Tuesday, September 13, 2016

And that's a wrap: Goodbye Wedding Season 2016!

Last Sunday, I stepped onto the balmy plane with eyelash glue on my forehead, my hair in a messy bun bouncing around on top of my head and a pretty bridesmaid dress stashed into my backpack. I guess if there was a time to feel a little bit of relief, it was then. That moment. When I mapped out this year, it was this final moment that I had thought about when I realized how much I would be flying for weddings (and their associated events) in 2016. At the time, I thought the end of it all would serve as a bit of a relief.

But I just feel sad. Sure, I've been spending lots of money on flights and it has been a bit rough balancing work with so many events in a row between the two of us. Just last August, over the span of a month, Jay was up in Oregon (3) separate times for things. 3! That's a lot. So it has been a lot of runaround.

But when I reflect on all of this, while 5% of me feels like life can settle a little bit, 95% of me is bummed to see it go. These trips ensured I always had something on the books to spend vested time with my friends. And since I no longer had a downtown home of my own in Portland to retreat to, they also ensured that I was staying with family and ending nights cozied up in their living room, talking about life and the day and what is new.

It's been so special to be continually reminded of all the love there is out there. And that was shown to me with flower tosses in downtown Portland, it was shown to me with giggly bottle service in Vegas, it was shown to me with morning bike rides in Sunriver, it was shown to me with talks with my family on their back porch, as the sun dropped-off behind the hills and with my 16-year-old dog's head resting on my knee.
^With my loves at the wedding weekend welcoming event in Portland - 9/9/2016.

My blog always naturally slows down in the summer. Not by design, just because life is so much busier and it eats up all my computer time. That always frustrates me as I do utilize this is an outlet to collect my thoughts and document my life and it bothers me when I get behind. However, sometimes I need to remind myself that it's OKAY because I'm out there actually living all the things I hope to reflect on on said blog. 

So I tip my hat to wedding season 2016. 500 flights, lots of money and scores of memories later - you were one to celebrate!

Now - to organizing and sorting my 10,000 pictures I have to put on here!

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9 comments:

Nadine Lynn said...

You have been go go go lately, huh? It is so fun to see all our friends getting married and being happy though :)

MilitaryPugWife said...

Next up, baby showers! It's just part of getting older. At least you're not at the "oh shit he died" stage....when you're college and high school classmates are kicking off tho....

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Whew! Wedding season is fun but $$.

Robin said...

I love the image of your dog's head on your knee. I was hoping that my Jamie would make it to 16, but she only lived to be 12.

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

Ahh, its nice to know that now life will slow down a bit... Mine is picking up now, full steam ahead till year end...!

Pat Hatt said...

I hope it wasn't literally 500 flight haha ouch to the wallet. That is true, have to have a life to blog about life

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Totally get what you mean about feeling sad, even if it's still kind of a relief at the same time. Bittersweet!

Jax said...

I would be sad too if all the anticipated events were over. But, on the bright side, you can now save up and rest up for the next string of events coming your way.

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

500 flights for real?!!!

what a bittersweet end to a fabulous season! i hope lots of people get married next year ;)