Congratulations! It was so fun to see you both looking so happy and smitten today. And I’m glad to know at least I’ll have two friends left in Happy Valley next year. Oh, and when you read the “wedding fortunes” (i.e. advice), all the spiritual stuff ISN’T mine. My advice would be the stuff you’d be embarrassed to read in front of other people. Just trying to keep it real, you know. Oh, and the stuff that kind of makes fun of Richard is probably (definitely) mine, too. And the stuff that’s honest about marriage (you know, not idealized), that would be Jen’s.
You both looked absolutely amazing. Oh, and the reception was beautiful, too.
Sending my good thoughts your way,
It was so great to have you here. I really wish you would move back to P-town. I love that when you visit, it is like no time has passed at all. We fall right back into rhythm with conversations that move a mile a minute and laughter that doesn’t stop. I’m so glad that you guys could come visit. I promise I’ll make it out to Kansas one of these days.And thanks for an excuse to have raclette, again. I’m so glad you liked it!
The girl who’s so glad she sat next to Jen in American Heritage almost 13 years ago
Dear people who showed up late to the ceremony,
Seriously? What part of “please arrive 30 minutes early” did you not understand? When you arrive in the room after the bride and groom, that’s a bad sign. And when you’re family, it’s even worse. If you didn’t know how I felt about punctuality, you should. I think being late is incredibly selfish and disrespectful. But at a wedding, it’s just unacceptable.
The girl who is late on occasion, but only when it’s fashionable (i.e. never to a wedding), or when she’s called (I’m not perfect…or so I’m told)
Gross. I mean, we were at someone else’s wedding, not yours. And they weren’t being gross like you. Was it absolutely necessary for you to drape your arms all over each other? To press your faces into one another’s ears anytime you wanted to whisper anything? To suck face during the ceremony? To sit on laps? To kiss in someone else’s wedding photos?
You are disgusting and I am sad and embarrassed for you and your children. May I never see you again. Or any of your kind.
Sincerely (yes, I sincerely mean that you are gross),
The girl who was trying to stab you with her eyes
Dear Utah weather,
WTH? I’m sick of you. Sick. Of. You. Today started out all nice, and then the wind began. I left AZ. I should not have to put up with dust storms here. And it made for rough photo conditions. Thankfully, Sarah, Jen, Somebody, and I still managed a great photo shoot. Oh, and the wedding shots went okay as well. But…you could have helped out a little. Seriously.
Dear friends who ran yesterday morning while I was at Brechard’s wedding,
I’m sad I couldn’t join you running the Salt Lake Marathon and/or Half, but I was thinking about you; partly because I couldn’t get to the wedding as easily because my exit was close, but mainly because I’m so proud of all of you, but especially Hannah, who was running her first half (welcome to the club). Way to go! And, truth be told, with my cold and lack of training, I might have died. Literally. So it was probably better that I was at a wedding.
With much admiration and love,