Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Venues.

We are getting married at Clifton Road Baptist Church in Greensboro. It is the church of Shawn's mother, Christine. The ceremony will be at 9 am on Friday the 4th of December.

The reception will be November 5, 2010 at Studio B in Downtown Greensboro. Here is a link:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ready to Roll....

We got our marriage license today! Wally Cousins from the register of deeds office was very courteous & helpful.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Proposal

It was September 18, 2009. We drove down to Atlanta to see my sis, who I hadn't seen in since she graduated med school. We were going to Maggianos for what i thought was just going to be a southern Italian family style dinner with my family.
Look at how unsuspecting I was!?
We were all just goofing around and catching up over our apps. Posing for pics.
Here is my sister Grace with her (now fiance) JP. Her life changed similarly one week later!

Grace, Mommy, & I

Does JP know something?

Then it HAPPENS.

I didn't even notice at first. I mean, the image of rings on top of dessert is not a foreign image to me. It just took me a while to realize it was for ME.

Then he goes down on one knee. I Cry.

I don't remember much but I said YES!

and here is the instant replay

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pics of Friends

Here's a slide show of some friends with Shawn & I  over the past three years:

"Start with Craigslist-" How we met:

    No, we didn't actually answer a "seeking" ad. I answered a roomate ad. I was living in Athens, Ga. when I decided to move to North Carolina to pursue furniture design or furniture whatever. I thought I'd start with woodworking. After many internet searches and scanning the back of Fine Woodworking I decided to really look into Rockingham Community College's woodworking program. After a few phone calls and on-line galleries I decided to go for it. North Carolina was supposed to be where it was at for furniture.....(supposed to be, but that's another blog).
   About craigslist....I looked at roommate ads, and emailed three people. I drove up to Greensboro (the largest city in theTriad, close to RCC). The apartment I liked the best was that of Brian Gilles. It was downtown (walk to the nightlife), and it was old (character). I moved up, moved in, and a couple weeks later met Shawn. Brian met Shawn through a friend from school who worked with Shawn at the Marriott. We went out, sang karaeoke (Love is a Battlefield, Take me Home Tonight) for a couple of Tuesday nights and realized we were having lots of fun......three years later we still are.
    Something drew me to this area, to that apartment. His name is Shawn :).

Shawn & Brian singing
Happy to be Stuck with you