A Second November 22nd to Remember

The assassination of John F. Kennedy was 48 years ago today. A sad day. I was just old enough to remember it. The cartoons were not playing that afternoon on teleBision. It was a Friday, but really mourn day. I asked Tamie to marry me 29 years ago today. A happy day. I am still young enough to remember it. It was a Monday. All my Novembers are happier now. ...more

It Wouldn't Be An EVENT Without Being So EVENTFUL For My BIG, FAT FAMILY!

I knew that it was going to be a busy weekend, what with "Meeting the Parents" AND hosting an engagement party for Caitlin and Kevin, but REALLY...can't we EVER have an "Event" that is not so "EVENTFUL"?! ...more

Happy Grace Day

Wedding Wednesday

 If you've stopped by here more than once than you probably already know we have three dogs....more

Even "Credit Card Woman" Won't Spend $200 On A Cup And Saucer!

My husband has a very dry sense of humor.  Once, he referred to me as "Credit Card Woman"; The Fastest Card In The South.  It's a good thing I take teasing with a grain of salt!  However, those words came back to visit me this past weekend as Caitlin and I embarked on yet ANOTHER wedding task. ...more

The Real Truth about Meeting the Parents

There have been movies about about it: "Father of the Bride", "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and most recently (and probably the most popular) "Meet the Parents." We laugh when viewing these movies and think of them as merely entertainment. I am here to tell you that there is a lot of truth to the old saying, "art Imitates Life" when referring to meeting the parents of your child's future spouse. ...more

I Don't Want a Wedding!

Is it possible to throw a wedding that isn't...superficial?! That's what I'm trying to find out. As everyone knows I spent four months in Uganda. Not a jaw-dropping, earth-shattering, impressive amount of time. But enough for me to gain a sense of the plight of the world's poor in stark contrast to my own vast wealth and affluence. So in planning my wedding and looking at bridal gowns that cost the equivalent of my host Papa's yearly salary-I'm really struggling....more

Wedding Wednesday

 Last week I invited my lady friends to be in our wedding and they've all accepted.We have also found our officiant, who is...more

An ADHD Wedding

My husband and I were taking a walk with our dog this morning when we passed the old Orange County Courthouse, located in downtown Santa Ana, where we were married in May of 2005. “We’re crazy, you know,” I said. “I know we are, but why are you stating the obvious now?”  He responded. ...more