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Happy Anniversary!

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So, I’ve really been meaning to share my happy news but things keep getting in the way.  Like going to the DMV to get a new drivers license. Twice. I finally got online to write a post and learned today is my SIXTH anniversary of blogging.  So it seemed like a good day to post.

I know 2016 was not a good year for a lot of people and for a lot of reasons. But in spite of many terrible things, it was the year that Rem and I got married.

Back in July, 17 years and 5 months from the day we met, we tied the knot. We had a very simple, low-key ceremony at the Marin County Civic Center with one dear friend as witness, and it was perfect. The building is designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  We took some pictures before and after our vows both to commemorate the event and also to honor the beautiful space.

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We also blew bubbles and had some delicious marble cake. The cake toppers are toys we found while geocaching: a plastic lumberjack and a wooden matryoshka doll.

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We continued our celebration playing tourists in San Francisco.  A little dim sum, a visit to the Dahlia Garden in Golden Gate Park, gorgeous mosaic stairs, soft tacos, amazing ice cream, and murals in the Mission and the Golden Gate Bridge on the way back home.

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We shared our news on Thanksgiving and had a little celebration/reception between Christmas and New Year’s. The lighting was not great for photos, but I’d still like to share a few.

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We decorated the tables and mantle with eucalyptus leaves, apples, acorn squash, grapes, mandarin oranges, kumquats, pomegranates, pink pepperberries and twinkle lights.

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My sister found a length of rope in her car for the front of the firescreen and tied a knot in the center. Perfect! I also used blue jars with battery votive candles inside, and heart strings throughout the room.

Thank you for being a part of my life and for reading my posts these past six years, six months, or for however long you’ve been reading them.

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