Since the JA was away this weekend, I stacked my Saturday schedule – leaving time to rest & relax yesterday. After dropping him off at the airport, I made my way downtown to meet up with Lauren. We planned a Meg’s Miles memorial run and completed almost 6 miles around downtown Baltimore. I forget how nice it is to have a running partner – the miles go by so much quicker when you’re chatting!
In the end, her watch said we completed 5.9 miles – mine said 5.8. Being the Type A person I am, I couldn’t leave being so close to 6 miles. I came home and did a quick lap around my neighborhood – totaling out at 6.5 miles. That’s a personal distance record for me!
I came home and quickly prepped to attend the wedding I hinted about in Friday’s post. It was certainly one for the books!
Pop Pop has been widowed for almost four years. He and his new wife are old family friends and she lost her husband a while back. They always were close, and started seeing each other a few years after Mom Mom passed. They originally wanted a very small ceremony, but once the family’s got wind of the idea, the event grew to almost 65 people – and that’s just the immediate families of both the bride and groom!
The ceremony itself was short and sweet. Many pictures were taken, and speeches were given. Food and drink were consumed, cake was cut, and we all had a very merry time celebrating this wonderful couple. It was said at one point that these two were not replacements for the original spouses – they only wanted to be considered additions to the family. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after that.
As I mentioned earlier, Sunday was spent doing housekeeping items and relaxing. The JA returned and we ended the weekend with wine and a movie. It was a marvelous weekend, indeed!
Did you find love in an unexpected place? The JA and I met at our current workplace. I joked to my friends when I got the job that I was hoping to marry a rich alumnus who would allow me to stay home all day. Who knew that my husband was standing right in front of me?!