I did not plan to abandon my poor blog the last two weeks, I promise! It’s just that today I finally feel able to take a deep breath, relax for five minutes, and catch up on here now that we are back home, and, more importantly, together again!
The last two weeks we’ve spent our longest time away from our new home, longest time apart from each other as newlyweds, longest period without any down time due to almost too many events planned in too short a time! It’s been crazy, we have had fun and learned lessons , but I am very thankful to be getting back to a new normal in our little life together.
Though I won’t be able to recap everything that’s happened in the last twelve days, I will try to recap the highlights below (with poor quality pictures):
Friday night after my last post my love came back to me! After being out of the country a week, I was thrilled to have him safely return to me. We stayed the night at my parents’ before leaving with them EARLY the next morning to make the very long road trip to our weekend vacation destination in southern Indiana: Holiday World! It’s basically the best theme and water park ever, with several record breaking rides, holiday themed sections of the park, and free, yes, free, unlimited sunscreen and Pepsi products.
It has been my favorite vacation spot for a long time and I was thrilled to get to go with both my family and my love. It was an awesome weekend, though a little exhausting. We stayed Saturday night at the nearby campground in a Super King Size trailer (it was really nice on the inside! Just ignore the icky-needs-to-be-washed-outside).
After the very long ride back to my parents’ house, we slept and woke to pack up the gigantic car-load of items I had amassed during my week stay with my family (hey, I couldn’t pass up any good deals!). We headed back home with my mom and sister in the car behind us. They stayed two nights with us for the next big event- a One Direction concert. My sister loves One Direction and I have listened and learned all of their music along with her. After she went to a concert with a friend this summer, she decided that her, my mom, and I needed to go together. Anthony drove us through the long, traffic-ridden way Tuesday afternoon after work (such a sweetie!) and it was well-worth the wait!
Amazing. You’ve never heard so many screaming girls, let me tell you.
As if that wasn’t enough fun, the day after my mom and sister left, my husband’s grandparents came into town for the weekend and we hung out with them everyday. We went to one of our favorite farms to pet the animals, showed them the tourist-y areas around us, and gave them the majestic views we have come to love. We also showed them the house we are having inspected today (yeah, I’m freaking out!) and they were very excited for us.
See why I have been so busy? This week will be another crazy adventure. My parents are coming today to join us for the inspection and see the inside of the house and then this weekend my love’s mother and sister will be visiting our apartment for the first time! It will be exciting to show them our little life up here :).
I knew life as a newlywed would be an adventure. I just never would have guessed how much so! It is hard to believe that we are only three months into our wonderful w(u)rld of marriage.
Have you had some exciting end-of-summer adventures? What did you enjoy best? Also, how do you handle a busy season in your marriage? I would love to hear about it in the comments!
*I’ll be back to my normal blogging schedule this week! Wednesday I’ll be chatting about the Foundations of Friendship not only with my husband but also the importance of friendship with those outside of marriage (highlighting my Bestie and her amazing talents). Friday I’ll be back with some thoughts about How to Be Happy and a FREEBIE to help us think through how we can be happier in our lives.*