The Bar Mitzvah


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My routine since the Bar Mitzvah has just gone out the window! It will take some time to recover from the planning and partying but I am slowly coming down from the high of the weekend so I do hope to return to normal any day now.

bar mitzvah

It was a weekend full of fun…and emotion. Like one of my best friends said, this Bar Mitzvah brought up the last 13 years of my life, all in one weekend, and that is a lot to handle in addition to the regular moments one experiences when hosting a Bar Mitzvah party.

bar mitzvah

The Bar Mitzvah party itself was tremendous.

From what I understand, the almost 100 kids in attendance said that this party was the best they have been to yet which says a lot considering how many they have gone to over the last year.

Bar Mitzvah Party

The truth is, I am at a loss for words to type regarding the weekend. There’s no way that I can offer a true recap just yet and there’s a strong possibility that I may never really share one on the blog. Aside from being a bit too emotional about things, I am not overly comfortable sharing pictures that have other people’s children on my site and many of the pictures will contain the kids.

Once the dust settles though and the pictures come back from the photographer, I will be putting together an awesome event spotlight for AllSeated to feature the event planning, set up and décor aspect of the party so I will share that link when it’s live.

table photo

My friends are an incredible group of girls. There are no words to describe the level of our friendship and I will never be able to thank them enough for their loyalty to me.

I know I mentioned that my best friend Heather came up for the weekend from Florida. Nothing I would try to say here would ever come close to explaining her role in my life for the last 30 years. I am so glad that I told her that I liked her outfit when I spotted her in my camp group back in like 1987.

heather and me

heather and me

This may be my favorite picture. We seem to have soft spot in our hearts after all.

heather and me

I didn’t fall out of the chair during the horah which had a lot to do with the chair having arms. At my wedding, the chair didn’t have the arms to hold on to so falling out of the chair totally almost happened.


If you are wondering about my son in all of this, he was just amazing. He commands an audience like no other and had the best time at his party.

candle lighting

Right now I am trying my best to get back to myself and my regular life. My house is an upside down mess filled with the décor that we took home and I haven’t gone food shopping in over a week.

Running has not been much of a priority this week even though I ran 10 miles the morning of the Bar Mitzvah. I just haven’t felt up to my usual routine but that’s okay – even with a half marathon approaching, I know I can get the job done. If anything, time off can only help me. I would rather be undertrained than overtrained!

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  1. Alycia says

    You look beautiful, I absolutely love the shoes!

    Glad everything went so well. You definitely worked your a$$ off for the party!

  2. says

    Wow! That looks like an awesome party! 12/13 year-olds are a hard crowd to please so I know you must have done an amazing job.
    I understand the whole not running thing. I felt that way yesterday. I wasn’t feeling bad or sick, but I just wanted a few hours to sit by myself, drink coffee, and blog so I did that instead of running. It all works out and evens out in the end!
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  3. says

    I love this so much! It’s so obvious to me that you and your son have such a huge loving connection. I am SO GLAD you had such a good time, and I can’t wait to see the pics from the photographer! YAYYYY!!!

    New with me? Same old stuff. 🙂
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  4. says

    Nice to see you! Looking at you full of vitality and very beautiful! We are not machines, we need relax. And you had a great weekend. Best wish for you – alway gorgeous and happy!!!!

  5. says

    It looked like such an awesome night; the joy of the night shines through you Meredith. Hope you have an amazing time getting refreshed after such a fun full weekend. It’s so neat that it was everything you imagined it to be after months of planning!
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