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.)



    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)

  2. Tracey

    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.

  3. Kate

    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!).

  4. Lauren

    I had panties for my something blue too.

    Mazel Tov! Have a wonderful time!

  5. Melissa


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

  6. Heather

    Very nice! Have a wonderful day!

  7. juile

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

  8. Stefania/CityMama

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

  9. Amy

    Congratulations! Enjoy your day and savor the moments.

  10. Dawn

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

  11. Leslie


  12. Anna

    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.

  13. Lady M

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

  14. Mike

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

    P.S. Fabulous shoes, Mir!

  15. Shelli

    Congratulations :)

  16. Dave

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

  17. Kate

    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!

  18. Bonnie

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

  19. Rachel May

    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!

  20. Nancy

    Congratulations! Good luck!

  21. Karen

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

  22. Coleen

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

  23. Jenn

    Congratulations, Mir and Otto!

  24. Mary

    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,


  25. Stew

    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!

  26. Randi

    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!

  27. Monica

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

  28. Zuska

    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!!

  29. Crisanne

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

    Have a wonderful day!!

  30. Amy

    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!

  31. chris

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

    And yes we want a photo or two.

  32. Kim

    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!

  33. Heidi


  34. Heather

    Yay! Congratulations to you, Mir!!

  35. Susan


  36. maria

    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.

  37. Marissa

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

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

  38. MomCat

    Yay Mrs. Otto! :D

  39. Karl


  40. Bob

    warmest wishes for a long and happy marriage.

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

  41. dreama

    Congratulations to you and your family!

  42. Suzanne

    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-

  43. MomCat

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

  44. Ben

    Congrats to all of you, this is fantastic.

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

  45. Lesley


  46. Summer

    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.

  47. angelfeet

    Congratulations, Mir and Otto.

  48. Kelly

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

    Congratulations. I am throwing cyber rice for you.

  49. ishouldbeworking

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

  50. el-e-e

    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!

  51. Genevieve

    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!

  52. Stephanie

    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.

  53. Nancy R

    Best Wishes, Mir, Otto, Chickadee & Monkey!

  54. Sharkey

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

  55. Heidi

    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.

  56. Busy Mom

    Hooray!! Congratulations to you all!!

  57. Aimee

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

  58. Jenn

    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.


  59. Lindsey

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

  60. chris

    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

  61. Karen

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

  62. Heather

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

  63. dana

    Congratulations!!!!! -muah-

  64. shannon

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

  65. Mary P

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

  66. Katrina Stonoff

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

  67. Deborah P

    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.

  68. Jessica

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

  69. Yan

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

  70. Rachel

    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.

  71. MitMoi

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

    Mazel Tov! Otto Family

  72. Irab

    Have a wonderful day! Mazel Tov.

  73. Mrs. Schmitty

    Congratulations! Have a beautiful day!

    P.s. Love them shoes!

  74. Melanie Marie

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

  75. Pamela

    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!)

  76. Glennia

    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!

  77. The Other Leanne

    Mazel tov!

  78. sassymonkey

    Congrats Mir and Otto!

  79. sue

    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.

  80. rudolf

    Nice bling!

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

    As wonderful as it Otto be?

  81. Barb Langer

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

  82. Kymm

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

  83. Shalee

    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?…

  84. Chinjo

    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!

  85. Izzy

    Happy, wonderful wedding day!!!!

    I toast you both with apple juice :)

  86. Jan

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

  87. BOSSY

    Bossy sends her ether love!

  88. David

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

  89. Tink

    Thinking of you with much love.

  90. hannita

    Congratulations to everyone. So exciting!

  91. ffbgirl

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

  92. JayMonster

    Congrats, and well wishes to the new Otto Family.

  93. Lucinda

    Congratulations and best wishes to the entire family.

  94. shelly

    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!

  95. Dragon

    Congratulations! I hope the day goes perfectly!


  96. Lucy

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

  97. Steph


  98. MMM

    OH YES! Pictures, pleasssssse!

  99. Agatha Marple

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

  100. becky

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

  101. Samantha

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

  102. audrey


  103. alala.

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

  104. daring one

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

  105. Emily

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

  106. ttulizzy

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

  107. Kelly

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

  108. Kady

    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!

  109. Amy-Go

    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! ;)

  110. Allanna

    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!

  111. kathy

    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? :)


  112. jac


  113. tammy

    Congratulations Mrs. Not-Callahan!!

  114. Heather S.

    CONGRATS hope it is the best day ever

  115. TrudyJ

    Best wishes!!

  116. Liz

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

  117. Julieanne

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

  118. Karen

    Happy, happy wedding, Mrs. Otto!

  119. Beth


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

  120. Jane

    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.

  121. Christina

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

  122. jetmom4

    peeking out to say Congratulations and happiness

  123. elswhere

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

  124. dcrmom


  125. Nancy

    Congratulations! :)

  126. Judy

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

  127. Michelle

    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.” :)

  128. Dawn

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

  129. Janis

    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.

  130. DDM

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

  131. Rache

    You deserve to be happy. Congrats to you both!

  132. Adria

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

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