Tag Archives: engaged

What’s in a name?

Because the days are going faster and faster here lately, it seems, I will go ahead and declare this post the last blog post I will make as Monica Spees. As a kid, I didn’t hate having an odd last … Continue reading

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The accidental treasure hunt

For those of you getting tired of wedding posts, this entry will be a welcome break because it’s only indirectly related to my and Cory’s upcoming wedding. (Sorry, I can’t totally remove myself. It basically consumes my life right now.) … Continue reading

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Crying over cookies

Let me tell you something pretty embarrassing. You can laugh, it’s okay. I laughed at myself. But yeah, so I cried over some cookies on Friday. The setup: Three other people in my office building and myself organized a bake-off. … Continue reading

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‘But the greatest of these is love.’

I’ve never been fully pro- or fully anti-Valentine’s Day. Some people have strong opinions either way, but I’ve simply used the day as an excuse to enjoy myself with friends or a significant other. The core purpose, for me, is that … Continue reading

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Wedding Planning: Overall stress

I originally had something else planned for this post, but I decided to nix it because I thought I might hurt some people’s feelings (and oddly enough, the post dealt with potentially hurting people’s feelings during the wedding planning process). … Continue reading

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He just may be the lunatic I’m looking for

This post was originally a frustrated freak-out fest with me getting gray hairs over not having a videographer, photographer or a baker for the wedding, along with a few other things. Fast forward a little more than 24 hours, and … Continue reading

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Treat her like a lady (you got to, got to treat her like)

The Corneilus Brothers and Sister Rose released a song in 1971 that served as a how-to about how a man can entice women to surround him for his own sexual satisfaction. While that may have been cool in 1971 – and … Continue reading

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Wedding planning: The search for the reception venue

It’s happening, folks. Full-blown wedding planning. Just kidding. Sort of. This past weekend, I traveled back to my hometown of Paducah, Ky., the location of Cory’s and my wedding. I had three objectives: get fitted for – and order – … Continue reading

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Pondering love and marriage with a healthy dash of pessimism

Sometimes a line in a movie, song or article hits you with such profound truth that you can’t help but listen to or read the line over and over again, feeling it reveal a notion to you that you know … Continue reading

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Alphabet Series: Zoo

Day Twenty-Six: Zoo Because I’m so happy to be done with this series (I mean, I enjoy writing for you guys and for myself, but I’m looking forward to a little break, maybe take some time to work on my … Continue reading

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