On Monday I shared a look into the first few days after our wedding. Today I am sharing the second part of our first week married! As I explained on Monday, we are saving our honeymoon trip after taking a family vacation to Bermuda in May. While it felt a bit anticlimactic to stay in town last week, I am thankful for the way it provided us with a smooth transition to normalcy.
We spent Sunday-Tuesday soaking up as much rest as we could and living off leftovers. That sounds incredibly unglamorous as I write it, but it was Southern fare from our wedding and restaurant favorites – yum! We found a way to make pimento cheese a breakfast food by using it in an egg and cheese sandwich. Y’all, be sure to try it – and then toss on your workout clothes!
On Tuesday afternoon, we set out to clean our apartment which was so cluttered with the wedding items Dillon’s parents had dropped off on Sunday. We sifted through leftover decorations and set aside pieces to pass on to loved ones. I appreciate an orderly space, so this brought rest to my living-in-a-new-place heart! After we cleaned for a couple hours, we went out for dinner to a local favorite of ours. I have exclusively ordered the chicken pot pie at this restaurant for 10+ years but branched out with a baked seafood dish. It did not disappoint! We drove to my parents’ house after dinner to pick up a wedding gift that had been delivered there. Then it was time to head home to get a good night’s sleep before we both returned to work the next day.
Fortunately, we both go to work around noon on Wednesdays. It was delightful to have one last bit of rest before we returned to our typical responsibilities. This was the first morning where I felt rather settled in our apartment. I have found it to be incredibly helpful to start the day with my morning routine from home – lighting a candle and enjoying coffee and quiet time on the couch.
When I arrived to work that day, everyone thought I had taken the entire week off! There had been some miscommunication about my schedule, which thankfully allowed me to take Friday off. The transition back to work was so much easier knowing my work week was only two days long. I kept looking down at my rings and remembering all the goodness of the days prior.
Towards the end of my work day, one of my dear friends and bridesmaids messaged me about wanting to keep her bouquet forever. I am glad to know that others enjoyed our flowers as much as I did! I planned to preserve my bouquet but ended up tossing it this week as I saw how different it looked dried.
Thursday was much like Wednesday, with work and daily responsibilities. Friday was such a delight though! Our wedding photographer – and dear friend of mine – had us over for lunch and a sneak peek at our pictures. She did a beautiful job and it was such a treat to see them just days after our wedding!
We stopped at a mall on our way home to exchange some pieces from Pottery Barn, and then treated ourselves to crepes afterward. If you’ve never tried a savory crepe, be sure to make note to do so! Dillon had a chicken and cheese variety, and I opted for ham and cheese with honey mustard.
We picked up some fun treats at Lush after dinner – mostly free samples – and then went to Target to do a big return. Neither of us prefers to spend hours shopping, but we made each stop fun along the way! We picked up some pantry organization bins and headed home to watch The Office.
Dillon had a children’s ministry event on Saturday afternoon, but we got to share the morning together before he left. One of our new nightstands was delivered first thing on Saturday morning – but with a broken leg. Unfortunately, we have to send it back and it is sold out almost everywhere on the internet – but I found a replacement at Kohls! I planned to attend the church event but had an impromptu lunch and shopping date with my mom instead. It was so sweet to enjoy time with her after my first week of living out of my parents’ home.
When Dillon and I both returned home from the afternoon, we went on a date to our absolute favorite restaurant. In May they announced that they’re closing down at the end of June, so we are enjoying it while we can! We indulged in all three courses of dinner, getting hearty soups before our meal and sharing blueberry crisp after. It was the perfect ending to our first week married!