Monday, August 15, 2011

I'm Backkkkk.....

Hello lovelies....

Before anyone goes on the attack about my inexcusable absence let me just tell you this has been the best, most crazy busy summer of my life. Let me begin with a trip down memory lane. My last post was around Easter Bunny time and I had mentioned that there were some big changes in store for MKH and the FIN (bullet points to follow). Yes the said changes happened and here I am a mere 4 months later rejoining the blogosphere to vent/chat/and reconnect with my bloggy buddies. I am going to try and keep this post somewhat organized (if at all possible) and try not to overwhelm myself with the massive amount of pictures/information/fun occurrences that I have been subjected to and will ultimately show and tell to all of you...

Since I am an avid list maker, let me outline the major things that have happened in the last 4 months (or atleast since Easter baskets and candy time).

  • MKH quit her job and has been de-throned as the reigning "Cube Queen." (tears are not necessary.)
  • MKH packed her belongings into a UHAUL (actually I watched as the FIN packed the belongings into a UHAUL) and the FIN drove the ridiclous amount of furniture/clothing/and knickknacks to our new home a mere 1000 miles away.
  • MKH spent two weeks before the wedding in my hometown aka the land of dial-up Internet and no 3-G.
  • MKH married the FIN and became Mrs. MKH-G
  • MHG said "See you soon" to her dear family and couldn't look back at the airport because of massive amounts of tears. (I keep telling myself that Christmas isn't too far away...)
  • MHG traveled internationally for the first time. Yes I have a passport and I am not afraid to use it.
  • MHG successfully unloaded and decorated the "G" household.
  • MHG became a mommy/babysitter for the 1st time (to a 4-legged child named Hazel)
  • MHG found a new job and starts tomorrow. 
  • MHG unwillingly (not really) spent almost a month lounging by the pool and soaking up as much Vitamin D as possible.
So needless to say that it has been a great big hectic summer. In my last post I mentioned that something big was coming for us in the coming months and I had no idea the stress of a move and a wedding could take on you. I am all for change but looking back there are times that I don't understand how I managed to get through the day after leaving everything behind that I knew and loved. Husby and I decided months ago that we would be moving to Dallas, Texas. We both wanted a fresh start for our new life and we knew that Dallas would be the place to make the change. We worked out a plan for him to move our things down into our new apartment two weeks before we got married and the he would come back to Lexington for the wedding week events. We had it planned so that when we left Lexington the morning after our wedding we would fly back into Dallas when our Honeymoon was over. In reality this plan was the best because in a sense it "ripped off the band-aid." We left the wedding on such a high note and if we would have had to come back and say "See you soon" to all of my family and our friends I would have been a wreck. I normally try to keep it together in public because when I cry my eyes get terribly puffy and my face blotchy but that morning leaving Lexington and saying "See you soon" to my Dad and sister Mallory was one of the hardest things that I have ever had to do. We were all teary eyed and I will never forget that moment. It was the first day of being Mrs. MHG but I knew things were changing and I didn't know how to process what was happening. I was BEYOND happy but I couldn't help but wonder if we were doing the right thing by moving and uprooting everything that we knew as MKH and CWG.

We had a great time and the weather in Turks and Caicos was wonderful but in the back of my mind I was secretly scared of coming home because home wasn't what I knew and everything was going to be different. As a self-proclaimed adaptable person I was a bit shocked of the nervousness that I had swimming around. I was nervous about the apartment, I was nervous that I wasn't going to be able to find a job, I was nervous that I wouldn't make friends as easily as I had done freshman year in college. All of the same emotions that I had when my parents dropped me off at college came rushing back to me and I felt very small. 

Fast forward to today as I sit in my wonderful apartment and Husby is glued to the computer watching a streamed version of the UK basketball Legend game (somethings never change....haha) I feel very much at ease. I have found what looks to be a wonderful job that I was excited to interview for and even more excited to accept, I have a husband that loves me and wants me to be happy,  and I feel that I have settled into a nice routine that allows for MHG time and things have settled down in a refreshing way. When I started blogging I was trying to figure out who I was and what I was trying to accomplish and after the whirlwind of the last year I have realized it is much easier to go with the flow (GASP... I can't believe that came out of my mouth). I know that I have said in the past that I am going to try and blog more consistently but I now more than ever I feel like I need to do this for  me and my thoughts. 

I know this post has been a bit heavy (I have had to wipe the tears from my keyboard) and I will outline the wedding activities in detail in future posts. I hope everyone has had a great summer and I will leave you with a few of my shots of my bridal portrait session.

Cameron Powell Photography
Cameron Powell Photography

Until next time...