Sunday, October 23, 2011

Hello Blog!

Hi there!

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since I blogged. So much has happened- I got married (!) and then went on a totally kick a** honeymoon in San Francisco and Napa.

While the pictures from the wedding aren't ready to share yet, I thought I would show a few pics of Brett and I honeymooning (or moneymooning as I started calling it) and share a few biggest lessons learned and surprises from our wedding and honeymoon. 

A Few Lessons Learned and/or Things That Surprised Me About My Wedding and Honeymoon:

  1. You get free things on your honeymoon. The more we told people we were honeymooning, the more nice perks you get. People love people in love! So many folks were so generous while we were in California. Just sayin', you only get one honeymoon, so let people do nice things for you. 
  2. Don't paint your nails with a topcoat on the day of your wedding. I wanted my nails to look extra shiny and pretty, so I hit them with a top coat. You can then not do anything with your hands for approximately 1 hour. That's a huge bummer. Oddly enough, I freaked out about this a bit too much :)
  3. Maybe step off the dancefloor...for a minute. I do not think I stopped dancing at our reception for 4 hours (except to go to the bathroom and touch up my makeup). There are very few photos of me with family/friends/in the photo booth because I was so busy gettin' down on the floor. Don't get me wrong, it was a total blast. I just should have mixed it up a bit and diversified my wedding time portfolio. 
  4. My body felt like I got hit by a train. See #3 for a little bit of explanation but I seriously could not feel my calves for about 3 days after the wedding. Add to that exhaustion, adrenaline and heels and you get one tore up body and feet. 
  5. I cried the entire ceremony. I definitely thought I would cry, but thought it would be tasteful, graceful, bride-y tears not sobbing, runny-nose crying. You know the face and voice you make when you are crying? I did that in front of a s*** ton of people. Good thing they all decided they love me already, I looked and sounded like a hot mess. 
  6. I no longer fit in my clothes. I've eaten all the sushi/pizza/baked goods in the Bay area and can now only wear elastic waist items. 
I need to get a few ducks in a row first, but hope to be back to regularly scheduled programming soon! Hope everyone is enjoying their fall!


  1. 1/ Hooray for honeymoon perks!
    2/ Your personal assistant should've been watching you more closely regarding the nail situation. :[
    3/ Your contribution to the dance floor is the reason your wedding reception was the best ever.
    4/ A majority of the s*** ton of people were crying with you.
    5/ Turns out you rock elastic waist garments as well as any other!

    ps. You two are glowing!;)

  2. congratulations!!! your honeymooning pictures are adorable. you both look so very happy! i love your list. you can never dance too much at your wedding. and #5 sounds like me at every wedding i have ever been to. i am such a crybaby. also, i think i gained 10lbs on my honeymoon. we went to italy and all we did was eat! so you are not alone. i am super excited to see your wedding photos!

  3. Sounds like you had an awesome wedding and a great honeymoon! Can't wait to see all your wedding pics and get to hang with you again. Post wedding doughnuts are in order (you are already wearing elastic waist pants anyway right?) :)

  4. Aw, congrats! It sounds amazing. To many happy years together! :D

  5. Congratulations. You should share some wedding pictures when you get them.

  6. welcome home! sounds like a fabulous time was had by all. i love that you danced all night at your wedding, that's fabulous! and the honeymoon sounds so fun. glad you were treated to lots of perks. can't wait to see your wedding pictures! the honeymoon ones are so fun.

  7. You had me laughing out loud at this!! I love you so much!

  8. No way, I wish I had danced more! I spent a lot of time talking to people, hugging people, in the photo booth with everyone, by the bonfire, and running up the hill to the restrooms! I missed several of the songs I was excited about (but who am I kidding, I was excited about all of them!).

    Good to have you back Maggie, and welcome to married-life!


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