Thursday, January 20, 2011

Joining the ranks!

2010 was a BIG year for us. Mark graduated and got a job. We moved to northeast Ohio and bought a house. We planned a wedding, got married and added a puppy to the family. We became an Auntie and Uncle for the first time in December, and Mark got a new truck (this falls in the same category of importance as the wedding to him, I think.)

Like, I said-- it was a big year for us! Which is why we thought we'd go ahead and top it all off:

That's right, meet Baby! We are, for now affectionately referring to "it" as Bubble, and we'll get into that nickname later. Let's show Bubble some love, as this is Bubble's blog debut. Come July I'll be joining the ranks of Mommy bloggers everywhere. And I can't wait :)


Friday, January 7, 2011


You want another post about our wedding don't you? I knew it...

“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.”

I love this old tradition... and wanted to incorporate it on our day-- but I wanted to be original, too! So here's what I came up with, and feel free to steal my ideas :)

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Each item in this poem represents a good-luck token for the bride. If she “carries” all of them on her wedding day, her marriage will be a happy one.

“Something Old” symbolizes continuity with the bride’s family and the past.  For my “something old” I carried the pearls my mother wore on her wedding day-- they were intertwined with my flowers.

“Something New” means optimism and hope for the bride’s new life ahead. I carried a new penny minted in 2010 in her shoe, which is also a nod to the poems second line, “And a silver sixpence in her shoe.” (Let's face it there are a million things you could use for your something new!) At the end of the night, the penny was permanently embedded in the shoes I wore.

“Something Borrowed” traditionally comes from a friend or family member. We "borrowed" our wedding date, October 23, from my paternal grandparents, who were wed on October 23, 1949. We also did a wine ceremony in our wedding-- which is a Jewish custom. We used the same wine glass my grandparents used 61 years prior!

The is a still from our amazing videographer- Bob with IndyVisual
“Something Blue” has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty and fidelity. My “blue” was found on the bottom of my shoes in the form of “I Do.”

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What did you use / are you using for your "somethings"?