Tag Archives: engagement

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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On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you’d grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don’t grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that’s … 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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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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