Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Schedule and Directions

  • 4:30 Meet at 818 W 53rd St., Minneapolis, MN, 55419
  • Walk to ceremony location on Minnehaha Parkway (approximately 0.4 miles, please see map below) (note: for those unable to walk with us, parking is available on streets near the park)
  • Ceremony
  • Walk back to 818 W 53rd
  • Reception

*Please bring an umbrella if it looks like rain- we'll have the ceremony outdoors unless if it's pouring
*There will be a few chairs available at the ceremony site for those who need them

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Sunday, May 1, 2011


For those of you who are curious about the artwork on our Thank-You notes, it is a picture of a mated pair of schistosomes, drawn by our own Jessica Beyer.  As is mentioned on the back, schistosomes mate for life in a very dedicated way, which is one of the reasons why Jessica and Thayer find them so fascinating.  You can read more about them on wikipedia:

They infect a variety of mammals, including ruminants, hippos, and humans.  They are a major source of decreased quality of life in many tropical third world countries and is the second most devastating human parasite (after malaria):

Despite all this, most people are largely unaware of schistosomiasis, and don't realize that even small donations can make a big difference in helping countries which suffer from schistosomiasis.  We welcome and encourage any and all donations to the schistosomiasis control initiative, an Imperial College organization that works to treat schistosomiasis and other helminth parasites througout sub-saran Africa in areas most afflicted by the parasites.  Treating schistosomiasis is actually one of the most cost-effective way to increase standards of living in third world countries.  Even a dollar is enough to treat a person for a year of parasite-free life, so feel free to donate even a small amount of money.  Or, if you don't feel like donating in British pounds, you can also donate to doctors without borders  which deals with many problematic third world parasites.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wedding Registries

Here are all of our links to our registries, and maybe some things we want that are a bit too unique to be included in the main registry listings.

Macy's: china, glassware, linens, etc.
click here

Williams-Sonoma: kitchen supplies
click here

click here

Uncommon Goods
click here

REI: tent, stove, etc.
click here

Also, we want nice knives, but we're doing knives through my friend Scott.  If you want to get us fancy knives (and we realllllllllly want nice knives) drop scott an email at

We'd appreciate gift card from Home Depot, Amazon, Macy's, Target, or Williams-Sonoma.