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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Life Before Motherhood

Was there such a thing? Valentine's Day is a good time for reflection....

I hardly sat still. This is me and John in Key West (as if you wouldn't recognize the landmark) in 1994.

Now we are in Yellow Stone.

We got married a year after we met. We met in our residency in Augusta, Georgia. We were both in our 2nd year of Family Medicine Training. Our attendings thought it was romantic that 2 of their residents met and married.

My sister met her husband Brian about the same time I met John. We had a double wedding at my mother'shouse. Actually, my sister and Brian made all the plans. John and I were engaged. They asked us if we wanted to get married on the same day. So we did. We kind of-like hijacked their wedding. I didn't do much planning except for picking my dress and inviting a few friends.
We all lived happily ever after....


Jen said...

I love this post. We get a little look into the inside world of Dr. Punger. These are great photographs!!! You were a BEAUTIFUL bride!

crispy said...

I can't believe you had a double wedding. You might be the only person I know who has had one. My sister and I got married 10 weeks apart. I bet my parents wished we would have had a double wedding.

The pictures are great. I love the glimpse into the past.


Lauren said...

I love the picture of you sitting on the couch with your husbands standing behind you. Very traditional pose!

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Christine said...

Thanks for sharing. I love all the pictures of you and your husband.

Orlando Realtor said...

Actually how I recall this event, your mom told you that if you were to get married within 6 months of your sister to do it together. It would be a "wedding to remember" and we could get it over with, in only one she liked doing it!!

Also as I recall your mom did most of the planning, work and organization. Your sister at the time lived in Idaho, and you lived in Georgia. Thke two brides pretty much just showed up. Your mom planned a wedding uniting 3 families from all corners of the country.

Oh what a fast forward, there is Zachary, William, Scott, Ariana, Nikalas and David.

I guess that demonstrates a successful merger!!!!

Permission to Mother said...

Mom, I often let the families (and the same thing applies here), when I write a story, it is my version. My version will definately be different than how anyone else recalls an event or I may simplify it a bit for readability or of particular interest to my audiance. By no means do I mean to discredit the points of view of others or think that my perspective is the only perspective.

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