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we all know the best part about vacation is the food. G got to play golf for his special activity on our honeymoon. i got to eat as mine. i love food. i often feel guilty after i eat something really rich and indulgent. but not on honeymoon week. we cooked our own meals about 60% of the time, but the other 40% i ate whatever i wanted.
ice cream, soft pretzels, cheez-its. don’t judge me.
but on thursday, we made the hour trip down to savannah, ga. to visit paula deen, duh.
this little lady and her sons have a restaurant i’ve dreamt of eating at for years. and let me tell you – it did not disappoint. if you ever have the great fortune to go to savannah you must, must, must go eat at paula’s. you will leave 5 pounds heavier. and it will be worth it. i promise.
one of my favorite parts of our honeymoon was walking after every meal. it made it feel like the rich, calorie-laden vacation food was actually healthy. so after our buttery, carb-filled, tasty lunch at the lady and sons, we walked around downtown savannah. and stumbled upon a winery we had planned on visiting anyway. we’re partial to woodmill winery (our wedding site) to meet our muscadine wine cravings, but meinhardt vineyards was very good as well. we picked up a bottle of the southern city, which we’re saving as a special treat.
after we got back to hilton head, G told me that we could go to another “food network restaurant” for dinner. which was pretty much the most exciting idea ever to a food-aholic/food network lover like myself. who knew robert irvine had a restaurant in hilton head island, sc?
i almost hate to admit it…but the food at eat! was even more amazing than the lady and sons. (i’m sorry paula. you’re still the best.) G had a huge pork chop served with the creamiest, yummiest parsnip purée ever and some roasted greens that he was pretty much in love with. i was still pretty stuffed from lunch so i went for tapas – fried green tomatoes with feta & balsamic and blue crab cakes with fried greens and creamed corn.and then there was island winery. we went there earlier in the week to just sample a few wines and buy a bottle. but when we got there we got talked into wine flights and a cheese plate. when in rome, right? we had fun with 2 older couples who were vacationing from florida sharing wine and stories and laughing with the little ladies that were running the tasting room.
here’s a fact. it only takes 3 glasses of wine to make this lady giggle. oh yeah. we also had [welcome to] moe’s on the way home. mmm.
we’re home from vacation and starting to settle into normal life. we had a happy honeymoon at hilton head, sc. it’s very different from all of the other beachy towns i’ve ever been to. resort after resort with no view of the ocean from the road. also – no “wings” stores. but lots of yuppies walking and biking around the island. this is our view from our balcony. lovely.
as a special activity, G played golf at a place called Old South Golf Links. it was the prettiest and nicest golf course i’ve ever been to.
we obviously bummed around on the sand a lot, as well. leading to a pretty significant burn for me. G is always more careful than i am when it comes to sun exposure. so he played it safe with spf 30 from the start.
i’ll share more from our little honeymoon later. but now it’s time to clean and finish unpacking!
So when A and I started this blog, it was mainly to be a way of remembering the way we felt about each other or certain things during our time together. So, in the spirit of that, I wanted to talk about the most important thing about getting married…the ring of course!!
Wait though….before you judge me, and say “what a materialistic jerk!!” Let me explain..
Ever since I proposed to A, all I have been able to think about is marriage, and how awesome it’s going to be being married to my amazing fiance. Everything that goes into that…the ups, downs, good times, bad. All of it. I’m so excited for all of it. I’m excited to know my commitment to her is going to be the strongest and biggest commitment I’ve ever made. I’m excited to be able to call her my wife. I’m excited about how lucky I am to be marrying such a hottie. I’m excited about all of the little things. I’m just ready. Don’t get me wrong. I know there are going to be tough times. But knowing that she is always going to be there…it’s great.
And, the thing that symbolizes all of that, of course, is the ring that I will wear on my finger. It reminds me of our commitment to God, and each other. It reminds me that I am hers and she is mine as one. And I can’t help but think about the way it feels on my finger, and every time I wear it what it will mean. Ever since we have gone and had my band sized, I have thought about the way it felt on my finger, what it reminds me of, and everything it stands for. I cannot wait to be married to this girl. I’m so lucky….and I’m so happy that I’ve found someone to share my life with. I can’t wait to wear my band that symbolizes everything about us and our lives together. 6 more days!!
truthfully, i’ve been worrying more about the wedding in recent days than i have the marriage. so wrong, i know.
but God really used this video to capture my heart today. to center my thoughts, motivations, and heart back on him.
i am so grateful for the life God has for G and i. whatever may come. it will be beautiful because we will always strive to glorify him together.
i have some really awesome lady friends. like you should be jealous that your friends aren’t as fantastic as mine. on saturday we celebrated the death of my bachelorette-ness by going to the closest real city – charlotte, nc. we went to my favorite restaurant uptown, rock bottom brewery & restaurant, and then go the epicentre to a dueling piano bar.
have you ever been to a dueling piano bar? no? you’re missing out. (this is a long video. don’t watch the whole thing or you’ll think dueling piano bars are lame)
G is not so big on the whole bachelorette/bachelor party thing so big props to him for sitting at home while I went out with my lady friends. it was so nice to just temporarily ignore all the stress, sleep deprivation, and other random things i’ve been worrying about.
as you know. tuesday did not go well for me. to add insult to injury, my boss told me i needed to be at work by 4:30 am on wednesday. yes. am.
tuesday night we had to wait for rain to clear out before we could start moving stuff into the apartment.
here’s C helping me unload stuff in the kitchen.i got to bed really late. like almost midnight. and then i woke up at 3:29.i am not one of those people that can live off of practically no sleep and still function. i need sleep. i was at work from 4:15 am until 10 am when i had to choose whether to stay at work and be fired for falling asleep or leave.
except instead of going home to nap i assigned myself 20 jobs. i spent the rest of the day running errands, unpacking, and other rockstar duties.
i didn’t go to bed last night until 10:30 pm. (ahem, after getting up at 3:30 am)
needless to say, i am worn out. i told G i wished i had a clone that i could assign all the crappy jobs to and just live the fun life. and then i realized i might be the crappy job clone and somewhere, the other version of me is running around and having a good time. what a jerk.
this week is hard. and every day until the wedding is so crammed full of work, wedding jobs, packing, and unpacking that i don’t feel like i’m enjoying these last few moments before the wedding. le-aim.
but i am holding on to the fact that i am so excited to get married. and go on a week+ long vacation. it will be worth every moment of stress.
15 more days.
happy may day. this is going to be one of the busiest months of my life to date.
today is moving day! G and i get to pick up the keys and start moving in to our first place together. pretty exciting stuff. i somehow managed to convince G of the joys of being a “city” dweller. (you can’t really call where we live a city). we’re renting a cute little apartment at a complex we both really like. i’ll show you pictures later.
however. neither of us is taking any time off from work to move – we’re doing it in the evenings after work. i know. we’re crazy. if you want to come help i’ll pay you in take-out dinner and more smiles than you’ll know what to do with.
i don’t know if it was the excitement about moving day. or just general stress. or what. but i slept like poo last night. which is unfortunate being that i need the energy of 25 hamsters on speed today. evidence of sleep deprivation. so far today i have already stirred my hot chocolate with my ink pen. and fallen asleep while washing my hands in the bathroom. i woke up when i leaned into the wall. this is no joke people. i need a nap asap.
nonetheless. i have a total joy buzz that i’m working off of right now which will hopefully carry me all the way through to bedtime. oh yes. pillows and laying down and stuffs like that. i can’t wait.