Monday, June 22, 2009

Family & Farm Times

I made the maiden voyage to eastern North Carolina this weekend to attend a wedding with the Benjamin. I felt it was time to finally go meet his extended family, seeing as how he's spent so much time with mine, I think they actually like him more than me at this point. I was a little apprehensive going into the trip, just because I tend to be awfully shy around folks when I first meet them, not to mention the fact that I was out to impress these people. So yeah, I was nervous.

Thankfully, I must say I had a great time and everything turned out wonderfully! Everyone was so very nice and welcoming, and the wedding was beautiful. His grandparents live on a huge spread of land that despite being in the middle of nowhere, was really enjoyable. They have been in the farming business for life, and it was really interesting getting to ride around in the golf cart seeing all the different tractors and buildings and what not, as I've never really been introduced to that style of living before.

There were tons of bugs, though. Ew. Like maybe even worse than in Greece. While riding in the golf cart the first night, I could actually feel them pelting me in the head as we drove along. Again, ew.

The Benjamin also comes from a huge family, which I'm not really used to. My family is not only fairly small, but we have also all lived in the same city for just about my entire life, so he's been able to meet them all somewhat gradually and in more casual circumstances. I, on the other hand, got to meet his five aunts and uncles and their spouses and their children and their cousins and their this and their that...all in about an hour's time. Whew! It was a little exhausting, but I had wedding cake to help me through it, and I loved every person I met.

Sorry for the absence of the Sunday Sweet Spot yesterday. I was on the road from morning til night returning from North Carolina. I'm hoping to make up for it at some point this week, but we shall have to see! I think I will go indulge in some angel food cake with ice cream and should too. :)


  1. I am glad you had such a great time, it was pretty great you got along with my family so well! Sorry if you were intimidated at all...

    I am jealous about your great strawberry shortcake...I should have come over!

  2. The "maiden" voyage to a wedding...brilliant wordplay! Wholehearted approval.