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GK + JG 4Ever

When it comes to proposals I really feel like men draw the short stick.  They've got weeks, months or even years to think about their proposal.  To marinate on the details, consult family and friends... All while you're living your life blissfully unaware until it happens.  When it does you're probably like most girls where you say, yay!  ring!  finally!  And then in that same breath you start planning the wedding.  Your poor guy had about 5 and a half seconds to shine, relish in the proposal, but your world around you is already trying to sweep you down the aisle.

I gave Mr. Goddard about 6 weeks, silently planning and plotting - trying to let him and this gorgeous ring shine.  Being one of the last of my friends to get married I smugly thought to myself that I would do things differently.  Yeah freaking right!  I knew I didn't want a ceremony, why bother?  I just wanted to throw a big, celebratory party.  Who doesn't love a party??  We would do things differently.

In January we started to make our plans for my awesome party.  We did a visit at my perfect venue, met with a fabulous photographer and perused Freeport's cake page obsessively.  Every step of the way I could see the money that would be draining from our bank accounts by September. Money that could be going towards our dream of buying a home.  I started to become uneasy because I wanted to throw that party, but I didn't want to cut corners and I really wanted us to buy a house.  Then the night before we were to put a deposit down on our venue Mr. Goddard and I had a very frank discussion that for 2014 it would be either wedding OR house.  Not both.

So last Friday, despite some obstacles we were married at the County Clerk's Office in front of our families.  We celebrated on a smaller scale with a delicious, multiple-course lunch at the fanciest hotel in town.  Now we're MARRIED and I couldn't be happier with our decision to start squirreling away that wedding money for a home!  Plus, that gives me plenty of time to plan that housewarming party. ;)

Now the video above is suuuper long and I completely understand that wedding videos aren't always the most exciting.  I made this for myself as a fun way to remember our day and to share with those who weren't there.  Watch a little or watch it all!

Little Known Fact

The dressers I have had growing up… The same ones that I’ve dragged from apartment to duplex to house throughout my college years…

They’re from my nursery set.

I’m not getting rid of them and I plan to use them in my child’s nursery some day.  I’m very sentimental.  {Some might say pack rat.} My mom, who isn’t one to hang onto much of anything for too long, has kept the matching crib in the garage all these years. Some day when you come over to bathe in my newborn’s amazing beauty I will proudly tell you this furniture was my same furniture when I was this tiny size.

I love that the drawers don’t slide out like they use to because I pulled them all out and would use them as stairs to climb up top.  One of the drawers still has the same drawer lining in it that used to match the nursery wallpaper.  I’m a sap.  Here’s another side of Kyle you might not see as often.

So here’s a little something you probably didn’t know about me.

This is me right now.

Well not ACTUALLY me, but me on the inside.  I feel pretty and care free.

I just got off the phone with a good friend, who I imagine is what a good therapist feels like… except we hashed out her man situation as well.  Anyways, I feel good. Really good.  Ended an eventful and fun weekend yesterday with the wifey.  We took Oscar on a four mile walk.  Which I guess is good for me too.  Kaila (my one truly single friend) is trying to be bikini ready in 90 days for her trip to LV and it’s inspiring. That and living at home, where my Mom has last around 60 pounds in the last year. Being healthy is what surrounds me right now and that’s not such a bad thing.

So like I mentioned below in my audio post, I don’t feel bad.  I’ve only had one other boyfriend and that breakup was absolutely devestating.  I felt like something that was mine was taken away, I missed him and obsessed.  Hoped and prayed he’d come back. All those things that make me a girl…  That’s NOT how I feel now.  Instead, I feel relieved and that feels good.  I’m baking, blogging, hanging out with my great friends and just really enjoying myself.

Don’t get me wrong, I do a few surprising moments of sadness for what’s gone, but overall I’m happy.  I hope this keeps getting better :)




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