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Monday, June 1, 2015


The month of May flew by faster than any other in my entire life, but after a few whirlwind weeks, I'm finally feeling like I have both feet under me. I'll share more about the wedding festivities soon, but in the meantime, here's what we've been up to for the past month. 


After hosting a rooftop BBQ as an early birthday celebration for John (and serving up slices of leftover wedding cake), we both discovered how exhausted and overwhelmed we were when we both came down with viruses: mine stomach, his sinus. Pro tip: fainting the week before your wedding in a restaurant is also a fair sign that you should be incorporating more sleep and meditation into your routine. Instead of a laid-back Mexican fiesta with our immediate families to celebrate John's big day, we spent it in our pajamas feeling pretty crummy, but we couldn't help but grin at each other. What's marriage for if not taking care of each other when you're feeling low? 

Recovery was slow, but with a series of weekend concerts at UCDavis the next weekend, John didn't have much time to waste. It seemed like before I knew it, we were organizing house concerts and driving North for a weekend of Schubert. Davis was charming, the performances were a terrific success and if I hadn't dashed into work on Monday to wrap up as much as possible before our honeymoon, it would have made the perfect start to our Mexican getaway. But of course, real life often intervenes, and I was so very happy to finally put my OOO message up and cozy up to my guy.

We spent a little over a week in Mexico, and true to form, I snapped not a single photograph (but you can check out some vintage Hipstamatic snapshots from our first trip). Little has changed at Hotel Secreto, though we were initially surprised to see our favorite taco shop had been transformed into a Mediterranean restaurant. After the shock wore off, we found plenty of delicious guacamole and no shortage of tequila. We spent our mornings eating fresh fruit, our days sipping margaritas poolside slathered in SPF 100, our afternoons napping on the balcony and our evenings dining alfresco. And by the end of the trip, I was both sad to leave paradise behind and eager to get back to our cozy apartment–the sign of a perfect vacation in my book.

But of course, that's not all this month has held; one day after our return, John headed down to Texas to spend some time with his family before his brother starts basic training this week. So now that June has arrived, what I'm most looking forward to is getting back into our routine, and catching up with all of you!


Image by Clayton Austin, gown by Oscar de la Renta, white bouquet by Flowers on Chestnut.

8 comments:

  1. Your Mexico trip sounds heavenly! Isn't it nice not to document it all and just live in the moment? Welcome back!

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    1. It felt so great! Congratulations again on your best project yet–that is one lucky kid!

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  2. i cant believe it's already june!! where did may go?! anyhoo im glad you two had fun on your honeymoon in mexico! sounds fantastic :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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    1. I know, I can't believe it! Trying to suck every ounce of sweetness out of summer this year!

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  3. Urgh I'm so sorry you were sick. And fainting? It sounds like you needed some good eggs and Frasier in bed.

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  4. Congratulations and welcome back. I love that you traveled and didn't bother with pictures or social media. I spend so much time online that when I'm outside or traveling, I couldn't be bothered :-)

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  5. Your honeymoon sounds relaxing and just what was needed. Hope you're feeling better after being sick!

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