A Memorial with Koliva

Oh, goodness, how much do I love my dad? You can’t even begin to count the ways. And God saw fit to fill my life with wonderful men in all aspects…how blessed I am. Recently, we celebrated Father’s Day. I had big plans of kicking back, eating peanuts and stretching in the 7th inning for my beloved Tigers with my dear father. Instead, he surprised me with his wish to go to church to pay respects for his friend, Al, who passed away about six months ago. As the oldest child in our family, the only girl with three brothers and a mom to two wonderful boys, there is a special place in my heart for my dad. So…in lieu of the tickets already purchased for the game, I sent my husband, sons and brother

My Big Fat Greek Wedding - Really!

If you’ve seen the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, rest assured you saw a pretty accurate glimpse into the life and hijinks of a Greek wedding. It’s true, it’s one big ol’ happy plate smashing good time! Greek weddings are a big deal replete with so many glorious traditions. This past month, I had the honor of being my godchild George’s Koumbara at his own big, crazy wedding. It was the culmination of a year’s worth of planning There was shopping for the perfect set of crowns that adorn the bride and groom’s heads, the silver tray for the crowns to sit in at the alter and the right candles to glow their blessings down on the happy couple. And after the alter was complete, there was still a g