Monday, September 20, 2010

lazy blogger placates eager readers

This weekend went all too quickly and I don't have the brain power? energy? werewithall? something else? to write my bachelorette post just yet.  Instead I will placate you with more pretty wedding pictures.

I couldn't resist this one. My husband looks too hot. Also, I can't stop saying "my husband." Husband! Husband! Husband! Photo via Noah Devereaux.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

l'shana tova

Ari and I are home this Yom Kippur.  To distract from our fasts, we are having a Battlestar Galactica marathon.  I'm starving.  It's pretty awesome though, not gonna lie.  Best wishes for a happy new year and to be inscribed in the book.

Friday, September 17, 2010

pre-wedding vacation?

So I suppose I should start at the beginning. Well, maybe a little sooner than that. In a fit of "oh my gosh the wedding is so soon and she's moving out" and "holy crap we all reeaaaallly need a vacation" my parents decide that it is a fabulous idea to take me to Block Island, Rhode Island.  Well, I love Block and am pretty much defenseless against its siren call.  We had planned to go Tuesday, I think.  Well, you get there by ferry and Mother Nature had other plans in the form of a hurricane so the ferry didn't run.  Instead, we went down on Friday.  Yes, 9 days before my wedding.  I told you it was insane.

Anyhow, we drove down to Point Judith, RI (where the ferry leaves from) and had lunch at a place looking at this:

After that we got on the ferry and as we were leaving saw lots of cute, tiny beachgoers.

The very first day there we dragged our butts (and beach chairs) a mile up the road (which is far in flip-flops carrying a lot of crap).  I immediately proceeded to totally sunburn my whole face.  I may or may not have had a freak out, yelled at my parents for putting me in this situation a week before my wedding and complained about it all weekend, even as it began to fade.

Complaining, time crunches and panic aside, it was really so lovely to be there.  Block in late August and early September is a thing of beauty.  Sunshine, cool weather (mid 70s!) and the perfect breeze.  It doesn't hurt that it's so damn cute, either.

Also, the best ice cream cone on the face of the planet.  Seriously, Aldo's makes a banana cream pie ice cream.  Banana ice cream with pieces of pie in it!  It is beyond the best thing ever.  Now, there are a lot of choices, and I am a chocolate girl and not at all loyal to one ice cream flavor, but it was so good, I had it two nights in a row.  I'd eat it right now if I could.  It's worth the schlep to Block for this ice cream.

And I found a knitter!  Well, a knitter's car at least...

In the end, it was sad to leave, but I was anxious and eager to get back to New York to finish Wedding Prep (yes, that does require word initial capitals, thank you).  I think the moral here is yes, absolutely go on a quick little vacation with your parents before your wedding.  It was really great to have that nice bonding time with them before the insanity of the wedding week and the insane emotional upheaval that a wedding is for everyone involved.  However, for your own sanity, do it three weeks before, not one!

PS.  Thanks Mom and Dad, I had a blast!

Next Up: Arrivals begin and bachelorette party ensues!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


And we're back!  Adjusting back to real life is no simple task, and we're tackling it head on with some good old fashioned quality couch time.  Teaser photos are in, so recap and honeymoon talk coming soon!

Ok, I couldn't resist.

Courtesy of our amazing photographer Noah Devereaux.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

it's here!


the night before

Forgive me if this post turns to Ramble City, USA.  I'm not sure exactly what I want to say, but I feel like I want to say something.  Or I should.  Or something.

I am getting married tomorrow.  Well, it's 1:12am, so technically I am getting married today.  It's the most surreal feeling.  I told my dad tonight that I'm as ready as I'll ever be, that I think you can only be 95% ready until you've already done the thing.

Ari called me his wife today.  I turned into a little gooey mess of girly loveitude.  Really, honestly, I love the "stuff" that goes with my wedding, but I am ready for my marriage already.  It's not about my beautiful dress or lovely flowers (that my mom, friend Ros and I have slaved over for the last 2 days) or the dancing or the cake.  It's about this wonderful, incredible, perfectly imperfect person who has chosen to love me and let me love him back.  Ari, Baby, I can't wait to stand in front of all the people I love and tell them why I'm yours.

I have this song stuck in my head.

It's going to be a good day.  I can't wait.  Married.

Friday, September 3, 2010

my brain is too tired to come up with a witty title

These posts keep getting shorter and shorter, I know.  But it's really crunch time (2 days)!  The family has descended and with them the chaos (and love, but still chaos).  Family BBQ tonight followed by bachelor and bachelorette parties.  The boys are going to a steak house, but the girls and I, we're going to see some hot boys take their shirts off and drink sugary drinks with umbrellas.  I for one can't wait.  Maybe I'll have some pictures for you.  Hopefully there won't be any tame enough to share.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

it's on

Ari and I got our marriage license today.  This thing is officially on. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

blue skies

This makes me very happy.  According to, Sunday will be sunny, 74 degrees, 0% chance of precipitation and 50% humidity.  I could not have ordered better weather if I had a direct line to Mother Nature!  I've decided this bodes well for the whole event!


My little sister showed up tonight!  A day early and a total surprise to Mom and I!  What a little sneak!  (So glad you're here!)