Landing in Columbus after a weekend in the Lou this past Sunday night I thought to myself, “It is so nice to be home.” Typically, I have thought the opposite. Not that it’s not nice to be back in Columbus, but that I was home in St. Louis. This last weekend was a turning point. I don’t live there any more. I don’t have to stop at Hartford Coffee each time and wish I was still in the apartment upstairs. I don’t live a block from the park. I can’t see everyone I want to anytime I want to. And… that’s okay. I felt a little homeless in St. Louis. I can love it, and miss it, and enjoy spending time there, but I have transitioned to making Columbus, OH home.
Not that the weekend back in the Lou was bad. Spent a lot of time with my grandparents, had breakfast with the lovely and talented Claire, met my sisters for a wedding where he (the groom, my cousin) promptly passed out at the altar. (He’s just a really nervous and shy kid, plus the church was hella hot.) He rallied by the end, but it was for sure not the wedding ceremony that dear bride was probably counting on. I hung with this kid between wedding and reception:
I even let myself have fun at the reception. It’s the first post break up wedding and I was prepared to be Avery’s baby sitter that night and skip the whole thing. Bitter Betty, party of one. Emilie had none of that of course and since she was driving, I was drinking.
Mom eventually cut me off because she thought I’d be too hungover for the wedding shower I was throwing the next morning for the sister there on the right. The baby of the fam is getting married and I threw Shower #1 this past weekend. Mimosas & Matrimony! That was the shower theme.
I got the invites from Paperwork Envy, an Etsy seller. Everyone loved them and they set the tone for the shower. Once I found them, the rest of the party took care of itself!
The wonderful signage came from Etsy shop Happily Ellie After. She was great to work with customizing the tags for me and adding Jess’s name and wedding date to the tags. I got the favor idea from Meg’s maid of honor Becca who did this for Meg’s shower the week before in Richmond. Genius and super cute.
By the time it was all over, as I said at the beginning, I was ready to come home. Home to my house where I’ll be taking on the last of the major home improvement projects I’m willing to do in 2014 this weekend. More on that later, right now, to paint a bathroom…