Thursday, May 29, 2008


Instead of messing with putting alll the pictures on the blogger, I thought I'd just put up my bio that I made:


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

First Post!

After many deliberations, I've decided to blog my experience of the next 14 months of my life. I didn't want to add it to my existing blog because I wanted this one to be special. So I hope you all enjoy reading about our wedding experiences! We're already so excited!!

I suppose I should give you a backstory:

Jon & I met in 7th grade when we sat next to each other in English class. We remained friends throughout high school and dated for a short period of time during our senior year. We managed to get back our friendship after the break up and continued to talk and hang out. We started dating again on January 25, 2006 and we've been together ever since!

We got engaged on July 3, 2007 at my apartment up at school. While I was making dinner Jon asked if we could talk after dinner. I asked why we couldn't talk at that time. He said it was because he wanted to wait until after dinner. So after dinner, I finished up the dishes and walked back to my bedroom where Jon had moved my computer chair out so the middle of the room was empty. He asked if I was happy with us. I said, "Yes of course. Aren't you?" He said,"I am, I just want things to change." I started freaking out thinking he was going to break up with me. He tried to take my hand and I moved it so he couldn't. He said,"You've been my girlfriend for a year and a half and I don't want you to just be my girlfriend anymore." I kinda started to get it, but I wasn't sure. He then asked if I knew what he was saying. I said no. He said,"I'm saying... (he stood up, then stood me up) that you're my everything and I love you more than anything in the world. Kari, will you marry me?" I started squealing and crying and hugging him. It was absolutely perfect! I don't think I need to tell you what my answer was. :)

As we started planning the wedding, we knew we wanted to wait until the summer of 2009. This way we would both be out of college and hopefully both of us would be settled with jobs. Originally, we were going to get married in May of 2009, but upon looking we saw that our 3.5 year anniversary fell on a Saturday that year so we perfect! So here we are...booked for July 25, 2009!

We already have a lot of wedding plans started. Here's the list:
-Ceremony site booked (We start meetings and pay for the site in November)
-Reception site booked (We pay the deposit in July)
-Photographer booked
-Caterer picked (We can't book them until January)
-Cake baker booked
-Bridal party picked (my girls asked, the guys haven't been asked yet)
-Colors picked (Jon loves the bright blue PT Cruisers, so we chose that blue. Then I chose Palm Beach Coral for my girls and pale yellow for accents, such as flowers.)
-DJ picked (We're waiting to book him until July. He's DJ'ing our friends' wedding.)
-Random stuff bought that we picked up on sale (Flower girl basket, Ring pillow, guest book and pen, toasting flutes for our bridal party, throwing garter (.50! STEAL!), flower petals, mirrors, candles)

I think we're well on our way!!