"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Check List ...

Weddings come with checklists. Since ours is going to be a pretty simple wedding it's a pretty simple checklist ... but there's still a checklist.

Here's what we've got checked off so far:
  • Date picked
  • Church booked
  • Reception hall reserved
  • Save the Date cards mailed
  • Priest scheduled
  • Musician secured
  • Florist found
  • Invitations ordered
  • Premarital counseling sessions calendared
  • Rehearsal dinner figured out
Coming up next:
  • Rings
  • Caterer
  • Photographer
  • Cake
  • ... and (the best for last) ... WHAT TO WEAR!!
    (Spoiler: NOT this!)

But just checked and we still have 110 days -- or 3 months and 18 days to get it done.

I think we're good!

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Lori and Susan got became engaged to be married in Santa Fe, New Mexico in October 2013. Making the announcement on Facebook, Susan wrote:
It became clear to both of us that we have been given the gift of a relationship that is more than friendship. We've continued to live into that gift -- and it is with great joy that we announce that on October 12 in Santa Fe, New Mexico we became engaged to be married. And now we invite you to rejoice with us. To give thanks for love that never dies and for grace to recognize it when we see it and for the God who is present in the roses and in the thorns.
This "save the date" went out to extended family members shortly thereafter -- and the planning began for a small, family wedding to be held at All Saints Church in Pasadena on Saturday, June 28, 2014.