An Extended Leave of Absence

Hello everyone, remember me? I got married just shy of a year ago then pretty much went into hiding. Well, I’m back and I feel as though I owe you all an explanation.

I’m not one to make excuses, but when you and your future spouse both lose your jobs less than two months out from your wedding it kind of puts a damper on the whole experience.

Instead of being excited and looking forward to the wedding, I felt depressed and guilty for spending so much on one day. I was the one who wanted all the pomp and circumstance, not him. Yes, we did agree on the budget, but I felt solely responsible for the situation we now found ourselves in. All that money could have gone to savings and would have covered a few more months’ worth of bills while we searched for work. All that money would have also prevented my husband from deploying a mere five weeks after we tied the knot.

Hive it really sucked, even more so than his first deployment. The conditions and the environment he was in made communication extremely difficult. Forget Skype or Face Time, two two-minute, static-ridden phone calls a month were all we had. And when I got the pictures from our photographer, looking at them only made my guilt worse. I couldn’t help but think “this” was the reason he wound up in a Mad Max wasteland.

By no means is the post one big pity party. Mr. Macarons and I did eventually find new (and better) jobs. We’ve moved, we went on an amazing vacation/belated-moon, and we have generally spent the last six months catching up on being “newlyweds.”

On Monday, we’ll celebrate with a glass of champagne and some year-old cake, and watch our full length wedding film for the very first time. He’s excited since the day went by in a flash, and I’m excited because it’s been sitting on our dining table for two weeks, begging to be watched.

And to get YOU excited about what’s to come, here’s a little something:


Mrs. Macarons

Wedding Date:
September 2011
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    msj2thez 5697 posts, Bee Keeper @ 3:38 pm

    Wow what a wonderful video, it brought tears to my eyes. You were beautiful and it’s so easy to see how much you two truly love each other! Happy Anniversary!

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    CharmBracelet 209 posts, Helper bee @ 3:40 pm

    Aww! I loved it! I think it was one of my favorite wedding videos that I’ve seen. Glad to hear everything is good with the jobs and all. :)

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    sword 1029 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:54 pm

    glad to hear things are going better now! Beautiful video, love your ceremony space and your colors!!

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:13 pm

    Glad things are going better now! Beautiful video

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 5:30 pm

    So excited for your recaps, and judging by your beautiful video I’m going to love them!

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    RapunzelRapunzel 812 posts, Busy bee @ 5:54 pm

    Welcome back Mrs. Macaroons! Happy anniversary! I wasn’t around when you were here before, but thank you for that refreshing, honest post, and I’m so glad things are going better for you now!! I’m so excited for recaps! Your video was stunning!

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 6:15 pm

    That is such a beautiful wedding video!

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:02 pm

    Welcome back! I’m glad y’all made it through another deployment.

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:18 pm

    Awwww, you guys are sooo good together. :) Welcome back and it goes without saying that I am AMPED for your recaps!

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    xcountrybride, Guest @ 7:22 pm

    What a beautiful story and an amazing video! You are truly blessed, imagine how easy the rest will be :)

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    gill84 731 posts, Busy bee @ 7:40 pm

    What a beautiful video – it totally made me tear up. Your love is beautiful, and I can’t believe what it’s had to endure. All the best from here on out :)

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 8:29 pm

    Gorgeous video!

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    jessie4588 61 posts, Worker bee @ 9:18 pm

    Wow, it was beautiful. Glad to hear all is falling back into place. Beautiful video.

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    rivendeler 1244 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:25 am

    Absolutly beautiful….i loved, loved, loved the video!!!!! What a stunning bride!!! And of course what appealed to me the most was the outddoors :-). Great news!!

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    Snapper 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:24 am

    Beautiful and very touching! Congrats to you both!

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    mswizard 554 posts, Busy bee @ 6:22 am

    Welcome back, Macarons!! So glad things are looking up for you guys now :) I am so excited for your recaps, and your video is BEAUTIFUL!!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:43 am

    Your wedding video was incredible, you two are just beautiful together!! Welcome back, can’t wait for more!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:23 am

    Thank you for sharing your story. Super excited to read your recaps! Sending you and Mr. Mac hugs. <3

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:15 pm

    Beautiful video! I am not a crier, but I’m definitely a little teary at my desk!

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    Sa0306 122 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:44 pm

    SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I know that times do get hard, and I’m sorry that you both experienced that hardship. I am happy that you both were able to move over the hurdle! You have exemplified what the vows of the wedding are. Your video is stunning, and I pray that God blesses you both for many many years!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:45 am

    Welcome back! I am so sorry to hear about your hardships, but after reading your story and then seeing your video, you said you had challenges, and you have already had to face some and overcome them! What a strong and inspiring couple you are!

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 9:04 am

    Can’t wait for your recaps! Welcome back!

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    roxy.chic.chick 5 posts, Newbee @ 4:04 pm

    awesome story, very inspiring and a true demonstration of what true love is about.



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