so, September came. School started. I was faced with a group of pretty difficult 7-8 year olds... the wedding loomed large. we had a bachelorette party at Mohegan sun for Valerie - a good time was had by all. Dan (a.k.a. temporary groomzilla planned and implemented the Pre-Wedding Dinner at my folks house - a lovely night punctuated by sand-filled bags with votive candles inside lining the driveway leading guests to the equally illuminated back yard. The wedding itself was fantastic - I shall post some photos here as soon as I get around to scanning them in. My one regret is that I did not weigh my anticipated 5 pounds, and I had serious tan lines that, with a strapless dress, I had hoped to avoid. Also, as I believe I posted after the eventm, I should henceforth avoid champagne at all costs, as it does not agree with me! But, all in all, September was a good time.