My brother’s almost-wife and my brother.


So I leave for New York City first thing tomorrow. Please send happy hippy safe trip vibes. I’ll be a better blog friend in August. ‘Cuz you know, the family is getting settled and hopefully, my flying phobia will be behind me.


To keep my mind busy, I am now going to laundry list my upcoming weekend. There will be no transitions or smooth prose. I am sorry for that.


I’m scheduled to arrive at JFK at 5-ish — right when my brother’s rehearsal dinner starts — and so plan to pack only a carry-on and catch a quick cab to Brooklyn Heights. My family’s socializing proclivities are legend, so I expect it will be a long night.


On Friday, we walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and go to a bar. I bet my dad takes a taxi.




The back of my dress. It is $44.97 at Banana Republic.


Saturday is the wedding at a quaint church located in my brother’s backyard, quite literally, then a reception on a rooftop loft in Manhattan. I didn’t have time to buy a wrap or a clutch. I believe I will wear an olive bronzy number with ample darting and gold heels. I don’t suppose that matches.




The loft.


Sunday I come home.


I will miss my kids. I will miss The Rock. I will miss you.


I expect I will have fun though.


It is weird to write without flourish or frosting.


(But it’s a hell of a lot easier.)


See you soon.


14 Responses to “Off”

  1. Have fun…The olive number is beautiful from the back, even!

    Give my regards to Broadway!

  2. I’m sending air travel survival vibes your way. The dress and shoes are gorgeous.

  3. Kizz says:

    Whirlwind, baby, you’re a rock star!

    Know that you can call me if you need any help at all. Any time, no worries. I’ll shoot you an e-mail with my number so you have it for emergencies.

    Congratulations to your bro and his almost-wife!

  4. vodkamom says:

    you will ROCK that town. To be sure.

  5. Blessings to you and yours!

  6. MissM says:

    Aw! Have so much fun! You will be SO beautiful!

    P.S. Baby and I will be in SD the week of August 10th if you can get together. You can get your baby fix and I can swoon over you and your adorable babes.

  7. Shelia says:

    Have fun! You are GORGEOUS! The dress is beautiful! Sending prayers up for safe travel!

  8. Have fun! That’s a swell dress.

  9. g says:

    You must be there now, having a wonderful time!!

  10. JennyMac says:

    Love the dress from BR…and that loft! Hope NYC was fabulous. One of my favorite places of all time.

  11. Mama P says:

    Welcome to NYC, my home for the last ten years. Hope you had a great visit. Just wanted to let you know I love your blog and wanted to leave you the “Fabulous Blog Award”. Have a great day!

  12. Myra says:

    That sounds like a little slice of heaven! Romance n NYC! Have a ball, then tell us all about it.

  13. Love the dress and shoes and the wedding reception locale looks gorgeous. Have fun!

  14. PAPA says:

    Wow! If these are the PRE weddding pictures, I can’t wait to see the POST wedding pictures!!

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