i thought i'd share a few high highs of the trip - i'll try to do one a day because there is just no way that i could do one high high for the whole trip. over a week of family time, city time, time with good friends, and of course some wonderful meals from my godmother and nanny.
high high #5 - tuesday the 22nd
seeing this guy.
|friends since praha, 2006|
one of our best friends from prague and a groomsman in our wedding, mr. s. it was so great to see him, catch up, and meet his lovely new girlfriend. plus we ate at an awesome restaurant, one mario batali's otto pizzeria! side note - the food is super affordable, so if you're in the area check it out. but a big play of comfort food (pasta) was just icing on the cake of the evening.
high high #6 - thursday the 24th
|me & em, the bride-to-be at our station and bar!|
time with our favorite soon-to-be-married couple! it's kind of a tradition in our family to head out for drinks after holiday meals - so we walked up to a local bar after thanksgiving dinner (and dessert). we shared a few pitchers of winter seasonals with the bride and groom. i felt SO blessed - it was just two days before their big day and we got to spend the entire evening with them. i totally believe that these two are meant for each other. they are just the complete embodiment of two genuinely good people meant to be together. so over-the-moon happy for them!
thanksgiving was all around a lovely day. i really needed that family time, especially with some family members i hadn't seen in quite a while. it was almost perfect. and when your godmother, who is aa trained chef, is making thanksgiving dinner well then it's even better.
high highs #7 and #8 - saturday the 26th
|me, aj and my two cousins who are like sisters to me|
i really hate to say it because this defeats the purpose of high highs, but i have two! the ceremony went off without a hitch and the cocktail hour was amazing. when the reception began and the band started playing, it was the biggest party you've ever seen. one of the first songs they played - just as most people were sitting down to eat - was 'that thing you do.' yes, the 50s song from the tom hanks movie. well i'm not proud to admit this, but my two cousins, my brother and i made up a dance to this song back in the day when the movie came out. we would dance around in my godmother's apartment and may have even performed our routine for family (yes, we were super cool). so when the song came in, immediately my brother, the my cousin the bride, my other cousin the maid of honor and i were out there dancing our dance like you've never seen. it was a fantastic memory of my childhood i was able to relive and a reminder that no matter what happens, we will still have that special bond the four of us have always had.
|my favorite couple ever!|
high high #9 - sunday the 27th
|me & dad at the wedding :)|
high high #10 - monday the 28th
|part of my home, my childhood - astoria park|
don't be fooled - the rest of the trip was just as much of a high as these moments. but these were just the best of the best. i can't wait to get back out there soon - so many exciting thigns are going on with my family that i want to be a part of!
but in the meantime, i have a few more days of
until after school! i can't wait to post bathroom updates for the upstairs, bathroom design ideas for the downstairs, and HOLIDAY decorations!