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Did you miss me?

While I did miss some of you awesome bloggers, these past three weeks off have been an absolute, magical dream.

Married life is… WONDERFUL!!! After waiting seven and a half years to get married, I sometimes worried that I hyped up the idea of “marriage” too much in my mind, but both the wedding and the marriage lived up to every expectation and surpassed some.

I’ve tried to write poetry about my wedding day and maybe one day I’ll be able to post something but my words never seem to be enough. For once, words fail me and I cannot describe the joy that I felt and still feel. How can I adequately describe the way my stomach fluttered and twisted those moments leading up to the ceremony, not out of nervousness but out of excitement? How can I explain the way my eyes locked on his over the heads of our friends and family as if there was no one else there? How can I convey the way my own eyes filled with tears when I saw the way he was looking at me, looking at me like there was no other woman in the world he would rather marry? Or how do I detail the precious intimacy of laying down next to someone and waking up to their bright blue eyes the next morning…

I’ll keep working on those poems, and for now I’ll just smile at my own memories. I have hundreds of notifications to read and respond to. I will be doing my best to see, read, and respond to every one of them! Please be patient as I am still going to be getting back into the blogging groove slowly as I place my focus first and foremost on making home with my husband.

Over the next few days, you may notice different types of blog posts than I normally post. Here’s the deal guys, I’m an author and blogger; normally, my posts deal with those topics but for this next week, please have some grace with me as I dip into the “travel” side of blogging. For our honeymoon, we traveled to Kauai and there are some posts that I’m dying to write about. If those posts don’t tickle your fancy, that’s alright with me, come back next week when I dive back into “author” posts!

Blogs / Life

Getting Married! (and Signing Off)

My fiancee and I began dating in late 2011. I first met him on a blind date that had been set up by our best friends (who were also dating at the time and are now married with their own little girl). When I think back to the night, I remember how I did not even want to go out, and how my best friend forced me to go on the double date. God knows I have a lot to thank her for.

When I first met him in person, he was so shy, he barely said a word to me, preferring to talk to his best friend instead of me. I remember being frustrated and asking my best friend if he remembered that he was going on a date with me and not his best friend. But as the night went on he came out of his shell and I realized he was sweet, funny, a little crazy (driving at least) and immensely kind. One of my favorite things about our first few dates is that he never pressured me to hold hands, to kiss, or anything else. When we had our first kiss it was because I asked him.

He was my first boyfriend, my first kiss, my first love. It only took three months for us to realize that we wanted to get married, but we were still so young. He gave me a promise ring and told me that one day he would marry me.

Well, it’s been seven and a half years since then and I am grateful for every moment: the good times and the hard times. Don’t let this world fool you, true love DOES exist, but it is nothing like the movies. True love is deciding to stay in love every single day. True love requires active participation on both sides. We stay in love with each other because we choose to. I can honestly say that I love him more today than I did yesterday and the day before that.

Now seven and a half years later, I finally get to marry the love of my life. In the next week, I will be married and the weeks following I will be going on my honeymoon. Having waited for this moment for so long, I want to be able to focus on us without any outside distractions. And so, it is an easy decision for me to say that I will be off WordPress until the end of June.

I know that all of my friends and followers will understand my absence and I am grateful for them. During the next month or so that I am gone, I will be reposting my older blog posts. Please feel free to comment, but know that I will not see them or be able to respond to them until the end of June.

Until then . . .

I’m off to get married!

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Making Home

Freshly painted walls,

The smell still lingers,

Recently pierced to hang

The memories of our lives.

Our first home

Slowly, but surely,

We are transforming a space

And turning it into the place

Where you come home and

I get to greet you with a kiss

Where we stand side-by-side

To create dinner and wash dishes

Where we spend long nights

Watching movies and holding

Each other close.

Just happy to be

in a place that we call




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