Okay that is all.
As the Olson's stared at me this morning as I read all about creating an LLC, I laughed about how many hours I spent as a kid watching Full House. I mean, my devotion to this show was insane. But seriously, true or false...how cheesy and adorable and early 90s fantastic was this song, Rebecca's wedding veil and the Beach Boys hit sung by Jesse?
Okay that is all.
*im trying an experiment in getting up earlier every morning.
*it wasn't working out so well.
*you know what's weird? i didn't like or drink coffee regularly until moving to NYC
*the only way for me to wake up earlier is to ensure I have a coffee crutch.
*this is ridiculous and killing a 2012 goal but adaptations need to be made.
*it began today.
*coffee is back (new year's ressy gone bad)
*one cup in the AM.
*cheese is gone (for Lent)
*and this mild manhattan winter can stay for good.
*tmrw we get a leap year day!
*and my guy turning the big 30 on Friday :)
*CBA stuff officially begins on March 13th.
*ancy, excited, *finally* feels about right.
If you can't tell by my overly cheesy smile in this photo, I was super proud of myself for pulling off this surprise. (*and super beet red for a good 10 min following, to boot) Lee's actual 30th bday is this upcoming Friday but with some master planning and organization, I managed to get both of our families together this past Saturday at our fav Italian restaurant, Da Andrea, to celebrate the beginning of decade #4. Lee was in a state of shock, cheers were made, and the incessant story swapping and laughter began. From Easton, Philly, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Chicago (and a few local NYCers) all came together to toast to my handsome man. Family and time spent together will always be his favorite pastime so naturally the evening's vibe fit him perfectly :)
Off to Park City on the 2nd for some mountain west kind of birthday activites! Skiing for most, apres skiing for me with a little snowshoeing and high-altitude yoga on the side.
Happy 30th birthday week to my babe!
Sent from my dear sweet friend KCS. And a Happy Happy Birthday to another lifelong friend, Carbs. I wish you a day of love, reflection and a hearty glass of anything but merlot ;)
I'll spare the details and say this much. After 6-7 years post-graduation, weddings attended, 2 babies born, and husbands befriended....these weekends have certainly become a top priority for us all. This time around, we escaped to Sarasota and Mom & Dad's condo for WW8. Early morning coffee talking, turns to poolside laughter turns to appetizers for dinner around the table turns to "how is it 1 in the morning already?" It's never ending banter and conversations that roll on and on. It's making fun of me being the last one out of bed every morning, buffulo chicken dip being the gateway drug to gooey butter cake, and swapping tips on skincare. It's less about the moments spent apart building our own lives and more about what we've all learned from a year well lived. It's about sharing perspective and emotions and all the nitty gritty. It's about having different opinions on the same topic. It's the excitement for Christmas + butterflies on your wedding day kind of happiness when the 4 of us are together. It's 3 days that pass by in a heartbeat. Now that is wine weekend :)
"The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are." - Jim Henson
Dear Mom & Dad,
WOW! 30 years! I was hoping to start off this letter with less of an exclaimationary more gently loving statement but when I sat down to write, my fingers couldn’t help but type those words. Thirty years. Wow. I look up to you both in awe ---beyond my position as your daughter and simply as witness of all the compounding joys a dedicated, loving and respectful marriage gives a couple as the years and decades are lived. Really and truly LIVED. Each day consciously activating the vows to love and nurture each other in the most authentic way you can…. and in doing so, building upon the reasons you fell in love in the first place.
I could fill pages and pages with so many valuable lessons. I could go into such detail on how your partnership is living proof that when you make your marriage a priority, when it is #1 in your world, and when pristine care is taken to cherish, uplift and encourage your spouse….the most solid foundation of a family is born. I’m not sure there’s any formula to the perfect home, but if I had to guess, I think it starts with two people being madly in love and then allowing their children to witness their adoration and respect over many years and many of life’s ups & downs. So what have I, your eldest child, learned most from your marriage? Admittedly, I’ve racked my brain for days trying to think of the one overarching lesson that I thought worthy enough for this anniversary note. And then it came to me. Without even realizing it, Mom & Dad, your marriage taught me how to choose the right partner. Of course, falling in love is something every young woman dreams of doing. One can’t help but let the mind wonder who it will be, when it will be, how it will come about and what story will be told. But it is more than that. It is choosing a partner that will go with you on long walks, welcome your hobbies as their own, read in silence together, divulge their innermost pangs, never stop asking you questions, inspire you to be a better person, and want nothing more in life than to simply share all the experiences with you, by your side, as your biggest cheerleader and unwavering companion. There is such beauty in the everydayness of a great marriage: waking up to the kind of person that you not only fell head over heels in love with, but the kind of person that if everything was lost and you just had each other THAT would be more than enough. You taught me this by example and I always carried that notion with me as I went through life….hoping to find a man to live that example as my own. And look at that…I did ;)
Cheers to you both and to your marriage! And to 30 more years!
Love you guys,
I met a girl at brunch last Sunday. A new acquaintance. Mutual friends. Homegrown Wexford gal.
"Oh gosh that was such a long time ago," I said to her as we swapped stories of our hometown.
And that's when it hit me, im old enough to have a long time ago:)
(musings of the mind enroute to LaGuardia, 5:08am, a Thursday morning.)
*i was on step 2 of a choc chip cookie recipe on monday night and i wasnt paying attention.
*i didnt cream the butter and sugar before adding to dry ingredients.
*i thought the whole batch would be botched.
*but would you know....
*they turned out to be the best darn cookies ive ever made.
*really. husband approved.
*moral of the story: make mistakes, you never know what lesson lies within it.
*(and they looked great, too!)
*valentine's day validates the sap within me :)
*it was a lovey day, lovey cards, lovey words, lovey food, lovey del dotto wine.
*it always makes my brain go "huh?" when i see tulips at the bodega in the dead of winter.
*and they tak time to open but gosh, aren't they so pretty?
*i finally caved and bought a canister of decaf coffee beans. (buying it cup by cup at the espresso cafe was a treat to diffuse the caffiene happiness that i wouldn't receive.)
*coffee, decaf, tea, coffee, decaf, tea.
*i get the good stuff tmrw.
*tmrw = great things are happening. florida. a day with stacy & paige.
*and then a glorious long wine wknd with the PSU girls. i can't even....(!!!).
Sarah: one part of a family of THREE with my husband Lee and sweet girl Morgan, simply wanting to chronicle the path I'm on and the path that will come to be. For now it's NYC urban mamaville where everyday is a new adventure! (Actually, just getting to the post office is an adventure.)
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