It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!

Each week Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar either suggest a theme for that week’s Friday Five Linkup, or leave it up to individual bloggers to come up with their own Free Friday theme.  This week’s theme is What’s New?! and we were encouraged to catch our readers up on where we stand on our goals for this year…


 I was pretty pumped to see this week’s prompt because I have a lot of new stuff to share!

1.  For starters today is the first day that I can say that I’ve been married to my best friend and the love of my life for 33 years!  It seems like just yesterday that we said, I do.”  Happy anniversary, Babe!


2.  Tonight we are hosting the rehearsal dinner for our oldest son Joseph and his fiancé Julie at Il Fornaio, our favorite Italian restaurant; and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary!  I’m looking forward to a relaxing evening with friends, and our new extended family while we enjoy good food and great wine!

3.  Both of our families are in town for the weekend, and I can’t wait to see and catch up with everyone!  My mom arrived on Thursday and we’re already having so much fun!


4.  We will be gaining the daughter we always wanted tomorrow!  Julie has been a part of our family for the last three years, but tomorrow it will be official when she and Joseph wed!


Photo courtesy of Bill

5.  We’re going to the beach later next week, and I can’t wait!  I have been looking forward to getting away with Bill all summer!


  • Questions:
  • What’s new with you?
  • Are you married?  If so, how long have you been married?
  • What are your weekend plans?