Im still a little bit in shock that Im actually about to start my own Planning Journal. But here I am!!!! I am somewhat new to the DISboards but I discovered it when I was planning my Disney cruise a couple months ago (booked for Mexican Riviera in April 2011). THEN I discovered the Wedding board. You see, Im a little bit of a wedding junkie. I watch all the TV shows and look at all the magazines. Ive spent an embarrassing amount of time reading complete strangers PJs and TRs and looking at all the pictures. I really cant get enough. Before I continue, how about some identifying information (most of this is copied from my Cruise TR): My name is Mindy (31), and my DF is Tim (33). We live in Los Angeles and have been dating for five and a half years. Growing up in Los Angeles, my family took annual trips to Disneyland and I am a life-long Disney fan. I have been a Disneyland AP holder for 12 years. DF grew up in New England and, well is not as enthused about Disney as I am. Before we met he had never been to Disneyland :shock: and had only been to WDW a couple times. Within a month of us dating we went to Disneyland. As DF was buying a day pass I said to him, If you plan on dating me for a while, you might want to invest in an annual pass. He said, Let me see if I like this place first. :lol: Needless to say, when we were on our way out he upgraded to an AP! And has renewed every year ever since. I cant say Ive converted him to a full-blown Disney fan but he enjoys Disneyland and enjoys Disney movies (especially Pixar). We try to go to Disneyland about once a month and every year for my birthday we stay at the Grand Californian. Shortly after BF and I started dating, I made the decision to get my college degree. I never went to college after high school because I was working part-time at a store in the local mall and they promised me a full time manager position after I graduated. I felt this was a pretty good deal so I took it. 12 years later I dont work at the mall anymore but Ive managed to make a fairly decent life for myself without a degree. It sounds cheesy, but after I met DF I felt like my life started falling into place. DF is a creative type and a comedy writer and he works really hard to achieve his goals, and he inspires me to be a better person. I am a true Virgo and we balance each other out. DF is on the cusp of Libra and Scorpio but according to my fancy-schmancy Astroanalysis book (yeah, Im THAT girl ), he is a Libra. And here is what it says about Virgo Woman and Libra Man: Your love of art and music could draw you together in the first place (we met a comedy theater). You will certainly like his sense of humor. Occasionally you will take life too seriously. He will teach you to see the comic side as well. He is also very practical. I just about fell over when I first read this. It describes us perfectly and this is just the first paragraph. Maybe Ill type out the whole thing later if I have time. It really is amazing how accurately it describes us as a couple. Honestly, after our first official date, I knew he was the one Anyway, where was I oh yeah college. I knew with DFs support, I couldnt fail! So for the last 4.5 years Ive worked full time and gone to school full time. And as of last night IM DONE!!!!! I am officially a college graduate. Well, I dont have the paper yet, but Ive completed all the units and according to the website, Im done. It still has to be reviewed and approved, blah blah. But yeah, IM DONE!! It is such a good feeling. Sorry this has gotten so long next up, THE PROPOSAL.