Monday, August 05, 2013
So the wedding is over. The honeymoon is over. The lake vacation is over. Back to reality for all of us.
The wedding was amazing. I must admit I had some trepidation about some the bride's ideas but it was beautiful (I was thinking it may be like a beerfest!) The (outside) ceremony was hot as blazes but only about 20 minutes. It was very touching and romantic. My son and his new wife are "criers" so many tears were shed during this special time. My grandson (3) was fired as ring bearer by his dad following rehearsal. The little guy is too much of an unknown and we didn't think a toddler tantrum would add much to the ceremony. He was not unhappy about the loss of this job!
Six year old granddaughter did an amazing job!!! I posted some pictures if you're interested.
We had all of the family here on Sunday and then all the trips to airport on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for them to head home. I was beyond exhausted. Started doing laundry, packing and checking lists for the trip to the lake on the 27th. It was hard to push through to get it all done; we were all so tired. But, finally, everything was packed and the car was loaded (and I mean LOADED!).
Had a great week with the entire family together. Honeymooners arrived the day after they got home and it was great to see them. We all had a great time--fishing, swimming, boat rides, board games, laughing, teasing, relaxing, and loving each other. Life is good! We all cried as we left which then made us laugh. We were all driving home to essentially the same place (within 30 minutes of each other) and would see each other probably the next day. Still, there was something about leaving the magic of the lake where we all took care of each other and just enjoyed with no hustle bustle.
Getting home has brought us to the reality of being a dogless couple in many, many years. The house is so empty and we're both having a hard time. Hubby goes out of town next week and I will keep daughter's dog. The following weekend we will keep son's dog, Albert (my hubby's "special" love). After that, I think we'll see if our dog is out there waiting for us to find him/her. I keep saying no more beagles but looking online I can't help but be drawn to them. They are so darn sweet!
Now, to me. Bleh! Totally off track for about a month now. Not tracking food, no exercise schedule (which means no exercise!) Good thing I don't have to get back in that mother of the groom dress--it definitely wouldn't zip now. All of my pants barely button. I feel doughy and lazy. It is time for me to get off my butt and get going again!!! Making a plan this week and then I've got to just do it!!! I'm ready; I have no idea how much weight I've gained but I feel like it could be a lot. I do not feel healthy and I do not look healthy! That must change!!!