Chillin’ Island: 6/1 – 6/14/2015

Posted on June 15, 2015 by

Two weekends ago Mikey and I headed off to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to go to the black tie wedding of his cousin, Kimmy.
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Ft. Lauderdale was beautiful in the way that any beach town is but we mostly were just able to see it from inside the hotel, since our weekend didn’t have much free time to spare.
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The view from the pool deck at the Ritz Carlton. Mikey’s parents treated us to a room in the wedding block so we had very luxurious weekend accommodations.
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After family brunch, we killed time reading around the pool until we had to start getting ready for this fancy wedding.
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Mikey’s parents
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The Maytrees by Annie Dillard, a book about a young just-married couple in a little coastal town – strangely fitting.
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Mikey’s mom getting makeup done for the wedding. She treated me and Mikey’s sister to professional hair and makeup. It’s fun getting done up.
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Even though we stressed a bunch beforehand about having no idea how to dress for black tie, we did okay in the end.
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Phew, the next day. Back in our comfort zone. We had a few hours to kill before our flight with nothing to do really, so we searched for a fancy coffee shop.
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Then we just walked around and looked at all the native plants that felt really novel to me.
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! This guy was huge. There were also a lot of lizards skittering by our feet. For some reason it creeped me out in the way it feels when I see a mouse run by.
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aaaand back at home to the daily “grind,” this is Mariella and Annabel, my friend Amanda’s nanny kids, who we hang out with most days.
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Sisters
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Annabel was following me around this day once I pulled my camera out. Haha. Camera’s are like kid magnets. I can only usually snap a few photos very slyly before attracting a bunch of little kids.
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Malachy with a little blue dot of sidewalk chalk on his nose.
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Star of the show
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Leo is just starting to experiment with tantrums, right on schedule for his age. There’s a lot of negotiating going on these days.
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The gang. Note Leo in the background. This day he was huffing around because he was having a hard time moving on while other kids took turns with toys. :) We’re workin on it.
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At the bird sanctuary with Kate and Mikey. Kate came up for a night and we got dinner and caught up. She was my last roommate when I lived in Baltimore. <3
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Kyle playing a solo set at Lava this past Friday night.
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On Saturday morning, Jen and I went to get brunch at the Empire Diner and then went to the farmers market in Lansdowne, which is the town just outside of West Philly. I have my sites on it as a potential place to buy a house now that West Philly has gotten too expensive.
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It’s just a cute tiny little town and is only 10 minutes from where I currently live.
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That night at the Rockers show, Blowdryer.
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Sneaks from DC
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Sheena and the Nosebleeds
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The Mighty Paradocs
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Post-show porchin
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On Sunday, Jeff drove us to Margate City, NJ for a trip to the beach.
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It was nice to go to a non-boardwalk beach on the shore. Usually we just go to Atlantic City or Ocean City, NJ and it feels more like going to the carnival than going to the beach. As a kid who grew up with Lake Michigan, which was all free, having to pay $5 to go on the beach feels absurd.
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Cynthia’s beach outfit! Always on her game.
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Sammy
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Jeff
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Mikey and Sam with Lucy the elephant, a Margate local.
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