1.12.2012

a little mantra.


My sister gifted me this coffee mug a few days before the wedding...just a little inspiration incase anything went haywire during the final planning phases! It didn't, although I certainly ate my fair share of cake.

But, it's now functioning as my mantra for today! After a few quick hugs + kisses at the airport, and a "see you soon" I sent my husband back overseas. This time to Kuwait (no more Iraq!) and we're hoping to be split for only a month before seeing each other again...somehow that made our newlywed goodbyes so much easier. Perhaps when you've braved six months apart, a few weeks is old hat?

That's not to say that my apartment doesn't feel rather lonely right now. Or that I didn't eat my weight in Oreos at 5:30am after returning from the airport. Oh yes, the Oreo package is empty.

But I'm not complaining. I try not to complain too much about being apart these days, because it is something that we choose. Gabe isn't considered deployed (although he has been previously), since he works on various Army or Navy bases for the government. It's tricky work at which he excels. Now that we're married it offers the opportunity for us to live abroad very safely and easily in the near future...something we've talked about doing since a few days after we met.

Ah. Future. That's a nice word...I'm excited about that, even if we're living in the Middle East for a few months until we can get transferred to a more, uh, European destination. :)

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I'm so eager to share details about the wedding, but our fantastic photos won't be ready for a few weeks! Maybe I'll put together a few posts about why we chose to change our wedding so drastically (not pregnant, swear!), all the "behind the scenes" secret-keeping and some of my favorite wedding vendors. Would that whet your wedding palate for the time being? :) 

17 comments:

  1. Yes please do bc i've been wondering why the wedding happened ahead of time.. I swear I didn't think you were preg. Just pure curiosity! Your wedding was amazingly gorgeous! Can't wait to read :)

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  2. um, I absolutely want to hear all about that! I've been wondering since your fabulous announcement! Congratulations again on the new marriage. I'm glad your honeymoon was amazing! :)

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  3. living abroad is a total dream of mine!
    and i love that cup; i have a terrible time letting things go!

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  4. I can't wait to see details! <3

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  5. big hugs! firstly for your wedding [cannot wait to see photos!] and secondly for your positive outlook on the situation. you've got lots of love in your heart, missy!

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  6. My hubby and I did the same thing. planning a nice wedding and then suddenly eloping - I called it baby bump watch 09 :) I made sure to drink wine in front of all parents until a year passed :)

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  7. PLEASE spill the wedding details!! I am dying for pictures, but some storytelling would be excellent as well :)

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  8. Oh my god I love the mug. And yes, details! Behind the scene details!

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  9. Cute mug and congrats on the wedding!

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  10. LOVE the coffee mug, that's a great mantra to live by!! reading your post makes me wanna go buy some oreos!! I'm glad married life is going swimmingly :) the future is gonna rock for you two!! But your present seems to be pretty darn sweet too! have a happy friday Bethany!

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  11. Of course I want to hear more about the wedding!

    Aaaaand... I want to know more about this whole "living in the Middle East" before you move to a more "European desination"... When's all that happening?

    Future is a fabulous word. It makes me so happy reading it. I remember the summer I was in London and you had gone on your trip to Ireland... Cassie and I were wondering if you'd just met your Mr Right!!! And now he's your husband. Sigh...

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  12. I read this yesterday but didn't have time to comment.

    Can I just say...thank you?! That could not have been a more fitting mantra for me to embrace yesterday! Yesterday was my 30th (wow, I'm not in my 20's anymore) birthday and it was-by far-one of the worst days of my life. So much happened in so many different areas of my life that I was a blubbering mess last night when I saw that sweet picture of your mug. I prompted wiped my tears and shoveled large amounts of left over birthday cake into my mouth. All the while thinking..."I can do this."

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

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  13. I'm so glad that you guys decided on getting married sooner :) And I hope you get to live abroad. I still think about it.

    I would love to hear anything about your wedding. The whole lead up made me excited so I can't wait to see photos and hear other lovely details.

    Thanks again for your lovely comment. It probably was a bit of January blues but I think in the end it was 'I really want a break with just me and my hubby' feeling. And that will happen in a week. SO excited!

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  14. I'm secretly hoping Europish could include Turkey and Istanbul!

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  15. I want to hear EVERYTHING! So, I vote that you dish like you would to your best friend. :-)

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  16. Please spill, I'm desperate to see and hear all about it!
    Sarah

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  17. woo, living abroad on a base! my parents lived in okinowa for a year after they were married and talk about it like it was amazing. take the opportunity while you can :)

    and yes! wedding details! share as much as you can, as soon as you can! i'm so excited to hear all about it :)

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