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8.07.2010

A wedding and a funeral

I don't even know where to start at this point. It has been almost 2 weeks since I have gotten the chance to blog. I have SO much to say.

We got to Indiana on Wednesday morning last week. Somewhere around 9 am. We fell asleep at 9:30 and woke back up at noon. We kind of chilled out for a little bit. Then, I called my mom.... My uncle had passed away in his sleep the night before. I was devastated. I fell to the ground and cried. Ryan ran over to me to find out what was wrong and I could bearly utter the words "my uncle died last night". I am getting emotional just thinking about it right now. He was supposed to be at my wedding. He wasn't supposed to die. His funeral was the day after our wedding and it was the first time I had seen him in about a year. It wasn't the way I was supposed to see him. Life really throws bombs at you sometimes...

I know I started this blog on a totally bummer note but let's get to the good stuff. WE ARE MARRIED! The wedding was perfect and beautiful and I bearly noticed anyone but Ryan. After the wedding we went down to the beach to snap some pictures and then everyone else headed to the party and Ryan and I went to check in to the bed and breakfast we were staying in that night then we headed to the party too. We got there and about 40 of our close relatives clapped and wolf whistled. It was exciting and embarrassing at the same time lol. So, got there, and found out the cake had melted... It looked like hell so I helped my sister fix it and it ended up looking pretty neat after that :) They made us do the garter thing and the first dance even though it wasn't our big wedding. The first dance was amazing. We danced to "Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith, my eyes welled up with tears a couple times but for the most part we just smiled, sang and laughed. Now for the garter... Ryan had cuffs on per my families request (lol) THEN they said to blindfold him. I had no idea why but I just sat there and laughed anyway. Wellllllllll, my sister whispered in my ear to get up and I was replaced with my brother in law who pulled his shorts up in case Ryan actually touched him. Ryan bent his head in shame right between my brother in laws legs and my brother in law said "I can't do this" and got up and ran. It was really funny. Then they put me back there and all was said and done after about 5 minutes of Ryan trying to get my dress to stay up and it falling right back down every time.

The bed and breakfast we stayed at was amazing to say the least. We got there around 9 pm and started drinking champaigne. Ryan had one or 2 glasses and I cleared the rest while he drank his Jack and Dr Peppers. We sat in the double whirlpool for about an hour before we realized how sleepy it was making us since it was the first time we had really relaxed since we got to Indiana. Around 1 am or so, we were passed out. And yes, I DEFINATELY left some details out haha. Lets just say, we had unprotected sex for the first time ever that night.

Saturday was a rough day. My uncles funeral was beautiful but heartbreaking. I shook, I cried, I felt mentally drained. We had a nice lunch at a church in Michigan City afterwards with the friends and family. Ryan and I were pooped but we really wanted to go shopping at the outlit mall so we went to my parents place, changed into some casual clothes and headed out. After getting into an argument with a MAJORLY stupid beyotch in the parking lot we got a TON of stuff at Old Navy and Yankee Candle then went back to my parents and shortly later went out to eat with them. It was a great ending to a terrible start.

Fun time! We left Indiana to come back home to Virginia at around 5 pm and got here around 7 am. Ryan and I fell asleep around 8 am and at 8:30 got a phone call saying the apartment we were supposed to move into had some piping issues so we couldn't move there. We were given 2 other options and they both made me unhappy. NEITHER had dishwashers. SO we only got half an hour of sleep the day we moved. Of course we moved into one of the places without the dishwasher because we didn't have much choice. Ryan was already off the lease at the old place so we had nowhere else to go. So, we came to the new place, signed our lease (YAY!!!) and  got back to the old place to start packing the UHAUL at around 12:30. We didn't get back to the new place until around 8:30 or so. It SUCKED. On top of it all I really wasn't much help with the heavier things because my feet were literally KILLING me. I could bearly walk. So I carried in the lighter things and set stuff up as it was being brought in. We still have a half a room full of boxes that need unpacked but we are getting there. We LOVE it here by the way!

We had a great housewarming/Ryans birthday party last night. It was really great and I was very refreshed after almost a year of thinking Ryans best friend hated me, he treated me like I deserved to be treated and even told Ryan something he already knows, that he got a good girl.

OH! I forgot to mention, yesterday morning Ryan had his cardiologist appointment. It left a massively bittersweet taste in my mouth. He is fine. Which means he can deploy. Which means in less then 2 weeks he will be gone. Just like that... gone. I'm not ready, I'm not ready, I'm not ready. I cry when I'm by myself. I know I can do it but I dont want to have to do it, if that makes sense.

One last thing before I finish this crazy long blog, here is my song for the Navy:
We are the mistress, the Navy is the wife. Don't EVER forget that.

6 comments:

Alisheau said...

Love the song =))

KelseyC said...

Omg! Soooo much stuff has happened! I'm so sorry about your Uncle. I will keep him and you in my thoughts.

BUT

Congrats on being married!! Ahhh! :)

Brittany Sommer said...

Thanks so much Kelsey :)

Carmen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your uncle. I read this post and I was heartbroken. I will continue to pray for him and your family.

But on a happier note, congratulations on getting married! That's so exciting! I hope you had an amazing wedding! =)

Marianne said...

So sorry to hear about your uncle.

I'm visiting and following from Blog Hop 10 and can't wait to read more of your posts.

Lucy's Human
http://lucyshuman.blogspot.com/

Marianne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your uncle.

I'm visiting and following from Blog Hop 10 and can't wait to read more of your posts.

Lucy's Human
http://lucyshuman.blogspot.com/