Listen, sometimes, it’s hard to keep all the Emilys in my life straight. Especially considering Travis and I have been friends since, hmm, kindergarten? Thereabouts, anyway — and he insisted on having a younger sister named Emily and marrying another Emily. Considering we have all been friends for several years now, and been in dance company shows together as well as been involved in each other’s weddings, we tend to spend big chunks of time together, in one room. Which means all three of us spend a lot of time all turning our heads in response to someone to someone calling Emily?
Last Saturday was one of those days — a bridal shower for Emily the Sister at the home of her longtime family friend. Emily the Sister I also call my Mini-Me, or auf Deutsch, Kleine Mich, since we both studied German and Dance at MSU together — she was just about two years behind me, on a very similar path.
So, this shower was beautiful and tasteful and complete with a giggling baby who kept everyone entertained. There was a Match the Love Song to the Disney Movie contest which I COMPLETELY DOMINATED, by the way. I walked in,saw it, and said, I’m gonna win that. And then I did. (No one is surprised.)
There were also Mad Libs, and a really incredible thing called Pickle Wraps (ham + cream cheese + pickles, sliced up) that I did not know existed prior to this day and am really glad I know about now. Several of the dance company girls from my last few years of dance company made it in town, and we all got to reminisce about old shows, our favourite pieces, who’d been hurt that year, who’d been sick. Who had a wardrobe malfunction and who slipped on stage. You know, all the good stuff you don’t see sitting in the audience, and we giggle about back stage…
Only one more month until Emily and Richard tie the knot!