Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hi everybody (and revisting a meme)

It's been a while since my last post. We did take a break over the holidays from the house for a very memorable Christmas. Some may remember my meme post from last year. I would like to make an announcement here and tell you all that we Steve & I got married December 27th!

It was a beautiful small ceremony and dinner with our close family in a place called Valley of Fire. So, we did a Vegas wedding, but we did it our way. I am happy to say that it was everything I could have hoped and we are both very happy to be married.

I also had mentioned in my meme that I was raised in a political family and had gotten a bit involved in local politics. I even started a few neighborhood blogs. Unfortunately, the neighborhood stuff can get pretty ugly. Nothing like the great and supportive community we have in houseblogs.

I have made a decision to recuse myself from the neighborhood blogs, but I've been torn about my houseblog. For now, I am going to keep it.

Those of you that have been following this blog for a while (while I have been following yours in many cases) are welcome visitors to this blog. We still have much to do that I hope to share here. Our pantry is coming together nicely and will be my next post.

In the meantime, Happy New Year to all of my friends in houseblogging.


Mrs. Limestone said...

Ive been following your house progress for a while. Im glad you decided to keep going.

Congratulations on your happy news. May you have many more happy years.

Jayne said...

Congratulations on your marriage!

Sandy said...

I have been following your houseblog for quite awhile, too. Congratulations! Your dress is absolutely beautiful. For some reason I thought you two were married already. You make such a perfect couple.

p.s. I am glad you are going to keep the blog.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Such a beautiful dress.

John said...


I'm glad to hear that you'll keep the blog going though I understand the allure of letting it fall by the wayside (considered it myself).

And, many thanks for the Christmas card. I still have it out even though the rest of Christmas has finally been boxed up. It's just too damn cute.

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Fargo said...

Congratulations! I hope you have many happy years together.

Thank you for the kind words about Shadow. There's nothing like a special furry friend to make all your days better.

Christina said...


sorry about the neighborhood issues...I'm laying a little low on that front as well. An exciting political year too.

Best wishes to the two of you as you start another chapter in your life together.

karla said...

congratulations to you both!

Jen said...

Congrats! And Love Valley of Fire!
Wonderful place..

Michael Walsh said...


Greg said...

Congratulations! I'm sorry I missed this post. I miss a lot these days.

I'm not blogging as much these days, and some of it is a conscious effort not to. It has become odd now that I know I have more local readers than I ever imagined. That, I'm still getting foul little comments from the would-be Mayor that I got in a tiff with last year. It is unfortunate.

Jocelyn said...

Thanks to all for the well wishes.

Greg- I know too well about unwanted comments. It's hard expecially when they are your neighbors. Nothing more rancorous than local politics...except for national politics of course :oP

Hope you're feeling better also.

Anonymous said...

belated congratulations! i'm thrilled, a great fan of your house, your blog, and the two of you.