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Loving Life!!

I’m amazed at how fast life happens. It’s only been a week since I last wrote, but man oh man what a week its been. Last Thursday when I last posted we got a an email from my aunt Melody….and without boring you to death, I am having the reception I wanted! The food…amazing. I’ll post our menu below in a minute. Food I’m going to love and my guests will too! I just have to say my family loves me and I love them….and I’m amazed at the support and love I am feeling from them. I also have to say its a little strange because I don’t usually get this feeling…..but what a great feeling to have!

For other wedding news…..we picked out the tuxes (see the photo) ….my honey is going to look so good. I can’t wait to see him all dressed up. And Riley is going to look adorable! Also we bought Annaliese’s flower girl dress….its perfect. Uncle Tad is going to do our music for us, Frank M. Chillemi (one of our passengers from the J&E Riggin) is going to do our wedding photography, hopefully Aunt Kim will cover the reception photos for us. Melody has the food covered, Pop has the location……. its all coming together. Oh……and tomorrow I go to pick up my wedding dress. I can’t show you a photo yet, because I don’t want Mark to see it. He does know what the dress looks like, but not on me. I’m going to keep it at Annie’s house so he can’t sneak a peek. Also tomorrow, I’m getting the matron-of-honor and bridesmaid dresses for Annie and Raychel…well ordering them at least.

Okay…so are you ready for the menu??? Here it goes

  • Artisan Cheese Board
  • Charcuterie & Mushroom Pate with two mustards
  • Crudites with dips
  • Hot Artichoke Dip
  • Maine Shrimp Salsa with Tortilla Chips
  • Chips & Spiced Nuts
  • Assorted Bruschetta with assorted toppings: Tomato Basil, Lobster Salad, Crab & Roasted Peppers
  • A Trio of Skewers with Sauce: Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella; BBQ Shrimp; Mustard Tarragon Chicken
  • Meatballs in Sauce
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Chipolte Aioli
  • Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Caps
  • Beef Tenderloin Crostini with Horseradish Mayonnaise
  • Smoked Salmon Crostini with Lemon Caper Aioli
  • Spanakopitas

I’m soooooooo happy with how things have turned out. I’m convinced its all this positive thinking. Since watching “The Secret” things have fallen into place. I mean within a few days of watching and changing how I was thinking about the whole wedding, things flipped and have worked out to be fabulous. I’m so thankful for all these wonderful people in my life! With that said…I’m off to bed to get a good nights sleep before going to get my wedding dress, because in case you didn’t know yet……I’m getting MARRIED!!!!!!!