As freely as God has given me life, 
I join my life with yours. 

Wherever you go, I will go. 

Whatever you face, I will face.

For good or ill, 

in happiness or sadness, 

comes riches or poverty, 

I take you as mine. 

I begin my life with you today knowing that we have developed love and trust that are strong enough to last through good times and bad. 
With this ring, I enter a covenant, offering my hand, my heart, and my soul as I know you will cherish and protect them.

No truer words have even been spoken.  This life we live together is not always easy, but I cannot imagine it without my very best friend.  
Charlie, you are my blessing. 

Love you more each day. 
Happy Anniversary!


A funny thing happened on the way to the future...

"So let me make this suggestion.  Don't spend a lot of time imagining the worst case scenario.  It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.  When things do go bad, don't run, don't hide.  It will take time, but you'll find that even the gravest problems are finite, and your choices are infinite." 

An excerpt from Michael J. Fox's new book.


Our Independence

Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!

 Happy Independence Day!!


I want it to be so Wang that it's right!!!

If you've been around me lately, it's highly probable that we've heard me express my love of "So You Think You Can Dance."  I love this show for several reasons, but mostly because my dancing skills are right on par for a white girl with no rhythm.  My heart loves to dance but my body knows better!!!  Needless to say, I love and appreciate watching all types of dancing because it is such a wonderful art form.  I love watching the sexy ballroom dances and the sweet contemporary dances that tell a story.  I love watching the growth of the dancers on the show, as they experience new dance styles and partners.

It's also fun "getting to know" the dancers and rooting for your favorite ones throughout the season.  I normally am all for the underdog, but this year is a little different.  Holy. Cow. Alex. Wang.  Alex used to be the principle dancer for the Miami City Ballet.  He's pretty much awesome.  But no one could have predicted that he would be so good at other styles!!!

Exhibit A

Alex dances contemporary with one of my favorite All-stars, Allison (I wanted her to beat Benji!), and they are dancing to Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah."  One of the greatest songs ever.  Mia Michaels calls this the best contemporary routine ever on the show.  And Sonya Tayeh is brilliant.  Enough talking, just watch.  

Exhibit B

Alex dances hip-hop with Twitch, the best hip-hop dancer that's been on the show.  This routine is choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha.  This routine had me out of my seat!!!  Hang on til the very end...

If Alex doesn't win this, America is just crazy!!! Hope you enjoyed!