Carrie Underwood returned to work this week, sporting bronzed skin and a big smile after her honeymoon with new hubby, professional hockey player Mike Fisher. Carrie appeared on the Tuesday night Opry (July 27), where the newlywed shared her marital bliss with the audience. "It's the first time I've sung anything since I became a married lady!" she gushed from the Opry stage (quote via People). "It's so weird saying 'my husband' ... [it's been] a wonderful month."

The following day, Carrie took to her fan club website blog to update fans on married life. "I'm a married lady now!" she wrote. "Married life is pretty much like dating life. My husband is back in Canada ... story of my life! I know how blessed I am. I know how special these things are. There is nothing in the world that I could possibly ask for because you can't add to perfection!"

Carrie's groom was also talking this week about their wedding, held at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, Ga. on July 10. Following their nuptials, the couple went on an 11-day honeymoon which included stops in Bora Bora and California's Napa Valley.

"It was awesome. The wedding was everything we wanted it to be," Mike told the Ottawa Sun. "It was a very special day for the both of us. We had a lot of friends and family. We had a great weekend and honeymoon. It was the most time that she's had off. We were able to get away and relax and see a couple of beautiful places.

"[Married life is] awesome," he continued. "I'm with my best friend, and I love her to death. "There's nothing better, for sure."

So where will the best friends live? Nashville ... eventually. Mike laughs off the idea of being traded to the Nashville Predators, insisting he wants to finish out his career with the Ottawa Senators. But he sees that career as being much more short-lived than his bride's.

"When I'm done hockey, she'll still be working. I'm sure she can always work," he says. "We'll settle in Nashville. I love it there. I've got lots of friends there now; I love the area. There's a nice church that we love ... That being said, it's a little ways away. I want to obviously play a few years, a bunch of years here yet."

Carrie returns to her Play On tour next month with special guests Sons of Sylvia and Billy Currington. For a complete list of tour dates click here. You can also catch the country superstar on the 'Today' show this Friday, July 30, for a special performance of her latest No. 1 hit, 'Undo It.'