Saturday, November 29, 2008

Selecting Your Attendants

A word of caution here, keep in mind that those who stand with you on your wedding day are a representation of you. Please choose your attendants with care. Be cautious about choosing out of obligation or duty. You'll want to select people who love you and have your best interest at heart, and you'll need to have people who are supportive, reliable and willing to lend a helping hand. This sounds like a no brainer, but you'd be surprised at the ugliness that rears its head during the planning: jealousy, sabotage, and the oh so familiar premadona attitudes. Questions to ask yourself when making your choice:
Why am I asking this person to stand up with me at my wedding?
What part of my life has s/he shared?
Will I be happy (or irritated) by this person's presence?

The bottom line is to choose people who you have shared your life with, those who live in your heart and share your dreams for a life of love and happiness.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Post Election Day Tag

I've been tagged by my colleague Randi Martin at Always Fabulous Events. The topic is Election Day Experience. This was one of those moments you'll never forget where you were when you heard the news. Of course everyone had a different, yet memorable experience this election day, and I am interested to know yours.

Here are the instructions: answer the questions below and tag at least 3 other people and indicate them in your tag. Let's keep it going.

1. Did you vote?
2. In which state are you registered?
3. What time did you go to the polls?
4. How long was your wait?
5. Did you incur any problems?
6. What was your reaction when you heard the news that Barack Obama won?
7. Who was the first person you shared your reaction with?
8. Who will you tag ?

Here are my answers.

1. Absolutely
2. Pennsylvania
3. 6:45 A.M.
4. I don't know what my official number was in line, but I estimated that I was number 150. Once the line started moving it took 35 minutes to get into the booth to cast my vote.
5. Everything went exceptionally smooth. There were no problems. Perhaps everyone was on their P's and Q's because CNN was broadcasting from our polling location.
6. When I heard the news, I sat up in bed, and gave all praise, honor and glory to God.
7. I called my sister who lives in New York. She had turned off the news because she was too nervous to watch, so I was able to break the awesome news to her. I on the other hand had no doubt.
8. I'm going to tag:
Nicole @ Your Champagne Wishes Events, LLC.
Sony @ Bridal Bliss
J. Bride @ The JTA Experience

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Oh Happy Day

Yes we can, and yes we did! A change is here, hope has a new face and the future is now. I am still reeling over the history making victory of Barack Obama being elected as the first black President of the United States of America.
Although we as a people (black people) are experiencing a sense of euphoria over witnessing this historic event, for me, and I think I speak for most in saying that this is absolutely not about skin color, but as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said in his "I Have A Dream" speech, it's about the content of his character.
Barack Obama ran a pristine campaign. He stayed on target, he did not stoop to name calling and mud slinging, and he spoke to the needs of the American people offering a plan to heal a hurting nation. I believe he will be a great president, and I hope you will join me in praying for him and his family over the next four years (and beyond) as he leads us in the right direction. Praise the Lord, and God Bless America.