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Most of you have already read the previous blog post: “Lance & Mary, Marry”. I wrote it the night of ‘our wedding’. I wanted to elaborate a little more on the whole getting married thing. Some friends and family expressed hurt that they had no clue… well people-> MARY had no clue. No one did, ‘cept maybe, just maybe, Lance. His brother, Kirk, who’s been living with us since June, wasn’t even in on it. While at the courthouse, Kirk tagged along with us to the property tax office, the DMV then we ducked into the Courthouse Records/Marriage Licenses…still no clue. I finally had to tell someone before I’d burst, so I told him we’re going to see what’s involved here with getting a marriage license. He was happy for us, but wondered how long this would put off lunchtime ;-). Β 

I THINK, I was actually OK with not being married. At least that’s what I told myself (and family and friends). Deep down, what girl that is head over heels in love with her mate, doesn’t dream of some day being his wife? It was truly a surprise to me on that typical, average, nothing out of the ordinary, Thursday. Many of you have had or plan to have your storybook wedding. For me, NOT having to plan, ponder, organize a day to be wed was sheer heaven!

In this modern age of cell phones and internet, after the ‘ceremony’ I texted my kids, not wanting them to hear from anyone else. Charlie was busy driving his girlfriend to her new home in Colorado and Kristie was working at the Bridal Shop. Both expressed surprise and happiness… then I informed a few more important people via text. After that, any and everyone that logged on to Facebook that evening found out. When I finally figured out how to change my relationship status to MARRIED, then the world knew. I’m not sure my Dad knows, but he expects such things from his whimsical daughter. I believe his 2nd marriage was a bit of a surprise to us all, too.

My daughter got SO MUCH great stuff for her wedding, I was not envious in the least. In fact, I feel bad for her, trying to find a place for all their newly acquired treasures. We have such a tiny house, we don’t even have room for our old treasures, much less any new ones. But as I told a friend earlier today, even though I’ve had SO MANY nice houses, this little cozy cabin holds the most contentment for me. It’s paid for, it’s a perfect size for the 2 of us, we have a view and plans to make it superduper comfie!

SO, since you didn’t get to make it to the wedding, or have to attend a shower, do me a favor and buy yourself something fun and think of me when you use it! No one wants to be forgotten. Post a pic on FB and let me know whatcha bought πŸ˜€

My parting advice for you all (today): those of you that are blessed with a companion to share your days and nights with, don’t take them for granted. Re-remember what it is you fell in love with and let your actions speak louder than words! Those of you ‘still looking’, remember there is no perfect mate… YOU’RE not perfect, someone has to put up with your wacky ways as well.

Lighten up and let the universe be your guide. God doesn’t need a co-pilot.
Maybe your adventure will take you some place exotic, like Sylacauga Alabama or Saint Maries, Idaho, ya don’t know, till ya let go…

Pulling over at a 'scenic view' only minutes from our house

Ain't we cute?


About Lets Go To Idaho

Me, Mare, empty nester, flew the coop (& heat) of Alabama and landed in northern Idaho. Bought a house without setting foot in the state. This blog was created in the summer of 2011, as my beau, Lance and I were packing to move to north... Many things, big and small, have happened since that blistering hot July in Bama when I began this blog. Read about our whirlwind adventures. Our real life love story. The good, the bad, the silly and the crazy things that happen to us.

8 responses »

  1. Love it, Mary! I wish you both lots of happiness and love! Good advice πŸ™‚ I’ll let you know what I buy myself…been wanting this on my from porch so maybe this!!?!

    • I love it Carrie! Wine and repurposed (and fun for Colin). When I read the description, I thought of a whole barrel…only negative is he won’t be able to get much height clearance with the front porch πŸ˜‰

  2. You are a wise woman indeed. And, even tho marriage isn’t a “requirement,” I am happy you can now be called “wife” to your heart’s secret contentment. πŸ™‚ You and Lance deserve all the happiness you’ve earned.

  3. I am happy for you guys. You should always do what makes you happy and not worry about what everyone else wants. People have a hard time dealing with changes in tradition. At this day in age we just need to get over it. I think that there are just so many people that love you guys and they wanted a celebration. I will drink a few glasses of champagne for you two and make a long and drawn out toast to top it off πŸ™‚ Give my brother a hug and kiss for me.

    • Thanks newest sis-in-law! You have 2 very sweet brothers (and they can each fix just about anything and both are great cooks!) Lance & I feel very blessed to have each other to enjoy this journey with. I’m really hoping the whole marriage thing doesn’t ruin our honeymoon kind of life!

  4. Oh and Kirk too….

  5. Aww, thanks Krista, you, of all my friends, know the situation…Guido is a lucky man.
    It’s no secret now, my heart is quite content! I just hope marriage doesn’t put a damper on our happy life πŸ˜‰

    • No way! What sane man could possibly have you as a wife and look back on it as a mistake?! I bet you make it easy for a man to feel all “honeymooney” towards you, til death do you part.


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