Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Honeymoon Stage (and other such nonsense) Part I

Our wedding was OUTRAGEOUS! I don't know about you, but I feel like I go to weddings, and I'm happy for the happy couple and after my fifteen second "congratulations!" there's a lot of standing around and trying to sneak inconspicuous glances at my watch. But our wedding was NOTHING like that. It may have had something to do with the fact that I knew almost everyone there... but I think it really had a lot more to do with the dance floor.

I'm not even a dancer, but MAN! People seriously went crazy out there. My best friend's little sister broke it down with one of Layne's old mission companions, my father-in-law boogied with my brother-in-law's horrible then-girlfriend, even Grandma Bonnie got out there and cut a rug. (Pictures soon to follow, but I seem to have misplaced our wedding photo discs... um, really hope this doesn't become a long-term problem!)

It was a gorgeous outdoor wedding which kept everyone light and relaxed. The mid-September sun shone down with the last few warming rays of summer and as the sunset burst over the horizon, I just kept thinking how perfect it all was. Seriously. I give all the credit to my mom and mother-in-law, and am so grateful that I relied on them. It kept me from obsessing over details and allowed me to just enjoy the single most beautiful day of my life - to date at least.

Layne and I then drove up to the Stein Eriksen Lodge and had a three-day Mini Moon. With it already being the middle of September, we just couldn't get away from school for longer. The first day we feasted at their brunch buffet and I cannot recommend anything higher. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness! We went back to our room and slipped into food commas, and couldn't eat for the rest of the day! We spent most of our time walking around Park City, popping into the little shops on Main Street, and eating as much food as we possibly could. A delicious week.

After pigging out and relaxing to our heart's content, we went back to Provo and thus ended the happiest seven months of my entire life as I crashed back into reality a married woman.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Our Grand Entrance

Since I'll have some free time on my hands the next few weeks, and also because I tend to do this when I'm bored, I'm re-re-re-restarting a blog. The fabulous Mr. Fletcher is about to hop on a jet plane and take off to Chicago, and I won't get to see him til just before Christmas. In the meantime, in a lonely one bedroom apartment in Arlington, Virginia... I'll write some stuff and catch all my loving family and friends up on what we've been doing this past year and what to expect from us in 2012!

Please enjoy this preview of what we'll read about in my next several posts:
  • First, we'll take a look at the Honeymoon stage. This will literally cover the honeymoon (and wedding) of the Mister & Missus and our first few months.
  • We'll reconvene in the next post as we start the new year (I apologize now for how boring this post will be as not much happens in a bitter cold Utah winter).
  • We'll spend some time meandering through the lovely spring and summer months with a few highlights of our most memorable happenings (or what I can scrounge up pictures of).
  • Then we'll jump on the fast track that was our last month of summer and early fall and wind ourselves across the country!
  • We'll finally settle in Washington, DC and look forward to our future in the nation's capitol!

And maybe some other stuff. And maybe not even some of this. We'll just have to wait and see what happens when I sit down to bang it out.
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