Thank You, Finally

So, it’s been a minute, eh, guys? Please don’t feel too neglected. I have been incredibly busy lately. If you’ll remember, I work full-time, and work on my Master’s part-time, so that definitely eats up quite a bit of my time. On top of that, Mr. Cannon started a new job pretty soon after our wedding that has different hours which kind of messes with my schedule. And Cherry Bomb has decided that the only reason I should ever be on a computer is to show her Sesame Street clips on YouTube. She does not care for me blogging AT ALL. So, I can only do it when she is sleeping or hanging out with Grandma, which is also the only time I can really work on schoolwork, and unfortunately, my schoolwork has priority right now. Oh, yeah, and remember how we wanted to get married in 2011 so I could get knocked up and have another kid in 2012? That plan totally worked and we’re expecting another little girl in June.

So, yeah, it’s been busy, but I haven’t forgotten about you all. I check out the site as much as possible, and although I don’t have as much time to participate as I’d like, I try to do what I can. And I’m going to recap as soon as I get the chance (although that might have to wait until I’m on maternity leave.) But, the point of my post today isn’t to give you my excuses for being a bad bee, it’s to confess that I was a bad bride. You are not the only people I neglected over the last few months—I also neglected my sweet, generous wedding guests. I just sent out my thank you cards last weekend. That’s right, only two weeks shy of six months post-wedding, I finally mailed them out. And man, do I feel like an ass about it.

Here’s the thing—I’m the master of good intentions. My goal was to send out the thank yous by Christmas at the very latest. I had all the envelopes addressed with return labels and everything. I made the cards:


But then it was time to actually write something in them and I was paralyzed. Usually I’m really good with thank you cards, but I just couldn’t think of what to write. So, I kept putting them off and then I felt guilty about putting them off. So I’d try to write again and clam up and then feel guilty about it again. But I finally did it! Motivated by the idea that I HAD to send them out before our six monthiversary because, I mean, come on, that’s ridiculous, I wrote them up. But, what made me REALLY get past my card-writing paralysis was the realization that Mr. Cannon could write some, too. Duh.

For some reason I felt like I had to do it myself, but then I remembered it’s not 1915 and I’m not expected to be responsible for every social interaction for our family. Dudes can do things too! Of course! The thing that had been tripping me up the most about writing thank you cards was that I had no idea what to write to some of his friends and family that I barely know. The obvious solution was to just have him write the thank yous for his guests.

So, I asked Mr. Cannon to write his own thank yous (on the cards I already made and to be stuffed in the envelopes I had already lovingly addressed) and he did. Yay, teamwork! We did it! We dumped those bad boys in the mail and my guilt is gone and my relief at being DONE DONE DONE with the wedding is overwhelming. Okay, I’m not really done. I have my recaps and still have to get my wedding album, but this is the last wedding related boring chore.

So, I may be a bad bride, but better late than never, right? That’s what I like to tell myself anyway. Was anyone else really late at sending out thank yous? Please tell me yes so I don’t feel so terrible.

BLOGGER

Mrs. Cannon

Location:
Toledo, OH
Wedding Date:
September 2011
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    warbler 249 posts, Helper bee @ 10:42 am

    Oh my God, I love those thank you cards! Before I got to the second image, I was already singing “thank you for being a friend!” Now that will be with me ALL day. Thanks haha

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    Dandelion D 1607 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:44 am

    I adore those thank you cards!

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    amethystmeg 235 posts, Helper bee @ 10:47 am

    I hope your friends and family understand that you had a little one running around, plus you are preggers! Like you said, better late than never.

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    Crabbabs 1030 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:02 am

    What awesome cards! Love that you used the lyrics from Golden Girls. I might just have to borrow that idea.

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    saramettes 25 posts, Newbee @ 11:06 am

    I LOVE THE GOLDEN GIRLS!!! I’m stealing this idea! Actually that theme song is the song that I picked for our wedding video! My friends/sisters and I can quote every episode! And oh my, you sound super busy! I agree, everyone will understand!

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    River_Kait 22 posts, Newbee @ 11:11 am

    As another colourful wedding planner I’m so glad to see you back!

    Love the cards!! Like Miss Warbler, I’ll be singing that all day.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:19 am

    Congrats on baby Cannon, hoping you’ll share pictures once she’s born :)
    And, I love your thank you card, so adorable! Good for Mr. C for helping you finish them (as he should)!

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 11:31 am

    Love ‘em! And I am pretty sure I’m going to be delayed at sending cards (which is awful to predict in advance but I know me and Mr. Dragon and we are procrastinators to the core).

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    fionak 155 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:11 pm

    Congrats on Cherry Bomb #2!

    (and the thank you cards are totally adorable)

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    kayakgirl73 2593 posts, Sugar bee @ 12:21 pm

    COngrats on the new baby to come.

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    kit_kath 1331 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:29 pm

    I just have to say those might be the Best. Cards. Ever! I’d be happy to get that in the mail no matter how late it was :)

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    Coffee cup 2319 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:41 pm

    Busy girl, congratulations on the baby. I’ll be waiting here for recaps!

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    coyote 1544 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:20 pm

    Those thank you cards are sooo cute! I had Mr. C fill out thank you cards for his friends/family while I did mine. I think it’s a great way to split up the work!

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    coyote 1544 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:21 pm

    (Oh and I meant to say for our engagement party, since we haven’t sent out wedding thank yous yet. Although it would be pretty cool to be able to send thank yous to the future! :D )

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    futuremrscpt 955 posts, Busy bee @ 1:24 pm

    Congrats on the baby!

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    new york bride 13 334 posts, Helper bee @ 1:29 pm

    I love your cards! My FI and I watch Golden Girls all the time, so I may be stealing your quote :)

    One bride sent a thank you to my parents (addressed only to my parents) over a year after her wedding, but I and my now FI never received one, despite receiving our own invitations, RSVP-ing ourselves, sitting at our own table, and giving our own gift (which, if I do say so myself, was pretty generous…). I’m still a little taken aback by that. So I don’t think sending them out by your 6 month anniversary is bad at all!!

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    acwade, Guest @ 1:35 pm

    Where can I get cards like that? They are awesome!

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    candy apple 1877 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:03 pm

    YAY baby Cannon!! :)

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:50 am

    Congratulations on Baby Cannon!
    Love your thank you cards & I’m glad to hear you had the Mr write his thank yous- i’d already planned to have FI write his!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:55 am

    Congrats on Baby Cannon! I’m so excited for both of you – and though busy, I’m glad all is well :)

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 3:48 pm

    Congrats on Baby Cannon!! Love the thank you cards and how awesome of Mr. Cannon to help you. My husband addressed envelopes but didn’t want to write in the cards *sigh* and we were late with ours too. We got married in the fall – got sick afterwards and things just went downhill from there. We got them out about the six month mark as well. So you are not the only one!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:18 pm

    Congrats on another Baby Bomb! And your thank you notes are really cute. I’d be happy to get one, even if it was six months after haha.

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