1. I washed my wedding dress ... in the washing machine. It turned out just fine. It's not quite good as new, but it's still in one piece and cleaner than I started, so I'd call it a success.
3. The kids got the coolest Christmas presents from their grandparents - tail blankets! The boy got a shark, and the girl got a mermaid. It's a cross between a blanket and a sleeping bag, and have the added benefit of looking like the kids are being eaten by a shark. It's too cute to handle. And Napoleon loves them, too.