Mars Life


Current status, unstable.

OK, so today's the day I should have been flying home, to get married tomorrow.  Let's elaborate, shall we?

I got this big ol' wedding thing happening in a couple weeks.  I'm marrying my lover of four years, the lovely Miss Kerri Van Auken, on July 8th.  Ours is the opinion that a wedding is a chance to share our union and the joy it entails with those who are closest to us.  This includes family and friends who we've been in close contact with as we've been progressing through our new joined life together.

With that viewpoint, I'm sure it is obvious to any intimate to my situation that it has been incredibly sad to carry on knowing that my parents will be paying for a large part of this ceremony and will not be able to attend (big mad props to KVA, who has heard the aforementioned sentence countless times).  However, they have repeatedly made concessions that we move forward unaffected by their situation, so we have.

We originally had planned, to the point of reserving air fare, to travel to Connecticut this weekend to have a small ceremony for their benefit (big mad props go out to Cathy Callahan, Kerri's mom, for ponying up to send our reverend out).

Since those plans were made, however, my mother has been in and out of the hospital, and as such, we've forgone those plans due to the instability in the situation.  We do plan on still having a ceremony in CT, but it will be later in the year, when things have hopefully settled a bit more.

Now, I'm not sure how many of you are aware, but putting together a wedding in one of the biggest cities in the US can be quite a costly affair.  For this reason, coupled with the fact that Kerri and I would rather not start our new life together in debt, we decided to limit the guest list as much as possible to save on the costs. That leads to some hard decisions in making the guest list. As such, there are people who we've consider very dear, and were not invited to the wedding, because we haven't had any contact in the last four years. It's hard, and neither of us feels good doing it, but in this hour of stress and burden, both wedding related and not, I really don't think we can be faulted for it.

OK then, enough of that serious stuff. Look at that hottie below! Even at 8:15 in the morning on the el this girl makes me proud to be hers.

More to come.


  • you are so cute it makes me wanna ralph sometimes you know that Marsden?

    By Blogger Vegas, at 6/27/2005 3:03 PM  

  • We can all have a party later somewhere like at someone's house. It would be cheap. Hey I have a new place... well not for another month.

    Too bad you don't know more Republicans, you'd get a lot of money then :-)

    By Blogger Pluto's Dad, at 6/30/2005 11:26 AM  

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