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Remember the Good

Never forget a good deed any person does for you. Take time today to remember as much as you can. It can clear out the cob webs and create clarity. Yehuda Berg

I can’t possibly document all the good deeds that have been done for me. Some of my friends keep a ‘Gratitude Journal’. Maybe I’ll keep a gratitude blog. Actually, I have been meaning to thank my friends and family for making my daughter’s ‘Big Day’ go from a dream to reality. I have some really cute cards and stickers to send.. for some reason sending snail mail takes a lot more effort than it use to. I use to be the queen of the letter writing. But quite frankly, a fast, efficient email does the trick.

So let me do a quick ‘pre-thank-you’ blog to get the guilt off my chest for not thanking these people sooner…

My daughter got married earlier this month in the magical town of Mt Laurel!

The golf cart chariot dropped them off at the reception

Time for the First Dance!

It was truly a team effort. Nich’s parents chipped in a TON! They must have really wanted Kristie to become their daughter-in-law! They would have ‘wedding meetings’ over dinner and they helped with SO MUCH. Kevin (Nich’s dad) performed the ceremony, handled the music and did every big and little thing his lovely wife Susan asked. Susan orchestrated the event following Kristie’s wishes. She also made the cakes from scratch! (Kicking myself for not getting a taste). She also altered Kristie’s dress a time or three.

My Mt Laurel family chipped in beyond belief. Becky D. hosted the first bridal shower (I called it a monsoon, it was huge!)
I love these chicks
Then she invited the bridesmaids and bride to come get ready at her house the day of the wedding. What a fun hostess she is! Becky also was bed & breakfast for part of my out of town family. All this while undergoing some really crappy chemo.

Marie, Bev, Nana and Malinda stepped in to decorate the reception. Yep, I asked and they said OK.

Cherie hosted a wine drive, BRILLIANT. What a fun, (cheap) way to collect and serve wine at the wedding. It was a really cold night, meaning leftover wine…so now the newlyweds have a well stocked bar!

When Becky BC. asked Kristie what she was going to have at her reception, we thought maybe we were going to have it as a Potluck, to save money. BBC said ‘no, don’t’ I thought, well, yes, we might have to… She then stepped in and said she would like to help pay for the reception…yep, she did! Wow. My daughter is one blessed young lady!

My ex-brother-in-law, Marshall, provided the kegs, oh happy beer drinkers there were! Scott & Renee provided parking and cake cutting… the list goes on and on (my way of saying, I know I’ve forgotten some good deed givers!) Judy & Neill let me stay in their house for 10 days!

Man oh man, it took a village to help Kristie & Nich get hitched!
My sweet family came from far and farther to help celebrate.
Miami, New Hampshire, Texas, California, NC, NOLA and my dear sweet 85 year old father flew in from Oregon! My sweet dad

OK, that’s a few of the good deeds I remembered about October 1st, 2011. Maybe now I can sleep…


About Lets Go To Idaho

Me, Mare, empty nester, flew the coop (& heat) of Alabama and landed in northern Idaho. Bought a house without setting foot in the state. This blog was created in the summer of 2011, as my beau, Lance and I were packing to move to north... Many things, big and small, have happened since that blistering hot July in Bama when I began this blog. Read about our whirlwind adventures. Our real life love story. The good, the bad, the silly and the crazy things that happen to us.

3 responses »

  1. you know…that is totally how the beginning of a marriage should be. This speaks well to the support and friendships they will have through the years.
    It was for sure one of my favorite weddings ever!!!!!

  2. Just goes to show how many people love you and Kristie. Good deeds go both ways … I’m willing to bet these lovely folks viewed your family as givers and this was one way they happily gave back!

  3. Hi, I’m Ken, Lances Dad. I guess I’m officially your father-in-law – Congratulations to you and yours, and welcome to the family…! Let’s see — I guess I just got a few more instant relatives with your kids and all…

    What a nice convenient way to keep in touch…

    Yes, I have just put your blog site on my tool bar and will sneak a peek often to see what’s going on in your part of the world …. and keep in touch with Lance and Kirk as well for anything of note in their life — break a leg, win the lottery, early Alzheimer’s onset, arrested for not giving live stock the right-of-way, etc!

    Cathy and I thoroughly enjoy retirement (technically, I’m ‘unemployed’ still drawing UI).

    My biggest project here is ‘gardening in the desert’ – actually, many advantages to it I am discovering.


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