Just recently a nice lady from the South e-mailed me asking permission to use Allan's painting on her daughter's wedding invitation! She'd found it via Google, because although we'd filed our trip away in a memory box, Allan posted some of his paintings on his blog, which was how she found it.
I find this fascinating, that people clear across the nation, who we've never met and likely never will, can find a piece of our lives online, and include it into their own. That would never have been possible pre-Internet. It makes me feel connected somehow, to people I don't even know.
So we gladly granted permission, and are quite pleased that Allan's painting is going to grace a new bride's announcement of her wedding. We hope it turns out as nice as it makes Allan feel about having his painting included in such a momentous occasion!
Kudo's Allan, my love, for capturing St. Louis Cathedral with your paintbrush one afternoon in October 2007! You did good!