Thursday, August 2, 2012

Congratulations on your engagement!

My brother's wedding was absolutely GORGEOUS. It was honestly one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to, and I'm not just saying that because he's my brother.

K and I danced, drank, laughed... And got congratulated by my parents' friends on our engagement.


What are you supposed to say when someone mistakes you for your sister and asks if you've picked a date yet?

I handled it gracefully, of course, and courtesy laughed my way through the awkward silence, exacerbated by the sudden lack of eye contact by all parties involved. But my heart broke a little, I have to admit.

I'm happy, y'all. I have a new job, K made me salmon steaks last night, I'm down over 30lbs. Truly, I couldn't ask for more. Not to mention that K has handled the summer of weddings like a champ, and we've even seriously discussed wedding stuff (K has decided he wants a top hat now... Which we will absolutely nix at a later date.)

But I have to admit that I got a little misty when I thought about what it will be like when it's me up there. Has anyone else experienced this?


  1. Stace, Don't worry, I can top that... last summer at a wedding I got congratulated on my PREGNANCY! A bit more awkward.

    Love Mal

    1. Omg, Mal, I think you definitely win. Thanks for sharing and making me feel like less of an idiot!

  2. You just silently make notes to yourself about why those douches will not be invited to your wedding.

    You know, it always made me a little jealous when I lived at home and they would ask, "are you the one from New York?!"...I know its so not the same but, come to think of it, our parents' friends really should pay more attention to our faces when they learn our names.

  3. Aww sanks Seestar. It's so true. An innocent enough mistake, but it sends you into a bit of a tailspin. I never realized people did that to you too. But now you ARE the sister in NY! :) loves yew.