Wedding Invitations on a Tuesday Afternoon

Did you know that when you address the envelope of a wedding invitation to a  professor with a PhD, you abbreviate the title as “Dr.” and if it is a medical doctor you write it out as “Doctor”?  Did you know that if the wedding ceremony is held in a church, you “request the honour of your (guest’s) presence”, but if it is not in a church building you “request the pleasure of (their) company”?  The details of wedding planning are staggering!

Mimi and I spent yesterday afternoon addressing invitations and hope to get more done today.  It is a great opportunity to be together, even when we make mistakes; it’s a good thing we ordered extra envelopes.

Russ and I took a long walk through the wheat fields this morning, talking the entire time about the many things we have going on.  Well, I did more talking than Russ did, but we both talked.  With a large family there are always lots of decisions to make, schedules to coordinate, and activities to plan.  Russ has some travel coming up, which is hard for me, but so good for him.  The first trip is to beautiful Boulder, Colorado, where we used to live.  He’ll be doing some work at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and I know he is going to love being there.  The other trip is to Kenya!!  I’ll tell you more about that one later.

One of the hard decisions we made this morning is that the little kids and I are going to skip the trip to Boise for Samuel’s state track meet.  I’m sad, really sad actually, but I can’t quite figure out how to make it all work with wedding plans, soccer, the last few days of school for Dimples, and a trip to Seattle on Sunday.  Maybe I’ll get a huge burst of energy and toss everyone in the car, but I think the best thing is to stay home.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my Adoption Rocks Giveaway.  The winner was Julie, writer of 7900 Miles!  Be sure to stop by Marisa’s blog and take a look at all of the cute shirt and tote choices available.  You can help her bring her little one home.

I’ll have a Tuesday Topic up by tomorrow morning — I had good intentions of getting one up today, but in two hours I need to leave for Ladybug, Honeybee, and Sunshine’s piano recital.  I’ve taken a few weeks off from Tuesday Topics and I’m excited to get a new one started.  If you would like to take advantage of the wealth of wisdom and practical advice offered by my readers, please send me your question and I’ll use it for an upcoming Tuesday Topic.  I always love reading your thoughts.

I’ll end this with a funny Little Man story.  As Russ tucked him in bed last night, Little Man asked a constant stream of questions.  Russ said, “It’s time to stop asking questions and get in bed, or you might run out of questions.”  Little Man thought for a moment and replied, “It’s okay, I can think up lots more tomorrow.”

~Lisa

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Sweet Pea
    May 18, 2010

    I love the quote from Little Man! I shared it with my classmates, since we're on a short break between pathology and pharmacology.

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    1. OneThankfulmom
      May 18, 2010

      Little Man cracks me up. He just told me that he wants to be five because five is more fun than three.

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  2. Donna
    May 18, 2010

    I agree with the wedding craziness. The nice part is that so much is acceptable any more. At 3 weeks till wedding one and 6 weeks till wedding two. I am thinking all that really matters at this point is that at the end of the day they are married and the rest is just details!! LOL :):)

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    1. OneThankfulmom
      May 19, 2010

      Donna, I cannot imagine managing two weddings at once! You will be an expert by the end of July.

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  3. Kim
    May 18, 2010

    Lisa, I know just what your struggle is with the track meet, you don't want to miss anything, but you have to think about the general population, that's so hard! I had to do the same thing with our district track meet, but I was able to attend state. So glad that the invitation addressing was a great time to visit and catch up – blessings and thanks for sharing about Little Man 😀

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  4. Laura
    May 19, 2010

    You will be such a protocal expert by the time my girl gets married! Also, love the Little Man quote…Madeleine and I can just imagine his squeeky litle voice saying he can come up with more!

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    1. OneThankfulmom
      May 19, 2010

      Laura, Little Man has no shortage of things to say. He wakes up talking and keeps it up all day long; it's a good thing he is so extremely cute. Count me in for addressing Madeleine's wedding invitations in about ten years 🙂

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  5. Erica
    May 27, 2010

    So so precious!! Can't wait to hear more about the trip to Kenya!

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