There is a long tradition to bring gifts to the bride and groom at their wedding to help them start their new life together.  The most important gift you can give us is to take time to show up to our special day.  Some of you will travel long distances and possibly take time off work, and that is more than enough thanks.  For this reason, we humbly request that you only give us your congratulations.

If you’re one of those people that must insist on a gift, you may donate to one of the following organizations in our name:

826 Valencia

This writing center helps teach kids to write, and they also run a quirky pirate store.  We know that your donation will be appreciated by this group and you will help a few lucky kids to have a better future.  You can donate to help them directly on their website if you wish.


Shannon introduced this radio show to Scott just after they met, and they were both hooked on it ever since.  It’s a truly spectacular experience: nerdy without being technical, fun, and enlightening!  (try listening to the one on parasitesDonations are taken on their web site.

179 Hamerton Avenue Backyard Deck Fund

We have remodelled our house just the way we want it.  From an open kitchen, custom molding, and a small farm in the backyard, everything is just perfect (minus one broken finger).  The one thing left in our plan is to add a deck to the back of the house, so if you would like to contribute to the deck, we’ll install a little plaque in your honor.