We are moving on from the honeymoon phase to the newlywed phase, and it’s not always a smooth transition.
For one, it means that we aren’t just by ourselves on the beautiful island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos. For two, it means that we are staying at our parents houses while we pack up everything we own. That always creates a little tension, although we have been doing really well since we got back from the honeymoon on Sunday. But packing and sorting and returning and exchanging means not all smiles all the time. Probably the thing that soothes all tension at the end of the day is Joe praying for us before we go to sleep. It’s one of my favorite things ever.
It is so weird to think that we are married. Wow. How awesome. And scary. And exciting. Everything about our lives two weeks from now will be completely new. Our apartment. The state we will live in. My name. I love the newness of it all, but I hope I don’t get too caught up in it. My mom keeps reminding me how depressing it will be when we stop getting presents in the mail every day. And she’s right. Although we didn’t get married for the gifts, they are a definite perk. I love opening presents. Joe hasn’t opened hardly any of our gifts (oops), but his birthday is tomorrow so he will get to open plenty of presents then.
I am still waiting to hear from all of my friends about their take on the wedding. My view of it probably isn’t accurate, since I can’t remember most of it and I was just so busy talking to everyone and getting buttercream out of my cleavage (thanks to Joe for smashing cake all over me). But I hear that the food was awesome and the ceremony was beautiful. And both of those things make me happy.
Making Grammy Hazzard’s Lemonade Pie for Joe’s birthday and watching some olympics and modern family. I love us.
Grammy Hazzard’s Lemonade Pie
1 can frozen lemonade, 1 quart vanilla ice cream, 2 graham pie crusts – melt lemonade and ice cream, mix all the goodness together, pour into pie crust, freeze for a few hours, gobble it all up. (we only waited two hours in the freezer, not totally solid but still really good, probably wait at least 4 hours for best results)