If this isn't love...Part...???

Hello. My name is Carmeon Hamilton and I'm married and living in "Big Mayberry", MO.

If you're new to Cohesive Randomness, then welcome to my favorite pastime!!! If you're a follower of Cohesive Randomness (which is about 12 really nice people), you're probably thinking right now, "WHAT THE HELL?!?!" I know, I know. And I'm sorry. But please allow me to thoroughly explain myself.

Now, I know that everyone loooved reading all of the "If this isn't love" posts (at least that's what I heard). And trust me, they were my favorite posts to write. So much so, that every time I attempted to write the next installment (i kid you not, it was about 12 times...no lie), I just felt like it wasn't good enough. That part of my life is so freakin hard to chronicle due to all of the twists and turns that took place. Not to mention that my life, in real time, over the past 8 months or so, was so crazy that I barely had the time to even pick up my laptop. But, please, don't go into cardiac arrest just yet. My spidey senses are telling me that a few of you are having hearts palpitations, thinking I'm just going to skip over the most important part of the story. Breathe honey. Breathe. Woosaah (sp?). Anyway. Like I said, don't fret my dears. I promise to divulge every little micro detail from that time in my life all the way up to now.

I had an "ah ha" moment today after really taking the time to think about this blog in comparison to the current state of my life right now. I realized that not only am I about 9 months behind on my blog...as in really keeping up on my posting schedule of a least one post a day...I'm actually about 2 years behind in the timeline of my relationship story! Do you know that if continuing at the rate I'm going, it would take me almost 2 years to get you all up to speed with me in present day!!! Heeeeck naw! I know y'all love me and all, but ain't nobody gone be comin back here every 9 months to see if I've given an update!!! It just AIN'T GONE HAPPEN!!! I wouldn't do y'all like that. I love y'all too much!!! Fo real!

So I thought to myself, "Why don't I tell them about what's going on now, and then work my way backwards while telling what's going on everyday?!?!" (Did you get that?) It's the perfect solution!!! I get to tell you about my past, shed light on the good and bad of my relationship, sharing my lessons learned; and simultaneously, share the life lessons my present day relationship...and whatever the hell else I feel like talking about. Boom! Bam! Pow!!! Problem solved. Everybody wins!

Side note: now that I'm thinking about it, I should've given this post a different title. I'm not actually talking about my love life in the post. I feel like I'm rambling. Am I rambling? I just might be. I bet you $5 I'm rambling. Bet 5.Ooookaaay...where's the beef? Lmbo!

Confused? OK. My bad. Here we go...

Hello. My name is Carmeon Hamilton and I'm married!!!!

I, finally, married the man of my prayers and dreams. Yeeesss, daaahling, Mr. Marcus and I have officially tied the knot! The magical occasion happened on 9.10.11.

We had a small (and I mean, very small) ceremony and dinner reception at one of our favorite places in Little Rock, AR, called Brave New Restaurant. There were only about 35 of our closest family and friends in attendance, but that's exactly how we wanted it. Small, intimate, personal. Our wishes were to be surrounded by the people that not only loved and cared for us, but also had a personal investment in our relationship.

Now, you gotta know that we had lots and lots and LOTS of people upset with us for not inviting them to the wedding. And, I can definitely understand where they're coming from. However, I felt and feel that so many people get caught up in the tradition of a wedding: a over-the-top production with a huge reception, lots of food, drinks & dancing...basically, an overly expensive party; but, they tend to forget that some marital celebrations are just about the people that are actually getting married and their wishes. Don't get me wrong thought; it would've been nice to have a huge and extravagant shindig with over 250 family members, friends, classmates, co-workers, associates, and crashers, but it just wasn't what we wanted. We tried to stay true to our gut feelings; not tradition or what other people thought it should've been. And that's all there was to it. [insert Kanye West shoulder shrug]

We've been boom-tasticly (hehe) married for 2 months now and are living our new lives in the wooonderful state of Missouri. Poplar Bluff to be exact. It's quite the start for a pair of newlyweds and their kiddo. My honey's job transferred him here only two weeks before the wedding, so we've been drifting on the good Lord's wind ever since.

I can't wait to tell you about the town...show you guys the house...tell you what I do everyday, especially since I work from home now! So y'all come back now, ya hear!!!!