'Tis the day before my younger sister says "I do;"
She's ready with something old, new, borrowed, and blue.
Who would have thought that the election of '08
Would bring us 3 years later to a September wedding date?
He was tall (to us) and charming, a local boy;
And to Mary Jo's heart he brought much joy.
It's didn't take long for the rest of the family to agree,
He really suited our "MJB."
Their common interests showed they were a great match.
Hiking, their hometown, politics...he even cooked - what a catch!
We were thrilled when a ring to her he gave;
And when we saw he designed it, how we all raved!
Now we've showered the bride with gifts at a fiesta;
Soon she'll be on the beach enjoying a well-deserved siesta.
It's funny to think she was once the baby with "more chins than a Chinese phonebook;"
But we know how lovely in her wedding dress she will look.
So to Mary Jo and Mike we wish you all the best;
Congrats, we love you, and God Bless!
(And Mike can I ask something of you around the March Madness date?
Can you please fill out my bracket for me? OK, thanks!)