OMGosh! I have so much to say. As usual, I will be all over the map. Lee & I went on vacation ~ the same vacation we have taken every summer since starting DD. We stayed in a nice trailorminium for 12 days at a gorgeous campground on the beach. It has become one of my favorite getaways that we do each year. I think why I it like so much is, the fact it is just the two of us, spending quality time together.
We spend most of our time laying & walking on the beach. This time I didn’t go in the water as much, the huge sea rays kind of ruined it for me. While we are there, we go out and eat~fresh seafood which is a must. We also rode bikes, listened to music, met some people from different parts of the country, and (one of my favorite things to do) go listen to live music & dance. The best part, it is just us doing things we enjoy together. I honestly think this getaway is something Lee does for me. He loves the beach as much as I do, but I am sure he would like to play a lil more golf or fish. He did play golf and we did hang out with some family & friends a couple of the days, I mean we have to watch SEC football and who better to watch with than rival fans? LOL!
During this trip my sister was having a Party (White Party), you never want to miss a Party in our family. We can really throw a Party. The night before Lee & I went out dancing needless to say I had a blast but also a bit too much to drink. The next day I don’t think I even started moving until noon, I certainly didn’t want to attend a Party, but I knew I had to be there. Driving there I said, “Let’s not stay too long, she won’t miss us, really there will be many people there. Lee just said, “We will see”.
When we arrive, I notice there were cars all up and down the street. I got out of the car and my sister opened her front door (I have never walked through the front door). She had black on cute little number~ but it’s black. I said, “You have black on!” She said, “You want to know why?” at that point, Lee steps up takes my hand and said “I have been planning this with your sister for a year” I can’t remember all he said, what did register was “We are renewing our vows” as my sister handed me the most beautiful bouquet. I was shocked stunned speechless (rarely happens) My sister then walks out the back door. Lee kissed me and said, “I love you” took my hand and we walked out the side door. The first thing I saw was a beautiful table with flowers and a picture of our wedding. Next to that table was my wedding dress on a mannequin. WOW!
Lee led me out to the backyard, the tears were just streaming down my face and I couldn’t make them stop. There was a band playing music as we walk as well. It was beautiful I honestly did not really see anyone standing it was all such a blur. We walked up to a beautiful arch decorated with flowers. There stood a pastor (do we even know a pastor anymore). It was incredible. After we were almost done renewing our vows, the pastor asked us to remove our wedding rings. I am a lil confused but then OMGosh Lee pulled a box out of his pocket. I didn’t mean for it to come out so loudly but “You got me a NEW ring???” came flying out at top volume. YES he did and damn is it beautiful! After we kissed, I turn around to see my family & friends.
We drank, we danced, and we have a beautiful “renewal” cake. There were toasts, and presents as well. It was just like a real wedding and he did this for me… for us. I know there is no way he could have done this without all of the help of my lil sister. I am the luckiest woman in the world.
I cannot express how much this meant to me. I just can’t find the words. All of the work, planning, the love, that went into this beautiful ceremony. To be able to keep me in the total dark that is a feat in itself. I am never surprised, I always figure things out, well not this time. I love this man of mine so much. I love that he is who he is. I love that he shows me what I mean to him. I love he is not afraid to show his Romantic side and sensitive side. I love that he is mine and I am so grateful ~ even if he does sp*** my a$$ every now and then. LOL!
I just want to sing that song “Ain’t No Other Man”