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.”
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