Monday, January 5, 2015

Hello, friends! I feel like it has been forever since I've sat down to write. With the craziness of the holidays, my mouth surgery, and my best friend's wedding, this winter break has made my heart so, so full!!

Here is a quick recap of what life has been like lately:

- After Christmas we had family here until Sunday the 28th...so we played host for ten days. It was so fun to have everyone in our home and I am humbled with the fact that my 89 year old granddad was able to make the trip and stay with us.

- Monday the 29th I had mouth surgery. For those that care, or are wondering, my front gums were receding, so I had a gum graft. This was my fourth mouth surgery and the easiest by far. Chris was an angel and I'm happy to have it over with.

- My mouth surgery had me holed up in bed for about two days. Those pain meds knock me out!! By Wednesday I was feeling better so I went and got a spray tan for my friend's wedding. Luckily my mouth didn't really swell and my lower lip just felt like it was sewn to my teeth, so I was okay for the wedding! My smile was not as big and smiley as normal, but I think only I could tell! I think the tan helped, ha!

- For NYE we went to our friend's house. It was just us and two other couples and I was asleep on their couch by 10 from my pain meds, so woo-hoo...cheers to 2015!

- Thursday evening I went to the bride's parent's house and spent the night with her. The wedding stress was setting in and I was happy to be there to help. I helped her pack for her honeymoon to Maui (totally jealous!) and go through her checklist.

- Friday was wedding prep day. We started with brunch at Bread Winners and then headed to the nail salon. Being with a bunch of girls, doing girly things, is the best ever. After our nails were done, we headed to the Ritz to get checked in to our bridal sweet.

- The rest of the afternoon and evening was filled with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner at The Iton Cactus, then late night girl talk.

- Saturday was the big day! If you follow me on instagram (@sarahtuckerup) you got a glimpse of the gorgeousness!! It was the most stunning wedding ever. Not a detail was missed and everything went off without a hitch.

- Chris and I stayed at the Ritz Saturday night, even though we only live 35 minutes away. When else are you going to get a heavily discounted rate at the nicest hotel in Dallas?! Hello!

- Sunday I had brunch with a friend who recently got engaged. All of my friends finding their boyfriends for life makes me so happy!!

- The rest of Sunday was spent watching the Cowboys beat the Lions, taking a nap, and playing with my pups. One-half loads of laundry got done and nothing got unpacked or cleaned...and I'm totally okay with that.

Tomorrow I go back to school. The kiddos don't come until Tuesday, so they are easing us back into it, which is so nice. I'm excited to see everyone! Thinking about what has gone on these last two weeks makes me realize that this could very well be my most favorite winter break ever. From having a messy house full of silly family members, to standing by my friend's side as she married her best friend, I realize how sweet and blessed my life really is.

I hope everyone had a wonderful 2015 and I can't wait to get back into the swing of things...or maybe I can wait, but I don't have a choice :)

And now for the photo-dump:


  1. What a beautiful wedding! Im glad your mouth is feeling better; you totally can't tell! Happy new year!

  2. Wow- that wedding was stunning and I love your dresses! So glad you are feeling better!

  3. What a beautiful wedding and you look gorgeous! Have a great day back!

  4. What a fun looking wedding! We're back to school today too, kiddos don't come til Tuesday as well so its records day/get ready day, which is much needed!

  5. I still can't get over those bridesmaid shoes--such a fabulous idea!! And I am so glad to hear you had such a fabulous break and a fairly easy recovery :)


  6. The wedding was stunning as are you friend. I'm so glad you had such a great break. I know that it was much needed and well deserved. We have a work day today and our kids come back tomorrow too. I'm ready for the routine but also ready for the craziness to begin all over again.

  7. Wow, that wedding looks stunning! I love everything about it. Good luck starting back up at school! I'm back at work today and it's negative 34 with windchill here, so it's quite possibly one of the hardest Mondays I've ever worked. :)

  8. Spray tans always make everything better! I loved all your pictures on instagram - that wedding looked absolutely gorgeous!! I hope you are feeling all better now!


  9. What a great holiday, minus the surgery! Those flowers, holy wowza!! Loved your bridesmaid dresses!

  10. Talk about a wedding! How gorgeous was all of her decor and you ladies in your dresses?!?! What a fun time and besides the whole mouth surgery thing...I'm glad your two weeks off was everything you wanted/needed and more my friend ;)

  11. Sounds like a great vacation, minue the mouth surgery, but at least it was an easier recovery, so that's good! Looks like a great wedding!

  12. You looked stunning!!! That boyfriend for life of your's looked pretty sharp himself!!

  13. The wedding was gorgeous and those bridesmaid dresses are fabulous! Happy Holidays!