On the contact form on our website, I ask couples to list three words that describe them. This just gives me an idea of the bride and groom's personalities before we even meet, and also makes them think about what makes them unique. When Mary filled out the form, one of the words she used was "rum." I knew from that moment on that we were going to get along fabulously! She also listed "fun" and "kind" and after meeting and spending time with them, I couldn't agree more.

So, it's the first day of Spring, and I'm posting snow pictures. But I figure that since this was a Spring Break trip, it still qualifies as Spring. Yeah. Let's go with that. For the last 4 days of the kids' Spring Break, we decided to take a family road trip to the Smoky Mountains. We rented a (very large!) cabin with no internet, a game room to keep us busy, a hot tub to keep us warm, and a spectacular view!

The Rocks of Doom. That's how I will forever refer to them. The day started out easily enough. No oil leaks this time. No flat tires. Just get up and ride. Our first destination was High Point, a scenic overlook at the top of moderately difficult...