2016 has been the year of weddings.
In the past six months I’ve been to nine weddings and five bachelorettes. And I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. It started in April in Palm Springs and ended last weekend in Kansas City.
At the first bachelorette in Scottsdale back in March we all talked about how fast this year was going to go, and we were right. I’m sad how right we were. Time seems to be moving faster every single day and it’s just a bit unsettling… Anyone else notice this happening? I feel like I’m going to turn around and be fifty tomorrow.
It still pains me to think it’s almost already been three months since our wedding. You know who it doesn’t seem to pain? Every single person who likes to ask when Chris and I are going to have kids. Apparently once you’re at the three month mark (or 3 week mark who am I kidding) that’s a question people like to ask.
My favorite is, “so do you have baby fever?”
Does that cause hangovers and dark eye circles? If so, yes. I definitely have that today (and every Monday.)
The other day Harlow and I were at the park, glaring at the kids like we always do when we can’t take over the jungle gym and a sweet older woman made her way over toward me with her dog and started with some small talk before smiling at me and nodding toward the children, “aren’t they adorable?”
“Yeah, sure,” I said.
“They remind me of my grandkids, I could watch them play for hours,” she added. “Couldn’t you?”
And then I tip toed out of the park backward and didn’t look back.
It’s quite the double standard because no one ever asks Chris if he has baby fever. I bet you if someone saw him staring at children playing at the park they wouldn’t ask him if he likes to watch them play for hours… or if he’s just itching to take one home with him.
Anyway, enough about my baby fever.
It was a great weekend spent in my old stomping grounds of Kansas City with friends from LA, Austin, and New Orleans that I’ve been lucky enough to hang out with several times in 2016 thanks to wedding fever. We took this terrible bathroom pic that must be shared because it happened.
I called this my swamp dress but apparently it’s actually animal print. Whatever, I’m never been one to turn down a cheap animal print dress, homecoming 2002 what what!
We celebrated these two tying the knot after a lifetime of long distance dating. Sara met Nick back in the 80s on a cruise ship, believe it or not. They went on one of those “love ships for singles” and it actually worked out.
*it was not a singles cruise, but it could have been.
It was actually a family vacation, but still a very fun story. Speaking of family, look at Sara’s dad off her right side grinning ear to ear in the background. Pretty cute.
It was a really great weekend. I just love weddings. Our invites have stopped coming in for the year, so if you know of one coming up please let me know. I need something to look forward to, okay? Time to watch the Cubs win.
*Cold shoulder navy dress found here. Runs true to size, but also a little tight… So get them Spanx ready.