Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Here! And Lessons Learned

The big day is here! I slept in my wedding earrings so I wouldn't forget them. I've got my Spanx on under my sweats and am about to head to the store - Miss Leave it Til the Last Minute needs to get a few more things!

Tomorrow, that's MRS. Leave it Til the Last Minute to you!

And now for the highly overly dramatic lessons learned. Spoiler Alert: References to Season 2 of The Walking Dead are ahead. If you are behind and don't want to continue reading, just know I'm getting married today and love you all!

Dude, we lost our cat Monster on Wednesday.

No, we didn't "lose" him as in he "died." He was just missing for, like, 36-48 hours. As you may know, Monster (and his sister Smizz) are very beloved. VERY. There is not really a way to over estimate how much these cats are loved. Mr. M especially loves cats, and in particular, Monster.

We had search parties. We posted over 100 flyers.

We asked our internet friends to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, even here on Weddingbee. I spent over 100$ on mega heavy duty search lights so we could search at night. We crawled through the jungle forest searching high and low for this cat, me sobbing and shaking treats and wondering "How are we going to spend all day Saturday at a wedding while Monster is in danger??? How can I give Mr. M his present if our cat is gone???" Injuries were sustained in the hunt.

I swear, it felt as dramatic as when they are searching for Sophia who is lost in the woods with the zombies in The Walking Dead.

Overly dramatic? OK, yes. But this bridey was already sick with a cold, exhausted, and had barely been hanging on by a thread. This pushed me over the edge into sobbing, snot running, crazy cat mommy mode.

Oh. We found him. You know, in the crawl space under the house. Where we had searched like seventeen times already.

I think Monster, and the powers that be, were teaching us a much needed lesson. For me, I learned that no one cares if the wedding day is rainy like Seattle and cold like the Arctic (which it is, so far). It's not important that you have the best, cutest cake topper. What's important is family, communication, and love. Mr. M was feeling pretty nervous about the whole wedding thing...standing up in front of all those people, and saying "I Dos" forever and ever. But, after this whole lost Monster debacle, the wedding seems like a piece of cake. 

And marriage seems like the most natural, plainest thing in the world.

 Tift Merritt - The Plainest Thing - Via You Tube

Silly lesson? Maybe.Overly dramatic? OK. But for us, it was what we needed to focus on what's important.

So now I'm off to the store, for a guestbook tree pen and to get some brownie supplies. Later, we'll get married.

It's the plainest thing.

See you on the other side, Hive! I love you all.

Miss Magic


  1. Happy wedding day!!!!!!!!

    It is gonna be amazing :)

  2. yayyyy it's gonna be great! J