It's called Love.
Or as the local clergyman says, "Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togever today. Mawage, that bwessed awangement, that dweam wiffin a dweam...."
Sitting upstairs, on my kitchen counter are 6 wedding invitations. All are taking place in the next two weeks. (A 7th invitation will be coming for the end of August.) All weddings are for good friends, or former YW. People I know and love. People that I can't just brush off and say, "oh well, they just invited us because we're on the ward list, so we don't really have to go."
I love to go to receptions. It's fun seeing the bride and groom, seeing the love and happiness that is theirs for that day. I love reconnecting with my former Beehives and Mia Maids, rejoicing in the good choices they have made to marry in the Temple. I always feel that somehow I might have played a small part in getting them there.
But 6 in the next two weeks? That's a lot of silver wrapping paper!
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I keep forgetting to post this link here. I recently found this place and I have to share it with you!
It's called The Prepared Pantry and they have the most delicious mixes you can find anywhere. I have purchased mixes for Potato Bread, English Muffin Bread,
The next mix I plan to purchase is Caramel Apple Cookies.
Not only do they have the wonderful mixes, but they also have some pretty amazing recipes. Sign up for their newsletter (or become a fan on Facebook) and you can get these recipes.
Something to look forward to: They are working on a book titled, 1,000 Ways to Make Strawberry Shortcake.
You can't go wrong with that...