Sunday Supper Throws a Wedding


Jeff and I both knew that it would happen one day.  Dana would walk out the door and come back very excited with something sparkling on her left hand.  We just  didn’t know who, or when, or where, till John.  I honestly knew by the excitement in her voice the first time she met him that he was someone special.  Over the last few years we figured that he was going to be the “who.”  It wasn’t until we received a special e-mail from him, after he had already asked Jeff for her hand, that we knew the “when” and “where.”   We were really touched that he included us in all of the fun.  Dana had no idea of the date and place, although she knew that he was the guy…and that she was going to say, “yes!”

So, on a perfect September night, he asked…she said the obvious and then came the big surprise.  John had planned a surprise engagement party.  Have I told you how much Dana loves surprises?  Her friends came from as close as Lincoln Park and as far away as Charleston and Washington D.C.   There were lots of squeals and laughter and maybe a few tears (mostly from me).   We are so very happy to welcome John to the family!

Then the wedding gears started turning and because they want to get married next year, those gears had to turn incredibly fast.  Because of Dana and John’s careers, there was only one person who could sit on the phone for hours and hours and hours…me!  So that friends, is what has been happening the last few weeks…that, and a trip to Maine.  So, please forgive me for my absence in the blogosphere.  But by now, you know me…family first.

Now things have settled into a mild roar, and  I’m happy to be back sharing more Sunday Supper stories and recipes…that is until we get closer to the date…I might have to to into hiatus again, and I hope that you understand.




9 Responses to “Sunday Supper Throws a Wedding”

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    Kathy Aragaki — Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    So happy for all of you! Enjoy this time. <3

    • Susie replied: — November 3rd, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

      Thanks so much Kathy! We are going to!

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    Carol Sacks — Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Warm congratulations to all of you, Susie! I can tell you’re savoring every minute, even the frantic ones.

    • Susie replied: — November 3rd, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

      Thank you so much Carol! It is such a special time and we intend to savor every bit of it!

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    Mary Ann Graham — Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    I have had the great pleasure if getting to know John & Dana over the past few years. They are incredible people and a wonderful, delightful couple. I was fortunate to spend more time with them at the wedding of my daughter, Kit, in Kennebunkport. Kit is very lucky to have such fabulous friends. To you Susie, congratulations and enjoy every minute of the planning. It is such a special time!

    • Susie replied: — November 3rd, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! This is such a special time and we hope to enjoy every second with Dana and John as much as you did with Kit and Charles!

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    Tina Aiello — Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    HI Susie!
    It’s Tina Wetherell Aiello! I hope you remember me, I used to model with you guys! I love your recipes here, and your blog. Reminds me of home :) Just wanted to say Congratulations on Dana’s engagement! I think the last time I saw you guys, I had just gotten married, and she was a baby?? Best wishes for a wonderful time in the months ahead!

    • Susie replied: — November 3rd, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

      Oh, it’s so good to hear from you! Of course we remember…such great memories! Thank you for your kind words and following the blog. Love to see you sometime when you get to the city.

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    Nancy Chase — Monday, November 4, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Hello ! So sweet to know your beautiful, talented daughter is about to wed. You are the perfect Mom and Dad for wedding planning – I’m sure it will be elegant, stylish, and everything you have always dreamed ! XXOO, Nancy and Gary.

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