Weblog Wednesday: A Season of Change

Picking a title for today’s post was difficult. Normally Weblog Wednesday is devoted to what happened in my week since the previous WW post. But geez, it’s been a good three months since I’ve updated you guys, so there’s a lot of ground to cover!

Moving to Nashville, running a marathon, living with my mother-in-law, eloping, having a surprise root canal, taking care of my MIL when she had her knee replaced, having my car die, traveling for business, building a house, moving into said house … it’s been a lot!!

Literally the day after I moved here my mother-in-law had knee replacement surgery, so Dear Husband and I lived in especially tight quarters, with her, her mother, my brother-in-law, and two ginormous dogs, all in a tiny home. Our new home construction was WAY delayed — like, by a good five months — so we had to live somewhere anyway. But helping take care of her while she rehabilitated was a little bittersweet for me, because it reminded me of taking care of my mom when she was dying five years ago.

Anyway, a few short weeks after moving here, I ran the Country Music Marathon and really hit the wall, cramping severely in my quads around mile 20. I crossed that finish line though, so that’s what counts!

I could barely walk in this picture. That smile is more of a forced grimace!

I think the last time I posted I announced that Dear Husband and I had set a date of September 5th for our wedding at Walt Disney World. We were going to do their elopement package (which, in true Disney fashion is still crazily priced). However, even planning a simple elopement was really really really stressful, on top of our home construction mayhem and my job getting more demanding when my boss unexpectedly resigned.

So, literally one night over Mexican food, I asked him, “Do you ever want to just say screw it and go to the courthouse?”

And that, ladies and gents, is how we eloped! We kept it super simple, and I wouldn’t change a single thing about it. It was casual, it was fun, it was us.

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Minimoon at the Opryland Resort

The construction on our new house had more snafus and hiccups to count, but here’s a photo. Don’t you just love our lawn? Yeah, me too.

(Kidding. We’re still waiting on the sod to be laid.)

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Over the course of the summer, in addition to living in tight quarters with my in-laws, I had about a zillion trips to the dentist for a root canal and a couple of fillings. Then, in the same week as two dentist visits, my car of five years (a Nissan Versa) died unexpectedly. The mechanic couldn’t find anything wrong with it, which actually scared me more, so I ended up getting a sweet new ride, a Prius Four!

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My new Prius 🙂

In July, amid all the craziness of root canals and dying cars and in-law-living, I got to take Dear Husband with me on a business trip to Cincinnati. To be honest, my work trip felt more like a vacation than life itself had been feeling lately!

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Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati

We’re finally (!!) in our new house now, and there’s so much more to catch you guys up on. For now though, I am absolutely knackered. Work has been wearing me to the bone, and it’s taking a toll on me.

I am so happy to be back to the blog, though!




  1. Congratulations! You both look so happy on your minimoon. I love your new house. Looks amazing. Wishing you both all the best for the future. Enjoy your new home and married life. I have missed not seeing your posts. I too have taken a few months away from my blog. Welcome back to Blogland.

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  2. the house with the garden in front is going to look so gorgeous. 🙂 Was it just you two at the courthouse or did you invite anyone? My oh and I would love a really quiet small wedding but don’t really know how to go about the invite logistics of it all.x


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