I’m Home



(I took this picture from my plane with my eyes closed. No need to remind myself that I was 39,000 miles up in the air.)


Thanks so much for your prayers and good thoughts! I’m home and that means I actually got on a plane twice. TW-ICE.


Thanks to my guest posters, too, who I’ll index for you in the next few days, so you can go back and read the goodness.


But meanwhile, here’s a few pics. A full trip report is on its way! Right after I sober up!




This is my bro, Marky, and his spectacular girlfriend, Jill, on my first night in New York. We went to a tapas place in Brooklyn Heights.




This is me and Kizzie at the aforementioned tapas place. Kizzie is cool. I like her. I have no idea why I look demented.




This is Jill, me, and my best friend from Chicago, Lis, in Times Square. Jill took us all around New York for days. Lis and I could barely walk after the first hour. Lis even put socks on with her flats. And she never does that. I wore brown, more comfortable flats with my decidedly predominantly black outfit. And I never do that. So. I’m just saying: Jill is not only cool. She has bionic feet.


25 Responses to “I’m Home”

  1. csquaredplus3 Says:

    You look great! Your skin is glowing, and your brother look like you came from the same recipe.

    I TOLD you about the shoe thing. Running shoes with EVERY outfit. Can’t wait to read more!

    Welcome home brave flygirl!

  2. Kizz Says:

    I like you back. I don’t think we need to delve into reasoning.

    Jill has NYC feet. Yours will toughen up when you COME BACK!

  3. Steph Says:

    You look fabulous! Also? I’m jealous of your trip. And glad you made it home safely. :)

  4. KD @ A Bit Squirrelly Says:

    What great pictures! So glad your plane ride was uneventful and your trip was exciting!

  5. foradifferentkindofgirl Says:

    Looks like your trip had some truly spectacular moments! You can definitely tell you and your brother are related – you share the same fabulous smile!

  6. mommypie Says:

    Yay! You made it! Great pics — you look gorgeous! Glad to have you back! Exclamation Point! In case! You missed! The enthusiasm!!

  7. feathermaye Says:

    Welcome home! It seems I was just getting to know you and then you were gone. But you came back! (Wow. This must be how a toddler feels. Moving on…)

  8. we_be_toys Says:

    Just thinking of walking all over NYC makes MY feet hurt! Brown, Schrown – if they were comfy, fashion be damned!

    Glad you had a good time and made it through the airplane ride – both times!!

  9. Me Says:

    Woo Hoo! Good for you! You are my hero for getting on that plane there and back! Don’t you feel great?!?

  10. Melanie @ MelADramatic Mommy Says:

    Glad you’re back and that you had a good time. Bummer the cute black shoes from Nordy’s weren’t comfortable but you’re wearing the shirt!

  11. matteroffactmommy Says:

    so glad you’re back! great pictures of you – you’re gawgeous! also, your brother is adorable.

    hope you had a blast and i can’t wait to hear more about it! :)

  12. Auds at Barking Mad! Says:

    So glad to see you survived the flights – BOTH of them, to have what looks like a wonderful time in NY.

    Welcome Home!

  13. Da Goddess Says:

    Welcome home, brave one!

  14. Cheri @ Blog This Mom! Says:

    Welcome home. You don’t look demented, you look faboo!

  15. Cheri @ Blog This Mom! Says:

    Wait! Do I see a gremlin on the airplane wing?

  16. myra Says:

    But you wore the black jacket. Very nice. ;) Looks like an incredible trip!

  17. g Says:

    Wow, welcome back to California, and it looks like you had a marvelous time!!!!

    Can’t wait to hear the stories!

  18. Jenn @ Juggling Life Says:

    Boy do you and your bro look alike!

    I’m glad you had a great time–can’t wait to hear more details Thursday night.

  19. tinsenpup Says:

    Agh! You did it! Twice! You look gorgeous, too.

  20. pajama momma Says:

    You made it and you do look fabulous!

    Huh, must be the baking soda. ;)

  21. kate Says:

    it’s not just bionic feet, it’s got to also be the power of those boots. cutest boots i’ve ever seen.

  22. Mamasphere Says:

    I see you partook in some drunk photography! Glad you made it home in one piece.

  23. San Diego Momma Says:

    I half-listened to your advice! I brought the comfy shoes, but they weren’t sneakers!

    Kizz said:
    Loved meeting with you!

    Maybe next trip will be to Houston!

    Thanks! I never did manage to get your recommended mascara before my trip!

    We also share the same nose!

    Did I tell you how I clutched your angels medal the whole way (until I dropped it right before my return flight landed…I think the angels wanted it back for the next person. I never did find it again :(.

    I feel like a toddler right about now, so we’ve got something in common (I CANNOT WALK!!!!!)

    Although I had a great time, if I think of the walking again, my feet pound.

    I do feel great! (And tired.)

    I’ll put the Nordy’s shoes to good use in San Diego!

    Can’t wait to tell you all about it.


    I was also very thrilled about the flight survival part!

    Da Goddess:
    As always, thx for the support.

    How about fabomented?
    And I tried VERY HARD to not imagine that damn gremlin.

    Myra said:
    Thanks for the “get a good bag and jacket” advice. I totally took it.

  24. ilinap Says:

    First of all, you look fabulous. Secondly, everyone in NY has bionic feet. How do they wear such insensible shoes everywhere?!

  25. San Diego Momma » Blog Archive » Monster on My Wing Says:

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