if it wasn't for the breeze off the ocean I think we all would have melted. you really can't tell from the images that it's 90 degrees and full sun. jess really made it look easy and she literally glowed :)
what most people don't know is that the average time we spend with our wedding couples is a minimum of two years. it's really hard not getting involved on a personal level. paula and i joke all the time about shedding a tear during a ceremony or from hearing a really great speech at a reception, but it's that connection, the relationship that grows from the very first email or phone call. somehow, in the end, you just end up friends.
rick: so you're having a baby!
rick: first thing that comes to mind, what are your thoughts?
phil: terrifying, because we think we are still young people and i'm still not sure if i'm responsible for myself yet!
jess: yes, terrifying, but definitely exciting! Being able to share this with phil is exciting.
jess: at the beginning i had a craving all the time for wildberry skittles
phil: unhealthy cravings, like 20 minutes before the super bowl kickoff, cravings.
paula: oh no, you had to go to the store!
phil: our friends were there, i'm like, please just tell me what you want, i'll go get it, you need to tell me right now!
jess: no, it doesn't feel real, i'm thinkin' maybe after the baby shower.
phil: i'm still not convinced this is even happening.
rick: what are you most excited about?
phil: the tax break, no! [laughing]
rick: "what would you say now if he or she were here already?"
jess: "always be positive and have fun!"
phil: "listen to your mother."
rick: what's the first thing you want to teach your child?
phil: that the yankees suck, yeah, basically just that, no, probably to love his mom, that would be the first thing.
jess: stop! [laughing] proper manners, being respectful of people.
rick: how about a fun thing?
jess: soccer, i was a soccer person.
phil: not soccer [laughing]
paula: any advice for future parents?
phil: we have no idea what we are doing!
jess: we'll take advice!
phil and jess, paula and i had a blast and we would do it all over again in a second. we are so incredibly happy for you both. thank you so much for the opportunity, the laughs, and your friendship <3
now get that bag packed and keep it by the door ;)