Happiness, Celebration, & Wiggling Toes In The Sand by Meg Keene Ok. Because I am the luckiest girl in the world, lots of you send me thank you notes. You send me thank you notes all the time, but the ones I love the best are these, “I’m working on completing a mound of thank you notes in the aftermath of our August 14th wedding and it didn’t feel right not to include you in the gratitude fest.” Awwww, right? Anyway, Britta sent me that little note yesterday, with a few sneak peaks of her wedding shot by APW sponsor and wedding elf Christina Richards, and OH MY GOD, right? Don’t you want to put that picture in your mouth? Or at least lick the screen? Me TOO! That picture is the epitome of YAY! (And have I mentioned I’ve met Christina and she’s awesome? Whatever, I digress.) This post is about how you guys are the best and your weddings are the best and Britta totally has to be a wedding graduate and I want to eat that picture up. Oh. And vacation. As in, I’m going on a mini-one. So speaking of yayyyy, and sparklers, and joy, it’s a long and hopefully hot summer weekend here in the states. I’m going to be taking the next few days off, and catching up on some projects and some sleep. Hopefully, in the next few weeks, I can clue you in into what those projects are, and little-but-awesome changes going on at APW. Changes that might occasionally allow me to get some sleep and take a shower. You know, details. I’m also heading down to LA this weekend to and see family and friends, so double yay! In the meantime, you’re totally going to be reading the comments on the Wife Does Not Equal Mother post, because they are fabulous and smart and thought provoking, and I know you’re not caught up. Don’t lie to me. In fact, everyone is so excited about the term ‘auntie brigade’ that I’m sort of want to stuff them all in an envelope and mail them off to Elizabeth Gilbert. Because she has *got* to want a break from thinking about Eat Pray Love right about now. Have wonderful, long, hot weekends, and I’ll see you on Tuesday. Wiggle your toes in the sand for me. Picture: CHRISTINA RICHARDS WEDDINGS, ahhhhhh! So awesome. Meg Keene Founder & Editor-In-Chief Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit MegKeene.com.