I’m Back!!

Oh my gosh, hello!! Wow, has it really been a month already?! When I decided I’d take a month away from the blog, I had several people say, aren’t you nervous about losing readers?

First, I don’t blog for stats and readers. Second, I really didn’t think I’d “lose” too many of you! But, if you are here today, I genuinely appreciate it!

Taking a month off from blogging was fantastic! There were some days when I questioned if I’d come back, but ultimately, this is a hobby that I greatly enjoy – so why give it up?!

I had time to come up with things I’d like to write about in the future, but we can get to that later. Let’s play a little game of catch up today :)

August was a total blast.

I hung out with my neighbors almost every weekend. I cannot explain how truly blessed we feel to have moved into a neighborhood with such an awesome group of people.

We celebrated our second wedding anniversary with dinner and dessert! It blows my mind that we got married two years ago. It feels like it happened yesterday and a million years ago all at once.

 My brother and his girlfriend, Erin, came to visit us for a weekend. As always, it was such a fun time.

We went bowling with some friends, and I ordered a beer for the first time in my life. Bold Rock hard cider is about the only beer I can handle without feeling like I’m drinking piss.

A horrible picture, but the youngest sister wife had a birthday. Jamie turned the big 2-5 in August!

My cousin Patrick got married this past weekend! It was a beautiful ceremony, a fantastic reception, and the bride was stunning (and the groom is a stud.)

Wedding weekends are a big deal in my family. All of us get together and it’s just good fun. We have a tendency to overtake hotel lobbies, order pizza, and drink too much. For some reason, my family was giving me a hard time about carrying my flask with me this weekend. But once I saw this happening, it all became clear. The apple really doesn’t fall far, does it…? ;)

Wait…does Grandma have a flask?

Oh no..it’s just the whole bottle. 

Good job, Mare. Good job. 

**EDIT TO ADD (from my grandmother)**
 Two more photos to round out the wedding weekend, and I’ll catch you guys soon!!

Have a good one, my friends!!

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35 Responses to I’m Back!!

  1. I am still here reading :) I have been trying to catch a rerun of you House Hunters episode, but have had no luck yet :/ I still love your hair cut! Missed you and cannot wait for you to be back in action :)

  2. I’m so glad that you’re back! Also, I’m going to a dry wedding next summer. Would it be inappropriate to take a flask ;) ?

    • Courtney says:

      Emily I have been contemplating this same thing about a dry wedding I’m going to next month, but I think I’ve finally just decided I am going to bring one! Why not? As long as you keep it classy and don’t make it obvious!

      Glad to see you back Colleen I love reading your posts!!

  3. Mare says:

    I cannot believe you posted that picture of me.. You could have explained that I insist on mixing my own, because my children and grandchildren make them much too strong. (BTW that drink was much weaker than it appears.)

  4. Glad you’re back! I love reading your blogs – such fun! :) Happy anniversary to you and Cory! x

  5. Love that Bold Rock cider too! As always, your blog makes me feel happy! Hugs!

  6. stephsnacks says:

    Looks like a wonderful August! Glad you’re back :)

  7. HAH I love love love the photo of your grandma (and her comment) which I know I already said on Instagram but it needed to be said here ;)

    I’m not a huge fan of beer either but I love that Bold Rock cider!

  8. Ashley says:

    You are the cutest thing ever. And I missed youuuu! Glad you are back!

  9. :lol: Your grams! What a gem <3 Welcome back, lady :)

  10. Caroline says:

    good to “see” you again, and I’m glad that August was such a wonderful month for you!!

  11. Elle says:

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful month! I’ve missed your posts :)

  12. cait says:

    so happy you’re back :) !

  13. Welcome back! And seriously, how cute is your grandma?!

  14. looks like you’ve been having a blast!!! love the pics of your grandma w/ the bourbon haha, that is classic!!!

  15. Ashley says:

    I love your grandma and I love that you found Bold Rock! I went to a tasting at their place and it is simply the best! Next time we visit I’ll be sure to bring some!

  16. Parita says:

    YAY! You’re back! :) Glad you had an amazing month off.

  17. Yay!! So excited you’re back!

  18. Chelsie S says:

    Always great to read your beautiful words. Love that you’re back!! <3

  19. ericafuni says:

    Welcome back! I love the dress you wore to the wedding. Where’s it from?

  20. Courtney says:

    Welcome back, my friend! :)

  21. lizziefit says:

    I’m glad you came back! I just found your blog when you left and I think I’m really gonna enjoy it :)

  22. I’m glad you decided to come back as planned!
    And I’m pretty sure you have the absolute coolest grandmother.

  23. There are so many things I love about your Mare. The main thing is that she knows what BTW means. I want her to be my grandma.

  24. I love the edited to add – your grandma is the bomb.com.

    And the ‘drinking piss’ comment…laughed out loud. I’m the same.

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