Part Three – The Missing Passport

So what to do, but go ahead and enjoy the day, just as Rob said.  And we did.  In the above photo, you see the beautiful Debbie Stauble, mother of the groom, and Bob, father of the groom.  And the next photo, Maggie and Rob cutting their cake (notice the “French Bustle” on Maggie’s gown.  Click on the link if you’d like to read my blog post about “Bustles“) But…

…where was the passport?  Maggie and Robert had plans for both to attend school in Philly.  Robert, Optometry School, and Maggie an accelerated nursing BS/RN program at the University of Philadelphia.  They had moved their possessions to their new home a few weeks before the wedding.  Guess where the passport was?  Yep – it was stored in Maggie’s desk, and the desk moved to Philly…at least that’s what they hoped.

So early Saturday morning, the newlyweds came by the house, grabbed a load of possessions they still had to move, (Debbie, Rob’s mom, and I were prepping for the “Family and Out-Of-Town Brunch” at our home).  Maggie was distraught.  She felt so guilty for putting their honeymoon plans on hold.

As she headed out the side door of the house with a load “stuff” Bob, Rob’s dad, stopped her.  Neither knew I was eavesdropping (I am BAD about that…).  🙂   “Maggie,” Bob said, laying a gentle hand on her forearm.  “This is no big deal.  You will face far bigger obstacles than this in your marriage.  It’s going to be ok.  It really is.”  Maggie nodded. — The kindness—

And guess what?  It was.  The passport WAS in the desk in Philly.  Bob organized all the travel changes, was out a few hundred dollars – expensive – but I guess it could have been worse.  The kids flew out of New York instead of Hartford, and actually had an additional 8 hours of honeymoon time due to non-stop flights.  Below is a photo of Maggie and Rob right before their “get away” from the reception.  Look how happy they are, and in this photo – they still did not know their fate…









The final photo…the newlyweds on their honeymoon in Jamaica.  🙂  Yes, it was a happy ending, and I’m sure will continue to be so.


Tomorrow I will get back on track and report all about Tyler and KK’s wedding.  I have some fun things to tell…  🙂

Photos: Image #1 and #2, Patty Cloherty

Image # 3 Facebook Friend

Image # 4 ?

Maggie’s Blooper Part II

Did I happen to mention that it was raining buckets on Maggie and Rob’s day?  But as I told Maggie, it’s good luck in our family.  It rained the day I was born, and the day she and KK were born.  It rained on KK’s, Maggie’s and Tess’ high school graduations, and NOW, her wedding day.

I finally gave up looking for the passport, and as I told you yesterday, I had a pretty good idea where it was.  A month ago, I took it out from lock and key, and asked Maggie if she’d like me to keep it or hand it over now…she decided to take it…

I’m not going to sugar coat it — I looked awful.  Makeup slapped on in four minutes flat, dress thrown on — and to make matters worse, I had called Rob to tell him we were running late for the photographer.  He asked, “Is everything alright?”  I could hear the worry in his voice.  “No one’s sick,” I replied.  I called back a second time, and told him about the passport.  He knew something was up, and I thought I might as well be the one to tell him.  I’ve know him since he was 11, after all.  Better he knew the truth than for his mind to race to dark places and think Miss Maggie was having second thoughts…as if!!!  🙂

If I ever wondered if Rob and Maggie would ‘make it’, (in the treacherous waters of matrimony), and I never did by the way, Rob’s calm response to my confession, “Let’s enjoy today, we’ll work it out,” squelched even the tiniest twinge.  And the look on his face when he met his bride at the alter  – well, take a look for yourself..













Love the picture below, taken before Robert’s Senior Ball in high school.

Tomorrow — where was the passport, did they make their flight, and what part did the father of the groom, Bob Stauble, play in all the drama?

Photos 1, 2, 3 – Patty Cloherty

Photo 4, Unknown


Bloopers From the Mother of the Bride



Bloopers from the mother of the Bride… why do I tell these things on myself?  Well…it’s fun… and after all things were righted, funny too…

Although it wasn’t so funny Friday morning when it all began…

I had decided to wear drug-store brand fake eye lashes for the wedding.  I had never worn them before – but ladies…you’d be surprised at how many of our contemporaries do.  When I began shopping for the lashes, I realized how many choices there were!  Self-stick, individual lashes, strips with separate adhesive, thick, thin…on and on.  I chose a set that didn’t look to awful, some eye-lash glue, and with my slightly embarrassing purchase, ran to the check out and out the store.


The pictures on this page don’t really relate to the post…I don’t have shots of myself frantically looking for eyelashes with a ‘deer in the headlights look’…but I do have these lovely pictures of the wedding party looking pretty.  🙂

The top photo is a screen shot of KK and Tyler from the wedding “Slow Motion” video.  The next, is a photo of the lovely bridal party, looking a little bit sassy…

And the last two are additional pictures of Janice’s, mother of the groom, beautiful floral selections – (my bouquet is the last shot).  I think the bouquet she chose for me may have rivaled my own flowers as a bride!


But I digress… the moral of my tale of the false eyelashes, is that if you plan for a new dramatic look for a big event…try it out before the “Big Event”!  The morning of the wedding, I made a very weak attempt to apply the lashes, and it was a DISASTER!  My right eye became glued shut!  Actually, not difficult to unglue, but still a mess.


If that had been the only blooper, wow…what an easy day!  But there was one other glitch…and quite a large one.  I will post tomorrow…I do promise….