The past few weeks have been a blur. I knew going into June that it would be a hectic month, so I am somewhat glad to have made it to the other side. While most of what was going on was good stuff, it will also be really nice to relax a bit more in the upcoming weeks.
So what exactly has been going on this month? Let’s see…our deck started to get built! This actually isn’t stressful at this point because we don’t have to be there or do anything…leading up to it was more stressful because of deciding what we wanted and how much we were willing to spend.
The middle of the month was when things started to get busy. On Wednesday the 15th I drove to the Eastern Shore of MD for a work meeting. However, before that I had to get myself organized for the next few weeks of being out of my office for work. I stayed overnight Wednesday and then on Thursday I drove up to New York to start the wedding weekend for my friend Karen!
But first, I got to meet up with Meredith! On my way out to the hotel where I was staying we met for lunch. It was so great to finally meet in person after years of talking through our blogs!
Of course she recommended a great place to eat so we got to enjoy custom made salads with a New York bagel on the side. After chatting for a while, Meredith had to get back to work and I went to get my nails done.
After that the wedding weekend began! We had the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner on Thursday night. Rob worked on Thursday and took the train up late that night. He got in around midnight, but I had just gotten back to the hotel around 11 anyway. Between all the driving and staying up late I was exhausted!
Friday was the wedding day! We were at Karen’s for hair and makeup by 9, but first I hopped on the elliptical for a quick workout.
We had a great time getting ready together and at 2:30 it was time for the ceremony! Karen and Danny got married in the church where we all went when we were growing up. We took the limo out to where the reception was being held, and luckily got to sip on some champagne during the ride because we got stuck in rush hour traffic!
The rest of the evening involved pictures, more drinks, dinner, and lots of dancing. It was the perfect day! I was definitely exhausted by the time I went to sleep that night though.
We drove back to Maryland on Saturday, and spent the day unpacking, doing laundry, and cleaning. Sunday involved groceries, meal prep, and going to my parents’ house to celebrate Father’s Day and my sister’s birthday.
At this point we were preparing for Rob’s family to visit the following weekend. His parents were coming on Wednesday and his sister, her husband, and our niece were supposed to come on Thursday. Meanwhile, I had 4 days of conferences that involved a total of 8 presentations, so my mind was all over the place.
On Thursday we got the disappointing news that our nice was sick and they wouldn’t be able to make the trip. However, it turned out that after hours and hours of flight delays their flight was cancelled, so it was better off that they weren’t sitting in the airport all day! We were sad to miss them but are hoping to reschedule soon.
Rob’s parents still came on Wednesday and we had fun with them. We both took off on Friday and went to Fort McHenry and World of Beer for lunch. On Saturday we went to Union Craft Brewery for a Tour and hung out for a bit enjoying some beers.
Now, it’s looking like things will maybe quiet down a bit and get back to normal. I felt like the past few weeks flew by and now I would like summer to slow down a bit!
Have you been busy this month?
Do you like brewery tours/tastings?
Have you gone back to your hometown for any weddings?
Have you ever met a blog friend in real life?