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Monday, June 27, 2005

Thanks, Mom!

As of yesterday we have a venue for our wedding reception. Can I have a hearty AMEN? Mainly because if it was left up to me, we'd end up at some crummy VF Hall 100 miles from the church because I wouldn't get around to it until much too late.

But no! My mom, all-time Queen of the Bargain Hunters, found a place that was significantly less expensive than where we thought we were going to go, AND that provided far more amenities. I even got to see a room done up for an evening wedding reception in my colors (although I will have napkins that actually match the chair bows because I am anal-retentive in that way). Very exciting.

I'm not going to spill too much information, but CAN I just say punch fountain, people? How much fun is that going to be in a white dress? And with my world-renowned grace and poise? Wahoo! ;)


Oh, and totally unrelated to that story, but still important for the blog, is this picture:


Yep, that there is my sister Heather, either graduating for real, or going to great lengths to pretend she did so my family will stop mocking her for her 675-year education.

|| Stephanie 3:12 PM

Friday, June 10, 2005

Hey, Lookie Over There!

Do ya see it there in the column at the right? I'm getting married. One year from TODAY. Wow.

Guess I should actually start planning something, huh?

|| Stephanie 8:44 AM

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Cue the Pomp & Circumstance!

Today my oldest little sister finally graduated from college. It's only been about 675 years. We're so proud! ;)

But truly...I am so proud of her. I admire Heather for sticking it out. She had a job paying WAY more than I made when I got out of college, and gave it up to go back to school to fulfill her dreams. She got married during her student-hood. She has helped loads of other people get married. She has worked as a dedicated youth worker. She has interned with high risk female teens in a detention center (which alone scares the bejeebus out of me). She has made lots of great friends. All while struggling through the Cal State system to get that degree this morning.

Heather's degree is in social work, which is so cool. She is completely dedicated to helping others. And you know that social work types make nothing near what they are worth, so she must really believe in it!

I would have loved to have been there, but the Cal State system, in their infinite wisdom, scheduled the graduation for 8am on a Thursday morning. Not like any of us have jobs or anything, thank you very much CSUN. But boy are we going to boogie down on Saturday when we get together! I don't know what more to say. I am ferklempt.

Heather, you are an awesome, strong, intelligent woman, who has chosen to take the road less traveled. You have no idea how much I admire you for that. You are doing something so valuable to this crazy world, and putting to the best use the God-given talents that so permeate your being that you overflow with kindness, generosity, warmth, compassion, empathy, and love of your fellow men/women.

I'm so unbelievably proud, that I had tears in my eyes at 8am, just thinking about you in your cap and gown, and I have them now typing this up. You are going to take the world by storm.

I love you Scuzzy!

Oh, and Heather? Sweet dreams....

|| Stephanie 5:12 PM