Hello DISers! Okay, I'm finally doing it. I've broken myself away from everyone's PJ long enough to start my own! I'll start with a little background. First off, we're already married. We had an Escape Wedding in June (see my TR), which was very impromptu, but the Jan wedding was THE plan all along, so we're sticking with it. Plus, if DH is willing to let me have two DFTWs, who am I to argue? DH and I met in Germany. We're both stationed here with the Army. We actually got together on a group trip to Paris with friends. We had been flirting beforehand, but I like to think it was the romance of the city that clinched the deal! Here's where I warn you that I love pictures, so if you don't...I apologize (but keep putting them in your PJs anyway, because I love them!) Here's us in Paris! We dated for a year and did some pretty cool things (traveling around Europe...a benefit of living over here...the down side is it's a LONG way from WDW!) Here's Cinque Terre in Italy. Go there if you EVER have the chance. Well, the whole year, we knew I would deploy for a year, and then he would deploy the NEXT year, so we convinced ourselves it wouldn't work to be separated for two years while we were dating. So, we broke up a couple months before I deployed and were determined to make it as "just friends." This is us as "just friends." Do you think it was working? So, I deployed and NOW my DH tells me that was a horrible day for him, and from that point on, he just locked his heart up and dedicated himself to work. This is us the day I deployed. We stayed in contact, and I would send him pictures, just like I did my other "friends." Here's the funny part...this picture is special to him, because he says when he saw it his heart sank and he knew what he had lost. Bear in mind...it's August in Iraq...probably 120 degrees! And I'm sitting in a HMMWV in PT uniform! I tell you what, if a man can love you when you look like that... I have to throw this one in, because I think it's funny! It was all the girls in my company acting "mean." We really aren't at all! This is where I get a little mean. I was planning my R&R trip to Australia with a girlfriend of mine. But, I hadn't packed my civilian clothes. So, I asked DH to go to my house and get me some clothes and to "help" him, I gave him a "list" of pictures of outfits I wanted. Of course, they all had the two of us in them together MY DH is a bit OCD about ziploc baggies, so when I got the clothes and they were painstakingly packed in ziploc baggies...I knew it was love Soon afterwards we had an IM conversation where he hinted that "we could work" and he talked about lining up our future assignments together. I thought he meant date ad naseum and I said "I'm 32!!!! I want to get married someday." So, he said "how 'bout we have a goal...say my R&R trip." I thought he meant get engaged on his R&R trip. Well, he meant get married!!! Now I'm sure that's not the most romantic proposal ever, but it does get better! I told him promptly that it wouldn't get him out of proposing (he said he wouldn't want it to) and the next thing out of my mouth (or hands, really, since I was IMing!) was that I wanted a DFTW! He had never been to WDW, and he said it sounded like a great idea! Long story somewhat shortened...we were supposed to overlap in Iraq for two months, and we wanted to be married (mostly because that's the only way we'd be allowed to share the same room on Balad! ), so we were going to get married by proxy in TX. He was going to visit my parents and marry "me." Then, I found out I was coming home early to take a different job...so the proxy was off, and we were able to take leave together! So, I told him I needed to go to WDW to plan for Jan anyway, so why don't we just get married there. He did most of the coordination for the Escape wedding in about a week (see my TR). He met me at the airport and brought me home to a house full of flowers. They were spread out through the house...but I combined them for a picture. Then he proposed...but we still didn't have a ring. More to follow on that... So...the day of our wedding (I know...we were nuts!), we had our sort-of PS. I'll put that in another installation!