DIY Framed Ring Holder

The Framed Ring Holder has been floating around Pinterest for a few years now but it's still a popular, personalized gift to hold your wedding ring and engagement ring. It's really easy to make and can be personalized to the recipient's taste. I included one in each of my friends engagement gifts baskets but they also make great bridal shower gifts, wedding gifts and birthday gifts. Easy, personalized gift.  ...more

5 Keys to a Successful Marriage

As of today, my husband and I have been married for 25 years. When people hear how long we’ve been married, I get one of two possible responses:“Congratulations! We’re coming up on (fill in a number of years).”“Wow! How do you do it?”This post is directed at the second group, who wonder how we’ve stayed together so long....more

My Marriage is a Teenager

Last week, I traveled with my husband, our two boys, and my brother to a small town in Indiana to celebrate and memorialize the life of my grandmother Gigi who passed away last November.  It was a bittersweet weekend, as family gatherings around funerals tend to be.  We lamented the fact that we only gather under the saddest of circumstances, but there was joy in the gathering nonetheless.  We told storie...more

Cinco de Mayo...Eat, Drink & Marry...Like an Egyptian?

So, today, May 5th, is my wedding anniversary. Yes, I did that on purpose.Since becoming aware of men, and their challenge with details such as remembering dates...it only made sense to me to choose a date for us to get married that landed on a holiday. A holiday often celebrated with...eating & drinking. And since we met in the City of Angels, so close to the border of Mexico, and in a city where the ethnic majority is Latino and Hispanic, well, it just made sense. Yep, he's a Mexican Angel....more

I Do, Take Two

Today is our wedding anniversary, 15 years!!!Where does the time go?...more

I Got Married on Mother's Day

My maternal grandparents had come from Stockdale, Pennsylvania. My godparents had arrived from Charleston, South Carolina....more

5 Things People Ask Me When They Find Out I'm Married To A Gynecologist

I can see the pupils dilate and the wheels begin to turn when people find out that I'm married to a gynecologist. Paranoid as this may seem, I've answered enough questions and survived too many bizarre interactions to be caught with my pants down again. My husband commenced his OB-GYN residency two weeks after we got married 23 years ago. I've heard it all and then some.1. No, he didn't deliver our babies....more

Maine Seaside Cottage Wedding | Maine Coast Wedding Photographers

Heather and Jon were married on a beautiful summer Tuesday, in an intimate ceremony at a family cottage in South Thomaston, Maine.  A Tuesday wedding, you're thinking?  Yes, midweek weddings are relaxed and fun, and as Maine coast wedding photographers, we love the easy going atmosphere they bring.  Heather and Jon are from Iowa, but Heather's family has had this charming, rustic cottage for many, many years.  Heather fondly recalls the summer visits she and her family would make.  The cottage in question is at the end of a grassy, unpaved road....more

Tented Wedding in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Cape Elizabeth Maine Wedding PhotographersA fairy-tale estate....more

2 Weddings... One month – Little things to laugh about...2

2 Weddings... One month – Little things to laugh about...2Proverbs 17:22 [Full Chapter]A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones....more