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I'm Back!!!

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.


  1. Awww, congratulations!!! That is wonderful. I agree, the whole big hoopla isnt always necessary. Just you, the man you love, and maybe a handful of family before God.... that's all you need. :-)

    Best wishes to you and hubby!

  2. Yay!!! Congratulations!!! My husband and I got married at the courthouse and to this day I am so proud of our decision. I am soooo happy for you ;-)

  3. Congrats girl, i am so happy for you. Having the people that you love is the only thing that really matters when getting married!

    Welcome back!

  4. Definitely a good reason for you to be gone for a few days. Congrats! I know it's hard to live by the word sometimes but kudos to you for taking the steps. You should initiate a couples ministry at your church. Talk to the first lady and pastor! Keep me posted. If it doesn't work I will definitely share some of the ideas from the session on a monthly basis

  5. Awww congratulations to you on being married..and you could always do a mini wedding later if you decide to..it's not all about that anyways..it's the love that you each have for one another and that's the greatest thing of it all. Again congratulations.

    I'm now following your blog and looking forward to reading more. I have a blog award for you on my blog.

    Diary of a Chic Mommy

  6. Thanks!!! I can't believe how relieved and less stressed I feel that we've finally tied the knot.

    @mr-mrspancakes-I will certainly bring up the idea of starting a couples ministry to my pastor. I think that he will be very open to it.

    @Tye-Thanks for the blog award!!

  7. CONGRATULATIONS!! I completely miss all of your big announcements. :( I've not only been unable to find the time to update my own blog, but as you can see, I've clearly gotten behind on my blog reading as well. I hope married life is all you hoped and dreamed of! Sorry I'm so late! :)

  8. @Andrea-Thanks. LOL. Married life is great. I'm loving it.