Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

I'm not sure if the whole "absence makes the heart grow fonder" thing is totally true. However, for my fragile ego, let's argue that it does. If that idea is actually implemented, then you all are very fond of me right now. I can handle that.

This past weekend was all sorts of craziness! With Easter fast approaching, I decided to skip work on Thursday and drive up to Connecticut for my dear friend Marieke's wedding. After sitting in traffic on the George Washington Bridge [really, New York City? really? you couldn't speed things up a little bit?] with many other lovely individuals for a long time, traffic finally gathered speed only to be brought to a standstill in Hartford. Lovely.
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Traffic grumblings aside [though isn't it fun to whine about traffic? that is one area that everyone has in common unless you are the president of the united states, then traffic backs up because you've shut down all the roads], I made it to Wilton, Connecticut just in time for Marieke's bachlorette party. We went out and got smashed. Kidding. I was so tired from driving that I didn't even need alcohol to make me sleepy. If I had actually consumed any I would have fallen asleep on the side of the street. We did go to an amazing restaurant called Chocopology, however!

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We basically just wanted to consume copious amounts of chocolate. And did we ever.

The next day included putting together the floral centerpieces for the ceremony and reception. Showering [that part takes FOREVER. for real. most time consuming activity the entire weekend]. Making myself pretty. Practicing for the wedding [i read scripture, so i had to practice talking really loudly. which, really, isn't hard for me. i get a lot of practice yelling at my younger sisters]. Eating pizza and drinking wine for the rehearsal dinner. I distinctly remember saying that evening that people are so much easier to talk to when I've had a glass or two of wine. Truth.

The next day was the big day! I went with the beautiful bride to the salon as she got her hairs did. They looked pretty. The flowergirl was adorable. Marieke had given her lipsmackers as a little present for being the wedding. The flowergirl then ended up consuming most of said lipsmackers throughout the course of the day. I can remember doing that when I was a kid. The lipsmackers tasted so delicious that I would just eat them instead of wearing them. Makes sense. Right? Pink Lemonade was definitely my favorite.
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The wedding was simply gorgeous. I will have to post some pictures later. Marieke looked like a goddess. And Ryan came up the aisle on a segway. I got a kick out of it. The reception was fun and filled with lots of dancing and eating and conversing. It was refreshing to my soul to be connected with close friends from college. My resident advisor at school recently gave birth to the most adorable little boy, and I was given the opportunity to just hold him for a good long while. She called me his patron saint. That warms my heart.

After the wedding my friend and I sped back to Maryland in time for an Easter celebration with my family and family friends. We basked in the sunlight, poorly hid easter eggs for the small children to find, ate more food, and sat around and giggled. It was delightful.

Jennie Rose stayed on for two more days as we continued to bask in the warm weather and yellow sun. Now I am back at work. Urg. I have a case of the Monday blues on a Wednesday. Could be worse, right? It could actually be Monday with many days to go before the weekend.

I promise to add real pictures next time!

1 comment:

  1. I love weddings! Did you watch William and Kate's one? It sounds like you had a blissful weekend. Looking forward to the wedding pictures.