Friday, September 29, 2006

New name, need a new blog title

Friends and faithful readers:

I'm back! Back from the wedding, honeymoon, shower in Dermott, Arkansas, shower in Tallulah, Louisiana, and reception in Ruston, Louisiana.

And it was ALL GLORIOUS!

I'm back with a new name too!
Officially, I'm Mandy Bartholomew Stenberg.

Most days, the signature will read . . . .Mandy B. Stenberg.

But now I need a new blog title.
MandyBee just doesn't cut it. Do you think? PLEASE weigh in and let me know if I can still be known as MandyBee. I know, I'll always be MandyBee. But can my blog stay that or do I need to change it?

I put some pictures on my yahoo album page. Feel free to visit There aren't any "real" wedding pics up there yet. Those are still to come. But you'll see many albums titled "A WEDDING:..." and those albums cover pre-events and parts of the honeymoon.

If you have any photos from any of the shin digs . . . . please send them to me! I'd love to see them. If ANYONE happened to get a picture of my wedding cake, I'd really like to have a copy of that. Seems we didn't get that captured on any film anywhere!

By the way, did I tell you that it all went GREAT? Flowers by angiebevents ( were beautiful. Music was great. Preaching was out of this world. It was great to see so many friends and family - thanks for the surprise Kristie J. And thanks Tiff for EVERYTHING.

TOOOOO many people went above and beyond the call of duty. Two words for Jen Lee: ROCK STAR. Eve Doi - I don't think I'll ever know all that you did. Becky J - my friend, my hero! Angie Shepherd - always there to keep me in proper perspective.

I'm back at work. BUMMER. Hard to concentrate. Yep, still floating. Married life is good. What a great idea God had!

More to come soon.

Mandy Stenberg

Saturday, September 09, 2006


Q. "Are you getting excited about your wedding?"
A. Um, yeah.

Q. "Are you getting nervous?"
A. Nope. Not one little tinge of nervousness.

Q. "Are you leaving right away on your honeymoon?"
A. Saturday morning departure for Boston, headed to Cape Cod! FUN FUN FUN

Just thought I'd clear some of that up for you all!

I have absolutely loved the last three weeks or so. I feel such ease and joy as Mark and I approach our wedding day. What a joy it will be to share it with so many of you, here at the Ames Shin Dig and in Ruston where we'll celebrate all over again! AND I look forward to re-living it all with those of you who can't be here.

To my Turkey friends: You will be missed. I hope Jen puts together the "Mandy wedding party" on Friday. You guys should TOTALLY get together on the 15th and have a party in honor of the nuptials that will take place later in the day. I would LOVE knowing that you were celebrating an ocean away (and that you have prayed for me too!)

I'm feeling a bit nostalgic. Just thinking about my past and how so many of you have been a part of who I am today, of the woman Mark will spend the rest of his life with. Thanks for being a part of my life. Thanks for pushing me to follow Jesus. Thanks for loving me. Mark thanks you too, but he just doesn't know all of you yet to tell you!

Pictures soon, I promise!