We're officially back from our honeymoon. The week before the wedding was completely hectic. We went to bed late every day and woke up early and there still didn't seem to be enough time in a day to get everything done. We decided to do our own food, for 100 people. It took the help of several friends and family members to get all of the food prepped ahead of time (about 10 hours, all told). And the day of almost turned into a disaster if one of our guests and several of the groomsmen hadn't jumped in to help with the grilling. The food was fantastic though. All all of the little things that went wrong are just stories to tell our kids someday.
The honeymoon itself was absolutely fantastic. We went camping by Traverse City in Michigan for five nights and then spent three nights at a Bed and Breakfast in Traverse City itself. We also had the most amazing meal while we were there. Just this tiny hole in the wall place which seats 19 and has no alcohol license. But the food was a total experience in and of itself, so I totally didn't miss the alcohol at all.
I also chopped off my hair, as anticipated, and donated the 10+ inches to Locks of Love. I'm not sure if I like it yet (I actually think I want it shorter), but it's alright for now.
Also, I got the job I interviewed for right before leaving on vacation! I start on Oct. 1st and I'm so excited. It's like everything was worth it. Now I just have a lot of work to do to try and get everything in order to hand off to one or more of my colleagues. I don't feel right just handing someone a big mess (which it's not, but it sure feels like it sometimes).