Don’t call me Shirley

It’s a Date!

I’m delighted to inform you that I am going to marry Michael Stewart on July 9, 2011!!!!!!!! Whoopie!

We finally found a venue that was cheap enough and big enough to host our giant framily. We will have the ceremony in the arboretum at Tanglewood Park where my Mammaw and Pappaw celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, so that certainly gives us something to work towards. The reception (yes, I know it’s July) will be indoors and air conditioned in the ballroom at the clubhouse there.

So far it looks like we’ll be able to have my aunt and uncle cater, and one of our dear friends do the deejaying. Robin has, of course, already picked out several boutiques to take me to look at dresses because she’s almost as excited as I am!

Thank you to all of you for your tremendous support as Michael and I have spent the last 3 (almost!) years growing together and discovering how happy we’ll be together for the rest of our lives. We look forward to celebrating with you at the wedding and sharing our lives with you as we get old and wrinkly.


  1. YAY! Congratulations on picking a date.

    Why do I suspect you’re going to have a blast prepping for this…? 😀

  2. Congratulations to you both. I’m so glad it’s working out. =)

  3. YAY! So happy for you! Our wedding was on 7/7 (2007). 🙂

  4. Hooray! 🙂 I’ve been looking for any “official news” about the date since hearing “whispers” in te last couple weeks!! I’m really happy for the both of you and will start makig plans to be free immediately. 😛 <3

  5. Not If I Marry him first! there is still time, precious sweet time……

    Remember, I warned you two about sharing a plate… :+) I am so-o-o happy for you, and I’m also thrilled it’s during the summer and school break, so I don’t have to request any personal leave. It’s great having someone else in the family who teaches. God bless you both. Much love.
    P.S. Danielle’s back from Afghanistan (in case you hadn’t heard).

    Mary Stewart

    Em- i got you messages and was out of town for 6 weeks so forgive the delay. i need to talk to you. i’m so excited and you know uncle tom & i would never miss such an occassion!!!! 🙂 i’ve made some cantacts and want to confirm a few things & have a few questions for you. i will talk to no one but YOU! 🙂 xxxooo, aunt mary 🙂

    Uncle Gene Hunt

    Just recevied my invite. Congrats to you both, I hope to meet you before the wedding. I’ll be visitng VA Tech soon, hope to see Michael and my GF’s daughter. Uncle Gene

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