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Call us crazy, nuts or temporary loss of senses. That's what they said....this is about the quiet quest to simplify our life! The process of eliminating the clutter and stress and taking back our freedom. Like many small business owners….we were hit hard due to the economy. We found ourselves rethinking the direction we were heading. Should we gamble and keep the big house and "stuff" because that's what everyone does or do we reexamine what is truly important in our lives? 9 Hundred Square feet is an open-ended journey in living “Smaller, Simpler and Stress-Free” lives!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I Now Pronounce You Husband and Wife

Juan and I went to Southern California to attend a dear friend of mine’s daughter’s wedding. It was such a beautiful and magical evening. It was an outdoor wedding in a beautiful setting overlooking the city below. The weather was a perfect “seventy-something” which for me and Juan, who live in two zip codes past hell Phoenix AZ, this was paradise.

I look upon the happy couple and smile as I am reminded of the time Juan and I were first married and all the fun times we had first starting off… dreaming of our future. Back then you think of all the grand things you have to accomplish, getting your career in line, starting a family, getting a house….a big house and so on and so on.

The newlyweds have worked very hard for this day, they have saved and planned for the big event and taking the necessary steps to start their life off together. HOWEVER….this beautiful bride to be and the future husband started their future off without being in “wedding debt”! How easy it is to get sucked in to the expenses…the dress, how many in the wedding party, the food, the caterers, the cake…good Lord, the cake!

Couples (the Parents) spend way too much money for an event that is it really about the couple? Or, is it about everyone else??? Like I have “preached” from the beginning…Simplify your life, eliminate the clutter and the stuff. The final result is a wonderful evening with a close group of friends and family enjoying the celebration of a union…that will last a lifetime.
Juan and I today after 10+ years of marriage…and after making this decision to simplify our lives…well, Juan and I feel like newlyweds again.

Irish Marriage Blessing
May God be with you and bless you.
May you see your children's children.
May you be poor in misfortune,
Rich in blessings.
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.

Congrats Chelsea and Josh

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