Rob and JS are Getting Married!

We would be honored to have you at our wedding.

Read on for details about the ceremony and this specially themed Garden Party!

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Our Story

JS Story

When we met at a New Year’s Eve party 22 years ago, he was a handsome, sweet guy (And still is!) who seemed devilishly playful. Later that Spring when he came to visit me in Marblemount, I found out just *How* playful! I was Not particularly interested in a Relationship, I marveled at his gentle persistence in Continuing to visit, to be available, to be loving Without demanding. The guy just kept Showing Up! After about 3 years I realized (duh!) he was Seriously Interested. Now I look back and think that finally saying Yes to him was one of the two smartest Life Decisions I ever made (the other being My choice to come make a home in Marblemount). So here we are, through thick & thin, decades later, Feeling so grateful and appreciative of this man. Really, the Best Boyfriend EVER! And now, Husbands!

Rob Story

New Year’s Eve 1995 at Misha’s house in Seattle, this tall, handsome guy at the door gave me the kind of hug where you think you are not just the only person at the party, but the only person on the planet. Later I noticed he was giving everyone hugs at the door. And still, he invited me to visit, followed by a postcard that said he was gone till March. And still, I drove the 100 miles from my suburban refuge overlooking the Puget Sound. As I turned down the second dirt road, tall weeds stroking my Kodak company car, the soundtrack from Deliverance played in my head. And still, I did not turn back. A wonderful decision that changed my life. Many times since I’ve said to myself and others, “he’s a keeper”. And still, it is true. We continue to learn, to play, to entertain, to love, and now, to be Husbands. Pinch me!

Snakes and Kitties

You may have heard us refer to each as “Snake” and “Kitty”. And, there’ll be lots more about Snake and Kitty at our wedding. So…what’s the story behind these appellations? From his earliest memory, Rob’s brother called Rob the “Snake”, for reasons that we will never know. It was not until many years later that Rob discovered that he was born in the Chinese year of the Snake, specifically the Water Snake. JS on the other hand had grown up with cats all his life, and has always thought of himself as having a number of feline traits, definitely a member of the cat tribe. Each of us feels more than a little instinctual alignment with his respective totem animal, but when we came across what Chinese astrologer Suzanne White had to say about Snakes and Kitties, it all fell into place.

Oh tempting Snake, how does it feel to be irresistible? It must be super to know that the whole world is Intoxicated by you … with your Silken scarves and your glamorous accessories.  Everybody is in Awe of your appearance… It is said that the male Snake is the sexiest of all the Chinese  Signs… but not only is he physically winning, his gentle heart is like an Open rose, fresh and full of promise…

The Cat is the aristocrat of the Chinese zodiac. He is content to live in ease…he is bright, witty and friendly. People enjoy his company and admire his polished manner and Dignified lifestyle. In pussycat mode, cats are sensitive, refined, considerate and Graciously hospitable. But rub his fur the wrong way and you’ll get a Secretive, self indulgent, judgmental and terminally condescending Puss!


“The intuitive Snake and the philosophical Cat find each other Reciprocally interesting. Should they run into trouble, this Couple can rely on their mutual innate wisdom to Steer them out of difficulties. However, unless the Cat learns to Understand the Snake’s desperate need for the Grandest accessories and surroundings, a powerful Python partner may become a listless garden Snake. Kitty should remember that Snakes are delighted to languish on Cats’ velvet divans. A Snake Deprived can also be a hostile reptile…. As a couple, this pair oozes charm. They make excellent Guests at all the best parties…and Snakes do have Their irresistible ways with Cat lovers.”

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Our Wedding

July 15, 2017


Appetizers in the Garden – 3:00pm

Short Ceremony – 5:30pm

Dinner and Dancing – 6:30pm

We may adjust times if it’s a hot day – the sun sets after 9pm.


Our home in the North Cascade Mountains

60626 Rivendell Lane

Marblemount, WA 98267

Google is close, but not quite. See Getting There

Registry – NOT

Your presence is our present.

No gifts, please – we don’t have room for them in our tiny house!

For local folks, please bring your favorite home made appetizer and your favorite beverage to enjoy in the garden before the wedding.

We’ll provide a sumptuous buffet for dinner, including wine, beer and other beverages.

Music by Jumbled Pie

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Wow! We’ve been delighted with your responses and sweet messages.

Our May 1 deadline has come and gone, and we are now at capacity. Our rentals of tables and 110 chairs, dishes, glasses and such had to be in before January, so our warning of standing and eating from paper plates was not an exaggeration. Please contact us directly via email in case we have cancellations, or if you’re happy to join us for the party and use paper plates!

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Getting There


We live in the country, and travel by car is the only practical option.

Airport and Rental Car Recommendations

PDF of Directions, Parking and Wedding Pocket Guide


We’ve put together a curated guide from us locals of best places to stay, eat, hike, and enjoy northwest tourism.

The curated guide is your best bet for places to stay that are close to the festivities. Beyond these accommodations, Sedro-Woolley is 45 miles down lovely Highway 20; Mount Vernon is 52 miles, and Bellingham is 67 miles. If you find a great place to stay beyond the curated guide, let us know!


We figured out where to put around 60 cars! One of our elves will direct you to parking among our gracious neighbors from about 3-4 pm, or whenever neighbor driveways fill up. No one will be blocked in, so you can escape when needed. There is room for 25 more cars along a fence on Foxglove Lane after that. We’ll have signs. All are a short walk. The party will be going late, so please bring a flashlight or use your cell phone to get back to your car. We’ll have a basket of flashlights available if you forget.

Life in the Country

We live in the country! Along with incredible beauty, here are some hints we’d like to offer.

  • If you wear high heels, you will be aerating the soil (and not getting very far).
  • It’s all outdoors. It rarely rains in mid July, and we haven’t had mosquitoes in three years. Lots of things are under cover, but most of the 25 acres is not. You may want to come prepared; check the weather forecast. Occasionally it gets into the 90’s, though it’s not humid when that happens.
  • As soon as the sun sets, things cool off quickly, so bring a sweater.
  • We have great star-gazing, and the moon won’t rise until 11:30pm that night. We have flashlights available for everyone, and we’ll have some fun with them, too.
  • It’s a beautiful time of year here. We have trails to the Skagit River, and we live just outside North Cascades National Park. Bring comfortable shoes and explore when you have time. Check out the curated guide.