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My Sister Is Getting Married!

My daughter wakes up every morning and says: HOORAY! WE ARE HEADING TO AUNT KATIE’S WEDDING!

Her life will be much less disappointing when she can read a calendar, but my sister’s wedding is quite soon, which is why I won’t be blogging much this week. I need to save my best for my Matron of Honor speech — the pressure is on when you’ve been pretending to be a writer for four years.

Besides being the Matron of Honor, my daughter is the Flower Girl, my son is the Ring Bearer, and my husband is the chauffeur, beauty consultant, and psychologist when I freak out over the number of outfit changes we need to pack for four people.

I also bought new makeup, nail polish, and got my hair done.

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I told them I wanted it to look natural.
Katie and I as kids
Katie and me. We are 5 and 11 years old and about as fashionable as one could be in the fall of 1989. I also asked for my hair to be natural back then — chemically curly and oddly red from a yogurt hair mask I read about in Sassy or Seventeen magazine.

I can’t give away any wedding details except my daughter has requested “hair like Elsa at her coronation” for the big day, but I can tell you (and everyone I speak with this week while I do crazy things like IRON and PRAY FOR ADORABLE YELLOW SHOES): I’m beyond happy for Katie and her fiancé. Together, they bring out the best in each other, and we love them so much for all the joy and laughter they offer the world. (Sometimes, I paraphrase this by yelling YAY! and jumping up and down.)

Oh, and if you have a few minutes to think “65 and sunny” on March 22, please do. My sister deserves it.

Alex Iwashyna

Alex Iwashyna went from a B.A. in philosophy to an M.D. to a SAHM, poet and writer by 30. She spends most of her writing time on, a humor blog (except when it's serious) about her husband fighting zombies, awkward attempts at friendship, and dancing like everyone is watching. She also has a soft spot for culture, politics, and rude Southern people who offend her Yankee sensibilities. She parents 2 elementary-aged children, 1 foster baby, 3 cats, and 1 puppy, who are all Southern but not rude. Yet.

5 thoughts to “My Sister Is Getting Married!”

  1. I’ll go one better. I’ll think thoughts of 66 and sunny.

    Wait. Are you superstitious? Will the 66 be bad? How about 67? Tough though because that’s a prime number and while it’s cool, I’m a weirdo about even numbers so how about 68 and sunny?

    (Congratulations to her!!)

  2. You are going to be just amazing. Also long as you share your love for your sister and speak from the heart you can’t go wrong! What an exciting day it will be for your family and I’m sure it will be full of wonderful moments for you to tell us about later. Take it one day at a time. Enjoy the moment. We will all channel Mother Nature and get her to get her act together and we will all promise (myself included.) not to go for our 80’s looks ever again. Mine was the mullet/poodle look-perm on top straight in the back. Have a wonderful day!!!!!

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