Friday, March 26, 2010

Foto Friday--Two Invitations

Did you get yours in the mail yet? Whether you receive a physical announcement or just this virtual copy, consider yourself invited.

What is the best piece of advice you could offer Heidi and Sam? There's a lot of wisdom floating around out there--and Heidi reads my blog every day, so she'll read your gift.
Please excuse me. I need to get ready to leave for Idaho. We're taking Heidi through the temple in the morning.


  1. My 24 (YIKES) years has taught me that neither of us are flawless so don't expect your spouse to be. Keep on dating, enjoy each others hobbies (heck, I learned to hunt and he took me to see Reba & Mama Mia, and never put down your spouse to friends or family. Love you Heidi! I am so excited for you and know you are so ready for this. You will be an amazing wife.

  2. Jen this photo is just beautiful...oh to be a young newly married couple! We've been married over 16 years. For us it's getting better at putting us first. We put the kids, the house, the job..all before us. We're getting better at it! (And baby announcement here Jen! I wish!) Have a great weekend!

  3. so I JUST figured out how to follow your blog...just hit the "follow" button at the top of the page..duh. sorry it took me so long...keep writing jen..i love your blog

  4. The invitation is elegant. And the picture is perfect. What a pair!

    As for my marriage advice, here it is, for what it's worth: Don't assume that your personal way of doing things or your family's way is automatically "better" than his. Acceptance and compromise are key components of a relationship. Respect each other's differences and give your partner room to be him/herself. It can't be all bad, right? After all, you chose that person!

    And keep your sense of humor. It can deflect a lot of problems.

    As for taking out endowments, I get a little teary for you, Jen, just thinking about it. That was such a beautiful day with my daughter. Okay, even writing that just moved me past a little teary...

    Have a wonderful day, BOTH of you.


  5. This has already been said but my best advice is to always be loyal to each other. Don't complain or air grievances about each other to family or friends. And talk everything out - never hold in grudges because they have a nasty way of festering.

    The invitations are gorgeous - very elegant! Have a wonderful day. We took our daughter through the temple for her endowments 6 years ago. This was a girl who is so spiritual and serious about church. So much better behaved than I ever was. And she got the giggles. Serious giggles. Couldn't stop. Luckily, we had a very understanding matron who understood all about overwrought brides and a case of the nerves. It was a good day, though. Enjoy every minute! Best wishes to Heidi and her new husband!

  6. First of all, THANK YOU Pam because I wanted to follow, too, and hadn't figured it out, either. DUH.

    The invitations are beautiful.

    I'm not good with advice, but I think doing everthing together is a good start.

  7. The best marriage advice that I received was that "Marriage is a lot of work, and sometimes it is work on yourself." Sometimes issues need to be resolved together but sometimes I was just making a big deal out of nothing.

    Good Luck!!

  8. Beautiful!!!
    I hope everything goes smoothly :D

  9. The invitation is gorgeous.
    What a beautiful couple.