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Hi there everyone! After what seems like an eternity away from writing it sure feels good to be back at the keyboard. A lot has happened since my last post. In fact, I think this might have been both the busiest and best summer of my life. There are so many things to fill you in on but before I get to anything else I have one very important thing to announce…
I GOT MARRIED!!
That’s right! After nearly a decade since our first time “dating” as high school freshmen, Reina and I finally got married!
Our wedding was everything we could have wished for and then some. Just over 100 of our closest family and friends joined us in Seattle to support Reina and I as we became husband and wife. I knew the day after we graduated high school that I wanted to marry Reina and after a long, winding but ultimately perfect road we finally got there. I couldn’t be any happier. A good portion of the actual wedding is one giant blur for us but we’ve heard from some reliable sources that we managed to throw a pretty bangin’ party.
When we get the pictures back I’ll share more. Despite fancying myself a writer, I know there is no way I could put into words just how beautiful the night was. There are, however, a couple of people who deserve to be mentioned upfront.
First and foremost our planners from Juliet & Lou, Elsa and Hannah. There is absolutely no way Reina and I could have pulled off the wedding we did without their help and incredibly hard work. If ever there were a pair meant to do this job, it is certainly them. Thank you.
To both of our families as well as our bridesmaids and groomsmen, thank you for all of the love and support you have shown the two of us over the years. Even more so, thank you for half-drunkenly (100% drunkenly) cleaning up long after we left for the night so we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We truly have the best people in our lives and we are forever grateful for you.
And of course, Reina, I am still not quite sure what made you want to spend the rest of your life with me. I don’t know if I ever will, but I’m not one to question a good thing and I have the best thing in you. You have shown me a life I had never known possible and a happiness that will never be matched. I hope to be half the partner to you in the future that you have already been to me. Thank you. I love you.
Our honeymoon to Italy probably deserves a post of its own at some point. I’ll just tell you know that it was magnificent. I’ll forever dream of the view from our balcony overlooking the Amalfi Coast. And the pizza. Definitely the pizza.
We’re back in the real world now and there is a special joy to be found in that as well. Reina started her final year of law school today which is a huge milestone. I’m back at work, which after a two week honeymoon is a feat in and of its own.
After nearly two years of wedding planning and a jam-packed summer it’s nice to see the overcast Seattle skies settle back in and the temperatures slowly fall again. There is something about this time of year that makes Seattle feel even more like home than usual.
I plan on making the time to pick writing back up again (easier said than done). I’m not exactly sure what projects I’ll be working on yet. As always I’ve got too many ideas bouncing around my head to get a decent grip on any one of them. The next month will be focused on trying to pin one or three of those ideas down.
I’ve also got some DIY projects around the house to work on. Depending on they turn out I just might share a few of them here. Fall usually brings along some good television and Oscar season is quickly approaching. A couple buddies and I have a movie and beer review group planned and you will probably see bits of those reviews appear here from time to time. Of course I’ll still be running as long as I can stand the weather. The winter beard Reina has suggested I grow should help a bit with that.
As you can see, despite the wedding being behind me, I’m quickly finding ways to fill the space. This summer will be hard to beat but I’ve got a feeling this fall is going to pretty spectacular as well.
Until next time,
P.S. Reina and I combined names. For those of you who know us personally or follow me on social media you’ll see those have been changed already. After a bit of thought I’ve decided to keep Connor Griffin Writes the way it is. My writing is one of the few things that will forever be just mine and re-branding is a giant pain in the ass. One less thing to change my name on!