Monday, May 23, 2011

Today's the Day

Well, I've been looking forward to and dreading this day for months now. Today Charlotte and I embark on a 5 and a half hour journey to New York to begin the festivities for my little sister's wedding. I'm very excited to see my sister and her fiancée, see where they live, and to celebrate their big day. But, I will miss Chris. Charlotte and I will both miss him. A LOT. The wedding is this weekend in Rhode Island, and we won't be seeing him until Saturday. We're just going to Long Island to spend some time with the bride and groom and help out in any way we can. Well, I'll help. Charlotte will probably prove to be rather useless in wedding preparations.

And, of course, I am nervous about the journey with a headstrong and rambunctious two-year-old. Especially because due to some poor planning on my part, I'm basically guaranteeing that neither one of us gets a good night's rest. See, I thought an overnight flight was brilliant. Charlotte will sleep through most of the flight, and when she isn't sleeping I'll let her watch movies on my iPod, which is sure to keep her entertained, especially since she has never done that before. But, what you may be thinking, and what I failed to consider, is that a five and a half hour flight, even if she slept the entire time (which she WON'T) is not nearly enough sleep for ME, let alone a child who typically sleeps for twelve hours a night. So, unless a miracle involving her sleeping through the landing, a transfer to her stroller, a walk to baggage claim, a transfer into her car seat, and a transfer to a bed after the car ride home, (in other words: HA!)we're looking at a pretty miserable child the next day or so. A child who has the capacity to make those around her miserable, as well. I don't really sleep on planes, so I'll be a zombie, too. So, that was incredibly smart of me.

The trip is going to be great, though. I get to see my baby sister, most of my family, meet up with a very good friend whom I've never met, which I am ridiculously excited about, watch my sister get married, which is so surreal and wonderful, I can't even describe it, and top the whole thing off with a couple days in NYC and a Broadway show with some of my husband's family. I'm thrilled.

I just hope we make it over there in one piece...


  1. The amount of jealous I have about that meeting can't really be explained. Just so you know. ;-)

  2. Ginger- I know. I'm so excited! I wish we had been able to find a way for us all to meet. :(

  3. While you're there it is your duty to get some NY style pizza.

    Tell Ally congrats from all of us here :)

  4. Eeeeeeek!!!

    I can't wait for the conference to be over so I can get to the good part of my trip. :)

    Good luck to you guys, and see you in less than a week! Holy sweet crap!

  5. P.S. to Ginger: ditto what Megan said. Are you guys going to get to see Dacia in NY?

  6. @Lex- I actually did get some New York style pizza last time I was in NYC, and I, um...wasn't impressed. I know, I know! But, I'm a California girl. What can I say? :)

  7. @Perpetua- Less than a week! Woo hoo!

    Oh, and I'm not going to be able to meet up with Ginger and Dacia. I'm not going into NYC until Monday.

  8. Hope you have a wonderful trip! Sending amazing sleep vibes your way, for what they're worth, which, OK isn't much. Sorry.

    PS: We, the Internet, are going to need a lot of pictures.

  9. Sounds awesome... Well mostly... Im sure she will crash when you finally get settled and stick her in bed.. She will be all tuckered from the excitement! Have a safe trip :)