Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fourth Fun

Is it just me or does it take forever to fully get back into your routine after a holiday weekend? I found myself going back for a second cup of coffee again at work this morning, and it's not even close to Monday! Brian and I had a busy trip to Maryland for his sister's wedding, and I think I'm still recovering.

In the days leading up to Kathy's nuptials, we logged a few hours by the pool at my parents' house and I got to hang out with my favorite dog. My sister had also dropped off her cat, Ollie, with my parents and I had fun trying to get him to warm up to me. I really miss having a pet at home. We have recently been thinking about adding a furry friend to our family, but my husband has to thoroughly research anything before committing (an endearing trait I love about him...usually). He had his nose in The Art of Raising a Puppy throughout the weekend, but I still think it will be some time before we're actually ready to take the plunge.

My family had a small get-together for Independence Day and I made a beautiful (and quite delicious) Patriotic Trifle (that I found on Pinterest, of course). I was feeling kind of emotional and patriotic in the morning and flipped back through the pictures we had taken at Brian's homecoming (generously gifted to us by Scott Hopkins Photography). I am so grateful that there are men and women like Brian who feel the call to protect the freedoms we usually take for granted.

On Friday, Amber visited for some some Maryland crabs and ice cream, and then Brian and I got cleaned up and attended the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for Kevin and Kathy's wedding!

Saturday, we were up bright and early for a brutal 1000 calorie Fitness Blender workout, and then a trip to the salon for hair and makeup. Despite the 90 degree heat, we got some photos of the bridal party before heading to the church, cheering for the newlyweds, and heading off to the reception. The two flower girls were absolutely adorable and Brian and I had a great time spinning them around the dance floor. It was also the first time Brian has seen most of his extended family since he got home from his deployment, so it was nice for him to have time to catch up and also celebrate his sister's new marriage. Sunday morning and our flight back home to Georgia came way too soon!

Photo by Jay Moore
Luckily, we already have another weekend coming up and I plan to spend a lot of time on the couch relaxing!


Courtney said...

Jeremy was the EXACT same way when we first started talking about getting a dog. I just wanted to go to the nearest pound and pick one up but my husband did so much research and tried to find the perfect breed for our family and lifestyle. Can't wait to see what you guys end up with! How exciting!

Lauren said...

That last photo is gorgeous! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

We want to get a pet too, but like you guys, I think it will be awhile before we actually do!

Katie said...

My husband and I are thinking of getting a dog soon--do you recommend that book?

Also, love the homecoming photographs. And what a great wedding photo too!

Hilary said...

My cat used to love to lay in the same place by the stairs when I lived in a townhouse in college. Must make them feel like kings of the castle, lol.

Mrs. Jones said...

Love all of it. And after 9 days on the road, I am definitely ready for some chill time this coming weekend. Here's to it finally being Friday!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Yay for you guys being together!!! That trifle looks so good!

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