Monday, May 19, 2008

Here Comes The Bride

What? Yes, that's right, I have some exciting news to share...B and I are getting married! In September, in Hawaii. Yes, I know that isn't far from now. You don't need to remind me- I am in full on planning mode as we speak. And no, I am not PG. ;) The timing just worked out, since B's family was already planning to be in Hawaii for a vacation and most of my family lives there, we thought it would be a good time and place. For only deciding this very recently, much of the plans are falling into place quite nicely. We're keeping it small and as simple as possible, and my sister Ash (who lives in Hawaii) is acting as our wedding coordinator extraordinaire, so I'm not too worried. Of course, I think I may still be in a bit of a shock...But I am so happy and really excited.

I couldn't have concocted a more perfect partner if I tried. Thanks, Mom, I know you had something to do with this! Without getting too crazy on you, before my mom passed away (it was 5 years ago in March) I was out of another dead-end relationship, she told me she would be looking after me. So I said, "Oh good, can you please send me someone good?" And she said, "Yes, I'll work on that!" And just a few months later, I met B! Just sayin'... ;)

Marnie requested a "how we met" story, so for her and anyone else who may be interested, read on. Besides the motherly intervention from afar, the short version is that we met through mutual friends in San Diego. The long version is... One day I went out to lunch with a good friend from work and his good friend from high school. When my friend and I dropped his friend back at work, I recognized a car in the parking lot as one that I had noticed parked outside my apartment building. He said it was his girlfriend's car. After some talking, we discovered not only did his girlfriend and I live in the same little 12-unit building- we lived literally next door to each other, as in we shared a wall! Small world! We all started to hang out in a group and one of the guys in the group was B. Although he had just recently moved to LA for work, he was coming down to SD on the weekends to visit. After many group outings over a few months, he asked me on a date, "just the two of us." We went to the always fabulous Red Fox Room for a late dinner one Friday night and really have been together ever since. For the first year we dated, I lived in SD and he lived in LA, so we took turns driving back and forth. It wasn't too bad, but eventually several reasons compelled me to move back to LA. We decided to get a place together, a year later we adopted the doogles, and a couple years later here we are and I couldn't be happier!

Along those lines, albeit on a tangent, we are so happy for our Nasus, who graduated from law school this past Saturday. She is one of the most amazing people we know and we are so very proud of her achievement. Way to go, Nasus!

33 comments:

Disentangled said...

I will say it again! We couldn't be happier for you and B! Here's to a lifetime of happiness :-)

Ruinwen said...

Congrats! That is such wonderful news! :) What a magical place to wed! :)

K8 said...

Yay! Congratulations for both both - what wonderful news!

jillian said...

Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you! And an HI wedding - it will be so romantic and especially beautiful.

dee said...

yay, yay, yay!!!!!! can't wait!

Jessimuhka said...

Congrats! How exciting! And I love your "how we met". SG and I have been on a couple dates to the Red Fox Room, and it is indeed fabulous.

knitzalot said...

That's great news! Congrats! Best wishes for a new and happy life together!

mouse said...

congratulations!

craftoholic said...

Congratulations! Getting hitched in Hawaii, how romantic!

marisa said...

Congratulations!!!

Miriam said...

Oh sweetie! Congratulations! *hug*hug*

Theresa said...

Congratulations!

Winnie said...

Holy Cow, Congratulations. Weren't we just talking about this at the Getty the other day? And a wedding in Hawaii.. how fabulous. So happy for you :)

mle said...

Congratulations Girl!! that is sooo exciting!

tiennie said...

What wonderful news! Congrats to you both!!

tentenknits said...

so so so so excited for you!!! and what a wonderful story! :-) Congratulations over and over again! WOOOO!!

Mary-Heather said...

Very best wishes!!! So, so exciting! I really can't wait to see pictures! :)

<3

Alyssa said...

Coongrats! I'm sure the wedding will be beautiful!

Shelley said...

Well woo hoo!!! Congratulations from one bride to another!!! Oh that's so so so wonderful! I am just too happy for you! Wow...

Cora said...

Congrats to both you and Nasus!! All the Hawaii weddings I've ever seen were gorgeous! Have a blast.

Marnie said...

Awww, congrats all around and thanks for the "how we met" story. What can I say, I'm a sap :)

I'm sure the wedding will be great. Please make sure people take pictures.

Jennifer said...

Congratulations to the two of you! Such wonderful news!

ponyknit said...

Congrats! I'm sure it will be a very beautiful wedding!
p.s. want to send someone special in my direction, now that your moms job has been completed? ;)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I'll bet you are excited!

Krista (The Stitchin' Sheep)

Madge said...

A great big congratulations to you and B! Such happy news!

P.S. And hey, if you want to knit your wedding dress, I have some lovely *ahem* 70s patterns for ya. :)

Kara said...

Ho'omaikai'i! What wonderful news! I am so excited for you! You deserve all the happiness in the world.

Octopus Knits said...

Congratulations, guys! That's wonderful : )

mames said...

hey, lady. i must not have you in my bloglines, because i just realized i have not been here for awhile (i think i must find you thru ravelry when on). soooo, a little late, but C0ngrats!!! what an awesome place to say you were married, are the little ones going to be your dual flower girls? hope so, they would look even more adorable in wedding finery. so happy for you!

Tusa said...

Many, many, many congratulations and well done to your Mum.

amandacathleen said...

Many, Many congrats! I'm so happy for you guys!! Beautiful story, and thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Another big congrats to Nasus! Whoohoo, way to go!

Lick My Sticks said...

Oh yay!! Congratulations!! I love how-we-met stories (I'm a sap like that).

Now the question is...are you going to knit a garter? I think you should!!

Hilari said...

Congratulations!!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

Late "bloggy" congrats on your impending nuptuals! We must have a shower - probably early August so that we can steer clear of my work deadlines and due date!!! I am so happy for you both. I definitely teared up at the thought of your mom sending B. I am certain she is watching with a big smile on her face.