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Sunday, February 28, 2016

OMG I'm married!

 Yep, 2 weeks ago we had an amazing valentines weekend, everything went to plan, it was very special and packed with memories. And yet, I can't still quite believe anything has changed. Circumstances beyond our control - namely 2 children doing GCSE's this summer - meant that after the celebrations, and some time away, we both went back to our separate homes. It feels like nothing has really changed.

Yet loads has changed, my whole life has changed but yet on hold at the same time. There is still so much to do before we can be together, we have been house hunting, all very exciting, in a new town, a fresh start - who'd have thought it, at last an escape from suburbia!

So looking back to our amazing weekend the special moments were, some of them, unexpected;

On the Friday three generations went to the nail bar for some pampering! Mum has unexpectedly inherited 3 extra grandchildren, 2 being girls and she took to being in their company like a duck to water! She'd also never had a manicure before, and she took to that too. It was a very special time to all be together.

And then on the morning of our Big Day, I spent time with my wonderful daughter, decorating the room together. I hadn't put any thought into just how special that time with her would feel - I have a wonderful gift in her, my treasure. She was an angel for the whole day, she kept me incredibly calm, looked after her Granny without a second thought. I'm so proud.

Small sprog brushed up well, looked cool and made himself very popular with the the extra teenage girls that arrived in the evening! He drank cider and beer without being ill (!) now that really was a surprise!

And then there was our vows, I don't remember the last time, I'm not sure I made a conscious choice to attend to them but this time I did. I wanted to remember. And then there was the speech! I wondered why I said I'd do one, I was regretting it as it got nearer as I'm not used to public speaking, but I'm so glad I did it, it seemed to go down well - apparently not a dry eye in the house! I said what I meant and thanked my mum for all she has given up for me. And finally thanked all our 5 children for following us on this puzzling and unexpected journey for without their consent, we might not have made it this far...


Strangely my new husband and I didn't seem to spend much time together! We spread ourselves around the guests and all of a sudden it was over! 

Our time away afterwards was special though, I felt married, managed to refer to myself as 'Mrs' a few times - which took me by surprise each time! - and felt very 'loved up'

Back to reality now, but so much to look forward to.

Thought you might like some photos...













23 comments:

auntiegwen said...

What lovely photos, you all look fantastic and so very smiley too X wishing you and yours every happiness and I hope exams go quickly and smoothly till you are together X When we got married my husband, my son and his son all wore kilts, I love a kilt, I was so thrilled that my English husband wore one for me, but to get married at home (for me) in Scotland at Hogmanay with kilts was so ace xxx again, all good things for you and yours are being wished your way xx

Elizabeth said...

This is such a happy post!
How glam you all look!
I remember back in 2007 or so when we were Morocco and you were trying to escape from your first difficult marriage.

Sending much love and so happy for you!
Elizabeth

nick said...

Glad the day went off well. Wishing you all the best for the future.

That cake is amazing. I bet it didn't last long!

Maggie May said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
You look fab! Really lovely photos of all the family! Great to see them.... and you all looking so happy.
Maggie x

Looking for Blue Sky said...

You all look absolutely wonderful and so happy, I'm absolutely delighted for you! Enjoy the house hunting and hope this is the start of a wonderful new life xx

Catharine Swash said...

Congratulations!! All the best.

Akelamalu said...

WOW Many congratulations! It must be quite a while since I've been here so this came as a complete surprise. Wishing you every happiness. xx

Graham Hunt said...

Woohoo - huge congratulations. I've watched a far on your photo blog and facebook and smiled all the way through.

Who is that smart gentleman with the bushy hair? Small sprog indeed... no wonder he is popular with the girls - there's a new adventure for you and him about to start!

That photo of the new family all together is just priceless such happiness. The b&w one of you two together simply can be titled "Joy"

:-)

DD's Diary said...

Huge congratulations and thanks for sharing all the lovely photos, felt I was there with you! Your cake looks gorgeous and your children look very proud and happy. What wonderful news xx

Liz Hinds said...

What a wonderful, wonderful day!

It was a long time ago that we met and talked about escaping from suburbia and now - look at you! I pray God blesses you all in this wonderful adventure.

Rose said...

So happy for you all! I enjoyed seeing all the wedding photos on Facebook; now I hope you find the home of your dreams and can settle into 'happily ever after'!

Suburbia said...

Thank you so much.
I bet your wedding was fantastic in Scotland at that time of year!

Suburbia said...

Thanks Elizabeth

Suburbia said...

One of my sister in laws made the cake Nick - so clever, we were very pleased!

Suburbia said...

Thank you Maggie :-)

Suburbia said...

Thank you Blue Sky x

Suburbia said...

Thanks Ak

Suburbia said...

That's such a lovely comment Graham, thank you so much:-)

Suburbia said...

Thanks DD :-)

Suburbia said...

Seems a lifetime ago Liz! Thank you x

Suburbia said...

Thanks a lot Rose x

cheshire wife said...

Many congratulations! I hope that you have a long and happy life together.

Tim Atkinson said...

How lovely, huge (and very belated!) congratulations. What wonderful news!