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    Posted: 7/22/2005 at 11:39am

well i love reading all of your journals and i may have
something useful for other girls to read so today is the day i
start my journal :) besides, i need something to help keep all
my ideas straight in my head! haha

how we met...
in august of 1996 i was home sick from my senior year of high
school. i decided to play on aol to waste some time until my
friends could call after school and catch me up on what i
missed. i went into a san diego chat board and typed "a/s/l"
when i put in 17/f/ca i received a large amount of instant
messages. for the most part they were asking me if i wanted to
have sex...um, no thanks! but keith's instant message was
funny. i don't remember what it said but it was just right to get
me to reply.
we talked everyday online for about a month. i asked for his
number so we could actually hear each other's voices but he
was scared to! hahaha. so being the smart guy he is, he gave
me his mom's fax line and a time to call, that way if i turned out
to be some old man wanting a young guy he could reconnect
the fax and never hear from me again!
well the first night i called was a weeknight and neither of us
went to bed that night. i remember crawling into my friends car
to drive to school the next morning and she commented on my
large smile what can i say, we hit it off!
we continued to talk on the phone for about a month then
decided to meet in person. we were both still concernced about
this since NONE of our friends had even heard of people
meeting this way then. so we decided to meet at the north
county fair mall. i lived in rancho bernardo and keith was in del
mar. so my friend patricia came with me. we were supposed to
meet on the 2nd level by the body shop. 2 minutes before we
were supposed to meet i made patricia walk past him. when
she got past him she was supposed to give me a thumbs up if
he had been telling me the truth about his age or turn around
and come back to me if he had been lying. our plan was to
leave without ever meeting him if he was some old guy! haha
when particia walked past him she gave me a thumbs up and a
big smile. i walked up to him and gave him a big hug and that
was the beginning!

dating....
keith and i dated from then on. this october it will be 9 years yet
they have flown by. we never broke up to rethink our
relationship, it was always easy. we had talked about getting
married for a long time but we were waiting until he was out of
school.....or so i thought!!
i am a middle school teacher and am about to begin my 3rd
year. keith will be graduating this december and is becomming
an elementary school teacher

disneyland....
keith and i have had annual passes for the past 5 years to
disneyland. we love to go and simply walk around, shopping,
eating, and going on our favorite rides. the friday before
valentine's day we drove up to disneyland after i got off work.
keith said hey its a rainy night (which we both love) and said
how about we eat at blue bayou tonight? i said sure even
though we haven't been impressed with their lunches.
we had a fab dinner and went walking around the empty park
in the rain. when we got to the left side of the front of the castle
(by the little bridge) keith had this funny look on his face and
told me he loved me then dropped to one knee in a puddle!
he pulled out a ring box and asked me to marry him!!!!
i just stood there! poor guy, kneeling in a puddle and his girl
was simply open mouthed staring at him...i don't know how
much time went by but finally he said"SAY SOMETHING!" in a
panicky tone and i replied with "really?" he said "yes really!!"
still panicky. and i told him of course and squealed! we gave
each other a huge hug then both pulled out our cell phone to
call everyone we knew! hahaha

so that was february and since then i have been busy planning
for our april 1st wedding



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Hi!  Just wanted to take a moment to say welcome to BI journaling!  Your engagement story is SO cute...puddle and all!   And I can relate with how y'all met.  I met by guy via the internet...which isn't really uncommon now, but NONE of my friends have done that, so it was foreign to all of us.  But...if it works, it works!!!

Well...I look forward to catching up on your wedding planning progress!  Take care and happy planning!!!

 Gwen

ps...how funny...I was at Disneyland two days after you! lol

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I love your story MauraPea. It got me all teary eyed.

Congratulations and welcome to journaling. I'm sure you'll find it as addicting as the rest of us.

Happily Ever After...

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thank you both for stopping by to read my journal. i hve never been god at keeping a real one but i plan on using this one to keep everything straight in my head!

i learned my first lesson about journaling last night. i worked on my next post of everything i have done including pics and webite links however when i was dragging a bridesmaid pic onto my post it all got erased. i had worked for an hour and i actually cred when i figured out i couldn't get it back!

oh well, now i will use microsoft word to write out my really long posts first!

i'm going to go back to work again!

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Hi MauraPea, I just wanted to say your engagement story is so sweet! I also love Disneyland .  Being proposed to in front of the castle, how romantic and appropriate for two Disneyland lovers. Congratulations!

I'm also getting married in 2006, but not until August 26 (I'm sure it will roll around the corner in no time ) I'm always excited to hear about another 2006 wedding progress, it keeps me motivated.

Happy wedding planning!

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well it seems logical to begin with everything I have done, so here goes:

date: april 1st, 2006

colors: purple & green (think crayon purple and granny smith apple green)

my e ring: robbins bros

robbins bros was so sweet. keith inherited a diamond from his grandma and let me pick out the setting. we went on valentines night because i had family coming from new jersey and they wanted to see it. robbins bros rushed it and finished it for us that nigh because i told them about my family!

ceremony: san diego mission

after tons on online research and making calls since we are getting married during lent, we visited 5 churches on a saturday. we fell in love with the mission. here is a pic of the outside and one of the inside.

 

Mission Basilica San Diego Church interior pictureMission Basilica San Diego picture

 

 

 

 

 

officiant: msgr bourgeois

msgr has been my priest since i moved to california 14 years ago. we are both very pleased to be able to have him perform our wedding!

 

wedding party:

we are having 5 bridesmaids, 5 groomsmen, 2 flowergirls and 1 junior usher to escort the flowergirls

we have already asked all of them!

 

reception: el cortez don room and terrace

keith and i spent the next saturday after finding the church visiting reception sites. we were blown away by the beauty of the el cortez and booked on the spot!!

 

photographer: carrie mccluskey

http://www.mccluskeyphotography.com/

i interviewed 3 photographers in one day. first was cathy ziegler who was very sweet but more than i wanted to spend. second was chana and don. i really wanted to book them but i wouldn't have been able to get a storybook album if we had them because of cost! last i met with carrie. her prices were great, the pics were beautiful, and she was so easy to talk with! easy discission

 

dj: elite british dj-mick

http://www.elitebritishdj.net/

we interviewed 3 djs one evening. jerry beck, tim altbaum, and mick.

we didn't really click with tim, but loved both jerry and mick. it ended up we went with mick because he is funny and we know both sides of families would appreciate that! plus it seems like it will be very easy to work with him. he has so many great ideas already and i figure the less i need to do, the better!!

 

caterer/florist/cake/decor: paul bott

http://www.paulbott.com/

paul is amazing and i adore the fact that he is doing so much for me. if i have questions about almost any part of the wedding i can turn to him. he even told me i really don't need a coordinator since i have him!!!

keith and i had our tasting with him last night because i was to include a menu card with the invites. we rolled out of the tasting so happily full! i know he will help make our wedding fab

 

favors: paul bott

paul is making heart shaped cookies for us that use our colors and have both of our names on them!

 

invites: regency-4R-F11282WV6429

i love how simple these invites are. i can use my colors an because they are so cheap i can get extras like lined envelopes



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okay next step seems to be things i have decided on but haven't booked/paid for/ordered yet!!

bands: diamond gallery

diamond gellery has always been more than helpful and they gave me a great quote for designing my ring. keith isn't picky about his ring (something w/o diamonds and lightweight)

i want a band just like this-

with diamonds set in it like this-

guest book: ceramic platter      http://www.sayanythingceramics.com/

i have been searching through websites and instead of a book that i probably won't look through again i want a platter that guests sign. afterwards i pop it into my oven and it gets glazed and the signatures are permanent!!

my dress: jasmine c916

i have literally been to every dress shop in san diego also many in temecula area. i have loved the hunt for the perfect dress. i plan on buying this dress this summer from brides by susanti in escondido. they have always been very sweet and helpful!! the website wouldn't let me copy the pic so this is a link to the dress

http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/modernbridalshop_1 882_32024325

http://us.st11.yimg.com/store1.yimg.com/I/modernbridalshop_1 882_31973688

my shoes:

i am almost 6 feet tall and keith is 6'1 so i am wearing flats!! i would like a pair of silver ballet slippers. nothing fancy, just comfy

jewelry:

i only want to wear earrings with my dress so i am looking for a long pair of sparkly ones. these ones are from nordstrom

Nadri Crystal Chandelier Earrings

veil: bel aire 8292

a 1 layer fingertip veil edged with silver bugle beads. pic shows the veil, im not interested in a tiara.

bridesmaid dresses: b2 by jasmine

my 5 girls are all differnt looking from one another so i am telling them to get a chiffon tea length in the color iris. they can choose from the 11 dresses that match those requirements and i hope that way they will be more likely to wear them again!!

night of hotel: omni

keith loves the padres and we are booking the omni for the night of our weding since they are next to the stadium and are close to the el cortez.

transportation:

we want a beautiful old car to transport us from the mission to the el cortez from simply elegant. to take us to the omni at the end of the reception we are toying with the idea of renting a pedicab

registry:

target for necessities, crate & barrel for fun little gadgets and pretty things and macys for silverware sheets and towels.



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wow that was exhausting!!! for now i just wanted to post things that are still in the works. these are items i have barely any ideas on yet!

honeymoon- disneyworld and somewhere else...puerto rico perhaps!

flowergirl dresses-bright green and fluffy

hair-

makeup-

tuxes-

presents for everyone-

ceremony music-

plus a million other things I haven’t thought of yet



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hey tikigirl06,

thanks for stopping by my journal. your date will be here before you know it! i recently added this countdown thing on my signature and it always surprises me how quickly the time goes by!!

 

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hi maurapea, just dropping by to say hello.  looks like you have lots of things out of the way... you're so on top of things!   i love all your choices from location to the night of the hotel.  the omni hotel is very pretty!  well, i look forward to reading more of your planning progress!
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