New Year Same Me

It is officially the new year and I can now tell the secret I had been keeping. My youngest son, Alex and his girlfriend Elicia got married! New Year’s Eve at Topgolf, where they met, it was fitting that their story have it’s crowning moment there.

Hands down my favorite moment of the year, the event was so representative of who they are as a couple. It was kept top secret as they only invited immediate family and a few close friends. Twenty-four in all, it was filled with so much laughter and love.

My daughter, Elizabeth Anne, pointed out this was the first New Year’s Eve we had all spent as a family since they were little. It was amazing for all of us to be together.

Family is a word that encompasses so much, in this case it includes myself, their dad, his wife, the three of them and now two daughter-in-laws and a boyfriend.

The bride wore a deep burgundy lace dress and the groom wore a charcoal suit with a matching shirt. They told their guests to dress in what they were comfortable in.

We golfed, ate, some drinks were had, we laughed, a lot, we watched vows exchanged and cheered the newly married couple. You could feel the emotions in the air, the good wishes, the love and the excitement for the new couple.

What a great way to start the year, having a new daughter-in-law and being with my family, I can’t think of one thing I would have rather done. Oh, wait, a date with Dean, wait, no, not even that could have outdone this event.

Someone took a picture of all of us together, when I say all of us, yes, I am including their dad and his wife in that. When I get that I will amend this post and add it, it represents who we are. Blended is a word that gets thrown around a lot, for better or worse, when one is blended you take the good, the bad, the ugly and make it something absolutely beautiful. Which is what we are, a beautifully blended family. Can I tell you all a secret? I genuinely like my ex’s wife, she didn’t cause our divorce, she came into the picture much later and she is a really nice person. Who really cares about my children and has shown it in so many ways. I pray that they stay together for the duration, she is a much better fit for him than I ever was. She made it a point to tell me she expects me to come to Thanksgiving next year and wouldn’t take no for an answer.

I am off work until Sunday, today I have an appointment with a functional medicine place. I am very excited about this, I have been waiting since October for this appointment. I’ll let you all know what they say, they treat the whole person, not just symptoms. I am telling you the hot flashes are about to do me in, I am hot natured anyway, and when one hits it is horrible! I feel like I am burning up from the inside out. I will say because it was so cold New Years Eve, I didn’t get one hot flash at all. It was awesome!

I really don’t want to put anything synthetic in my body, so I am eager to say what they can recommend for me. I have started taking Vitamin D3 in liquid form and I do collagen. I feel like that has helped somewhat, my hair is super thick now, again, I had started losing it, which was a nightmare, I so do not want to look like I have mange.

I have seen women who look like they have mange, with thinning hair, it happens, but I don’t want that. If that does happen to me, it will be wig time, I won’t hesitate.

That’s all for now, I have to get dressed for my appointment. I hope everyone has the best 2020 ever, I know I will, it started off great and I already have a trip on the books for next month. Can anyone say aliens! I am so excited!

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