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The Aftermath

The morning after the wedding, Gavin and I woke up together in the W Hotel A-Loft. It was super nice. We quickly got dressed (me in my regular clothes and Gavin in his tux- his suitcase was still at the Green Building) and headed over.


By the time we got there, Gavin’s parents had packed up about 80% of the car.


The remaining four cupcakes didn’t fit so we ate them (for some of us this was breakfast. For others, second breakfast.)


Once the car was packed, Mr. Thomas drove off and the remainder of us- Gavin, Ian, Karin, Mrs. Thomas, Mikayla, Andrew T., Branden, Andrew O. and myself- headed back to the apartment.


After an epic assembly line from the car downstairs to the apartment, we rewarded our hard work with some leftover Dinosaur BBQ from the wedding and then in varying intervals, proceeded to nap.

Later on, the guys went to return the tuxes at Men’s Warehouse on 34th while I took the subway down to Tribeca where Jessica was staying to bring her suitcase back. Since Gavin, Karin, Ian and the kids were already at the Statin Island ferry by then (for a ride around the Statue of Liberty), I stayed there with Jessica for awhile longer.

On the way home I took a cab since it was after midnight and the subway was running local. I was really involved in looking at wedding photos on the wedding app when the cab driver started asking me questions. I had my first opportunity to call Gavin my husband (!) The driver spent the next twenty minutes giving me free marital advice. It was surprisingly valid and actually quite interesting. Once I got back, I stayed up a bit with Gavin and Ian before heading to bed.

A Flower Girl, A Ring Bearer and “The Bad Guy” (True Story)

Awhile back, Karin (Gavin’s sister-in-law) was talking to her kids about the wedding; explaining to Mikalya that she would be a flower girl and to Andrew that he would be a ring bearer. (That’s before Gavin and I realized that we could have two ring bearers.)

Andrew might have misunderstood the statement because he was immediately concerned that he would be required to wear an actual BEAR costume. Branden announced that he would be “the bad guy.” (Still unclear as to what that means.)

I found out that Mikalya was into the color hot pink/magenta. So, instead of asking her to wear a white dress to match the bride, Karin and I picked out a color that was closer to the color of the bridesmaid dresses (same color family.)


And lastly, after a few conversations with my mom on baskets (and a lot of me vetoing all things white and frilly), my mom found a brown wicker basket that was about the right size. She and Gavin’s mom picked out the lace last time Gavin’s family was in town and voilĂ - we now have a beautiful flower girl basket!

A Very Thomas Christmas Day