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Wedding Planning Begins March 24, 2009

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Wedding Rings
Wedding rings found through Google Images

As I may have mentioned in the past, I have been engaged since last April.  The proposal was completely unexpected, and not very romantic – but it suited the moment, if that makes sense.  My then-boyfriend had just gotten through with an interview to become a manager at a local restaurant.  He had gotten the job and we went out on the town to celebrate.  On our way home, we stopped at a gas station/convenience store and before we got in, he turned around, got on one knee and asked me to marry him.  I was shocked, but the tears came almost instantly.  It was definitely NOT how I had pictured it… Heck, he didn’t even have the ring with him at the time!  He later told me that he just felt that the moment was right and if he didn’t do it, he was going to lose me. 

 

I *did* get the ring when we got home – and it’s really quite lovely!

So, we finally set a date for August of this year, and we decided on going to Las Vegas.  I know that both of our parents will be a little disappointed, but when it comes down to it, it’s not their decision.  Besides, we will be using the services of a Priest, so they should be happy with that.  It’s just that churches are so very expensive  if you are not a part of the diocese…  We had found a great church in St. Augustine, but it was going to be upwards of $2,500 since neither of us were members…  Forget that!

Now, seeing as how I have never been to Vegas, I am completely overwhelmed by all of the options out there!  Chapels, churches, gazebos, helicopters, weddings with Elvis or Buddy Holly, the list goes on and on… 

I have been looking for thoughts and ideas though The Knot – which is  a pretty great website for the engaged and the newly wed!  There are checklists, blogs, honeymoon ideas, links to printers, caterers, wedding planners… I was thrilled to have come across it!  It helped me realize that there are a ton of details that I didn’t even think about!

There is so much for me to write/vent about my wedding, so I am sure there will be a lot more posts regarding it.  If I can figure it out, somewhere down the line I may try to move the posts to a separate page, as to not overload anyone with stuff they don’t really care to read or scan through!  Isn’t that nice of me?  I thought so!   =)
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Monday Morning… Again February 23, 2009

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Good day!

After a relaxing and productive weekend, it is again, Monday.  As usual, I have high hopes for the week!  My running club begins on Saturday, so I am going to try to prepare for it for the next five evenings. 

The diet is back on track after a weekend dip.  At least, I think it is.  For breakfast I did the usual – turkey meat and quiche cup.  However, the lunch for today is a chicken salad on romaine.  That’s fine and dandy, but she made it with sour cream instead of mayo.  Now, I know that mayo should be limited, but I can’t find any info on the sour cream…  But I figure I will just eat it and  keep on track for the rest of the day and hope for the best.

I spoke with the future brother in law in law and yes, I know I wrote that twice.  It’s the brother in law of my fiance.  I know, it makes no difference in his relationship to me, but it’s fun to say!  So, I spoke with him while he and his family were in ‘Nawlins’ for Mardi Gras (lucky bas.. guy), and he told me that he has a disk that I can borrow that may be able to fix my computer.  I am hoping to High Heaven that it works.  I feel like I’m wasting my new 20″ flat screen on games that are not World of Warcraft.

I actually found my edition of The Temple of Elemental Evil and installed that yesterday to get a fix on some sort of gaming.  It wasn’t the same.  And it took me forever to remember just how to play it!  I still don’t have everything down… 

But at least I have my laptop and my phone.  It’s nice to be able to twitter and post things to Facebook while waiting in the bank line.  I swear, if I had an iPhone, it would never be torn from my hands!

OH! On a final note, I believe that the fiance and I have finally set a date to be wed!  Provided the church is available, and the Priest that we want to officiate the ceremony is willing, August 22nd will be the goal date! 

I almost had him for a Halloween wedding, which would have been cool because we could celebrate my sister’s birthday, have the wedding, go on our honeymoon, and celebrate MY birthday – all in the same week!  But then again, it’s enough stress with just the wedding…  YEAY!!!