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Congratulations!!! What a wonderful day for your family. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. I love the picture of Pearl glaring at the camera while everyone else, including the judge, grins from ear to ear.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2006 on Mission Accomplished at the OTHER mother
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I'm so pro marriage. Jill and I had a pretty big, mostly-traditional wedding in 2003, and it was wonderful to have the affirmation and normalcy of a "regular" wedding. We also had a much less eventful Civil Union in VT about a year later, with no guests and a Justice of the Peace ceremony. Good luck with the adoption! I hope everything goes smoothly.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2006 on Ramblin' at the OTHER mother
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I spent a week or two with my cousins who lived in South Carolina every summer from when I was around 5 until 15 or so. While we weren't especially close at the time or in late adolescence, as we grew up, those cousins and I grew closer. My younger sister didn't have the same annual trips, and feels like she has nothing to say to those cousins. So I think it's worth it, whatever results you see -- or don't -- while the kids are all growing up. I think the otherwise unstructured summers sound wonderful.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2006 on And the living is easy... at the OTHER mother
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My family were "Easter-Christmas" Lutherans, although when I was around 10 or 11, we went most Sundays for a couple of years. The church was extremely progressive, diverse, and active in the community. Jill was raised Catholic, but after her family moved when she was 10, she quit going to Catholic school, and they pretty much quit going to church. I'd like to find a church community to join, but I'm not particularly attached to the doctrinal stuff. I'm more interested in finding a community where we all feel comfortable, get more rooted in the city, and where our son will learn two things I think are really important: 1) How to behave in church, and 2) Bible stories, since they come up as literary themes and allusions so often.
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2006 on On the Mixing of *Marriages* at the OTHER mother
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