wedding season 2013

1 Sep

(Which do you like better, Christmas or Wedding season?)

I really need to take a week or two to just write about the weddings we’ve been to this year.  It’s been an active season for our family, in a great way.  Is there anything better than watching friends and family get hitched, and then throwing back a cocktail and dancing without any inhibition?  (If you were me, you would have to dance without inhibition, because it would be the only way you would get on the dance floor at all.  My husband has actually asked me, “What are you doing with your limbs, anyway?”  It ain’t pretty, but it is enthusiastic.)  Best day ever, for everyone involved.

Lucie and Ryan’s day was no exception.  They are two friends from medical school who have somehow created a strong and welcoming partnership despite enormous stresses–can you imagine applying to I think 30 joint MD-PhD programs in order to ensure that you would be in the same city?  Applying to med school on my own was stress-inducing enough!  I have long admired their love and passion for all things (medicine, science, relationships, athletics, travel), and it was a privilege to be part of their celebration.

Like the other weddings of the season, I will (really) write more later (small personal preview: last minute I went stag because John woke up with food poisoning–poor kid!), but I still need to pack for Lorenzo and Lauren’s wedding in ITALY.  We did okay traveling to Israel with the babe at six months, but I’m not sure I’ve totally anticipated the challenges of traveling with a 10.5-month-old.  In an effort for less costly travel, John and I are not sitting together on the flight across the pond.  I’m hoping I might be able to sniff out the folks who are obviously parents but are traveling sans dependents, hold out Ari in all her cuteness and negotiate a seat swap.  Wishful thinking?  Wish us luck!!  xoxo

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8 Responses to “wedding season 2013”

  1. eklinman September 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    you are the funnest person to dance with EVER. No joke. That was incredible. I hope you are at the next wedding I go to!!

    • annaojesus September 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

      Awww, sweet Eva! Right back at you!!! I had so, so much fun with you! Thank you for always being so inclusive. xoxo

  2. Rosie September 1, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    ITALY with a 10.5MO! That’s so amazing and also a little bit insane!!! May I suggest many many new toys and exciting snacks (puffs and goldfish and more junk than you’d ever normally give her), all doled out veeeeery slowly through the waking hours of the flight?

    You are a braver woman than I will ever be. Good luck!

    Oh and those pictures! LOVE!

    • annaojesus September 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

      Yes, please bring on all and any suggestions! We have some snacks packed, and I think we’re going to buy some at the airport (unfortunately, ran out of all food a bit too early). Brave, me? You’re the one rockin’ it with four babes! An inspiration, always! Luckily we outnumber her…which probably isn’t saying much these days… xoxo

      Oh, and thank you for your kind comments regarding the pictures 🙂

  3. Kaye September 3, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I love your blog! I have a daughter who is turning 11 mo tomorrow so I totally relate! Another blogger I follow suggests sitting apart on a plane…
    Happy travels!

    • annaojesus October 4, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

      Oh hello! Thank you so much for your kind words and the link (I really enjoy cup of jo as well 🙂 ). My apologies for the delay in response. And is today your daughter’s birhtday?!! Happy birthday!! Isn’t it crazy that they’re already a year?! I cannot believe it!

      • annaojesus October 4, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

        Oy! Happy birthday, rather 🙂


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