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…ok actually it’s just Justin (for now).

Basically, a few weeks ago Justin accepted an Athletic Training position at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. This is going to be QUITE a change from our West Michigan upbringings, but we’re super excited about having a new adventure in our lives (oh and stressed)!

The problem is, our wedding is in October (honestly you would think we would have thought about that since we both have careers that are on “school year” time. Oh well!). That being said, though, I am actually going to be staying here in Michigan to finish up wedding planning and stuff. Unfortunately, that means we’ll be apart for 2+ months before our wedding ): And that is quite sad.

All that to say, I don’t really have a “wedding” update this week. We’ve been so nuts running around getting all of our last minute meetings out of the way, packing, and generally trying not to FREAK OUT, I honestly would be no help. ┬áBut! No worries! I’ll be back next week (:

Please wish us luck! We’re leaving at 6:00 am tomorrow for a 12 hour drive across the country to drop him off! I can’t believe it; this is crazy!

Is anyone else surviving a long-distance relationship/engagement? I can’t imagine it’s easy to stay sane! Help?

XO,

ps this might be helpful: if you ever find yourself needing to move across the country, Budget truck rentals are by faaaaar the most budget-friendly option we found. They also have a ton of great deals for local moves. Check it out!

    • Hill
    • August 18th, 2011

    Although my fiance and I are not getting married until October 2012, we have spent the majority of our 6 year relationship apart due to him being in the service/me finishing college. He is currently on a deployment that leaves us unable to see one another for 7 months! The time will fly by (think of it as 8 weeks and it feels more manageable) especially with last minute wedding details to attend to! Just keep busy, enjoy your time with family and friends, and it will feel amazing to be together again (and on top of that.. get married)!

    • Krystie
    • August 19th, 2011

    Oh. I'm so glad to hear that someone else is in the same spot. Our wedding is the first of October (down to the wire mood) and I was hit with the bomb this past week that my fiance was offered a job and starts mid Sep. Now he isn't moving as far away as yours (3hrs from current location) and I knew this was a possiblity but wasn't expecting a respons back before the wedding. Now instead of just packing up my house to move in and putting the finish touches on the wedding planning, I'm now trying to pack up another house, find a place that is a halfway mark where I can continue working where I am at now. And now my fiance tells me he doesn't know when he is going to be able to find time to go suite shopping. Ugh…this is why I told him not to wait until the last minute as we never know what is going to happen.

    Sorry, I just went off. I needed to vent and this topic I haven't shared with my friends yet as I dread hearing them complaining about me moving further away from them.

    • Katherine
    • September 8th, 2011

    I'm a bit behind the 8 ball here, but I feel your pain! My husband and I spent nine months apart, he's in grad school, and we had no choice. For us, Skype was a godsend. Make sure you have a "date night" of sorts once a week. We'd make sure we had dinner together and watch a movie or tv show we both enjoyed once a week. Eight weeks is hard, but doable. Just take a deep breath, and remember, you're almost done!

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