Youngest Girl…

Contribution by Kennith Griffin

My youngest daughter just left for college a couple of weeks ago and I’m having a heck of a time getting used to her being gone. I had tried to mentally prepare myself for this time but no matter what you think about it before there’s no way you can make a child leaving the nest an easy thing. I keep telling myself that if I’d pressured my husband to have that third child a few years back I’d still be a mommy at home like I’ve always been! I got internet for the house so Kelly and I can email more often and she’s really good about calling so that helps. I’m thinking about getting a part time job, too, to keep me busy and help me forget about how quiet the house is when there’s no one in it but me. I guess I just never thought about what it’s like to be a stay at home mom with no kids to “mom” anymore…am I the only one?

Are paper wedding invitations necessary anymore?

The more I think about technology the more I question the traditional practices surrounding weddings.  Do we really need to buy  “Save the Date” magnets when you can send out an Evite to everyone on your friends list on Facebook and by e-mail? I mean, I guess sending out modern wedding invitations might keep your mom happy BUT do we need it?

Over at Huffington Post, I was reading a great article  that stated, “Is social media killing simple etiquette?” This seems to overflow to traditional media like RSVP’s for wedding invitations sent by snail mail too.  In fact, more than 80% of personal invitations and personal e-mail requests receive no response at all. They are simply ignored.

angelina jolie & brad pitt getting married, wedding soon
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt getting married, wedding soon

Speaking of weddings, I just heard today that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting married.  You want to know why Continue reading

That quick low budget wedding worked out perfect last weekend

The wedding I mentioned 2 posts ago at “How to plan a wedding in 1 week & under $1,000 dollars” went off without a hitch last weekend. The key to pulling off a wedding for this cheap is to pull from your string of favors owed to you and good friends you have on Facebook.  Here are the quick notes from the wedding from my friends perspective. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

red flowers, black vines, white fondant wedding cake
Red flowers, black vines, white fondant wedding cake

My cousin Susan was a beautiful bride last night (2.13.10) as she married the airman of her dreams surrounded by Continue reading