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Mölkky

Several years ago, I visited Finland with my mother and sister. We had a wonderful time staying with a past exchange student’s mother in the quaint countryside, eating traditional home-cooked meals, braving windy days, and strolling cobblestone streets. In our downtime, we were introduced to a traditional Finnish game called Mölkky (or, as I like… Continue reading Mölkky

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This is what happens when you sing lustily…

I grew up in the Methodist church and have a ritual I follow before almost every service I attend. I sit in the pew and immediately reach for the hymnal. One of the first pages of the United Methodist Hymnal is John Wesley’s Directions for Singing. Though written in the 18th century, they still provide great… Continue reading This is what happens when you sing lustily…

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Napa Valley Honeymoon

The morning after our wedding we hailed a cab, which had just dropped off Joe Jackson at a nearby IHOP (For real. A friend who was randomly at the same IHOP vouched that he was there) and headed to the airport. Apparently, Mr. Jackson was craving pecans and didn’t tip the cabbie. I digress… Our… Continue reading Napa Valley Honeymoon

Autumn · I Thee Wed! · My Crazy Family · Post a Week 2011

Wedding Recap: The Reception, Part II

The one thing I was adamant about throughout the planning process was a reception that reflected the type of couple Adam and I are. We like to goof off, relax, listen to good music and spend time with family and friends. That’s exactly the reception we had. Our reception was high-energy and laid-back and allowed us to… Continue reading Wedding Recap: The Reception, Part II

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Wedding Recap: The Reception, Part I

I’ll admit, we threw our amazing coordinator a huge curveball during the planning process when we told her the location of our reception. I wanted to create a warm, romantic, and vintage setting. In my hometown’s concrete and cinder block armory. She accepted the challenge without hesitation and transformed the space beyond my wildest expectations. Our… Continue reading Wedding Recap: The Reception, Part I

Autumn · I Thee Wed! · My Crazy Family · Post a Week 2011

Wedding Recap: The Details

Everyone has a specific part of weddings they love. For some it’s the ceremony or the way a groom looks as his bride is walking down the aisle. For others it’s the bride’s dress or the reception. For me, it is all about the little details. The things guests may or may not pick up… Continue reading Wedding Recap: The Details

Autumn · I Thee Wed! · My Crazy Family · Post a Week 2011

Wedding Recap: The Ceremony

I wanted our ceremony to take place in the sanctuary where I spent every Sunday of my childhood. The sanctuary where the kneeling pads my grandmother Ottie helped to needlepoint are placed around the altar rail. The sanctuary where I have so many wonderful, peaceful memories. I wanted to make a new memory in the… Continue reading Wedding Recap: The Ceremony

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Wedding Recap: Wedding Party

Our  wedding party was the best! Just as I wrote of how wonderful my bridesmaids were, the same could be said for Adam’s groomsmen. They were attentive, hilarious, easy going and supportive all day long. Made up of siblings and close friends, there was no other group I’d have wanted standing in support of the commitment… Continue reading Wedding Recap: Wedding Party

Autumn · I Thee Wed! · My Crazy Family · Post a Week 2011

Wedding Recap: First Look

Adam and I chose to have a “first look” prior to me walking down the aisle and I’m so glad we decided to do this! After exchanging our gifts and putting the final touches together before our wedding party pictures, our photographer whisked us off to the garden of the church between the education building… Continue reading Wedding Recap: First Look

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Wedding Recap: Getting Ready

While home for Christmas, Adam and I received our gorgeous wedding album and disk of images from our photographer, Karen Segrave of KES Weddings. Ever since then I’ve been itching to share the story of our wedding day with you. From getting ready, to the “I Dos”, to the par-tay following the ceremony and everything in… Continue reading Wedding Recap: Getting Ready