Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

5 Years

Saturday, May 19th, 2012 by by

So, five years ago Saturday, this happened:

Funny story, actually. The morning of the wedding, I went over to my mother’s house to get ready. When I arrived, I learned that my step-dad was not going to be attending. Apparently, he was sick to his stomach and vomiting. He had been quarantined to their bedroom. My mom, sister, and I joked around that he was obviously faking it because he just didn’t want to dress up for the wedding. Little did we know that, hours later, he would be having emergency surgery to have his appendix removed. (more…)


Green Tip Tuesday – Drink Green

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 by by

So today I was thinking about what to blog about, and then I was talking to my mom about the wedding we went to this past weekend. So I thought I’d post about how to drink “Green!”

  • First… Go with GLASS! It’s much more prettier, no? And recycling glass is more eco-friendly than recycling cans.
  • Less packaging = Less waste!
  • Buy a Keg! What? Yes, buy a Keg! Why? Well, like the tip above, less waste!
  • No “SOLO” cups, especially if you have a keg. Use reusable cups; that way, those “SOLO’s” won’t end up not “SOLO” in the landfill!
  • Organic! Yes, there is organic beer. I have never seen it, so don’t know if it’s much more expensive, but ask about it.
  • Local Breweries… It’s always best to buy anything local. Some local breweries may even be better than the ones you drink now!


A Wedding in the Woods

Monday, June 7th, 2010 by by

We traveled to my cousin Tom’s wedding over the weekend. Like any true family gathering, there were tears and laughter, music, heartbreak, joy, dancing, expectations, drama, tortillas and an open bar.

Babies cried and were tended by their grandfathers. My son ignored lunch but ate four stolen cupcakes from the back of the wedding dessert display. It was hot and there was shade. Jeff played guitar and cousin Grat played the piano. There were funny toasts and blessings and sombreros. My mother and I took turns dancing with my cousin Dan and mom and I both realized that he danced just like my dad used to. Two families were joined together. (more…)

Being nostalgic…our engagement & wedding!

Monday, October 26th, 2009 by by

A dear friend of mine (I met online @ Just Mommies) who lives in Australia, just announced she is getting married. I am so happy for Miranda as she deserves this so much. Her announcement really brought me back to our wedding preparations & ceremony. I know I probably don’t tell Todd quite enough how much he means to me. How much I love him for being who he is & how much I believe in him. He is my Superman.

So, rather than talk about the kids today, I am going to reminisce a bit. I remember very clearly the moment he asked me to marry him. He was very insistent on going to a nice restaurant on his birthday that year. I didn’t understand why & told him that I didn’t have much money so he offered to pay (what he didn’t know was that I was throwing a MASSIVE surprise b-day party the following Saturday). We got all dressed up for the occasion, at his request.

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Family Wedding

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 by by

We got home last night at 1:30 a.m. from a long weekend of traveling. My family all lives anywhere from three and a half to five hours away, so every so often we have to make the trek up to see them. This time we also had to attend my cousin’s outdoor wedding. Luckily for us, it was the hottest day of the year.

Owen was meeting the extended family for the first time, and he hates the heat. Oh, and he hates crowds. So, a crowded, hot wedding was the perfect venue for his big debut. He was little cranky, but he handled being glued to me with sweat a lot better than I thought he would.

Snow White was in her element. Neither heat nor crowds nor (more…)

The one where you become a fashion consultant (or, HELP! I need your advice!)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 by by

So this wedding next month? It’s in the northern hemisphere. Those of you living in the northern hemisphere will know that the weather is warm around this time of year up there. Those of us in the southern hemisphere know that it’s not warm down here. And that’s cool, because Mother Nature set it up that way and it’s her prerogative to do it that way.

However, it does make it incredibly difficult to find an outfit suitable for a summer wedding when you living in winter. Wool does not make a suitable summer dress.

And thus, my friends, I’m coming to you for help. Below is the dress I’ve found for the wedding. If fits perfectly, is made for my shape (round and bumpy) but needs accessories to make it work. And this is where you come in. It’s a Calvin Klein dress, found at a seconds shop around the corner from work (win!). The tag says it’s a size 6, and I’m running with that.


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Picture of the Day: "You’re My Best Friend…"

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009 by by

I can say something not many people can say. I have had the same best friend for seventeen years.

On my first day of kindergarten, 1992, this tall blond girl in big glasses walked up to me and said “Hi, my name is Emily, and if you’re not my friend I’ll beat you up.” (How do I know this? It’s not something I’ve let her live down once in the past 17 years.) Me, being a small child my whole life readily agreed to be her friend, and we have been best friends ever since. We went to school together through the 7th grade and then I moved about an hour away, but we still talked all the time and got together whenever we could. We’ve always been complete opposites in many ways except a few. She was the tall, athletic, never in trouble, goal driven girl. I was the short, sports hating, always in trouble, no goals at all girl. We dressed in completely different styles, hung out with completely different groups of people; we even went to different colleges in different states. But nothing has ever broken or gotten in the way of our friendship. I’ve always figured we’ve stayed so close through the years because we balance each other out so well. She’s my best friend in the whole wide world, and I’m closer to her and love her more than my sisters.

I watched her get married today to a man (more…)