier if you already live together, but it was important to Jake and me that we didn’t before we got married.
The downside to that was having just a pile of clothes in a corner to wear with no key to the house and really no clue how to work the appliances. Plus there’s that whole thing of packing and moving.
So last week, I kind of reverted to Crazy-Bride-Kalee, but I am glad to be back to normal in OUR home with the TV on Sex & the City and the clothes hanging in the closet.
Someone also forgot to tell me that things feel pretty much the same after getting married. I knew we would be happy, but I just felt like the world would just suddenly tilt in a weird way or something when we said I Do.
Things actually feel just like they did before, and I take comfort in that. I always knew Jake and I were meant for each other and we had each other’s backs, but now we have papers to prove it.
Now I just have to remember that all of the name changing, organizing, and wedding dress preserving will happen as it happens and not to panic.