I'm sure that a few of you probably wondered if I'd fallen off the map or was taking a little break from blogging. Not at all. I love my blog and it has become my stress reliever and given me the courage to do so many things. My little sister had a birthday the week before last and I decided to go back home and celebrate with the fam. However, what started out as just a weekend stay turned into a week and a half stay.
I'm not complaining though because I did get to go to bed earlier than normal. That's all thanks to my niece who helped to wear Moo out with many hours of play after school. I never knew how much I missed having a playmate for Moo. I knew she missed it, but I never thought I would miss it. It was nice seeing them play together again. It was great to be able to spend time with my mom and do lunch together everyday.
I ran into some of my old teachers, attended a celebration ceremony for my cousin (he was promoted to Captain in the Army!!) and went to church. The best part was just being surrounded by the people I loved. I did do something huge though!!!
I got MARRIED!!!! Yep, Thursday, we decided to elope. Jay and I have been together a long time and we just decided that in order to be good parents and truly be followers of Christ, our life had to line up right. While it wasn't the wedding I've been dreaming of or planning it was romantic and perfect. I felt like Carrie Bradshaw, when she married Mr. Big in the courthouse in a no label dress. You think you want the big glitzy wedding because that's what everyone expects and you've been dreaming about it since you were a kid.
However, the truth was I've changed since I was a child. I was just as happy standing there with my mom and Moo as witnesses saying 'I do' to Jay as I would have been in front a church full of people. I'm really glad that we just went ahead and did it. And my mom certainly felt honored to have been made a part of it. We're officially a family and I love it!!!
Hope you all have been having a wonderful week/weekend.