Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  I hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as I did.  We kicked off our weekend with an epic surprise 60th for my wonderful father-in-law (FIL).  The gathering was filled with great food, drink, friends, and even featured a well choreographed dance number performed by a group of grown men.

A few months back, my husband and I sent a letter to almost everyone my FIL has ever known.  In this letter we asked his loved ones to kindly recall a memory they share with the birthday boy and to document their recollection in the form of a hand written letter.  The response was remarkable.  We received numerous letters from old friends and new, family members and neighbors.  Some were funny, some were heartfelt, and all were a true testament to what an amazing man we have in our lives.


I placed each of the returned letters in separate vintage air mailers adorned with vintage postage.  When all the letters were received, the air mailers were bundled together and tied with red baker’s twine.  
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The project was definitely a labor of love and in the end, it was well worth the work.  Kevin and I thoroughly enjoyed reading each letter we received.  I know my father-in-law will as well!

Happy Birthday!!!  We hope you enjoy your 60 years of memories!


Two Down Forty-Eight to Go…


Studio Atticus Photography

I decided to take a risk and create another personal post as yesterday was a big day in the Deegan house.  Yesterday we celebrated our two-year wedding aniversary…kind of.  Our celebration consisted of me working late and Kevin watching sports, USA soccer to be exact.  Dinner consisted of chips and salsa and whatever refrigerator concoction we could create and to tell you the truth, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Many people say their wedding day was the happiest day of their lives.  I can’t say I agree.  While our wedding was a wonderful day, I tend to favor the days when it’s just me and my husband lounging, laughing, and enjoying each other’s quiet company.  Those days typically begin with breakfast at our favorite diner, followed by a little house cleaning, my favorite recorded on the record player, and of course a whole lot of goofy dancing.  Those are the days that get me through each busy week, work deadline, and life stress.

In honor of our two years married, I thought I would share some memories of our wedding with all of you.

Our wedding featured in Style Me Pretty

Some Wedding & Engagement Photos

And if you’re really into it…our full length wedding film (my favorite 14 minutes and 2 seconds)