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Sunday, July 29, 2007

When my people pray.....

This is my beautiful friend, Julie Reid. If any of you have ever met an angel, you would know what I'm talking about.... Julie Reid is an angel of God. She is the most encouraging, loving, nurturing woman I've ever known....she is who you call when you really, really need someone to help you through something.... And she always does.

My sweet friend Julie suffered a major heart attack last Thursday the 26th while on vacation in Chicago with her family.

A heart attack! Talk about crazy! She is very young, and very healthy. The doctors said she has a rare heart defect called Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery. This is the stealth heart condition that kills athletes on the basketball court out of nowhere. It is a miracle that they were able to catch this in time. But that is how God is with his angels.... miraculous!

Julie is scheduled for open heart surgery tomorrow morning at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. She is in good hands.

Please join me in praying for my friend Julie tomorrow, Monday July 30th... for her surgery, for her husband and three daughters, and for God to keep his angel safe and strong.

We love you so much, Jules! And our hearts are with yours.....

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

My Best Friend's Wedding

No, Silly, not the movie with Julia Roberts, it really was my best friend's wedding! My dear friend, Erin, got married Saturday to the man of her dreams. That's something every girl wants for her friends, a happily ever after, right?! Yep, and I do believe she has found her prince charming.

The festivities began the night before at the Alexis Restaurant in downtown Portland. Extremely yummy food... I highly recommend it. We were a little too early for the belly dancer, but we provided our own interpretations....so no one was dissapointed. The bride posse' consisted of Laurie, Jeannine and myself. As we are blond, brunette and redhead, we named ourselves: Summer, Winter and Autumn Barbie. See picture below in our pretty pink Barbie bridesmaid dresses.

The wedding was at the Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River, OR.
BREATHTAKING view of Mt. Hood as the back drop to the ceremony. Erin asked me to sing a little "diddy" that I wrote called "Now and Forever." I was actually so happy, I didn't feel a stitch of nerves the whole time. (Bonus!)

The weather was perfectly hazy, no bright sun, no harsh wind, and no rain. Miraculous in our moody state.

Erin was gorgeous, and Chris broke everyone's heart when he tearfully read his own vows. He really loves my girl. Ahhhh... God is good.

Congratulations Chris and Erin on your amazing day!

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Hey Friends!!!!
It's been a while.... Just a quick note to tell you of the latest development with work! Our company, Meredith Corporation, has launched another website in connection with all their parenting magazines: American Baby, Parents, Family Circle and more! The site is called: Parents.tv (clever...)

When you go to the home page, click in the upper right hand corner where it says: "What is Parents TV? Click here to find out." You'll see MARNI AND I as the HOSTS!!!!! Aparently they saw our maturity and wanted us to "represent."

The "It" Moms are a pretty significant part of the site and we are really excited for the future!

Check out the site and click on the "It" Moms channel 80 times a day or so... We need the hits! Ha...

More later!