First off, thanks for all the emails I received about Rupert. We’ve resorted to surprising him with a dab of peanut butter on his nose and then hijacking him with more until the pills go down. 🙂

Today! My parents hosted a wedding shower for Zach and Sarah. This was especially cool because they’ve been divorced since I was 8 years old. I’ve said this before but it deserves to be reiterated. The BEST gift any divorced parent can give their child (regardless of their age) is to always speak highly of the other parent or to say nothing at all. Putting the other parent down, in my opinion, is one of the most selfish things we can do. Mom, Steve, Dad, and Sherry even went to dinner together a couple of times to plan the event. Thank you for setting such a great example.

At the shower, there were five families represented: Zach’s dad’s family, Sarah’s family, my mom’s family, my step-father’s family, and my dad’s family. As I looked around the room today, I couldn’t help but smile as I saw everyone mingling and enjoying one another’s company. How rare is that?

Here’s a picture of Zach and Sarah opening gifts. We all especially enjoyed the moment when they received potholders and kitchen towels. Zach quickly passed it off to Sarah and told her it was “her gift”. Luckily for her, I haven’t set the cooking bar very high. 🙂

Zach finished off our time together with a nice “thank you” speech to all (my aunt said he already sounds like a Prof!) reminding them to bring their dancing shoes to the reception. It’s going to be a blast.

As Tammy (Sarah’s mom), Jim (her dad) and I watched the kid’s open gifts we couldn’t help but all agree they are perfect for one another. Our prayers had been answered.

December 12th is a day we are all looking forward to!

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