This week’s Monday Listicles topic is simple: 10 photos. Here are 10 of my favorites, probably because each photo tells a story.
The first was taken as we were getting dressed for my wedding. I was trying to convince my sister to come out of the bathroom. She wouldn’t come out because the stylist had put so many flowers in her hair that she looked like Mother Nature on crack, she said.
My bridesmaid, Julia, is standing beside me. We’ve been best friends since we were 6. This photo captures the lifelong dynamic between the three of us: two against one.
We fixed my sister’s hair, and she finally came out of the bathroom.
Here’s my husband D. making a Churchill face at Fiona:
Here is D. trying to play the trumpet in Dublin – everybody’s laughing at him:
Me and D. in Glendalough:
D. enchanting Ella with his accordian:
The next photo was taken at Halloween before we went out dancing. I went as the Easter bunny, and D. went as a bishop. On the dance floor a woman dressed as a slutty catholic school girl (I’m not making this up!) kept asking him for his phone number and dancing with him. He was so shocked! I had a blast watching the whole thing from inside my bunny costume!
He finally said, “I’m sorry, but I’m married…”
Catholic school girl: “You are?”
Bishop: “And my wife is standing right behind you.”
Catholic school girl: “Where?”
Bishop: “She’s the Easter bunny.”
When that catholic school girl turned around and saw me looming behind her in my big pink Easter bunny costume – in all my fierceness – she and her plaid skirt vamoosed!
Ella taking a walk by the sea with her Granda in Dublin:
Fi’s hair on the trampoline:
In the last photo, I went into Ella’s room to find that she had made a sentence that blew my mind: