Wednesday, January 10, 2007


this whole wedding business is exhausting!
we've got the engagement party all set. got the invites out. and i (we) are very excited and thankful to have a chance to bring together our families for this little party.
we're also facing the challenge of wanting to do the wedding in 2007, but know that we want to do it outside, and know that we want to bring people together to help us celebrate us for more than just one day. and we have lots of friends, and lots of family, and lots of family friends. and not many places can do all that before the weather turns iffy in the fall.
so think good thoughts, think happy thoughts, and think open calendar thoughts. and if you know of any places that fit those somewhat vague criteria, please drop us a line . . .
p.s. - thanks to papaD for the engagement photo session. if you want to see what we did, drop a line and we'll send you the link . . .

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Gift Registration

We both feel blessed that we have everything we truly need and more, and more material possessions are far down on our list of needs. We also consider your presence in our life a HUGE gift and are grateful for your visits, calls, emails, and positive energy.

However, we have started a few registries for your viewing and for our entertainment!

We would be overjoyed if people choose to donate to a NGO/good cause/charity with us in mind, and we've also set something up with that will allow you to donate to one of our favorite charities in lieu of a gift to us.

The gift registries in our name exist at:

  • - some of the causes that we would love to have you donate to in our honor (go to that link and search for our last names)
  • (you can help us have a fun time in Spain and Portugal!) - follow the link or just go to and search for our last names
  • Crate and Barrel - bare necessities
  • Gaiam - some nice organic cotton sheets and such (go to the link and search by our names)
  • Macy's- oh, how domestic we are becoming!
  • REI - some fun outdoorsy stuff
  • William Sonoma - the high-end life long stuff (knives, pots, pans, etc)
  • FireOpal - some very unique glassware, pottery etc from local artisans
  • other stuff we might like, but are not at these stores
    • frames for photos/art - sizes: get in touch

Thank you for your generosity!!