All the essentials

(I wrote this ahead of time and set it to post at midnight, lest you have the urge to come yell at me for posting on my wedding day.)

I’m ready to do this thing.

I’ve got something old.
And something new.
Something borrowed.
And something blue.

And I also have this.

(I’ll be back Monday as Mrs. Otto. Maybe even with pictures.)

135 Responses to “All the essentials”

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    Cstantur@msn.com May 11, 2007 at 12:30 am #

    This is me throwing rice ;)

    …well unless you want bird seed then

    This is me throwing birdseed ;)

    Happy tomorrows Mir and Otto (and Chickie and Monkey too)

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    Tracey May 11, 2007 at 1:03 am #

    Just going “Awwwww!”… even if I am some anonymous reader from over the other side of the world. I can’t help it if I’ve got caught up in your life, and seeing I could be second cab off the rank to leave a comment, I am. So – Congratulations! At last the day has finally arrived for you!! *Throws rose petals*… Can’t wait to read how it all went. Best wishes to you, Otto, and the kids too.

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    Kate May 11, 2007 at 1:13 am #

    Congratulations Mir and Otto, from the other side of the world also, its been great to lurk and read about the lead up to your day. Hope it is more than you could ever imagine, and here is me throwing rose petals too ( I have heard that rice is painful if it gets in the eyes!).

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    Lauren May 11, 2007 at 1:34 am #

    I had panties for my something blue too.

    Mazel Tov! Have a wonderful time!

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    Melissa May 11, 2007 at 1:42 am #

    Congratulations!

    They should really find a way to work the sticky tape into the poem, don’t you think?

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    Heather May 11, 2007 at 1:44 am #

    Very nice! Have a wonderful day!

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    juile May 11, 2007 at 1:53 am #

    Best wishes! Beautiful weather and happy guests and many wonderful wishes for you and Otto!

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    Stefania/CityMama May 11, 2007 at 1:58 am #

    I wish you every happiness! Can’t wait to see pics!

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    Amy May 11, 2007 at 2:12 am #

    Congratulations! Enjoy your day and savor the moments.

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    Dawn May 11, 2007 at 2:52 am #

    Congratulations! And enjoy! May the flash tape do its job and everything else fall into place happily.

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    Leslie May 11, 2007 at 2:57 am #

    Congratulations!

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    Anna May 11, 2007 at 3:13 am #

    Congratulations to both of you. Enjoy your day, this day is for you and your family.

    Oh, notice how the boob tape clearly states “easy application”, have wine for the removal.

    Make it a memorable day.

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    Lady M May 11, 2007 at 3:33 am #

    Congratulations! We must see pictures of the pedicure, at the very least. ;)

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    Mike May 11, 2007 at 3:40 am #

    Wheeeee, I’m so happy for you two! Have a wonderful time and congrats!!!!

    P.S. Fabulous shoes, Mir!

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    Shelli May 11, 2007 at 5:37 am #

    Congratulations :)

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    Dave May 11, 2007 at 5:49 am #

    Best wishes, Mir! “May you live as long as you wish, and love as long as you live.”

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    Kate May 11, 2007 at 6:45 am #

    Congrats, Mir and Otto! I’m so excited for both of you, even though I’ve never met y’all. I hope everything goes perfectly today!

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    Bonnie May 11, 2007 at 6:54 am #

    Oh yay! Best wishes. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

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    Rachel May May 11, 2007 at 6:56 am #

    Mir, thank you so much for sharing your journey with us. Many, many heartfelt blessings to you and Otto and Chickadee and Monkey.

    I’m so excited for you! Squee!

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    Nancy May 11, 2007 at 7:12 am #

    Congratulations! Good luck!

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    Karen May 11, 2007 at 7:15 am #

    Oh Mir…Best wishes for today, and for all of your tomorrows. Enjoy!

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    Coleen May 11, 2007 at 7:21 am #

    This is SO exciting! Many happy wishes for you and Otto.

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    Jenn May 11, 2007 at 7:23 am #

    Congratulations, Mir and Otto!

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    Mary May 11, 2007 at 7:28 am #

    May today be as joyous as can be. My first thought upon awakening this morning was “Mir’s getting married!” You’ll be held in my thoughts all day.

    Warmest Regards to you all,

    ~~M~~

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    Stew May 11, 2007 at 7:49 am #

    Wow…I am so happy for you. I comment, like, once in a blue moon but read faithfully. I hope I make the connection you have!

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    Randi May 11, 2007 at 7:54 am #

    Congratulations Mir, Otto, Chickadee and Monkey – I’m up in VT and up HERE we’ve got a beautiful day, so I’m hoping that down THERE your day is absolutely gorgeous and fun and everything that you wished it would be!

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    Monica May 11, 2007 at 7:58 am #

    Congratulations! Second husbands are the best…I speak from experience. Many happy wishes to you, Otto, and the kids!!

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    Zuska May 11, 2007 at 8:07 am #

    I actually woke up this morning humming “Going to the chapel, and we’re gonna’ get maa-ah-ah-ried…”

    Congratulations, Mir and Otto!! And Chickadee and Monkey!!

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    Crisanne May 11, 2007 at 8:07 am #

    I’m sure Otto wouldn’t mind if you wore those shoes to bed… :)

    Have a wonderful day!!

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    Amy May 11, 2007 at 8:14 am #

    Happy Wedding Day, Mir and Otto! I hope your happiness and love shine through today’s rain clouds. Have a beautiful weekend – can’t wait to hear all about it and see pics next week!

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    chris May 11, 2007 at 8:17 am #

    Happy wedding day to you and Otto. I am so happy for both of you.

    And yes we want a photo or two.

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    Kim May 11, 2007 at 8:23 am #

    Happy Wedding day…or as my Bug used to say…the day grown-ups get to say the “married words”.
    May the words you say today ring true tomorrow and all of the tomorrows after that!

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    Heidi May 11, 2007 at 8:42 am #

    Congratulations!!!

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    Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah May 11, 2007 at 8:43 am #

    Congrats Mir!

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    Heather May 11, 2007 at 8:58 am #

    Yay! Congratulations to you, Mir!!

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    Susan May 11, 2007 at 8:59 am #

    Congratulations!

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    maria May 11, 2007 at 9:09 am #

    I followed a link from Lotta, and have spent a good while reading when I should have been doing, something beside reading. But I hope you have a lovely ceremony, and much happiness together.

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    Marissa May 11, 2007 at 9:10 am #

    Best wishes for a wonderful day full of happy memories and smiling faces!!

    Do you deserve every single second of joy today and everyday.

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    MomCat May 11, 2007 at 9:11 am #

    Yay Mrs. Otto! :D

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    Karl May 11, 2007 at 9:17 am #

    Congrats!

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    Bob May 11, 2007 at 9:19 am #

    warmest wishes for a long and happy marriage.

    I can feel the happiness (and panic) from here.

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    dreama May 11, 2007 at 9:19 am #

    Congratulations to you and your family!

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    Suzanne May 11, 2007 at 9:30 am #

    Best wishes to the whole new family and many happy days for the future! I love the “I told you so” part! Sometimes we women just know these things! -wink-

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    MomCat May 11, 2007 at 9:33 am #

    By the way, Mir — today is my parents’ anniversary. Their fiftieth anniversary! Good omen for you and Otto.

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    Ben May 11, 2007 at 9:46 am #

    Congrats to all of you, this is fantastic.

    And I, too, am wearing my blue panties in your honor.

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    Lesley May 11, 2007 at 9:48 am #

    Congratulations!

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    Summer May 11, 2007 at 9:56 am #

    Am I recalling correctly that you got those shoes for $12? If so, I want to marry you. Except oh wait, we’re BOTH married. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Otto!

    You tell him I said he is one lucky man.

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    angelfeet May 11, 2007 at 10:00 am #

    Congratulations, Mir and Otto.

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    Kelly May 11, 2007 at 10:01 am #

    Something old
    Something new
    Something borrowed
    Somthing blue
    Some fashion tape to keep thing in queue

    Congratulations. I am throwing cyber rice for you.

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    ishouldbeworking May 11, 2007 at 10:01 am #

    WOOT!!! Congrats Mir & Otto! Much happiness to both of you.

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    el-e-e May 11, 2007 at 10:02 am #

    Did you ever imagine you’d have FANS wishing you well on your wedding day?!

    Congratulations and best wishes! You deserve the best of everything, today and always!

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    Genevieve May 11, 2007 at 10:08 am #

    YAAAY!!!
    Gawjus, simply gawjus (all four things in the poem – not counting the tape).

    I’ll dance a little hora for you.
    Joy, love and laughter for you always!

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    Stephanie May 11, 2007 at 10:15 am #

    Yeah! Does this mean you will finally stop talking about the wedding? :) Just kidding. I enjoyed every bit of it. Congratulations! Hope everything goes wonderfully.

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    Nancy R May 11, 2007 at 10:16 am #

    Best Wishes, Mir, Otto, Chickadee & Monkey!

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    Sharkey May 11, 2007 at 10:19 am #

    Oh, I hope there are pictures! Happy, happy day to the four of you!

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    Heidi May 11, 2007 at 10:20 am #

    Zuska woke up humming “Going to the chapel, and we’re gonna’ get maa-ah-ah-ried…” I woke up humming “What a wonderful world…” Since we know you like shiny things, here’s to your shiny, sparkly future.

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    Busy Mom May 11, 2007 at 10:25 am #

    Hooray!! Congratulations to you all!!

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    Aimee May 11, 2007 at 10:26 am #

    Yay! Happy Wedding Day! Thanks for sharing this whole year of living changerously with all of us on the internets. Congratulations!!!!!!!!

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    Jenn May 11, 2007 at 10:28 am #

    Oh Mir. A world of happiness and long morning snuggles and road trips where you turn your head and look at this fella and think, “I done good.”

    You done good. He done good. So much love to you both. Blessings. Mazel tov.

    xoxoxo

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    Lindsey May 11, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to hear all the juicy details about the honeymoon weekend! ;-)

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    chris May 11, 2007 at 10:36 am #

    glad to see you’ve got the best boob tape. i took photos at a wedding last week, and wound up making a run to the hardware store for 3M double-stick, heavy-duty mounting stuff AND the secret ninja stuff to get it off- guaranteed to leave the skin intact. calamity averted and the wedding was wonderful. many blessings on you all! chris

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    Karen May 11, 2007 at 10:41 am #

    I’m so excited for you honey!
    Best wishes to you and to Mr. Mir to be.

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    Heather May 11, 2007 at 10:48 am #

    COngrats!!!!! May God bless you extravgently!!!! Oh wait – Monkey, Chickadee, and Otto — He already has!

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    dana May 11, 2007 at 10:50 am #

    Congratulations!!!!! -muah-

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    shannon May 11, 2007 at 10:54 am #

    congratulations, mir! enjoy the day…the year…the rest of your life(lives?) together!

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    Mary P May 11, 2007 at 10:55 am #

    Three wishes for you:
    Happy Wedding Day!
    Wonderful Marriage!
    Love-filled Life!
    xo

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    Katrina Stonoff May 11, 2007 at 11:00 am #

    Oh, Mir. Have a wonderful day! We’ll all be thinking of you, and celebrating with you in spirit.

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    Deborah P May 11, 2007 at 11:38 am #

    I looked at the clock a little bit ago and thought – 10 a.m. (CST), hmmm, Mir and Otto may be saying their vows this very moment! Then I thought, I’ve GOT to get a life!!! Regardless of whether I actually need a life of my own, however, best wishes and fairy dust and love sprinkles over your day and all the days to come.

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    Jessica May 11, 2007 at 11:38 am #

    Mazal Tov Mir.
    I can’t believe this day came so fast. May you have a beautiful wedding and an even lovelier marriage.

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    Yan May 11, 2007 at 11:39 am #

    Wishing you both all the best. It works if you make it.

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    Rachel May 11, 2007 at 11:40 am #

    Congratulations! I hope you have a wonderful wedding and a wonderful weekend together. Enjoy!

    May your marriage be a happy one, and may your kids and Otto become as close as my stepfather and my brother & I.

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    MitMoi May 11, 2007 at 11:41 am #

    *Extends two glasses of fine champagne*
    *Extends two glass of sparkling cider – for Chickadee & Monkey*

    Mazel Tov! Otto Family

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    Irab May 11, 2007 at 11:44 am #

    Have a wonderful day! Mazel Tov.

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    Mrs. Schmitty May 11, 2007 at 11:51 am #

    Congratulations! Have a beautiful day!

    P.s. Love them shoes!

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    Melanie Marie May 11, 2007 at 11:52 am #

    Yeaahhhhh! Congrats! Have a beautiful day!!!!

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    Pamela May 11, 2007 at 11:54 am #

    Best wishes to the four of you. (and thanks for knowing us well enough to know that we’d be looking for a post today, even though we shouldn’t!)

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    Glennia May 11, 2007 at 12:11 pm #

    Wishing you all a beautiful day, and a beautiful life together. Funny how I can get all weepy over someone I don’t even know getting married. I’m just so happy for you all!

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    The Other Leanne May 11, 2007 at 12:13 pm #

    Mazel tov!

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    sassymonkey May 11, 2007 at 12:22 pm #

    Congrats Mir and Otto!

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    sue May 11, 2007 at 12:23 pm #

    I’ve come out of my lurking to wish you a wonderful day full of memories to remember as you share your new life together. Blessings.

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    rudolf May 11, 2007 at 12:49 pm #

    Nice bling!

    May your life together be every bit as wonderful as you imagine it will be.

    As wonderful as it Otto be?

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    Barb Langer May 11, 2007 at 12:50 pm #

    Congratulations – I wish you all the best the world has to offer! Here’s to happy beginnings! Cheers!

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    Kymm May 11, 2007 at 1:13 pm #

    Congratulations – thank you so much for letting us share in your happiness today. Now go rock those shoes.

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    Shalee May 11, 2007 at 1:26 pm #

    I love the new name, Mrs. Otto. Congratulations on the day finally arriving and you’re being sane enough to enjoy it.

    But what shall you blog about now?…

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    Chinjo May 11, 2007 at 1:35 pm #

    Mrs. Otto!!! That rings so nicely! Congratulations and Best Wishes for a Long and Happy Life to family Mir!!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful journey to this but life is now going to continue even better. Hope you keep sharing but, either way, Most Sincerest Wishes for your future!

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    Izzy May 11, 2007 at 1:48 pm #

    Happy, wonderful wedding day!!!!

    I toast you both with apple juice :)

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    Jan May 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm #

    Bestest bestest wishes to you all. Enjoy your day, your weekend, your life together.

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    BOSSY May 11, 2007 at 2:00 pm #

    Bossy sends her ether love!

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    David May 11, 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    Congrats! And yes, those shoes are pretty enough to sleep in.

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    Tink May 11, 2007 at 2:05 pm #

    Thinking of you with much love.

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    hannita May 11, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    Congratulations to everyone. So exciting!

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    ffbgirl May 11, 2007 at 2:35 pm #

    Enjoy your day and thank you for sharing all of your adventures with us!!

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    JayMonster May 11, 2007 at 2:41 pm #

    Congrats, and well wishes to the new Otto Family.

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    Lucinda May 11, 2007 at 2:41 pm #

    Congratulations and best wishes to the entire family.

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    shelly May 11, 2007 at 2:52 pm #

    Don’t blog on your honeymoon! Go get your groove on in those hot little shoes you’re wearing. Here’s to a great day with lots of laughter through tears. Salud!

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    Dragon May 11, 2007 at 3:11 pm #

    Congratulations! I hope the day goes perfectly!

    Sue

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    Lucy May 11, 2007 at 3:30 pm #

    Hope your wedding day with Otto is your most wonderful day yet. Congratulations to you all!

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    Steph May 11, 2007 at 3:40 pm #

    Congratulations!

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    MMM May 11, 2007 at 3:53 pm #

    OH YES! Pictures, pleasssssse!

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    Agatha Marple May 11, 2007 at 3:59 pm #

    Happy Blessings to your “New” Family on your big day. I can’t wait to see the photos!

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    becky May 11, 2007 at 4:03 pm #

    hope it’s lovely for you all. yay for weddings!

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    Samantha May 11, 2007 at 5:20 pm #

    Congrats to you and Otto! Hooray for happily ever after :-)

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    audrey May 11, 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    Congratulations!

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    alala. May 11, 2007 at 6:05 pm #

    Delurking to say, um, have a nice wedding! It will be wonderful. Congratulations.

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    daring one May 11, 2007 at 6:51 pm #

    Mir. How lovely! Congratulations. I hope you’re all having a beautiful time.

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    Emily May 11, 2007 at 7:14 pm #

    How wonderful!!!! I’m sending you buckets of blessings and good wishes for this magical weekend and for your life together!!!

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    ttulizzy May 11, 2007 at 10:14 pm #

    Best wishes and congrats to you both, and the kids! Have a wonderful day and weekend!

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    Kelly May 11, 2007 at 10:17 pm #

    Congratulations to you and Hubbs!! Also Congrats to the kiddies on a new step dad! Best Wishes!

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    Kady May 11, 2007 at 11:01 pm #

    YAY! Congratulations to the two of you. I first started reading when there was boob ooze. How far you have come. I am so happy for all of you!! Mazel Tov!

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    Amy-Go May 11, 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    Mir…may this day be perfection, all you ever hoped for. May it also be the worst day of your lives together. May it only get better from here!!! Congratulations and all kinds of sweet sugary love…

    p.s. pictures!! ASAP! ;)

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    Allanna May 11, 2007 at 11:30 pm #

    I hope that everything went well (and wonderfully!) We wish you and Otto (and Chickie and Monkey) every happiness!
    (I’m very much looking forward to the pictures)
    Also, have a wonderful Mother’s Day! You deserve it!

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    kathy May 11, 2007 at 11:57 pm #

    by now it is a lovely memory, the kids have crashed and you’re reading the newspaper, no doubt. Maybe fishing the driveway. Yeah. Something with a driveway involved.

    Hope it was lovely; I’m sure it was. Who do I have to bribe to get a pic of The Dress? :)

    Congratulations!!!

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    jac May 12, 2007 at 12:07 am #

    CONGRATULATIONS!

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    tammy May 12, 2007 at 1:58 am #

    Congratulations Mrs. Not-Callahan!!

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    Heather S. May 12, 2007 at 2:30 am #

    CONGRATS hope it is the best day ever

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    TrudyJ May 12, 2007 at 6:24 am #

    Best wishes!!

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    Liz May 12, 2007 at 10:26 am #

    Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Ott, and many happy returns of the day.

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    Julieanne May 12, 2007 at 12:29 pm #

    Congratulations to you all, may you have all your dreams come true, be happy, From a lurker in Ireland

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    Karen May 12, 2007 at 1:06 pm #

    Happy, happy wedding, Mrs. Otto!

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    Beth May 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm #

    Congratulations!

    I hope your weekend is eventful… but only the good kind!

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    Jane May 12, 2007 at 3:58 pm #

    Many congratulations and years of happiness for the new family : ) May you be blessed on this, your wonderful wedding day, and every day in the future! Much love.

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    LadyBug Crossing May 12, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    Happy Wedding!!!
    xo
    LBC

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    Christina May 12, 2007 at 5:46 pm #

    Congratulations!!! And yes, we need pictures :)

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    jetmom4 May 12, 2007 at 8:18 pm #

    peeking out to say Congratulations and happiness

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    elswhere May 12, 2007 at 8:29 pm #

    Mazal tov, indeed! But you’ve made a lot of your own mazal. Wishing much joy to the whole Mir-Otto family.

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    dcrmom May 12, 2007 at 9:26 pm #

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nancy May 13, 2007 at 12:18 am #

    Congratulations! :)

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    Judy May 13, 2007 at 12:35 am #

    Een heel gelukkig huwelijksdag from Flanders, Belgium (the same as herebove but in dutch)

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    Michelle May 13, 2007 at 10:04 am #

    Yay! Congratulations to the whole family! So happy for all of you entering this new and exciting chapter of life. But especially happy that you got to say “I told you so.” :)

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    Dawn May 13, 2007 at 12:03 pm #

    You give me HOPE!
    Congrats and many happy “I told you so’s”

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    Janis May 13, 2007 at 12:09 pm #

    Congrats and pleeeeease post some pics! We’re all dying to see you gorgeous you looked – but with the boob tape and high heels of course it’s a given.

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    Dawn (the other one) May 13, 2007 at 4:35 pm #

    Yes, I believe “squeeee!” sums it up nicely.

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    DDM May 13, 2007 at 7:03 pm #

    Congratulations! Please, with sugar on top, post photos?!!

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    Rache May 13, 2007 at 7:21 pm #

    You deserve to be happy. Congrats to you both!

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    Adria May 29, 2007 at 12:27 am #

    beautiful ring. I had no idea that tape existed, what a fab idea!

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