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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Earlier this week, my husband and I celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary. We celebrated by going out for brunch - thus breaking our hanging-around-the-house-until-noon weekend routine. It was really great!

When we first started dating, we used to go out for brunch a lot. For the first year we were together, it was kind of our Sunday morning thing. When we got engaged, Will proposed in the morning, in our pajamas, and to celebrate we went out for a nice brunch and then for a walk in the River Valley, day dreaming and chatting about the kind of wedding we wanted. So it was a natural choice to go out for brunch to celebrate our anniversay.

We had a wonderful wedding! It was an outdoor ceremony, at a beautiful location. The ceremony was performed by a Justice of the Peace.

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Then we headed over to a nearby golf club for the reception, which consisted of a BBQ Steak Dinner Buffet, which my grandpa always remembers to mention "that was really good steak"!

Followed by an awesome party/dance with a fabulous live band.

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It was really one of the best days of my life. But ultimately, I am mostly happy to celebrate the day I married the man of my dreams, who has never let me down, and who has brought so much joy and happiness into my life. I honestly didn't think that marriage could be this good. I am so excited about the life journey we have embarked on, and the joys and challenges that lay ahead of us. In a few short months, we will welcome a new little life into our family - and I am so excited to see my wonderful husband become a wonderful father. I can only imagine going into this next phase with him at my side.


  1. this comment is meant to cover all the posts since the first one! i remain internet-ly challenged and therefore deficient in my blog reading time ...

    love the topics you are addressing. i like hearing your full thoughts come through - hope you know what i mean. i have some questions about a few things you have said and look forward to chatting about them!

    as for "discussing" your title, your post answered all the questions i had except one - based on the previous mindset of "in the world but not of it" that you held, what do the two phrases mean to you now when taken in comparison to each other?

  2. That's a good question. When I was religious I thought that being "in the world but not of it" meant to live here on earth but not to participate in common or "sinful" activities - to set myself apart from "worldliness" as it was defined by my religious beliefs at the time. Now I think it is impossible to be "in the world but not of it" as we are of the world, part of its ecosystem and community. If we think of ourselves as not being "of the world" than the world becomes disposable or unimportant.


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