From the Weekend

posted on: Monday, July 16, 2012

We got to spend the last few days celebrating our friends, the world's most adorable (and newly engaged) couple, Colin and Elizabeth. A whirlwind couple of days full of meeting new people and catching up with the old, and we were so honored to be part of it. And if nothing more, this weekend proved two things:

1. I am an emotional sap. I mean, we all pretty much already knew that, but I took it to whole other level when I basically cried at literally everything all weekend long. I cried when they cut their engagement cake Saturday night, which was mostly just a practice run for the real thing in December. I looked around the room through blurry eyes while all this was happening and even their parents weren't crying. And you know why? --- because it's just an engagement cake and it's not a big deal for heaven's sake Emily, GET A GRIP. 


Then, Sunday, I started to get all weepy at the bridal shower when Elizabeth opened a gift from her sister and she got teary eyed reading the card. Why was I crying? I didn't even know what the card said. Lord help me come the real wedding day. I should mention, Wes is in the wedding, so you know I'm a goner. I'm just gonna go ahead and leave the mascara in Akron for this one.

2. We got to meet Elizabeth's whole family for the first time and I'm now convinced their last name should be GoodHair and not Brown. Their whole family? Great hair. Every single one of 'em. Elizabeth's mom, Anita GoodHair, as I shall henceforth be referring to her, is my new idol. Speaking as a person with naturally curly hair and no idea how to manage it and who has been straightening it within an inch of it's life for years, this woman is my new hair inspiration. You know my first thought when I met her? I wanted to pin her. And by pin her I mean log in to Pinterest, make a board called Who I Want To Be When I Grow Up and just pin Anita. That's all. New life goal. Done. She looks like a mix between Blythe Danner and Drew Barrymore, plus she's funny and sweet to boot. I mean, can we just be best friends? Elizabeth, I'm stealing yo momma. 

Side note: That's Anita on the far left in the picture above. Elizabeth center and Colin's mom, Cherie, on the right. Can you even believe how gorgeous the three of them are? Those future GoodHair-Morris kids are going to be stunners. Seriously, imma see if we can get some kind of pre-arranged marriage situation set up for my boys and their future kids so at least my grandchildren can get in on some of those GoodHair genes.

And that pretty much sums it up. Lots of crying and hair envy. Plus copious amounts of terribly blurry/over-exposed/under-exposed iPhone photography. But what else would you expect?

Oh, and it goes without saying, there was lots and lots of delightful food all weekend long. I tried not to over do it with the pictures for once, but here's one for the road.

you're welcome.

PS. BIG thanks to Cherie and all of Colin and Elizabeth's families for being such gracious, welcoming and wonderful hosts all weekend long. Those are two lucky and LOVED kiddos, but I don't need to tell you that ;)


  1. Emily, Anyone who thinks I'm a cross between Blythe Danner and Drew Barrymore shall forever be my friend. I ADORED meeting you, and Abby too. Elizabeth just introduced me to your blog, and I'm a new fan. It was a lovely weekend, I agree. (Incidentally, I cried at the card from Hannah too)

    1. Oh my goodness! My friend AND now a new blog reader too???

      Day. Made.

      Thanks, Anita!

  2. Hi Emily,
    I feel like I did not have a minute to speak to you because, well you know why. And I did all my crying when I ordered the cake, talked to the florist, ordered the food, blah, blah. I am the happiest woman alive that Colin and Elizabeth has Ben, Abby you and your family for friends. What more is there to need in life.
    Please bring the boys around again soon. They grow too fast between Colin's birthdays.

    1. Oh my goodness, I can not even imagine the crying I will do when my son(s) get married. I bet you were crying the whole day! And please know that we feel just as lucky to have Colin and Elizabeth as friends, and now their familes by extension as well :)


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