Vive l'Internet! Through the magic of the internet, it is much easier to let all those interested and asking that yes, Chris and I are getting married, and a date has been set.
When we got engaged in 2008, Chris and I had a much larger wedding we started planning that included all our nearest and dearest. We made a decision to buy the house instead, and have not regretted it. This has put the larger, more inclusive plans on the shelf for around 2-3 years.
We now, as many of you know, need to change our legal status for multiple reasons. After discussions, we decided to not just do a JP wedding, and are having a simple ceremony on April 11th. It is going to be very small and no frills. This puts us in the unenviable position of letting our dear friends and Ohana know that by the very nature of our plans, we can't invite all those we would love to have join us on this special day. Those we are inviting have been notified, and we can promise pictures for the rest.
We are keeping this very simple, and do not have plans to register anywhere. We are open to planning a house party with friends in the future to celebrate, but have not made any decisions about that at the moment. We thank you for respecting the choices we have made, and appreciate questions, encouragement, and love from everyone.
"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.