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What a GREAT 4th of July!!!

Mr. Parks’ California family came out to visit us this past week, and we couldn’t have asked for a better time! His sister (my new sister!) stayed with us, and his parents stayed down the road at a little boutique hotel called The Lofts. This was the first time they had been to Columbus (aside from his sister, Bridget, who braved the cold in December and stayed with us this past winter!), and I think that they had a great time. On the TerraceWe got to hang out with my family a lot, and everyone hit it off – it made me wish that Mr. Parks’ family would relocate to Ohio and hang out with us a whole lot more! I never would have guessed that I would be so lucky as to have these wonderful people come into my life and become new additions to my family! We can’t wait to spend the weekend in good old Ottawa, Illinois, hanging out with dozens and dozens of Diederichs for the family reunion! I can’t believe how wonderful being engaged and getting married is – when it’s the right person; your best friend, it just feels like everyone you know is celebrating with you. I could not be any happier!!! Anyway, I just wanted to write a little blog to say thank you to my future in-laws, for being so loving and fun and friendly and easy! I think we could all have a good time wherever we are. I love you all!

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Venue Selected.

Well, i said i would give everyone an update on the wedding…here is what we know so far.

We have pretty much decided on a venue (which is the hardest part) here in CBUS. We wanted a place where all the out of towners and such could have a place to stay and hang out with the wedding party, and where we could spend a few days getting pampered (not to mention drunk) before the ceremony. So we decided on the Great Southern Westin Hotel and Spa (and theatre). It really makes the most sense. We spit-balled ideas like Vegas and Florida for weeks, and logistically, when you get right down to it, this is the best most logical place to have it.

The ceremony will be in the Great Southern Theatre and the cocktail and reception hour will follow immediately after. We are thinking of a Sunday brunch as well…we need time to swap gossip and observations of the night prior…we basically want to stretch this event as long as we can. As far as the rehearsal dinner goes, that has yet to be decided. My pops is coming into town so i imagine we will rough it out then.

The wedding coordinator over at the Westin should be getting back to us soon and then i can give everyone a date. We are shooting for Spring, but who knows when for sure…

here is a link to the hotel for the curious.

we will have a separate wedding site up in a few days that you can RSVP and check our registry, etc…i will let everyone know as that materializes.

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