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Together We’re Better

One morning a long, long time ago I opened my car door to discover an ad taped on my steering wheel. It was an old fishing hat with lots of lures on it and one button that read, “Together we’re better.”

I knew immediately who it was from and we’ve spent the last 35 years proving that we are better together. We’ve faced some hardships and have also had a lot of joy and we’ve done it all together.

Dan and Phyllis Wedding

Last year our son got married, so we’re sort of walking down memory lane as we look forward to them having their first child.

Weddings are expensive

Weddings are expensive so I wanted to share with you a way you will be able to save on the expense by doing some of the photography work yourself. I know for Eric this was one of the biggest expenses, but also one where he was able to save considerably by designing their own announcements and invitations.

If you recently got engaged, you’re probably looking at ways to let your friends and family know of the big news. From engagement ring selfies to romantic backgrounds, engagement photos give you lots of options to get creative! With that in mind, I wanted to share these beautiful engagement photo props from Shutterfly. Props make it easy to add a message, include a save the date or show your unique personality as a couple. If you already have a theme or color scheme in mind, use your engagement photos to give your guests a glimpse of what they can expect at your wedding! This will also ensure you have cohesive photography throughout every stage of your wedding planning process.

These props include everything from rustic chic designs to an adorable sign to include your furry companion in your photos. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to create memorable photos to capture this exciting milestone!

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I just wanted to take an opportunity to let you walk down memory lane with me. I also wanted to tell you about a way to cut your wedding expenses.

Congratulations if you are newly engaged or planning your wedding. Leave me a comment and tell me all about it. After last years wedding I have lots of experience, so ask away if you have questions.



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  • Lori Smanski
    Posted April 11, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Congratulations. We have been married 35 years also. And yes we have had our ups and our downs, but we learned early on that if we face them together and talk it out, we can usually solve what the issue is. Four years ago our oldest (33 now) married. He has a beautiful and sweet wife. She is a joy to have as a part of the family. Our youngest (31) is not interested in marriage at this time.

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      Phyllis Sather
      Posted April 12, 2019 at 9:59 AM

      Thank you for sharing Lori. I enjoy knowing more about people who visit my site.

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