It's currently 5:14pm, and I'm writing this later than intended.

Late seems to be the theme of my life recently, as I've been continually apologizing for late emails, unfinished tasks or unreturned calls...and people give me the funniest looks or responses. Apparently throwing a surprise wedding during the holidays, honeymooning and sending your husband back overseas within a ten day time period is an event that forgives a myriad of etiquette sins.


Although I can't think of anything truly epic that's occupied my time, the past few days have felt full. From Thursday to present, I've eaten lots of meals with family members, polished off several bottles of wine, unpacked a few suitcases and tidied up around my house. I've been back to work and chatted with co-workers, all of whom I'd missed and were so sweetly excited to hear about our wedding. 

Speaking of weddings, tonight I'm settling in to write my first wedding post...starting with the "why", why we moved up our day half a year earlier than planned! It's a little heavy, and though I'm rarely shy about sharing here, I'm slightly timid this time because it's deeply personal. Bear with me. I promise we'll come out on the sunny side, and I promise that the final destination is joy.

See you tomorrow. :)


  1. I have no doubt that your first wedding post will be as beautifully written as every other post on here. Actually, probably more so because you're opening yourself up. SO hard but I'm certain you'll feel a huge outpouring of love. Whether you know it or not, you're a huge inspiration to many of us. Sending lots of love & hugs your way :-)

  2. I'm very excited to read your first wedding post!! It's understandable that you feel timid about it, but I'm sure it's sweet and wonderful! =) whatever the reasons, if you're ready, you're ready, and you two are HAPPY and that's all that really matters =) I also think that everything seemed to workout perfectly, a true testament that moving up the date was the perfect thing to do ;o)

  3. I can't wait to hear about your wedding! The sneak peaks have me on the edge of my seat!

  4. I can't wait to hear about your wedding!!

  5. Those days sound full, and happy. I know a bit about why you moved the date up, but I look forward to reading more. I know it will be beautiful, and yes... full of JOY!

  6. I'm excited to hear, and I'm sure you'll feel just fine after you've written and published it. Us readers love you for who you are regardless of the heaviness of the topic, and I for one am sure my opinion of you will only be held in higher regard after reading all about the "why".

  7. dear bethany - first of all: congratulations! big time!
    i´d love to hear l about it and i admire you so much for introducing us to this wonderful personal story of yours.
    joy is sure to come!

  8. we're all so excited to hear! don't be nervous

  9. your wedding posts will be amazing. like you. always.

    I have the distinct feeling that throwing a wedding in two weeks + all the other stuff you had to do can leave you in a different headspace then all the rest of us. of course we excuse your tardiness. :)


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