It felt like it had been a while since Autumn and Devin had the opportunity to spend time together. Life had been hectic for the both of them which made it hard to catch up but also provided a lot of things to catch up on! And so Autumn had invited Devin over for a session of yoga and gossip, a routine that she hoped to get back to now that things had begun to stabilize somewhat. It was odd, the road that their respective marriages had taken. Both had been divorced, been with someone else (unhappily, even) only to find themselves back in the arms of their former respective spouses. These last years had been a rollercoaster ride of emotions, to say the least.
And now Autumn was happy to be returning to the normal. Johnny was back home, though currently he was at the comic shop, taking care of business there for a bit, leaving Autumn to have some neighborly bonding time! With the kids playing together with a decent bit of noise (too little usually meant someone was up to no good, and too much usually meant fighting), Autumn spread her yoga mat onto the carpeted floor in front of her television, stepping onto it while flipping on the usual instructional video. While she usually didn’t use them, it was easier to do it this way when she wanted the chance to chit chat as well!
“I haven’t thought about planning a wedding in years.” Autumn sighed to Devin, doing a few preliminary stretching as a warm up, taking a deep breath, exhaling as she settled into a position that their digital instructor was demonstrating. “It’s sort of surreal. Johnny’s home, Shane’s back...” She wasn’t sure exactly what to say about it all! Autumn wasn’t entirely in the know of the Moran’s situation. Perhaps there would be a joint wedding in Evergreen! “What do you think of a backyard wedding?” She knew Devin liked them, of course, since the woman had one herself but it was more of a ‘what do you think of one for me?’ type questions. “It would be a lot of work but I think I could rustle up a little help.”
Funny how Autumn and Devin were going through similar things and yet were on two different paths. Maybe Devin should have gone to Autumn earlier but between kids and life in general it was hard to find time. Now she was just trying to get through every day as it came through. In fact she wasn’t exactly sure what she would be doing. So when Autumn phoned out about a yoga date for them and a play date for the kids, Devin figured getting some sort of center back in her life would be good. Maybe it would clear her head. Plus seeing Connor and Caitie playing with the Wolfsteades always put her in a good mood. And maybe, just maybe, some of Autumn’s good luck would rub off on her.
Finishing the redoing of Caitie’s ponytail so she could go back to playing with the boys, which meant her mainly following them around, Devin pushed herself up from one of Autumn’s living room chairs to grab her yoga mat and place it near Autumn’s but with enough space so they wouldn’t get into each other’s way. “At least now there’s pinterest and online planners to organize with,” Devin offered as she got center on her mat and followed both Autumn and the instructor. She wasn’t the best at yoga but she did try. Usually Devin had to do the modified poses. Devin nodded as Autumn suggested it was surreal that Johnny was home and then faltered a bit on her stance at Shane’s name.
Autumn and Johnny’s situation was completely different. They were getting married where as Shane and her were still figuring out how to not make any room they both were in awkward. “If it’s just a few people a backyard wedding can be easy. I may still have some of the stuff and numbers for… from the vow renewal.” She was happy for Autumn and wanted her best friend to get that happily ever after she deserved. “And you always have me to help. Keeping busy would be a blessing right now. But if you did a backyard wedding there would have to be a lot of pink,” she joked.