As we’re about to start a tutoring session…
Parent: “We have big news for you– [Kid] improved so much on his report card!”
Kid: “Yeah, I did! My math grades are sooooo much better!”
Me: “That’s amazing!”
Parent (to kid): “And isn’t there someone (nods head towards me) you want to thank for helping you achieve that?”
Kid (Pauses. Looks confused. Then…): “Oh, oh! Duh!”
Me: “Aw, no thanks necess—”
Jeremy gave a fantastic speech at our rehearsal dinner, which ended with the “real” story of why Eric proposed. It was a nod to Mom’s famous “I’m counting to 3 or so help me god” routine (which he had mentioned earlier in the speech). Excerpt here:
It seems, however, that some people thought this is actually how things went down. Which is truly a testament to how absolutely absurd a human being people believe me to be.
Which is fantastic.
“Do you want me to show you some shadow animals?”
— Eric, just now, in bed.
(Part of the Ebola Mom series)
Zero time passed between these texts. For all she knows I am, in fact, on my honeymoon.
Also #4 is not hard.
“But why didn’t he just make a Facebook album?”
— Kid, age 7
The best part about getting married was that, for one whole week, I had no idea what Donald Trump was up to.
As requested, a couple shots for the blog readers who aren’t able to access the 293649283937 photos posted by friends on Facebook and Instagram (which we love, guys, so thank you!)
More stories to follow in the coming months, but in sum….it was NOT everything I expected— it was 10 thousand times more than anything I ever could have imagined for myself. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it and helped make it the incredible, love-filled, laughter-packed weekend it was. Including the best, most joyful dancer in town, my…husband! 😳
Before the wedding, our officiants sent out a questionnaire to friends and family in order to gather some info for the ceremony. The first (most basic, and arguably impossible to screw up) question was– “What is your relationship to Emily?” My dad’s answer:
Nope. March 30th.
“I guess we should have a house and buy a kid.”
–Eric, sort of getting it right.