wedding weekend

January 22, 2018

Some weekends are chill . . . 

This past one was not!  But it was filled with really good things: a rehearsal dinner, a wedding (Josh’s cousin, to a gorgeous woman that we all love), and a welcome party for Genevieve!  Plus ballet (for A), a kids’ museum bday party (I took all 3 kids), and 5 hours at the hospital for Josh.  
Due to these activities, neither Josh nor I had much time to ourselves this time around, but with all of the social time, things still felt balanced.  (At least to me.  He is an introvert but still appeared to be enjoying himself!).  Despite all of the partying*, I actually feel quite rested this morning — G ate at 2 and 5, and C came into our bed at 6:45 AM (his alarm clock light was GREEN as he informed us), but that’s still pretty good in our household.  
I have done very little today other than get organized for the new week and read a lot of The Shadow of the Wind (book club pick – didn’t love it initially but it’s growing on me) while nursing.  It has struck me that maternity leave is half over!  I’m probably supposed to be sad, but that actually sounds pretty lengthy and perfect to me at this juncture.  I feel fairly recovered and functional, but am here essentially because G needs me and because . . . well, when else CAN I be?  I think I will really enjoy the next 6 weeks.
my gorgeous growing girl!!

my Rent the Runway dress!  Worked out but no one saw it b/c I had G in the Ergo all night!
All of us were at the wedding and yet we failed to get a single pic?  Not sure how that happened . . .
At least I captured C in his tux.  And a messy floor . . and half of A photobombing

At her welcome party!

Being officially blessed.  We are not all that religious but this was really nice.
* It probably helps that we left each evening event by 9 pm.  I can’t take much longer right now, and neither can any of the kids.  Luckily parenthood has rendered me FOMO-less except for my own personal FOMO related to sleep.


  • Reply Zenmoo March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    I just laughed at your comment about FOMO on sleep! It takes a lot for me to push past my FOMO on sleep and I no longer have a baby!

  • Reply emilymargaretnyc March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Oh my goodness C in his tux and A&C in the family photo. Agree with Nan in that you look great in both dresses too. Looks like a fun weekend!

  • Reply Emily Garnett March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    i LOVE shadow of the wind!!!

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      Finished yesterday and OMG, ME TOO!! Have you read the others in the series?

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  • Reply Dominique March 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    We have two kids and I am always trying to get a picture of us all – especially at events where we are all dressed up. It takes a surprising amount of effort. And more often than not, once it is over, I still don’t have a "good" family picture from the event.

  • Reply Nan March 10, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Looks like a special weekend! Just wanted to pop in and say that you look gorgeous… both in your pics getting ready for the wedding and your daughter’s ceremony. You truly do not look like you just had a baby! Love the family pic with A+C looking at each other giggling!

  • Reply Anne L. March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Beautiful family!

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