July 29, 2016

Wedding Highlight Reel

It took me six years to edit together this short highlight reel, and another four years to remember to post it here. The soundtrack is one of our favorite sappy songs—it was true when I’d known Erica for two years and it’s even more true after ten years of marriage.

August 1, 2008

Second Anniversary

Two wonderful years! Here's a little song and animation I made for Erica for our second anniversary.

July 1, 2008

True Love


We're almost to our second anniversary and the fun hasn't stopped yet.

July 31, 2007

Our first year!

Team Gerdes

Perhaps you thought I was joking... but, no, we've decided that the first anniversary is matching clothing. So we stopped at Strange Cargo on Saturday and got these "Team Gerdes" shirts made and then headed north to Kenosha, Wisconsin for a delightful overnight trip.

Kenosha is perfect for an overnight trip because you can do everything there is to do in Kenosha in about a day and a half, and then it's an easy drive home to Chicago. But it didn't really matter where we were, as long as I could be there with Erica. It's been a year with, of course, ups and downs, but the whole time I've come to love Erica more and more. It makes me kinda mookey. Thanks, my love, for the best year of my life. So far.

Adam and Brooke

Our friends Adam Devlin-Brown and Brooke Scull-McWilliams just got engaged and their wedding site is the cleverly named FourLastNames.com. Congrats, guys.

June 12, 2007

First Anniversary (soon)

Keep Austin Weird

We're coming up on our 1st anniversary and I'm not sure if you're aware that the 1st anniversary is traditionally matching clothing (look it up). Fortunately, my sister is aware of this. Thanks, Heidi!

April 3, 2007


Pez Heads, originally uploaded by Fuzzy Gerdes.

April 17th will be mine and Fuzzy's 3 year anniversary of being a couple. Amazing. Every day I am overwhelmed with how lucky and blessed I am to be with Fuzzy, and to be married to him, no less! I am the luckiest gal in the world!!

There are lots of Anniversaries to celebrate in the family:
Rachael and Don just celebrated their 40th anniversary in February.
Christopher and Katie just celebrated their 6 year anniversary together, and are about to have their 4th wedding annversary at the end of the month.
Mom and Dad are about to celebrate their 32nd anniversary.
Heidi and Marc celebrated their 8th anniversary a few months ago.
And July is on its way for Fuzzy and my 1st anniversary!

Congrats everyone!!

December 23, 2006

Holiday Greetings

Merry Christmas from Erica and Fuzzy Gerdes, from our family to yours.

December 19, 2006

Thank you

Thank you front - Mustapha and Parker

We kept extending our deadline -- first the end of August, then Halloween, then Thanksgiving -- but I am proud to say that we got all our wedding thank you notes written before Christmas. We're done! And I'm happy to say that we both wrote on every note -- we're in the marriage together, we should thank people for the presents together, we figure.

It's really been brought home to us during this whole wedding process that Chicago postal service is terrible -- so if you don't get a thank you note from us, let us know and we'll get another one out to you, lickety split. We want you to know our gratitude.

And a final "thank you" is due to Kate O'Leary, who drew the illustrations that we used for the front and back (above and below, respectively) of the thank you card.

Thank you back - Latte

November 28, 2006

Jeanne and Jeff

First Dance

My sister Jeanne got married in Cleveland a couple of weeks ago to a delightful young man named Jeff. All the best to them both.

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