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Hi!  My name is Elizabeth/Betsy, and I’m a communications (journalism) and history major preparing for my senior year of college and June 14, 2012 – the day I will (Lord willing) marry my best friend.  And then move to Fort Hood, Texas, and start the whole real world thing.

Ducks and Decisive Engagement is both a personal and a planning blog, so named for two integral elements in Alan’s life and in mine.  In Korean weddings, it is tradition for the groom to give the bride’s parents a pair of wooden Mandarin ducks, because Mandarin ducks mate for life.  “Decisive engagement,” on the other hand, is a military term referring to an engagement in which there is no evacuation route and both sides are committed to the end.