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Yesterday : Today : Tomorrow
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Yesterday : Today : Tomorrow

This is truly a lovely weekend. Both for the pure aesthetics of the wintry landscape as well as the events that we are celebrating over the three days.

: Yesterday :

My sister accepted the proposal for marriage from her long-time boyfriend. It was an elaborate plan that he executed seamlessly! He took her to Florida under the guise of a family trip (his parents accompanied him to seal the deal) and he took her swimming with dolphins. He planned (with the staff) to have one dolphin “deliver” the message. When she finally saw the message, she squealed and readily accepted. He had arranged for the staff to set up a little gazebo where he could officially propose on bended knee.

…supposedly there was a videographer there, so I am hoping to see the actual scene myself!  [updated 1/7: Sarah sent some of the still photos - you can see them here!]

My whole family knew the plans, and according to Sarah, she was 100% surprised. I am elated. I love Andrew, and he will be a great “official” addition to the family (he has been in the family for quite some time already). They are thinking about an autumn wedding… I am pulling for October.

: Today :

It was six years ago today that Kris and I became husband and wife. It was the best decision I have ever made, and I am eternally grateful to call him my partner in life, my love, and my best friend. We learn valuable lessons from each other every day. We grow together. We encourage each other. We complement each other. I knew these when I married him then, and I am even more sure of it now.

Six Years

The path ahead – we will traverse it together.

Together

Our photographs were integrated into our Weekend Walk, one of our New Year’s Resolutions. We plan to take quiet, meditative walks through the forest each weekend with each other. It is a good time to think about the present, plan for the future, and reminisce about our past. I will speak more about the weekend walks over the upcoming year.

: Tomorrow :

My best friend of many years will be saying “I do” tomorrow. Bec and I have shared so much since we met in that college classroom in 2000. Together we traveled across the world …spent weeks in a kibbutz and digging around in the dirt… conjugated ancient Greek and Hebrew verbs… shared secrets and future ambitions… stood on the altar together when I married Kris… talked many hours across long distances… shared holiday meals and family get-togethers… knit… played tourist in our own city… attended festivals… and tomorrow, I will be able to see her marry her loved one. I am happy to see her so happy. I am honored to be a part of the ceremony.

 

…Wishing you a love-filled weekend…

Please share in my joy and tell someone that you love them today.

 

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77 Responses

  1. Amy Artisan

    Wow – what a wonderful weekend of celebrating love & those near & dear to you Lolly! Congratulations to you & Kris – I wish you both many more years of love, laughter & joy!

  2. Mandy

    Congrats, Lolly and Kris. This is just the sweetest post…it brought me to tears!

  3. Robin in VA

    How awesome….congratulations to everyone!

  4. Sarah

    Congratulations to all involved in the weekend of love!

  5. melissa

    happy anniversary you two… and many more!
    the pictures are so sweet!

  6. amanda

    wow, that does sound like a fantastic weekend! congrats to you, your sister, and your best friend! so much love! :)

  7. Carole

    What a sweet post. Happy Anniversary!

  8. Vanessa

    Wow! Congrats to you ALL! I got choked up just reading this. I love the idea of weekend walks. My bf and I just resolved to do the same thing this morning!

  9. Jennifer

    Happy Anniversary! And congratulations to your sister and fiance, and your friend! What a wonderful celebratory weekend.

  10. karen

    What a wonderful post! I love the picture of holding hands. Congratulations on your anniversary.

  11. Janet

    I’ll share my joy as soon as I stop CRYING!

    The photos are SO awesome, Lolly, and I love your new haircut A LOT!!

    Congratulations to you and Kris . . . and may you have many more years and plans together.

    Congratulations to your sister and future husband!

    And, finally, congrats to Bec as well.

  12. Amy

    Love springs eternal! Congrats to everyone.

    Amy

  13. magalie

    What a special weekend, congrat! I love the forest photos;you guys are so cute.

  14. Mom

    The sweetest post yet! I am so glad you and Kris found one another. It was planned from above. XXOO

  15. scoutj

    Aw. Congratulations to your sister AND you and K!

  16. Heather

    Mazel Tov to your friend Bec! What a great post…

  17. Dee

    Mazel Tov, indeed! What a wonderful weekend. Best wishes to your sister and to Bec. Many happy returns of the day for you and Kris.

  18. Julie

    Happy anniversary! I hope you have many many more to come.

  19. Lauren

    What sweet pictures – Happy Anniversary!

  20. gleek

    happy anniversary! that’s a sweet picture of you two :)

  21. Sue

    Cpngratulations to you and Kris on your anniversary. Congrats to Sarah and Andrew too, how romantic. I hope all goes well with your friend’s wedding too. It seems you are surrounded by lovely events.

  22. Kristyn

    What a wonderful three days! Congrats on everything.

  23. tina

    WOW! LOVELY—– heartfelt congrats and blessings to your sister, how lovely indeed! Wish we were shooting the wedding, I’m sure bride wrangling for her would be much fun!

  24. Monica

    Congrats on your anniversary! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post!

  25. Sarah

    Congratulations to your sister, Sarah, and your best friend. And happy, happy anniversary.

    What a heartwarming post. Thank you for sharing.

  26. Erin

    Beautiful post, beautiful photos, beautiful couple. Happy Anniversary!

  27. Jennifer

    Congratulations all around! Those weekend walks sound like a lovely idea. :)

  28. Julia

    Yay!! Beautiful!

  29. Marisol

    What an amazing weekend! Congrats all around to you, your sister and friend! These are beautiful pictures of you and your husband:)

  30. Sherrill

    I finished reading your post and got all choked up. It was wonderful!

  31. yaiAnn

    Happy Anniversary!

  32. Elinor

    Wonderful news! Congratulations to your sister and best of luck to your best friend tomorrow! What a sweet, sweet post!

  33. Jenna Pink Monkey

    Your words and images brought tears to my eyes. I feel lucky that I’ve gotten to see you and Kris together in person, because I see how deep your love is for each other. It’s truly admirable. I wish you both many more years of happiness!

  34. Kirsten

    What a perfect weekend! Enjoy!
    Happy Anniversary!

  35. Wanda

    Congrats to your sister and fiance! And a very Happy Anniversary to you and Kris as well.

  36. Leslie

    What a beautiful entry. Mazel tov on all of the blessings!

  37. Knittin' with the Boys

    Congratulations for being surrounded by so much love! What a wonderful post and what a wonderful way to start out your year! :)

  38. Disentangled

    Congratulations! And all the best to your friends and family during such happy times. :-)

  39. Sasha

    Very touching, Lolly – thank you :)

  40. Hege

    A beautiful post!

    Happy Anniversary!

  41. Jo

    Happy Anniversary! And congratulations to everyone else!

  42. Emma in France

    This post just made me melt.

  43. Stephanie

    Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a great weekend.

  44. Sarah

    What a happy, love-filled weekend! Happy anniversary to you and Kris, and congratulations to your sister and friend!

  45. LizKnits

    What lovely photos and a great new year’s resolution!

  46. carrie m

    what a lovely post — so much happiness!

  47. Kamicha

    What a weekend! I wish all you happy couples many, many happy years together in the future!

  48. Diana

    Very, very cool! Spread the love! Happy Anniversary! Congrats to your sister, another family wedding, how exciting…..and to your friend!

  49. Tally

    How great for you to to experience such love!
    Wishing you uncountable years together and manymany walks, being in the woods, the mountains, on beaches…

  50. Gina. B.

    Nice looking couple! Congrats!

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