Thursday, May 8, 2008

It's my Blogoversary!

Thanks to Janey who pointed out that today is my blogoversary. Duh!

So obviously a contest is in order. And since I have a wedding coming up and have put off the gift making to the very end, that's where the contest comes in. No, you do not have to knit a wedding dress or send me cake to get a prize (though the cake thing can't hurt). What I want is your tales - I want to create a book (one of those photo books from Snapfish or Photobucket or wherever) with advice, stories, pictures, etc. for my cousin and his soon-to-be-wife. So send me your best advice for a pair of newlyweds, a funny story from your own wedding/commitment ceremony how you knew you had met "the one" or whatever bit you think should be included. Extra entries for emailing a non-copyrighted picture to go along with it and/or for sending friends. The contest ends a week from now, May 15th at 6:00pm EST. The winner(s) will be randomly drawn and will receive knitting goodness and a version of the photo book if they want one.

Example (real story, fake names)

My mother was recently admitted to the hospital, her cancer had spread. I am getting married in July and she will likely not make it to the wedding. Instead, my fiancee and I planned an impromptu wedding in her hospital room. The nurses decorated the room, nutrition services made dinner, the hospital got a local photographer to donate her time and skills for the night. It was beautiful. -Chris and Shawn, May 8, 2008

Thanks for playing.



Crikit, Sparky & Ginger said...

we sniffed over to wish you a Happee Blogoversary!

waggin TX tails barking loud lots of the time

Teena said...

Happy blogoversary!

artsyclay said...

Happy blogoversary to you! Same day as mine. :)

小泽 a.k.a. DSvT said...

maintaining a blog is not easy job, well done~

Happy blogoversary to your blog~

Carrie Penny said...

Do you want us to post here or email? I have plenty of advice and some funny sorta tales..

Carrie Penny said...

Troy and I had our first date, after months of him flirting with me over the counter at the Joe Muggs, on October 25th, 2004. I told him I was stopping by the sports bar behind the store after work to drop some stuff off and that I had no real plans after that for the night.

I walk in and there he is at the bar watching the door, half expecting me to not show up. We sat there talking for hours having a blast! It got to be about 8pm and we both had to go home, he had a 2 hour drive back home. I got halfway home before I realized that I hadn't given him my phone number! We had no way of contacting eachother outside of the places I worked.

I was a week before Thanksgiving before he came back into Joe Muggs. I asked him where he had been and he said he hadn't needed to be in Charlotte for a few weeks, and since I hasn't given him my number he hadn't been able to call and see what was going on. We had date number two that night and yes, I finally gave him my phone number.

On December 11th 2004 we got married in a small church ceremony in Gatlinburg, TN just the two of us. I had always wanted a white wedding in the mountains and even without planning a wedding, I got it. Right after we finished our vows it started to snow.

With such a short time of knowing eachother before we got married it was very important for us to learn how to listen to eachother and how to be supportive of eachother. Being friends is very important it is what helps you make it throug all of the rough patches that life may throw your way!

Troy and Carrie Penny December 11th 2004

Tabitha said...

Happy Blogoversary. My best wedding advice is make sure the cake is delivered. I had to drive from Memphis to Atlanta and back to pick up my wedding cake after the baker had a family conflict and couldn't deliver it. It is a long and funny story involving a van that didn't work, getting lost in Atlanta and all the silliness that goes with driving all night long but I will spare you the details.

Lisa said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!

Happy Mother's Day!

As for wedding advice, still working on getting it all right myself, so I'll just sit on the side ines. The only real advice I can add is to remember to communicate and never go to bed angry.

Aunt Kathy said...

I guess I'll tell you a funny wedding story.

I was only 17 when I got married, I know pretty stupid, lol. My mom (going through a 2nd childhood phase) kicked me out so my boyfriend and I were looking for an apartment. This being 1980 no one would rent to us since we weren't married. We came across a job for a live in babysitter so we went for the interview and told them we were married. Yep we lied. We got the job. Problem solved, right? WRONG. After a month or so of working , we moved in August, they called me down for SS# etc so they could prepare for income taxes. YIKES I was sure I was going to go to jail because I wasn't who I said I was. So we hurried up and got a license and a JP and got married. It was almost like an elopement except my mom had to be there because I was a minor. I think everyone thought we were married because of a baby coming, but that didn't happen for 2 years. One day I would like to have a real wedding who knows. Maybe even to the same man, LOL.

Oh and my best advice...
1- Plan time to spend together, a date night etc.
2- Don't pan on giving 50/50 in the marriage it should be 100/100
3- Know there will be ups and downs, but together and with God you can get through anything

dabooklady said...

I met my DH on Halloween in 1986. He was Don Johnson and I was Cleopatra. He never even knew I was a blonde till I opened the door on our first date. He was pleasently shocked to see a totally different lady. anywways on our first anniversary of dating he had painted on a bus bench near my home, he was a graphic artist, "Who would of ever thought Don Johnson would fall in love with Cleopatra" and then there were hearts with our names in them. He was such a romantic. He proposed to me on the dance floor of the Queen Mary on the following Valentines Day. We have been married ever since and every day is a new adventure. My advise would be to never go to bed mad, always say "I love you" to each other daily, and don't sweat the small stuff. Life always works out and even though the grass may look greener on the other side, it usually isn't. Work hard on your relationship, it takes work to make it a happy place to be. Everything worth having is work and remember the good times and why you fell in love with. And lastly be kind to each other and never say anything that would intentionally hurt the other as words can permanently damage a marriage, respect, honor, and listen to what each other says, listening can be very improtant to knowing what the other really wants. Never ignor or take each other for granite, rmember love can be the key to a happy life when a little sugar is added.

mari said...

I think the most important thing about a wedding is having fun. I mean, the bride and groom. Ignore the mistakes, the miscued music, the cold chicken, whatever. Have fun!
My wedding was all bout having fun with our friends and family. The hubby and I had final say on who attended, music , food and drinks. The beer and wine were flowing and the 80's music was blaring all night.
It was a party! Our friends have a tradition of singing (drinking) to Roxanne by The Police at all our parties. We had to do some convincing but finally were able to get our DJ to play it for us. He didn't seem to think it was an appropriate song for a wedding. Whatever.
Anyway, it is your night to it your way and have fun!

Alaina said...

I don't know if I am too late....

Here is my story...the only thing I left up to my new husband was to book a hotel room for our wedding night.

As we are standing at the altar, he informs me that he called "yesterday" to get a room...well, every room in the area was booked...

We ended up spending our wedding night at his parents was the first of October in Minnesota...cold...cold...cold...had to bring our own sheets...brushed our teeth in the lake....outhouse....need I say more :)

Moral of the story...don't leave anything up to the groom :)

...Happy blogoversary!!!!