Our life as of late is a blur... No, not just due to wine, but we seem to have hit an age where friends are getting married & re-married on back-to-back wedding weekends, along with rehearsal dinners, visitors, copious wine events & all the usual summer shenanigans that seem fill up the old calendar.
Blogging wedding food (caesar salads & penne puttanesca) is a distinct pastability, & now that I mention it it, I do hope someone out there has a site dedicated to the foods that consummate most marriages. And as our one year annivesary took a back seat to new love & the Macarina on the dance floor, I had a true appreciation for the first time of what it was like to enjoy a wedding in the passenger's seat.
As I watched each ceremony fold & unfold from staid to boisterous celebration, I witnessed the cross-pollination of families--so widely disparate, but bending momentarily like willow branches--celebrating their children's pledge of love.
With only one year under our belt, I can truly say that married life keeps getting better, nevermind the mortgage payments. So if I were to have made a toast to wedded bliss for our friends I would have to say this: Plan little "splurges", embrace simple pleasures, & find something cheap you love in common... For Mr. & Ms, Proust that would be--taco trucks!!! Heavens to Betsy, our fave, El Potrillo was voted "Best in Show" in the annual Seattle Weekly restaurant round-up. I guess lard is the new butter.
Congrats to all youse newlyweds & brides & grooms to be (exhibit right)...
Meanwhile, tie on the tin cans, we're ready to roll for year two!