Since it’s been what seems like 3 years since my last blog post (okay, half a year, but who’s counting?) I really should give you a good summary of what’s been going on since I last checked in.
But that sounds hard… doesn’t it? How do you summarize the past 6 months in an entertaining but expedient way?
So I’ll just give you this, we’ve hiked, we’ve sampled local beer, we’ve explored new neighborhoods, we’ve day dreamed about buying a cute house in a cute neighborhood walking distance to pubs and coffee houses, we’ve realistically day dreamed about the actual house we can afford and would it be close enough to public transportation to take a train to a pub or coffee house, we payed next to nothing for a gorgeous, fresh cute Christmas tree because Pacific Northwest and we got married.
Yup. A wedding happened. Last November to be exact. My old employer was flying me in for a week of training with my replacement so The Sweet Boy bought a plane ticket to go home with me and over the course of that week, we had a wedding. I’m not going to lie, it was hectic to put together on short notice, I was stressed, we had a TERRIBLE time shopping for wedding rings (I need to do a post about how the malls in Portland are always packed like it’s Black Friday – can someone explain that to me?) and his wedding outfit didn’t come together until the week of…
but it was the perfect wedding.
It was absolutely beautiful. I told my sister I thought it would be awesome to have it outdoors near the river that our family land was on and she delivered. She found land RIGHT on the river with a view of a bluff (thanks Saddlebock Brewery for the free wedding location), she added the perfect vintage yet simple elements to add to the gorgeous natural backdrop and she surprised us with live music from Brick Fields as we walked down the aisle (they sang “Into the Mystic” and it was beyond beautiful). After the day was over, all I was left with was how perfect the day was. The only way it could have been better was if the timing allowed my brothers to be there.
So I’m married now. No, I don’t know when I’m legally changing my name. I did change it on Facebook, which is close enough to legal these days… right? We received some appliances from friends near and far to make it official (I’m not sure it’s a marriage without a new food processor and espresso machine). We filed taxes jointly for the first time (hello tax benefits for married peeps). We like this married thing.
I like this married thing.