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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

Piece ‘a Cake

Perhaps coordinating your cake tasting right after your reception tasting could be considered a tad gluttonous, but Fiance and I had our reasons: 1. Our venue is about an hour and half from where we live. We wanted to be as efficient as possible with our time out in that direction, and the savings in […]

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I love this time of year. I always get excited about having a day or two to not worry about what’s on my plate (figuratively) to enjoy what’s on my plate (literally). Thanksgivings, much like weddings, don’t seem to be getting any cheaper. You may have seen reports that  the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner has […]

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I love surprises. I truly do. My best friend from high school broke into my house (yes, yes, that sounds bad) to sing me a song he composed on his guitar as a celebration of me getting my driver’s license.  I opened the door, and a shadowy figure sitting on the dining room table started […]

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Thanks to Facebook and the other multitudes of social media, the folks who drifted apart after high school are drifting back together.  In fact, I used Facebook to organize a mini-reunion for the kids I was in marching band and chorus with all those years ago; we gathered at the location of our old school […]

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I worked in colleges and universities directly with hundreds of students for about eleven years. During this time, I met engaged leaders in the residence hall community and was an advisor to clubs and organizations. Because of this wide network of former students, I receive between twenty to thirty wedding invitations every summer. Many are […]

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My Friend the Minister

October is a month characterized by spooks and scares. I see it as a fitting month for wedding planning. Every choice that needs to be made haunts me. Each locked-in decision is followed by a period of second-guessing, distinguished by worrying that something better might come along, wondering if the same exact thing might come along […]

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