March 19, 2007

One Year Anniversary

Today is our one year anniversary! Hard to believe its been a whole year since our wedding -- and what a wonderful busy year it's been!

Of course I'm going to spend my whole anniversary on a plane getting home, so we'll have to celebrate it later. I'm in the Munich airport now after a quick flight from Basel and will be back in the SF airport around 8pm tonight if all continues as planned. It was a really great trip but I will be very very glad to get back home!

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August 29, 2006

Anniversary

Its our 2 year anniversary today of our first date. We went out to dinner last night to celebrate at the restaurant we went to Aug 20, 2004, Maurizio's (like we did last year as well.)

It was a perfect summer day yesterday. We rode our bikes to the library and the farmer's market (where we stocked up on stawberries, blackberries, rhasberries and herbs for the garden -- including catnip! -- and we even saw someone we knew at the market!) Small delay on the way home at the bike store to get a flat tire repaired (luckily its on the way home anyway), then I finshed off Francesca Lia Block's wonderful new book Ruby and we watch A Knights Tale on TV before heading off to our dinner out. Lovely Saturday.

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August 20, 2006

Anniversary

Its our 2 year anniversary today of our first date. We went out to dinner last night to celebrate at the restaurant we went to Aug 20, 2004, Maurizio's (like we did last year as well.)

It was a perfect summer day yesterday. We rode our bikes to the library and the farmer's market (where we stocked up on stawberries, blackberries, rhasberries and herbs for the garden -- including catnip! -- and we even saw someone we knew at the market!) Small delay on the way home at the bike store to get a flat tire repaired (luckily its on the way home anyway), then I finshed off Francesca Lia Block's wonderful new book Ruby and we watch A Knights Tale on TV before heading off to our dinner out. Lovely Saturday.

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July 05, 2006

4th of July Party

Thank you to Martine and Hussein for throwing such a lovely party to help us get some of our West Coast friends and colleagues together as a late wedding celebration. Here's a few photos:
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April 04, 2006

Wedding Video

weddingvideoclip.jpgFor those of you who really want to see, there's a short video of our wedding now available on the wedding site. The format is a bit weird since I had trouble converting from what they sent me, but hopefully at least one of the links will play for most of you and not crash your browser (if you can't get it to work and you'd like to see it, let me know and I'll try again.)


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March 19, 2006

... and we're married!

And in a blur it was all over and we're married! Unfortunately we'll have to wait to post pictures until people send them to me (since I forgot to get any on my camera). The live-blogging didn't work out, but otherwise everything was pretty much picture perfect! Thank you to everyone who came or who sent happy wishes to us!

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The Big Day!

We're getting married today!!! To spare those of you who don't actually know me the blow-by-blow, some wedding blogging will be moved over to our wedding website and I'll post a summary of photos and things here when we get back from our honeymoon!

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March 18, 2006

Rehearsal Dinner

Saturday night Dad and Jane and Shimon hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at the Spyglass Restaurant.

More photos from the rehearsal dinner to come... here are some from Uncle Doug:

Our Moms opening their presents:
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Shachar's sister and mother making a speech
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I made a short speech _IN HEBREW_ to introduce my family to everyone
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Great shot of Brian and Karen
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Cookies

With a lot of help from Carrie, Heather, Jennifer, Meredith, Titania, Caroline, Alexis and more, we made dozen and dozens of cookies today for tomorrow's table assignments. Mostly, I wanted to make cookies with my friends and this seemed like a very good excuse (and more my style than a bachelorette party!)

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(more pictures later)

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March 13, 2006

Licensed

We stopped by town hall this morning and got our license!

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March 10, 2006

Weather Update

Since we're now within the scope of the ten-day forecast, a personalized wedding weather update came today

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At least it's going to be an inside wedding...

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March 09, 2006

Shower!

The wonderful people I work with threw me a shower today after lunch. They apparently had a great time sneaking around planning it.

Two really yummy cakes -- one chocolate and one strawberry:
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March 06, 2006

In the paper

westportnews.jpgMom submitted our engagement notice (written by Carrie H. of course) to the local paper... and it was there in Wednesday's edition with some pretty big edits. Sadly they didn't give Mom or Bill the full bio's we wrote for them -- Bill's even mentioned the Concours and how it raises money for Westport-based Save the Children.

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His and Hers

Mom also sent along this shirt and sweatshirt -- I assume you can tell which one is for which of us...
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March 05, 2006

Getting Ready

So the wedding is 2 weeks from today... there are about a million little things left to do but we're feeling mostly on top of things (mostly thanks to Mom being so good at all of this!) We're heading back East next Friday for a week of last minute things like getting the license (though the town website seems to be down so we'll have to fill out the form there), following up with a few folks who haven't RSVPed yet, making place cards, greeting out of town relatives (including about-to-be in-laws), and other things that I'm avoiding thinking about until I'm there.

First one last week of work before we go -- including an all-day conference I'm attending on Tuesday, home inspectors Wednesday, the last in this set of Hebrew classes, a shower at work Thursday (they are SO sweet!!), various meetings and appointments and a long list of errands (better return all those library books before we go...)

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February 15, 2006

Shower!

The wonderful people I work with threw me a shower today after lunch. They apparently had a great time sneaking around planning it.

Two really yummy cakes -- one chocolate and one strawberry:
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Posted by Emily at 08:36 AM | Comments (0)

February 11, 2006

Wedding Weather Page

Mom sent a link to the Weather Channel's customized wedding weather page.
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February 10, 2006

Million For Marriage

A reminder as I get ready for the wedding that there's still work to be done to support the right of every American to marry, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender couples.
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It is a tradition to make giving to charity (Tzedakah) a part of one's wedding and in addition to an environmental group (Sierra Club) and a literacy group (First Book), I will be supporting the Human Rights Campaign Fund to support those fighting for expanded marriage rights. (we even registered for charitable donations to these group through the i do network)

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February 05, 2006

Wedding Tid Bits

Testing out a new database and learned a couple of interesting tidbits about Israeli weddings. These are from an article by Rebecca L. Torstrick on "Israel: Marriage" from Daily Life Online.

Some tidbits:

"Weddings can take place on any day other than Shabbat, a festival, a day of public mourning, or during the period between Pesach and Shavu’ot. They can be performed anywhere. Most Israeli couples choose to hire wedding halls or hotel banquet rooms, a few others may use synagogues, and still others have weddings outdoors in garden settings. Wedding invitations are distributed by hand to family members and mailed to other guests. Guests are not expected to respond, so invitations may arrive as close as a week before the event. It is not uncommon for 300 or more guests to be invited to the wedding. A wedding is a major event in Israeli society, and families spend considerable sums of money on them.

In the typical lavish wedding, the bride’s gown is rented and her hair and makeup are professionally done before the wedding. Most couples have a professional make a wedding video. Prior to the actual ceremony, couples in their wedding garb often pose in various key locations around town. The actual wedding and reception are then added to the video later to produce a professional film. On the wedding day, the families of the couple form a receiving line at the wedding location to greet guests..."

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6 weeks

6 weeks from today we're getting married!

Also, special congratulations today to both Hanna and BobbiLynn whose baby showers I'm having to miss.

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August 20, 2005

Anniversary

Happy 1 year anniversary to us. We went back to Maurizio's, the restaurant we had our first date at one year ago today.

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June 16, 2005

Today Throws a Wedding

Aunt Judy wrote to suggest I apply to the Today Throws a Wedding. Of course, I am a HUGE fan of the segment -- Lisa and I have been watching and comparing notes each week every summer that it has aired. But sadly, we are not eligible to apply because of the requirement that both parties have valid United States passports. It certainly would have been a wonderful way to deal with the wedding planning though... and I'll certainly be watching it!

Posted by Emily at 01:21 PM | Comments (0)

June 07, 2005

Big News!

I was trying very hard to keep this a secret until I was home in CT Thursday in front of a large chunk of my family, but I'm absolutely bursting to tell so I'm just going to jump in right here and tell you all at once. (I'm at work until 9pm tonight, so there's no point in calling until tomorrow if you have a reaction that isn't fit to comment here). :)

Shachar proposed.
I said yes (of course!)
and we're engaged.

But I don't have answers yet to any of the other questions you're likely to ask.

I'm very very very very very very very happy and excited.

Love you all -

-emily

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Wahoo!


Posted by: pjm at June 7, 2005 05:32 PM




Hooray! *mwah*


Posted by: Emy at June 7, 2005 06:19 PM




OH MY GOSH! CONGRATULATIONS!!! !!

!!


Posted by: Ilona at June 7, 2005 07:14 PM




Great news! Mazel Tov. We are thrilled.


Posted by: Dad and Jane at June 7, 2005 07:35 PM




Wonderful news. I'm very happy for you. Congratulations!


Posted by: Janice at June 7, 2005 08:03 PM




Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rock On!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a huge, continuing, unabated, enthusiastic and genuine welcome to Shachar!

This is good stuff, real good stuff............


Posted by: Mom & Bill at June 7, 2005 08:16 PM




Yay Emily!! That's awesome!!!


Posted by: Liz at June 7, 2005 08:49 PM




Hie Emily

MAZAL TOV

this is Shachar's sister, Sharon

I am so happy to hear about you two.

I am happy that you make Shachar happy

I hope to see you both soon when I will come to visit.

Sharon


Posted by: sharonshemtov at June 7, 2005 09:04 PM




Ya Emily!!!!! :)


Posted by: Betty at June 8, 2005 04:59 AM




I KNEW IT !!!!!!!

when were how ?????

There's not a soul who deserves happiness more than you! Here's to a fabulous engagement, a wonderful fiancé and a little bit of jewish folk dancing in the not too distant future...

Congratulations!


Posted by: hanna at June 8, 2005 06:47 AM




Congratulations! That's outstanding!


Posted by: Dan at June 8, 2005 09:49 AM




We could NOT be happier for you both! Can't wait to see you tomorrow! K & B


Posted by: Karen & Brian at June 8, 2005 12:28 PM




FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: lisa kimball at June 8, 2005 01:46 PM




Ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto, ditto,ditto,ditto,ditto,ditto,

UD & AB


Posted by: Uncle Doug & Barbi at June 8, 2005 02:01 PM




Wow! Great news - I assume he is a Democrat.


Posted by: Steve Teicher at June 8, 2005 02:27 PM




Super - He is a Democrat...right?


Posted by: Steve Teicher at June 8, 2005 02:30 PM




Just found out from hanna ! What wonderful news. We are so happy for you both and hope to see you over the summer. I absolutely adore going to weddings and this one is going to be great. Johanna told me that we'll learn to do the circle dance correctly. Love you Emily. By for now.


Posted by: linda and richard at June 8, 2005 03:16 PM




Congratulations, Emily. When we saw the two of you together in December, we all thought you were a perfect match -- same approach to the world, same sense of ethics, wonderful humor around each other. I am so happy for you both. Give my best wishes to the luckiest man in the world.


Posted by: john at June 8, 2005 03:36 PM




We met him in December too and we liked him right away. I should note that Emily worked with us at Apple some years ago and brought happiness to many.


Posted by: Steve Teicher at June 9, 2005 01:14 AM




Congratulations! And remember: don't ever let him give you a bag of dirt as a present!


Posted by: angela&barry cerf at June 9, 2005 04:36 AM




Yay! Mazel Tov! I'm so glad we got to meet him just a couple weeks ago. You two are sooooo cute together. I'm so happy for you!


Posted by: Heather at June 9, 2005 06:41 PM




Dear Emily and Shachar,

Mazel tov! We are so very excited for you and send all of our love and best wishes. Shachar, welcome to our family!

Love, Margaret and Alan and Grace and Devon

ps Thank goodness for blogs, or we might have waited weeks to hear this news!


Posted by: Margaret Gordon at June 9, 2005 08:29 PM




Sorry for the repetition, folks. I was getting error messages, so continued to try to repost. Or you could say I just got carried away by Emily's and Shachar's good news!


Posted by: Margaret Gordon at June 9, 2005 08:38 PM




Huzzah! Congratulations!


Posted by: Brett Peters at June 10, 2005 08:40 PM




Emily Shalom

Shachar called us this week (twice actually) with a strange announcement that he is getting married. ..(mmm....).

He also said something about a website with a chocolate and a spoon, so I checked it out and... found out that HE WAS RIGHT!!!!! - there was an Emily there with a great warm smile, who wrote that she is getting married to Shachar .

Mazal Tov to you, and good luck! (keep this wish with Shachar you need it...). You're probably aware of that you are about to marry a mule ... BUT a very kind one.

One day when he takes you to visit the land of holy we will probably get to meet, but in the meantime take a virtual hug from me (Nava), Jonathan (my sweeter half) and Rainy (our daughter). We are friends of Shachar from Sde-Boqer and he actually was my wintness before I got married as well as the holder of our HUPA canopy , as well as a good friend and a great cook.

and one last comment - Shachar isn't a democrat; for all I know he may be considered an anarchist ...

Wish you lots of fun moments together!

Nava




Posted by: Nava Beja at June 19, 2005 06:19 AM




Congratulations, Emily! Just got wind of your engagement from Lisa K. What fantastic news!

-Darin


Posted by: Darin McKeever at June 21, 2005 10:23 AM




dear Emily & Shachar!

mazal tov

brucha haba'a

lamishpacha!!!

i am very happy

soon we will meet

and will be a family .

with all my love -

Shachar's mother


Posted by: shulamit shem tov loewy at June 26, 2005 10:43 AM




MAZEL TOV!

This is Shachar's friend Anna. I am overjoyed that the 'right girl' came along for him- I look forward to meeting you, Emily, for you must be very special indeed. I'm super-impressed by the Blog- especially all the outpouring of love and support by so many. I wish you both endless years of happiness together.


Posted by: Anna Sher at July 7, 2005 09:43 AM




Let me add my belated and heartfelt congratulations. I'll watch for you guys on the TODAY show ;)

All the best!

Mark


Posted by: Mark Lassoff at July 13, 2005 07:58 AM

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