Meet the Parents

Happy belated Easter everyone!  We hope you didn’t miss us too much over the weekend, as we decided to take a little R&R from the blogging madness.

As it turns out, our long weekend afforded us the opportunity to have a Sisman/Brugman family get-together, which has inspired us (along with the recommendations of a few other folks) to write this post in which we introduce you to the fantastic people who made us such fantastic people :-P.

Let’s start with the Sismans (aka “The Sizemans”)… Continue reading

10 Rules for a Happy Marriage

When we first got engaged, Mom and Dad Brugman passed along these words of wisdom to us.  They had received “The Rules” on a poster when they first tied the knot, and we figure they must have served them well because they’re still happily married after 35 years come this June!  Now, as an early tribute to their big anniversary, we’re sharing the rules with you.  Enjoy! (#2 and #6 are favourites of theirs): Continue reading

The contest rages on…and for that we thank you all!

For all who were wondering, we’ve made it on to Phase II of the Wedding Threesome v. 2.0 contest, and we’re that much closer to winning $10,000 worth of wedding service from the fantastic Wedding Girl, Rick Denham Photography and Captivate Bridal. Words can not express how very grateful we are for all of the help and support we received from you all in Phase I. We wouldn’t be here without you!

So why did we enter this contest, you ask? Well…for those of you who know us well you will know that planning a wedding was not top on our list of “fun things to do”. But as with any couple, we have family and friends who have supported us throughout our nearly 4 year relationship so far who deserve a chance to eat, drink and be merry as our guests! We hired Mary, The Wedding Girl, back in the fall to help us make this day possible. Mary introduced us to the Wedding Threesome contest, which besides being a chance to win some of the services we will be hiring for our big day also provided the opportunity for us to have a little extra fun and silliness in the process! That’s right…all of that facebook cajoling and begging was actually just another excuse for us to share our enthusiasm and remind us of all the terrific people we are so fortunate to know.

We live a pretty simple life that we love and are very content to be approaching both of our 30th birthdays this year (Jaime’s is only 6 days before the wedding!!!), but we also share a love of adventures big and small that keep life interesting. In fact, when Chris proposed at the edge of the escarpment on Rattlesnake Point after an afternoon of spontaneously-decided horseback riding, he asked Jaime if she would like to keep having these adventures together forever. Of course she said yes! And since the engagement site was overlooking a Christmas tree farm, what better time of year to tie the knot than December?

We’ll be posting here regularly with as much interesting content as we can come up with to keep you all coming back and sharing the link with everyone you know. The more views we get the better our chances of moving on to the finals of the contest, so be sure to check back often for updates!

And thank you again from the bottoms of our hearts for all you have done and continue to do for us!