Two Showers And A Birthday Party

Did you miss me? Did you think I’d fallen off the face of the Earth?

The truth is that it has just been one of those wonderfully hectic times when I was so busy living my life that there was no time to write about my life.

Two baby showers and a birthday party with a road trip thrown in for good measure.


We started three weeks ago with a baby shower for my daughter, Annie. My dear pal and Annie’s godmother, Clare, hosted the shindig at which our moms and tots group (still going strong since 1982!) celebrated the imminent arrival of the newest member of our next generation.

Some family and friends came to town to join in the festivities. Among the guests were my darling son-in-law’s mom and sister who arranged for the delivery of a delicious selection of cheeses from their favorite Manhattan source. Jerry’s mom confessed that she chose cheese as her hostess gift because she hoped it would encourage Peter to keep pouring great wine all weekend – and it did!

A few days after the shower my sister-in-law, Kate, and I packed all of the shower gifts into my car and hit the road from Chicago to Boston.  (More on the road trip later this week…)

Once in Boston, I spent the week scurrying around helping the Boston crew to get ready for the arrival of even more family and friends.

One day while running errands I heard the words that every mom yearns to hear from her daughter:

“I’ll meet you at the liquor store.”

Words made even more special when your daughter is 8 months pregnant…

The weekend was filled with parties – a birthday to celebrate our twin grandsons turning 2 (how the heck did that happen?!?!?!), another baby shower for Annie attended by family on both sides and a bunch of Annie and Jerry’s college pals and a huge get-together featuring refreshments from the above mentioned liquor store and from our wine cellar.

I stuck around Boston for a few days helping with party clean-up then drove my car back to Chicago before flying back to California.

After almost four weeks, 3,500 miles in the air and 2,012 miles on the road I’m getting back to normal life.

Once I dig out of the piles of mail and shake the travel cobwebs from my brain I will get back on my blogging schedule.

At least until the next big adventure beckons!

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  1. I was worried about you, Mo! So happy you were celebrating one of my favorite young couples with friends and family! How much longer until the baby?? Don’t stay away too long…I missed you!! xoxo

  2. You are the BEST mom ever!! Cannot wait to hear news of the newest addition! 🙂 And love the cheese to encourage the wine pouring! Genius! 🙂 So good to “see” you here again!-The Dose Girls
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  3. You certainly rack up the miles! Wow! And I’d bring cheese too if it meant we could drink out of your wine cellar 🙂
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  4. So much fun! I guess I missed that your daughter was having another baby – how exciting! You need to get back to Chicago so you are that much closer to them 🙂

  5. Welcome back Mo! No wonder we’d not heard from you for a bit. You were busier than busy. Looking forward to reading about the Chicago to Boston trip. I’ll bet you two had a hoot.
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  6. Blogging is a nice interruption to real life – a fulfilling bump in the road between family events and celebrations! Glad you’re too busy for the writing at times – it reflects a fullness.

  7. I’m exhausted even reading about your excursions! Thrilled (relieved) that all is good. Can’t wait for a blow by blow.

  8. Ahhh there you are ! Looks like you had a busy yet fun time I probably would have stopped blogging for awhile too. We need that sometimes. Looking forward to your future posts about this very exciting time in your lives!
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  9. I figured you were just busy living life – and boy were you ever! Please let us know when you become a grandmother again – I’ll be hoping for an easy labor for your daughter.
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    • I have to tell you that it is completely surreal to see your daughter in a state of being VERY pregnant! I’m heading back to Boston in a couple of weeks to await the arrival of our newest little guy and fear not, Dana, I will proudly broadcast the news!
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  10. miss you mo! glad you’ve been having fun in the mean time.
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