When I described the Paladini Potpie I said the Love of God is the crust. Within the crust we live and move and have our being – and the crust never changes! But the ingredients…and the sauce…now those can change! The sauce of the Paladini Potpie is Family Love. It has a particular flavour, but it’s not unchanging!
Some new flavours were added to the Paladini Potpie Sauce two years ago when David married Amanda, and the Nutting family brought their unique essence into the mix. Their goofy, offbeat humour was already a pretty good match, as was their family integrity and love of God. But the Nuttings added great musical talent and extraordinary facility with all kinds of technology. They also brought real estate savvy, an amazing breadth of knowledge about reptiles and every animal ever created…and a truly discerning palate for wine tasting. The sauce thickened and was better than ever!
And now it’s time to thicken the sauce again as Monica and Dan prepare for their wedding in September.
Dan Spilman has lived his whole life near Baltimore, the son of native Marylanders. None of us expected sunny California Girl, Monica, to fall in love with a boy from back East.
Even less did we expect her to apply for a job and move back to Maryland to be near her knight in shining armour!
But Cupid’s arrow would not be deterred…and we could hardly blame Monica for her decision. After all, we met Dan last fall when he came to California and captured all of our hearts!
And so, as we make plans for Monica and Dan’s wedding day, here in California, we thought it would be a good thing for John and me to fly to Maryland and meet the Spilmans, the family who will add their own special spices and flavour to the sauce of the Paladini Potpie!
I hope you’ll join me in the next few blog posts and get to know this wonderful family for yourself!