We’re rapidly approaching a highly anticipated date. August 11th is the date of my very dear friend, Jaclyn’s wedding. Jaclyn and I went to college together, graduated the same year studied in the same major, worked in the same field in the same with the same highly interconnected clients… but we didn’t really know each other then. We met a few years after college. Jaclyn was my ultimate partner in crime in the days when downtown Santa Barbara after 10pm was like my second home. Though I had many partying pals, Jaclyn was my most dependable trooper. I can’t even remember an occasion when she bailed on a late night plan, or turned down a last minute idea. We drank margaritas on balconies, danced till the clubs closed, danced on the street after the clubs closed, noshed on veggie dogs and chili fries at 2am, and generally tracked down any excuse to postpone ending each night, regardless of what the next day would bring. Now this isn’t always the case with downtown buddies… but luckily, Jaclyn became one of my most treasured friends, irrespective of our extracurricular activities. Other words, this was not a friendship that ended when the crazy party days ended. Be it coffee dates, long weekend trips, unexpected babysitting gigs or stolen minutes on the phone while she’s running late to work, we still try and cling to any excuse to postpone the end of each time we spend together.
She’s brave and she’s clever, she’s deeply perceptive and endlessly compassionate. She’s beautiful and filled with strength, sensitive and sweet, and she has one hell of a shimmy on her! She’s marrying a lovely, wonderful man who, without hesitation, can provide you with a list of dozens of reasons why she blue him away from the moment he met her.
We’re excited to witness this union, excited to spend time with friends, excited for a mini vacation (and excited for Mason’s first solo sleepover with the grandparents)!
And I also have to say… this day is momentous for another reason… the six month, super strict period of my elimination diet ends this month…
So after what is sure to be a gorgeous and love filled ceremony…
I get to eat absolutely whatever I want at the reception buffet!!!
Meat… cheese… desserts galore.
Oh, how I am counting down the days!