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They say half of life is showing up or maybe it’s a third. To be honest I’m not that good at fractions. But I’m guessing whoever said that thing about showing up didn’t bring along their 19 month old.

kelcey and cash on plane

I know I’m traveling here but my hair is looking a little too 2007 Kate Gosselin.


We flew to New York to celebrate our fabulous friend Monica turning 40.

monica and Kelcey

Our two older girls stayed with Rick’s parents. Our twins stayed with my dad and his girlfriend. And we found Cash looking into weekend senior cruises to the Bahamas so we told him to just come with us.

It’s kind of like how Prince William and Duchess Kate traveled to the U.S. last week – except they left their baby in England with a royal staff.

By the way, have you seen Prince George’s Christmas portrait?


Ridiculous cuteness, right?

I was so relieved that some of my friends are finally turning 40 – until of course I realized I’M NOT 40 ANYMORE. Crap.

On the flight there, this very nice guy recognized Rick from his days at Fox and now CBS and bought us a drink. Cash let me drink half of it before spilling it all over my jeans. I honestly appreciated his initial restraint because I’m sure he was anxious to spill it on me much earlier.

It was so nice to see some of our NY friends. But once it dropped below 30, we told them, weather trumps friendship and we promptly flew back to Ft. Lauderdale.

In case you are keeping track, a few weeks ago, I went to Connecticut with my kids alone, then we did this trip and now because we believe in being overly optimistic and ambitious, we are soon driving to Memphis. I’m not sure how long the drive is but I think it’s like 14,000 hours.

Cash has asked to stay at home with his royal staff.

7 Responses to we showed up!

  • Lanie says:

    You are a rock star!! It is very impressive how much you are Rick are able to show up for (& showing up in the winter up north is extra impressive). We are not the royal staff but feel free to drop off Cash in ATL on the trip to Memphis!

  • Angi says:

    You’re right. Weather trumps friendship. We are finally ditching New England and returning to FL. We flew down this last few days – without our own 3 kids – for a mad house hunt and settled on Miramar. We’re practically neighbors! Any SoFL living tips? Returning to New England today was painful… Only a few more weeks of winter and then the 14,000 hour drive down with our cherubs. I’ll be reading your column for hope!

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