While I love my island home, every now and then its really nice just to be able to get away. This weekend I actually get the chance to do that and I'm loving every darn minute of it. L is here again, and we are staying in a hotel in the city for a couple nights to be here for her cousin's wedding. The same cousin that was so welcoming to me and the kids the last time that L visited. The kids are actually back at home, with their dad, so this weekend is just for me and L (and obviously the wedding).
L got in last night then we had to rush to her cousin's house for the rehearsal dinner. While we were there I met L's dad for the first time. Until the moment the man hugged me I was a nervous wreck, after that whatever worry I had about meeting him (and also her step-mom) just faded away. He's pleasant to be around, kinda goofy like his daughter, and just genuinely nice. I'm not sure why I was surprised but I'm glad it went so well. I just hope he liked me as much as I liked him.
Once we got done with the rehearsal dinner we hung out for just a little bit at L's cousin's house and then we made our way to the hotel where we stayed holed up until the wedding, except for one little outting to a bookstore a couple blocks away. Being with her has been absolute bliss. I always miss her once she's gone but once she's back here with me I always remember exactly how amazing things are when she's here. I have never been in a relationship that feels so natural. Things have been good with other people, they've even been fun, but I've never felt like I fit so well with somebody before.
The wedding itself was a lot of fun. The ceremony was beautiful, if a bit wet when the dock it was on started to sink a bit from all the people. The reception was loud and crowded and just general good spirited chaos. I had a couple moments where I really started to get anxious (darn crowds of loud people I don't know!) so we just went outside for a bit. After her parents left, we both had some wine which helped us both relax a bit. I even managed to get her to take some pictures with me in the photo booth and dance with me. While we were dancing she even sang, which she swore I would never hear her do. Needless to say I had an amazing night.
Our weekend didn't last nearly long enough, but once I got her home to the island we all had a great time as a family. We took the kids to the beach, with my mom and dog in tow as well, then her last night here we ate out at Applebees and holy moley it was amazing.
Now, if I'd had my way she wouldn't have gotten back on that darn plane but as it stands she will be out here for good in December, before Christmas. Talk about an amazing Christmas gift! I would love to go visit her one more time, it would help with the really long gap in seeing each other, but I have a feeling that if I do have any money before she comes back out she's going to tell me not to waste it. Its what she does. I just miss her so much and 3 full months after seeing each other every couple, just seems way too long. I just have to keep reminding myself that 3 months really isn't that long when in the end it means that we will finally be together for good.