Our big day was a big success! Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate our big day. 🙂 A few tears were shed and a few bridal party knees got a little wobbly during the ceremony but we all finished smiling and on our feet. 🙂 We’ve officially decided that all of the months of planning were well worth it. We were married in style and with the help of so many of you who love us!

After a quick stop over in St. Louis we are headed to Seattle for our summer mini moon….and we’re already scheming for our full honeymoon in Jan. 2013.

Thank you to everyone who helped us plan our day, above all our parents and our bridal party!

Florist is booked!

Hello to everyone!

So much has happened in our lives in the past few weeks!  Where to begin?  🙂

We’ve finished prepping our living room so painting has officially begun!  The wood work around the windows is done and the rest will be finished tonight…then walls and we’re done!  🙂  The house will be in great shape when you all arrive in Champaign for our wedding 🙂

On another note,  my master’s thesis was accepted so I have transitioned to being an official PhD student.  🙂  Lots still to do this semester…experiments, projects, homework assignments, and finals and then its summer!

The countdown continues til our big day but the planning is still underway 🙂  The florist is booked!  I think that makes all of the really big stuff taken care of.  🙂  I’m learning to delegate to help lighten the organizational load a bit.  Brett and I are still actively running.  The half-marathon is here in Champaign tomorrow and we’re both running.

I think thats about it…lots of things happening.  🙂  The puppies are doing great and enjoying the warm weather…and looking forward to our big day!

Love, Mallory

DJ Meeting!

Hello to everyone!

We met with the DJ this evening.  I think the meeting went pretty well!  We established some of the important songs (and some of the goofy ones….i.e. YMCA!).  🙂  But does anyone out there have any suggestions/requests?  🙂


Love, Mal & Brett

We’re still running races!


We’re looking for tuxes this weekend, Shelly and I met about flowers the other day, and the registry is just a few days away from making its debut on the website!  So much going on!

On a non-wedding note, Brett just accepted an internship this summer with the Microsoft Research Lab which is very exciting!  I’m also looking forward to my summer spent working with NASA.  Lots happening this summer!  Brett and I have also kick started back into our running!  After a summer spent finishing up chemo. treatments, recovering, and taking wonderful vacations with our families, and then a first semester spent getting our feet back underneath us, its now second semester and we’re running again!  We’ve both registered for the half marathon happening in Champaign in April.  13.1 miles should be great on the flat terrain of our lovely home!  We’ve done the race before so we should be pros by now!  😉

I’ve also registered for the American Brain Tumor Association’s Chicago Marathon running team.  I’m raising money (just in case you’re interested!) for a great organization and getting my butt into shape at the same time.  Brett and I have each completed the marathon before but I’m hoping to have a little more training under my belt this time around.  🙂  I’ve included the link to my fundraising page (again, just in case you’re interested!).


Hope you’re all well!  Check back next week for our registry!

Love, Mal