Many great things have happened in the last month.  My one-year review at work went great, Josh finally had his shoulder surgery, and we got a bump in income that allowed us to check off some items from an important to-do list.  This seems to be that time in our friend's lives when everyone is settling down with "the one", so there are lots of ideas and wedding bells floating about.  We watched a couple friends get married in May, and have two weddings (one week apart!) to attend in August.  Funny how life has cycles like that.  However, being that the spring and summer seasons are socially the second busiest time of the year around here, we've been busy working on our house and hosting/attending friends and family.

With a few more things on our calendar for this summer (including my birthday- 28, ouch!), I've realized that we won't get any wedding preparation done if we don't take the time to refocus.  We're clearing out the garage (black widows included- eek!) and making room for our supplies.  One of my bridesmaids is coming over to experiment with cupcake and cookie flavors (for our dessert table) this week. I've contacted one of my favorite bands, The Features, about the possibility of them playing at our reception. I'm begining to feel re-energized about getting this all together! With the help of our friends, family and neighbors, I really believe we can accomplish this without breaking the bank.  And, we plan to pass on our materials and supplies to future brides and grooms.

 
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    What's our story?

    Tarah works for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services and has been living in Sacramento for nearly all of her earthly years. She lead a mostly uneventful life, though she always had a love of written, visual and performance art, holds an interest in politics and still can't resist animals.  Josh is a former punk rock musician who is back in college, volunteers with the Sacramento SPCA and blogs about the video gaming industry at 1Up.Com(Electronic Gaming Monthly). He was born in California and traveled around, mostly growing up in  Reno, NV and Southern Oregon.  With his band, he toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe. After the disolvement of his band and a couple years of contemplation, the groom moved from Portland, OR, down to sunny Sacramento.  A month later, the bride found his platonic ad on Craigslist. He was looking for locals who could show him around town, and Tarah knew just the right places to go. The two started a wonderful friendship that blossomed into the unbreakable relationship they enjoy today.  They share strong values for equality amongst people, humane treatment for animals, using diplomacy before voilence, and respectful care of the environment through personal responsibilty and accountability.

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