Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2008, Another Banner Year

We began the year with a new blog, to highlight all of our incredible couples and their unique weddings, and the promise of regular updates. Regrettably we have not been keeping up as well as we would have liked. Thanks to the most astounding wedding season ever.

We had the opportunity meet some amazing couples, and be a part of their incredible weddings. And the greatest reward is to make friends for life ,an opportunities that I truly appreciate.

Along the way we met some amazingly cool people, such as the virtuoso of broadcasting, the legendary AL Michaels.We met great athletes such as World Champion LA Angel's pitcher, Jon Garland

Jimmy Brettl of the Cleveland Indians, Jason Hirsh of theColorado Rockies and my alma mater California Lutheran University.

Perhaps two of the most intriguing people we met , were the original spearmint twins of the 1960’s. Sisters who truly know how to live life to the fullest, and yes, have twice the fun J

Perhaps the most impressive accomplishment is that of Jessica Mendoza’s selection as the sportswoman of-the-year, a truly a magnificent feat. Congratulations Jessica. You are Amazing !

"Mendoza Named Women’s Sports Foundation Team Sportswoman of the Year

USA Softball October 15, 2008

Photo: Al Bello/Getty Images

Softball player Jessica Mendoza poses for a portrait during the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Media Summit at the Palmer House Hilton on April 14, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois.

NEW YORK, N.Y - The Amateur Softball Association is pleased to announce that tonight at the 29th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Awards Dinner, softball player Jessica Mendoza (Camarillo, Calif.), who next year will become president of the organization, will be awarded the Sportswoman of the Year Award for team-sport athletes from the Women's Sports Foundation at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

"I see this award as a reflection of the accomplishments of all my teammates this year. It is a huge honor to be named to this list of amazing women who have won this award in past years," said Mendoza. "I also love that WSF has recognized more than just athletic achievements, but what athletes are doing to give back and keep women's sports progressing to the future."

The New Year with all its uncertainties, promises to be another banner year. With my promise of doing the best I can.