Friday, March 7, 2008

Exciting updates

Dear ladies, I don't have too much time before Shabbat, but I just had to give you all a little update.

First, to those who have been worried about us after hearing about the recent terrible slaughter in Jerusalem: me, my family, my dear chatan and his family, and everyone we know, are all fine. May God's peace and faithful guidance be with the families of the innocent murdered children at this dark hour.

My wedding ring is ready; as required, it was bought by my dear chatan with his money, and will be kept in his possession until the chuppah.

Our invitations are ready as well (see a sample below; the blank spaces contain details which I removed for security reasons) and we already started giving them out. So I can finally reveal that the Big Day will be, God willing...

... 18-th Adar Bet, 5768

... a date which is known in the non-Jewish calendar this year as

March 25-th!!!
I wish everyone a wonderful weekend; a blessed and peaceful Shabbat to all house of Israel.


Sammybunny said...

Oh my goodness! I feel so behind, what happened in Israel!? I really should start watching the news/reading the news. Well, I will pray for your safety. How exciting that your invitations are in! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding and your husband!

Michelle Potter said...

Oh, no. I don't watch the news, so I didn't know there was a... a slaughter? That sounds awful. :(

But for your good news, congratulations!

BTW, on my blog I'm participating in the 5minutesformom Ultimate Blog Party, and giving away a prize, so stop by if you get a chance. (It will still be going on after Shabbat, so no hurry!)

Lady-in-the-Making said...

WONDERFUL! Oh Anna! I am so very happy for you! Congratulations!!!! Thank you for sharing your exciting news with us. I also thought of you during the recent events in Jerusalem. :( Thank you for telling us.

lorelei4mc said...

I wish you a lifetime of great blessings, not to mention plenty of peace of mind overseeing details as you lead up to the day. If I may ask, how did you come to decide on a Tuesday? Around here, we usually see weddings on weekends. Thanks for your insight.

Rebekah S. said...

Oh, I'm just beside myself with glee!!!!!!!!!!! :) YAY, Anna! :) Your big day is almost here! I can't believe it's so soon; I bet you're just so excited. :)

Have you found a house yet?

I'm so happy to hear that no one was hurt. When I was watching the news coverage of that last night, I was so worried, wondering if you or anyone you knew had been injured. Praise God for His goodness in sparing your life and the lives of those around you!!

I'm glad the ring is taken care of now! Yet another thing to be able to check off the list! :)

Thanks for the great post. Have a restful and peaceful Shabbat(I'm sure you really need it, after all this planning and preparation!)

Love in Him,

P.S. The invitations are beautiful. I really wish I could come to your wedding and meet you in person! :)

Rebekah S. said...


Some gunman opened fire at a rabbinical school is Israel, killing many and injuring quite a few as well. That's pretty much all I know at the moment.

In Him,

Kacie said...

How exciting! Best wishes for a beautiful wedding. We're all happy for you!

Is it traditional to pass out invitations so closely to the wedding?

Anonymous said...

firstly ... prayer heavenward concerning this most recent slaughter (a most appropriate word describing this atrocity). it grieves my soul.

second ... your invitation is so very elegant. i've never seen one quite like it, and i prefer yours over so many others. beautiful.

march 25, what a lovely date. i'm thankful you aren't waiting longer - i can imagine the anticipation is welling up and spilling over about now! sweet blessings, prayer and tender embraces (albeit virtual) for you as you make final preparations in becoming a beloved wife.

bless you sweetly, dear Anna.

Mrs.KAOS said...

I am glad to hear you and your loved ones are safe. I too pray for peace in the land that is Holy to so many.

Oh your invitations are lovely! You must be so excited, I wish you much happiness and some restful sleep on the days leading up to your wedding.

Gigi said...

May G-d bless abundantly!

Lara said...

I am so happy for you! May your special day, and your lifetime together be full of every blessing.


Kathleen said...

Anna, I'm so excited for you! Can you translate the Hebrew for us non-Hebrew readers?

Anonymous said...


Here in the States, Jewish Weddings are done on Sundays being as Saturday is Shabbat. Even by the time the sun goes down Saturday evening, it is too late to begin a wedding, considering all the preparations that need to be done just on the day, alone.

In Israel, the 'workweek' is Sunday through Thursday, allowing Shabbat preperations on Friday morning, and then Shabbat.

It is not uncommon here in the states to see a wedding on a weeknight, too.

Anna, sorry to jump in with the response...I just felt the need to offer some stateside insight, too.

I also find it funny how stateside, people spend a year planning a "perfect" wedding, while you've done a beautiful job in a "short" time.

Mazal Tov to you and your Chatan.

Will we see pictures after the date?

~tamara, California

Anonymous said...

I, too, seem to be not quite up-to-date on what happened in Jerusalem recently...I'm happy & relieved that all is well with you. Thank God.

The wedding invitations are lovely, really they are. Very classic looking. I especially like the lacy corners. :o)

So few days left now, Anna. I pray they'll be good, productive ones for you & your chatan.


Jeannine said...

What a beautiful invitation! I'm truly exited for your wedding!

PamelaK said...

Anna -
I have not had time to comment much but I have been faithfully reading and I am so excited for you, especially this latest news! I am also so thankful that you and everyone close to you are fine.

Sue said...

Hi, Anna:

I also prayed for you, your family, and your chatan, as well as the families of the seminary students who were killed when I heard the news from Israel.

As I write this, you have only 18 days till your wedding! No wonder you felt that you couldn't finish your nutrition studies!

Grace and peace to you,


yoshi3329 said...

I'm Glad you're okay!

Paula said...

Praise God for safety and wonderful blessings!
May your wedding day (and night ;o) )be more wonderful than you could ever have imagined.

Anonymous said...

Your invitations are elegant and beautiful! I absolutely can't wait to see your wedding photo's! Will you be taking a honeymoon? I'm glad you and your loved one's are safe. Enjoy Shabbas!


Terry said...

18 days! That's so close. Congratulations again, Anna. Every happiness and I am thankful that your family was unharmed in the sad, vicious attack. Prayers to all of the people of Israel during this time.

Mrs. Brigham said...

Hearing the update about your safety is great news to hear, Anna. I have been thinking of you and your family since we heard the news reports yesterday. Please take care.

And how wonderful to learn of your wedding date! Excitement and joy fills my heart for this upcoming event my friend!

Rose said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Am also glad to hear that no one close to you was hurt in the shooting. That is just so sad!

Kelly said...

Anna, I'm so happy that you and your entire family are safe. I thought about you when I heard of the news in Israel.

Your invitation is wonderful. Very elegant. I'm so happy your wedding date is set and it seems that everything is rolling along fine. You will be surprised how quickly it goes now.
You will be in my prayers and in my thoughts on the 25th.

Michelle said...

Prayers going up regarding the slaughter there in the Holy Land - I hadn't even heard of it (we don't have TV and I am sorely negligent about keeping up with current events)

March 25th is a wonderful date! How awesome. Beautiful invitations too!

Kristi said...

Many congratulations on your big day approaching! I hadn't heard about the killings either, but I am thankful to hear you and your loved ones are safe. Have a blessed countdown to your wedding! Enjoy these last few days of singleness as well. There is such blessing in this time as well as in marriage.

Laura said...

Congrats on everything. I look forward to hearing more about your wedding. I hope I find my special someone soon too!

Apple Cider Mama said...

GORGEOUS INVITATIONS! You must be thrilled. And, I'm so glad your ring is ready because...your wedding is right around the corner! You must be floating on air with excitement.

Praise God that you and your loved ones are safe. The families of the victims in Jerusalem are in my and my familie's prayers.


Bridget said...

Hello Anna,

Again congratulations! You have picked a wonderful day to get married. My anniversary is March 25th and this year is our 8th.

The invitation is beautiful. Blessing to you and your beloved.

A Young Lady In Waiting said...

I'm so glad to hear that you and your loved ones are safe! The invitations are beautiful I only wish i could read what they say. Hope your Shabbat is peaceful.

PhDCow said...

March 25th sounds like a wonderful day for a wedding!

Congratulations and many wishes for a peaceful and stress-less 2 1/2 weeks!

Rachel said...

I am so glad you and your family are all right. When I heard about this today, I immediately thought about you over there and prayed you were still well.

Congratulations!!! The invitations are so pretty too.

Michele said...

The invitation is absolutely beautiful.

And I have to say, the Hebrew took me by surprise. It shouldn't but did... I forget sometimes that you live in Israel... I'm horrible with other languages, and have to say I'm a little envious of those (like you) who can navigate at least two languages with aplomb.

Congratulations! I know I don't know you "in person" but it's so nice to see you so happy.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Anna I am so excited for you! The big day is coming up so fast! Only three weeks away, huh?! You must be so happy! Best wishes!

I don't exactly know what happened in Israel with the killings, but I know we we will all be praying for those affected.

Great post! Good luck with all the wedding plans! Oh, do you guys know where you'll be going on your honeymoon?


Maggie said...


i was thinking about you when I saw the headline at the store this afternoon. How horrid! But I am glad to hear that you and your Chatan are well and safe. You'll be a Spring bride:)
I wish you a wonderful day filled with sunshine, fresh spring breezes, love and above all, peace.


neuropoet3 said...

Thank you for letting us know that you and your loved ones are okay. I thought of you as soon as I heard about the massacre in Jerusalem - I've been praying...

On a happy note - yay!!! The 25th, that's wonderful!!! I'm so excited for you!!! I wish I could be there for your joyful day in person - please post lots of pictures when you get the chance (I realize that may take awhile though). :)

Blessings and Peace be with you,
~Jenny :)

(I'm sorry if this posts more than once - blogger isn't working right for some reason...)

C.A. Worcester said...

Shabbat Shalom! (Ok, I KNOW it's Shabbat, but I am up at the wee hour of 4 a.m. and had some quiet time to check in.)

Oh Anna, your invitations are beautiful. So elegant. I am so excited and happy for you. :-)

When I read the news of the slaughter yesterday, I thought of you and your family. I was praying that you were safe and sound.....Glory to be God for His protection over you & yours. Peace and comfort to those involved - it hurts my heart to see the innocent blood shed.

Hoping you have a peaceful and joyful Shabbat. Hoping you have beautiful weather where you are too - it is 14 degrees here (something below celcius in your terms I believe - BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR is all I have to say. hee hee)

Shalom and many Blessings to you and yours.

C.A. Worcester

Jaime said...

very pretty invites!!!

(also, very glad you are all okay)

Coffee Catholic said...

I was praying for you and your family when I heard about the dreadful terrorist attack. But now...on to happy stuff:

March 25th is the big day! Wonderful Anna!!!! I'm so happy for you!! You must be bursting with excitment! Your wedding day is the day after Easter and right at the beginning of spring! What a perfect time.

If you have any leftover invitations please send one my way so I can put it in my prayer corner ~ it would make a lovely reminder to pray for your marriage!

I have good news to share: I found out yesterday that I am pregnant!! That would explain why I have been feeling so "under the weather" as of late hahha! Isn't March 2008 turning out to be grand?? GOD BLESS!!


kristin said...

Wow, how exciting! I have really enjoyed your wedding posts as it gives me a glimpse of how other cultures celebrate a wedding :)

Vicky said...

Hi Anna! I've been away for a while but am happy to hear that you and your family and loved ones are safe.

Also, what exciting news of your wedding!! I'm sure your heart is full as you prepare to become your darling's helpmeet. What a blessed event to look forward to! :)

Karen said...

I don't watch the news (too sensitive...can't take it) but I will pray for them.

Ah..your wedding is coming soo soon! How exciting! I can't wait till we are both married women!

Alice Grace said...

God bless you and your Chatan! Yes, I always am interested in what happens in the Holy Land. I pray for your safety and a long and happy life with your loved one. Congratulations!

Susan in Elk Grove, CA said...

Beautiful invitations....and yes, translation, please.
We took 2 1/2 months to plan our daughter's wedding. God provided and it was all lovely! IMHO, long engagements are NOT a good thing (and usually not necessary). :-)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Love the date, but then I'm partial as it is my birthday. May the Lord bless and keep you both! =)

-Jen K.