We’ve been back in the US for just about 4 weeks now. We spent the first 2 weeks in Maine and then traveled further west out to California. Our time in Maine was nice and relaxing- a perfect introduction back to America. Luckily our arrival overlapped a few days with Cara and Will’s trip to the US so we got to spend some time with them including a fun, family-filled beach day at Bangs Island. We also got the opportunity to revisit some of our favorite American foods- highlights being breakfast (with giant iced coffee) at Bayou Kitchen and Melissa’s homemade lobster rolls– my mouth is watering just thinking about them:)
We also got to spend a lot of time with friends. We were able to participate in a draft party for our couples fantasy football league, got together for the first NFL game of the year and of course had a fantastic evening at Jen and Dan’s wedding out on Peaks Island. We got a special lift over on the Spensington and had such a fun night munching on amazing food prepared (and served!) by the mother and sister of the groom, catching up with friends and dancing the night away!
We flew out to California just a couple of days after the wedding and jumped right into our own wedding planning. We’ve been going non-stop with meetings, DIY projects and a million other details. We’re so lucky that our families and friends are so helpful and supportive or we’d never get this thing done!
Even with wedding overload we’ve been able to have a bit of fun. Our first weekend back Maddie and my mom put together the most amazing bridal shower! I felt so loved and special having 17 amazing women come together to help me celebrate- thank you all!!
The day before the shower Dave and I took engagement photos (which wasn’t as awkward as we’d predicted!) and they turned out beautiful. Thanks to Ivan Chen and his team for those! If you want to check out more photos feel free to stop by Ivan’s blog.
In the past few weeks we’ve also made it out to the beach, had a few dinners with friends, attended an awesome 30th birthday party complete with Bounce House Sumo Wrestling and spent a lot of quality time with my parents and Maddie. Last weekend we stopped by the Greek Festival at the Santa Anita Racetrack and the weekend before we made it to our first first baseball game of the year at Dodger Stadium.
We’re in the thick of wedding planning; trying to take the time to savor the planning process, but admittedly are eagerly anticipating the big day and the arrival of all our family and friends! Only a few more weeks of being betrothed and then we’ll finally be hitched! It’s going to be here before we know it!