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Old 02-16-2012, 01:06 PM   #1
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Our 12.12.12 S&D Wedding... *Update!* I BOUGHT MY DRESS!! :-)

Well, since the deposits are getting paid and the planning is in full swing, I guess now would be a good time to start a PJ. I’ll be honest right out of the gate, I don’t know how much I will update or post, but I’m going to do my best to keep everyone in the loop! And I know I’ll be looking to you wonderful girls (and guys!) here soon for info on planning. I have so many questions, and I know I’ll be able to get some positive input from everyone! I will try to make sure I can fill in with pictures or links as much as possible. I've been writing this at work and I don't have any access to any online photo sites, and I'll break up what I have into a few separate posts. Ok people, let's get this show on the road!

The Background:
So, here’s a little background on me and the DF. I’m AnnaLe, he’s Mike. And we’re a couple of goofy, nerdy, geeky gamers, with 2 kids who are equally as goofy as us! I have a son from a previous relationship, he’s 9. And Mike and I have a daughter, and she’ll be 3 in May. Mike and I met about 4 years ago through his, now, ex-SIL whom I worked with at the time. He was going through a pretty nasty divorce, and I was in the process of ending a 3 year relationship. He took a real liking to me, but being the silly girl I was, I just wasn’t ready to start anything so soon after just ending another relationship. But I did find him enjoyable to be around and we made each other laugh, which is what I think we both needed at the time! So I agreed to go out with him, but just as friends, to enjoy a movie and hang out. Our “date”, for lack of a better word, was scheduled for a Friday. He called me on Wednesday and said he couldn’t wait until Friday and wanted to know if I could meet that night! I agreed, because I had nothing else to do, and we haven’t been apart since!

The Proposal:
We got engaged almost a year ago in May, on our 3 year anniversary of our first date together. I had just lost my job, and it seemed like my entire world was falling apart! Nothing was going right, and the stress was getting to be too much. I was in the middle of the kitchen, trying to figure out how I was going to afford health insurance for my kids, help put food on the table, make sure we had money for rent, bills, etc. AND keep a smile on my face through it all. I had only been at my job for 4 years when I got laid off, so I only qualified for 4 weeks of severance. That was only going to last us a month, and DF didn’t make enough on his own to support a family of 4. So I did what any strong, independent woman does when at the end of her rope, dangling above the crocodile pit… I sat in the floor and cried, lol. I just lost it. And my DF came in, helped my lump of tears off the floor, and hugged me. He kept reassuring me it was going to be ok and that we’d make it through. Then he starts tearing up, which was not normal for him, and tells me he has a plan. He says “let’s get married”. I, of course, think he’s just trying to make me happy, since he had said he never wanted to get married again, after the train wreck of a marriage to his ex-wife. I had secretly wished for years that he would just ask me, but he never did. He apologized for not having enough money to buy me a ring, or do the proposal right, but he confessed that he wanted to ask me for a long time, but didn’t know how to. He’s silly, lol. I had to ask him if he was serious, and when he said yes, I cried again, ha ha! Of course I accepted, and now we’re trying to plan the big day!

Up next: Now what do we do?; My Big Fat Italian Wedding; and *Gasp* Drama...
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Old 02-16-2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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Hello, from one half of another pair of geeks! We also had the 'non-traditional' route and hey, what's meant to be is what's meant to be is how I feel about it. I look forward to reading more of your plans!
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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Welcome from another Swan Bride!! This community is so gracious and helpful, we are all here to help along the way!

I of course, am only here to look at the pictures
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:52 PM   #4
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Welcome from still another Swan bride. Can't wait to hear how your plans come along!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:15 PM   #5
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Welcome AnnaLe from an old (old being the operative word!!!) S/D VR bride!!
You will not, I am sure regret your decision to entrust JM and the S/D with your special day!!!
I will be following along eagerly with your plans.
Good luch sweetie and happy planning!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:49 PM   #6
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Hooray AnnaLe I am glad you started your PJ we need more of our S/D sisters with PJs. I can't wait to hear more girl.

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