a few of my girlfriends and i threw carolyn a little party on wednesday night in chicago to celebrate the bride to be! we ordered in thai food at a friend’s home and made key lime pie. we put together a little photobooth with streamers and stayed up terribly late catching up and reminiscing about our time together. i’m still surprised that my babies stayed asleep upstairs once the festivities got loud. i kept running up and peeking in on them thinking they were surely awake, but i guess living on a busy and loud new york city street has taught them well. the wedding took place on saturday and it was beautiful. i don’t know how much we cried over the weekend but we were all big babies by the rehearsal dinner and couldn’t keep ourselves together while giving toasts. carolyn’s friendship (going on ten years!) has meant so much to me. and to see her so happy and in love is something else. can’t wait to share a few photos from the wedding here soon!
^^^my friend chanel had us all write down a few stories of memories or experiences we had with carolyn and put them into a bowl. the bride took turns reading them out loud while we all guessed who that story happened with. hilarious stories. oh, those college years. and juilliard. good old juilliard.
^^^and a few group shots!^^^
love these people so. congratulations carolyn!!!
one of my dearest friends from juilliard is getting married this weekend in chicago! so the littles and i have been here since tuesday to get this party started and spend time with old friends who also flew in early! we’re kind of counting it as our 5 year juilliard reunion too, because it is that time of year. ;) we have been having the greatest time catching up and spending time together. i was a little nervous to make the trip on my own with the kiddos (josh doesn’t fly in until friday), but they have been such great sports and even slept the entire flight out. of course it doesn’t hurt to have so many helping hands around here, people who eleanor and samson just adore. as i am growing older i am noticing how many friends tend to come and go, even friends who you once thought would always be there. makes me extra thankful to still have these good people in my life. i feel like we’re bonded in some weird way after all we’ve been through during our time at juilliard together. i am just really proud of them and the things they are accomplishing. really good people.
^^^can’t wait to explore this city more over the weekend with josh. my parents are from here, and i was born here! but haven’t been back since i was little so there is much to see and do. can’t wait!^^^
^^^a whole bunch of beautiful faces.^^^
^^^it began as a cute game of sticking his finger into sister’s mouth and laughing really hard. it was cute and we laughed along with him until sister bit it. and can you believe it, i totally got a photo of it happening! i don’t have a photo of the tears that followed, however. but there were many. and i know, i know, as a mama i should have seen that coming.^^^
^^^at the bean!^^^
^^^weird distorted angles and reflections at the bean.^^^
^^^samson likes the bean. and chicago. and now, wedding time! :)^^^
hope you had a great mother’s day! i wanted to post these photos of me and my babies from our day together. above, me and eleanor in my new mother’s day dress papa surprised me with (and eleanor helped pick out!) and below, me and my cuddle bug, mister samson, on our evening family walk together. these two babies are my world. i love them so.
and below is what happened when we tried to take a photo of both my babies with me. if there are any children who have perfected the arched-back-wiggle-out-of-your-arms move, it’s both of my children. happy mother’s day!
happy mother’s day (weekend) to all of the women in the world! but especially to my sweet mama, and josh’s mama, who i know have personally gone through so much yet happily and courageously give of themselves entirely to their role as mothers. i’m so thankful for all you do, and love you both.
hope everyone gets a back rub or homemade card or a chance to sleep in!!!!!! ;)
happy mother’s day!!!