Wedding Wednesday #10: 2 Tasks You Can’t Trust ANYONE With.

Real quick, before I get started with Wedding Wednesday #10, I just want to toot our own horn: our wedding was featured on Wedding Wire! Of course, they don’t go into TOO much detail on their website. But that’s A-OK, you are getting all the need-to-knows RIGHT HERE!

Now back to your regular (fabulous) programming…

There are 2 INTEGRAL Tasks regarding your wedding-besides the getting married part-that you cannot trust with anyone but yourself (and maybe your spouse). Are you ready for what those are?

1. Ceremony Programs
2. Thank You Notes

At this point you know I am a personalization fiend, but these two items are uber personal. The program maps out what’s gonna happen and who is involved. The back of ours also included directions to the venue, tips for the evening (HEY! We will have March Madness on the bar TVs! Mimosas for all!), and – my very favorite – a Thank You to all in attendance.

What the heck, RoaminTwin?? Those are sent out after you open gifts!

Well, yes. And no. I am a pretty grateful person (and you should be for maximum happiness in your everyday life!), and I made sure to thank everyone involved every step of the way. I didn’t prepare much of a spoken thank you for the rehearsal dinner. But I did it anyway. And was a blubbering/nervous wreck the entire time.

We put a Thank You in our programs. I would share that with you here, but it was tailored for the crowd at the wedding. I did include that this celebration was as much for them as it was for us. Heck, besides the ceremony, every part of the wedding day is a big Thank You Note! Because each and every person in that room has been with us as individuals and as a couple, and have helped us grow into who we are today.


We carved out time to give a little Thank You Toast (or two or three – I kept grabbing the mic from Timmykins) before dinner. I was VERY thankful for my practice run from the night before. Because we will never have the same group of people in the same room at the same time ever again. Think about it. The room was bursting with L.O.V.E!!

Last but not least, we sent out Thank You Notes for the gifts we received. They were all purchased and made with the biggest amount of love, so I made sure to not only design the postcards (below), but also write notes that were filled with gratitude and sentiment. Because these aren’t just random people who decided to buy you gifts. These are your closest friends and family. They have been there for you through thick and thin. Good and bad. I mean, that’s why you invited them to your wedding, right??


Right? If not, why did you invite them, silly?

❤ The RoaminTwin

Your Able Body

Isn’t your body amazing? It moves you, enables you, guides you, and protects you. So, isn’t it time you showed it a little respect?

Enough with the “I’m too fat”s, “I’m too thin”s, the “I wish I looked like him/her”s, and the “I wish I weren’t so ugly”s.

We live in a very body conscious society, and, I am here to tell you: all of our perceptions are warped. Our minds have been programmed to focus on what is wrong, what should be changed, what should be fixed. Really, we should just be thinking over and over about how grateful we are for what we are given that works.

What do you love about YOUR body? Full mobility? Your Momma’s dimples? Your Daddy’s toes?

If we could program ourselves to look at the positive – our movers, shakers , and biggest protectors – we could change the world. Positive self-thoughts could lead to positive and healthy attitudes to/about others and the world around us. Just think of a world with compliments, smiles and laughs abound: pretty wonderful, right?

Now, I am not saying that I actively thank The Lord every day for my body, but I should. And you should too (or your parents, science, whatever you attribute such a phenomenon to).

I will start right now: I am thankful for my full range-of-motion. My dad’s calf muscles. My mom’s big brown eyes. My perky little nose, thick eyelashes, and strength. My thick, curly hair, weird toes, and strong nails. My silly laugh, chubby cheeks, and big mouth (all the better to EAT you with, my darling…or to talk a LOT. With my mouth full of delicious grub).

What about your body are you thankful for? You have permission to be vain, but include abilities too (I can do a mean back bend and tongue clam and I can wiggle my eyes real fast!)!

Now, join me in being thankful as much as you can remember, OK?

❤ The Roamin Twin


Before I start this post:
My TRUEST Birthday wish is that everyone I know and love, and everyone they know and love, and so on and so forth: stay warm, safe, and adventurous today. But most of all: HAPPY

A conversation yesterday:

Co-worker A: “You blog? I bet you don’t blog about work.”
Co-worker B: “She blogs about happiness.”
Co-worker A: “So, I KNOW you don’t blog about work.”

Yes, this provided a bit of comic relief in our day. But it’s true: I DON’T blog about work.

And really, that’s a shame.

Because work makes me happy. I have work I like, amazing, caring coworkers, and a wonderful group of superiors. It really is a second family. And when work isn’t making me happy, I make happy work.

But, isn’t that how life should be?

I have times that I feel down. But if I don’t try to pick myself back up, then my fowl mood is my own damn fault. If I am not happy in the situations I am in, I can fix them. Because, ultimately, my mood is mine and mine alone to control.

Which is why, even when I am having an off day or working on a project I don’t particularly enjoy, I am happy. I am keeping busy. I am employed. I am happy.

So, though I won’t go into great detail about my work day or vent about our POS system, I will sing the praises of my work if asked. And always remember that it is a privilege to be so naturally happy in a life situation. And work is a major part of that.

❤ The Roamin Twin