An Arranged Marriage

June 24th, 2009

Yet another blast from the past.  This post was originally published on August 9th, 2007.  

These are my dear friends Dave and Katie. They used to live in my town. When they moved away, they left a huge, hemorrhaging hole in my heart and I didn’t know if I would survive.   Fortunately, I am married to a doctor and he was able to apply the right sort of pressure to save my life. However, even with all sorts of medical interventions, I have only been a shadow of my former self since they left.  Seeking a more permanent cure,  I loaded up the four boys and we went to visit Dave and Katie in their new town.




This is a picture of the fabulous dinner that Dave handcrafted while Katie and I sat in the living room drinking red wine and updating each other on uh… all the uh… critically important world events… that we uh… are uh… so knowledgeable about.






Dave and Katie have two beautiful children that my own children love, so when Dave and Katie moved and took their children with them, blood curdling screams of pain and anguish could be heard coming from my house for weeks.






This is their handsome son, Jackson with my Jack.








And this is their beautiful daughter, Maggie.







And here is Katie leading the Deathly Hallows Book Club discussion.

It has long been a dream of Katie and I, to someday merge our families via holy matrimony. It would allow Katie and I to spend much more time together and I don’t think it is too much to ask of one’s daughter to provide a little comfort to her mother and her mother’s friend as old age approaches?

Is it?

Well, is it?

No, it’s not.

Maggie can have her choice of my four sons. I won’t make her pick the dumbest or the most likely to be unemployed, or the one with the bad teeth. She can have her choice, as long as she chooses ONE of them.

The question is – which one?






Drew and Maggie are  in the same grade, and although they are almost equals in outward beauty, we are not sure that Drew is Maggie’s mental equal.






Katie has always leaned towards Ethan because he exhibits the same brainy, LOTR, child of the woods and water, Star Wars lovin, rogue athletic, traits that her son Jackson has.







Cal would be the best one if Maggie prefers the strong silent type and if she wants a die hard fisherman like her dad.







But if she wants to talk…and talk and talk and talk… and if she goes for younger men (like her mother did) Jack might just fit the bill.




Pick one of them Maggie! I really think it would work out beautifully.


At least for me and Katie  it would…


  • Renovation Therapy:

    I think I found your potty-mouthed twin. This woman’s blog had me in hysterics tonight…The Underpaid Kept Woman’s a Mom of 4 too

  • nancyb:

    Seeing my friends on your blog this morning made me sad. Why? Because I miss them on so many levels!

  • Rechelle:

    Katie was pretty much demanding that your family get your butts down to see her. So y’all better head out.

  • kimj:

    Maggie looks so grown up! And so cute! I’m thinking that she could keep Ian on his toes…Can we find a time for a group of us to go down and have a girls weekend with Katie? We could kidnap her and stay in Old Town or something.

  • Katie:

    You are so clever! I wish I could say that the content of this blog is what inspired you but I know I can’t take the credit away from a blogging genius. Now I will shut my office door a sob a while. I miss you all.

  • Kathy from NJ:

    Maggie and any of your sons would make beautiful children together. You and your husband have been so blessed.

  • Garsh, I actually remember this post. I guess that means I’m an official Rechelle groupie. aarrgg

    Cute post, though. :)

  • ROFL… my MIL was hoping that my sister would pick another one of her boys. Didn’t work out, but it didn’t keep her from trying!

  • Oh I would love it if we could pick our kids’ spouses and thus the families we are going to have to deal with until we die!

    If only it were that easy.

  • LOL! Do your sons read this blog?! They are going to tie you up and beat you with soggy spaghetti noodles!

    Seriously, I am all for it. That Maggie is a cutie.

  • Maggie is adorable, and I am all for arranged marriages for my children. So far, none of them seem at all inclined to follow my hints, but it’s early days yet.

  • My BFF and I have children a year apart. Mine is the oldest (female) hers is the youngest (male). Having always known each other from birth,I cruelly separated them four years ago. More cruelly felt is the separation between my BFF (and we say that acronym with seriousness)and I. Our hope rests in our children’s union. (Or and early rich retirement in South America). I think that you and Katie have some good chances there….Maggie’s got options.

  • Am I the only one disturbed by all the violence being exhibited in these pictures? That poor Maggie is at gun point throughout. Is that what it takes to get her to sit with your boys?

    Her constant smile is the most unnerving part of it all. No wonder they moved away from you all :)

    • Crunchy – this made me laugh really hard.