Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Saying "I Do"

We've been away to attend a family wedding and had so much fun catching up with our in-laws and outlaws. This particular wedding was so low key and unpretentious and I loved that. When we got home I had lots of photos waiting for me on Facebook of another wedding of children of dear friends. We were not invited to this wedding as it was for close family only by request of the bride and groom and from the pictures it was a lovely, unpretentious and personal affair as well. I like that, a lot.

If you watch much television then the impression you get is that you must spend tens of thousands of dollars in order to be properly married. Sadly, many families are going into debt to live up to some hyped up fantasy wedding ideal but not the two young couples who married this past weekend. Simple decorations and food and focus on family was the order of the day.

Me and sisters-in-law

Chris and his younger brothers

Congratulations Dan & Jacqui and many blessings for a long and happy life together.

Congratulations and blessings to Brad & Emily in Wisconsin as well. Your wedding looks to have been just perfect.

Until next time,


  1. It sounds like the happy couples have good heads on their shoulders. You can't buy happiness, and it is definitely possible to have a lovely wedding without breaking the bank.

    1. I wish more young people would take that to heart Kristi.

  2. I agree with Krist's comment above. It's nice to see some practicality in force!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Perhaps the current economy has a lot to do with it and that's probably a good thing.


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