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Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.

Well, actually it was more like a year ago last Sunday. June 27th 2009 my little brother got hitched to his beautiful and loving “Baby Mama”. Seriously, that joke never gets old! Krystal is a wonderful mother, friend and best of all, my sister-in-law! I could not be happier for the two of them! Here are a few pictures from their special day!

Best Man & Maid of Honor, aka Bill and I (never mind my weird smile)
The Ceremony (sorry, this one is a bit dark I’ll post a better one later)
The Bride & Groom
The Bridal Party (minus the flower girl, Cecelia, and ring bearer, Aiden)
Bubbles & Butterflies (and yes, I made the dresses)
State Capital Steps (hello WIND!!)
Preparing to stuff Krystal into the limo.
Bouquet toss FAIL. Oops! Good thing we had a spare!
I LOVE my new sister!
Cousins
You know it’s was a good reception when you get licked by the bride!
After party at the Hilton. Oh, if walls could talk!
The last picture in “The Dress”. It took us 35 minutes to get her into it and less than three to get her out!
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Parking 101

Over the past 16 months, the Grim Reaper has been visiting my family on a regular basis.  This has left us, mainly my parents, with the haunting chore of cleaning out, sorting through, and the getting rid of other people’s accumulated stuff.  That my friends was the sole purpose for our exciting Florida get-a-way last Feb.
While partaking in the above mentioned activities, my mother happened to find several of these vintage parking violation tickets.
I immediately thought of the ticket books I once gave to my brother and sister-in-law as holiday gifts.  A few of my favorites were:
pictures courtesy of Shine Box Print

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The Storm of the Century, AGAIN!

As in 3 days later, again. Seriously, what are the chances!?! There. Is. So. Much. Snow. It’s everywhere and being hauled out by the truck load!

Honestly, I thought this whole snowpocalypse thing was my fault. I talked smack on Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction. He had the same one last year. We have had such mild temperatures over the last decade that people have forgotten what winter really is. So, I called the furry fat rodent a liar and told him to bring it, and he did, TWICE. Later I was informed that Blizzard #2 was actually Farmer Josh’s fault, but more on that confession in another post.

We received well over 5 feet of snow in 5 days! Who has time for that!?! Everything closed and I mean everything! Philadelphia shut down as did Lancaster. Highways, byways, the turnpike and interstates, all closed. The drifting snow was and still is a major issue. Oh and by the way, today, around 2, we are being issued another storm warning. This time we are only going to get about 6 inches…only. Awesome.

Here’s the photo tour of what went down.

Wednesday morning, day 1 of being snowed in. All that is left of my garden are the tops of the wooden stakes, the fence is buried.

Wednesday evening, attempting to stay atop of the ever mounting snow!

Snow made cattle shoots. Pa knows what I’m talking about! haha

Thursday afternoon, day 2 of being snowed in. I finally made it to the sidewalk! WooHoo!! Now I had to dig out a space to put my car in once the snow emergency was lifted and street parking could resume. Unfortunately that meant digging out my vehicle that was buried a few streets away as well. Sigh.

Lots of melting icicles make for lots of icy walkways!

 I decided to walk around town and see if anything was going on. There wasn’t.

Friday, day 3. Freedom! I managed to make it to work, but as you can see the roads were still a mess. If you didn’t have 4 wheel drive chances are you weren’t going anywhere. Snow plows and earth diggers were still out in full force trying to combat the drifting snow.

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