Monday, July 30, 2012

The Honeymoon Is Over...

...In the literal sense anyway...let's hope the figurative "honeymoon" lasts for a long, long time!  =)

After 22 hours of traveling yesterday, Patrick and I are safe and sound back in the US of A!  We had a wonderful trip and visited 3 of the most amazing cities I've ever seen.  I have to say that I am somewhat glad to be back home and to FINALLY (after 9 months of planning a wedding) starting our lives as a married couple.

I know I've been a little out of pocket (apparently, I'm not as good at multi-tasking as I thought), but I fully intend to update everyone on everything wedding related from showers, to the bachelorette party, to the bridesmaid's luncheon, to the rehearsal dinner, and of course the BIG day!  Oh, and I'm also full of fun stories the honeymoon!

Can't wait to share this wonderful time in my life!  Until next time...have a great Monday, friends!

Monday, July 16, 2012

You Can Now Call Me Mrs. Sun!

Yep, that's right!  I am a married lady!  The weekend was wonderful and perfect and couldn't have been more perfect.  I'll be back soon with more details, but until then, I'll leave you with my favorite Photo Booth shot of the night...
Have a great week everyone!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Wedding Day!

Dear Patrick (aka My Beau),

I can't believe that after 4 years of dating, tomorrow I become your wife.  I can't help but reflect on what an amazing 4 years it has been and how all of that will culminate into something forever very soon.

I feel so lucky to have met the perfect person for me.  You are kind, sweet, intelligent, handsome, fun, and there is never a dull moment with you around.  The fact that you and I are together is proof to me that not only does God exist, but that He is very active in my life.  You are EXACTLY who I always envisioned I would spend my life with.  You respect me; you always want me to succeed in life; you are my biggest cheerleader; you are always there to support me (even if it means toting an unruly doggy all around Nashville to make sure I have enough water during a half marathon); you "rescue" me from snow storms; you travel with me; you expose me to so many new things; you keep me from getting too stressed out over silly stuff; and you LOVE me!  What more could I ask for?!?!

Several years ago, when it seemed that so many of my friends were getting married and meeting the right person, I remember complaining to my mom, "WHEN would I meet the right guy?"  She always told me to just be patient...that God would only give me someone very special and very unique.  I always thought she was just trying to make me feel better, but then I met you, and I knew EXACTLY what she was talking about!  You are the unique and special person I have been waiting for!

I can't wait to see what the future holds for us, and I'm sure that no matter what ups and downs come our way that we come through it even stronger than we started.

I love you very much!
Melissa (aka Melrose)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weekend Update!

So, I think blogging has officially taken a back seat to planning a wedding.  However, life will ALMOST be back to normal in just 2 short days, and will completely be back to normal after the honeymoon, so hopefully, I can get back to my regularly scheduled programming soon.  In the meantime, I wanted to do a quick update on last weekend.

Friday night, I had a low key dinner with Alysia and then I just came home and relaxed.

Saturday was pretty much spent either at the pool or doing some wedding stuff, but other than that, it was also pretty low key.

Sunday, however, was my beau and I's last "date night" as a single couple.  We went to dinner at J. Alexander's (my favorite) and then to see the movie Ted.  It was cute, and some parts were down right hilarious...however, I didn't love it.  It was wonderful to spend a whole evening just hanging out with my favorite person though and enjoying each other's company since we knew this week would be so crazy!

I'll be back soon with even more wedding updates!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I hope you all have a wonderful day honoring our country and all thing red, white, and blue!  I will be spending the day running in a 5K, laying by the pool, eating some yummy cookout food, and hopefully knocking a lot of stuff off the remaining to do list!

Happy 4th of July, y'all!

Monday, July 2, 2012

A "No Picture" Weekend Update!

Alas, I left the camera at home this weekend...maybe it was too hot to even think of snapping any sweaty pics or maybe it's just one of the few weekends this summer that I don't feel it necessary to get a snap shot of every fun moment...either way, I still always regret it after the fact.  Anywho, here's what happened in my world this weekend:

Friday night was my last haircut and color before the big day and man was it nice to be pampered for a couple of hours.  Julie, my hair girl (who is wonderful, BTW), spent an extra long amount of time making sure my color and cut was JUST right!  After that, I headed home, spent a little bit of QT with my beau and my Zo, and called it an early night.

Saturday morning, Zoey and I slept in and relaxed, and then I headed over to lay by the pool with Kathleen and her sister, Emily.  It was scorchingly hot outside, but that still didn't stop us from getting 5 hours of color to our skin.  That evening, I headed to my last Nashville Junior Chamber event as a Board Member...our annual Gala was that evening at The Standard.  It was a fun night, despite the fact that I went Stag since my beau was celebrating Round 2 of his Bachelor Party.

Sunday morning was another day of sleeping in for Sweet Zoey and me.  Then I went to lunch with Patrick, Mickey, and my brother (who had come into town for the big Bachelor celebration the night before).  I tried to head back to the pool after that, but realized without the distractions of having 2 girls to talk to the entire time that I just couldn't handle the heat and headed back inside after just an hour.  The rest of the evening was spent with wedding chores, household chores, relaxing with Patrick and Zoey, and watching the Olympic Trials.

All-in-all, a nice relaxing weekend!  Can't believe I'll be Mrs. Sun in less than 2 short weeks!  Woohoo!

How was your weekend?