Waking up on Saturday definitely didn't feel like my wedding day. I guess I always pictured how it would be, BUT it wasn't like that at all. Not in a bad way, I just didn't have plans like other brides. I knew that Anne was going to do my hair and make-up, mom was picking up the bouquets and everything else was taken care of...so I had no where to be, or so I thought. We went up to start cooling down the event center and unfortunately 106 degrees just isn't easy on the AC units. After a few last minute things, I had lunch with Bubba and Mom at Chili's while Brooke and Anne tried swimming at the hotel pool (a massive swarm of bees cut that short). Anne did my hair and make-up before rehearsal, which I dearly miss :) I've tried re-creating my hair several times at Taylor's request, but I'm afraid she was the one blessed with the talent..not me!
We transformed the event center into a perfect wedding ceremony/reception place. To go from THIS...
After traveling all day, all we wanted was to be on the beach. Unfortunately, we had this to deal with...
Our perfect Honeymoon Suite with a view of the pool AND the ocean. My hubby did good!
We dressed up every night for wonderful dinners.
We went to Xel-ha for snorkeling and Tulum to see the Mayan ruins one day.
Taylor went scuba diving! I made it all of about 2 feet under water before I climbed back in the boat. I've never been able to hold my nose and blow to equalize my ears...so I was doomed from the start. I'm so glad that Taylor got to experience something he has always wanted to do!
I'm pretty sure my husband can do just about everything. He learned in about 5 minutes how to manuver a catamaran. He took me on a short trip, but I quickly wanted back on land due to seasickness. I was a definite party pooper. The beach was my best friend!
When we arrived home, these are the sweet notes we found from Anne. She's the best!
The first 3 weeks of marriage have been wonderful, but challenging. We have been hit hard with a couple of things that would challenge any marriage, but we are leaning on the Lord for our strength and guidance. We are currently dealing with a custody issue with Brooke's father and will be going to court in September. We also recently found out that Taylor's dad, Wes, has leukemia. We are keeping our heads up and praying HARD! We want to say a special THANK YOU to Mom & Bubba, Dale & Pat and Anne for all your help on the wedding and keeping Brooke while we were on our honeymoon. You're the BEST and we are so BLESSED!
We love you!
We love you!