It’s voting time again!

My Dad’s restaurant won the last round thanks to everyone who came out and voted! Today Chadwicks is up in the FINAL FOUR! Please take a moment to head over and vote, it would mean so much to me. Thanks for all of your support. More wedding updates soon, I promise! 🙂

we have a dj!

I’m rather far behind on the updates, as I’m sure you’ve noticed (sorry!) but we did sign a DJ two weeks ago! I called Kirkabee Deejays about a month back after reading great reviews on The Knot and WeddingWire, and had a great phone conversation with Kirk, the owner of the company. He told me that he personally was going to be available on our wedding date, as he’d had a previous booking fall through just that week. Kirk himself usually books up more than a year in advance, so we completely lucked out.

A week or so later he had me and J and my parents over to his home studio to meet him, and he completely blew us away. And my parents are pretty hard to please! This guy is a consummate professional. He knows music, he knows weddings (his wife is even a wedding photographer!) and he can definitely keep the party going. He has great ideas and will totally work with us to make sure we hear what we want (and only what we want!) He’s been doing weddings for so long he’s pretty much seen it all. He’s even going to help us find a live musician for the ceremony and cocktail hour! I’m so excited to have another major vendor crossed off my list – I feel like we’re finally making some real progress!

belated inauguration post

This inauguration was like another Christmas for me. Actually, it was like 8 years of Christamases. Granted my memory only extends back through about two and a half presidents, but I have to say, I don’t expect to ever be this excited about a politician again.  We didn’t go downtown at all, but even just watching it on television and talking to people who were there was amazing. Weeks like this really bring home what this nation is all about. And I love it so!

This is my new happy place:
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Now, I’m a big NPR geek, but mainly I enjoy their news programming, so I don’t listen often on the weekends, since that tends to be more entertainment and call in type shows. But I hopped in my car last night and caught the beginning of “Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keillor. Usually I would switch it to something else, because I find that show kind of weird, but he started off with a poem he wrote about the inauguration, and then a cheeky Obama song – and they were great! I’ve been digging around online to find them, but they don’t seem to be posted yet. I’ll update this post once they are.