Friday, February 26, 2010

Eddie's Absence

Eddie's best man, Adam, flew into Seattle on Wednesday and they drove down to Salem to visit Adam's dad. In Eddie's absence I have managed to not kill Daphne (Eddie's, and I guess soon to be my, dog). I also was able to get some shopping done with my mom yesterday and we accomplished quite a lot.

I'm the kind of person that I need someone else around to bounce my ideas off of and I need to talk everything through. In most situations this is fine, but when it comes to do-it-yourself wedding invitations and other arts and craft activities, Eddie can only handle so much from me. So, shopping with my mom was wonderful and we were able to talk through a lot of ideas and I think I finally know what my wedding invitations are going to look like!

I also thought through more details regarding the wedding favors and how I'm going to do my guest book. I have a ton of ideas flowing and it's great! I'm excited to get started working on several of them next week - specifically making invitations so that they can get in the mail soon!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Save the Dates!

If you're viewing this blog, most likely you have received your save the date in the mail!
Eddie and I are busy planning the details for the big day. It is true that I am handling most of the "details" but he is definitely helping and I could not do it without him. I feel quite accomplished that our registries are basically finished. We have save the dates completed. We have our photographer booked and I know who is going to do my hair and flowers. Bridesmaid dresses are all purchased and groomsmen tuxes have been picked out, they just have to be measured and pick them up the day before the wedding. We have begun our pre-marital counseling and have started working on the ceremony program. We have gotten a lot done in the (almost) three months that I have been home. Plus, when you consider that we've been traveling for a significant portion of that time it's even more satisfying.

We now have just over three months until the wedding and things are not slowing down one bit! Our next to-do item is to find a cake and confirm a few details with our catering. Invitations are going to be my project for this week and next and hopefully those will be out by mid-March. There is a lot to do, but I feel like we have a good handle on it and I am excited and ready for it!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Knot

We have a wedding website at as well. Feel free to check it out too!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Our Story

I imagine that who don't know already are quite curious to hear how Eddie and I met, so I will fill you in on the details (at least from my perspective - Eddie may have to provide his side of things later).

In late 2008 I was told about personal ads on craigslist. Two people had told me that they had posted ads in hopes of meeting someone. I have always thought that personal ads were a little silly especially for young people living in a thriving urban area and I told these two people just that. My curiosity however was sparked and I started browsing the craigslist personal ads on occasion when I was in need of a break at work or a good laugh. I had no real intention of ever responding to any of them, but just perused them for amusement.

Well, as you can imagine (or may already know) I ended up responding to one and began e-mailing with a seemingly nice guy named Eddie. I told him I was planning to leave for Europe in three months and that my intentions were simply to meet new people. I assumed that even if I did hit it off with him, he wouldn’t be interested in starting something since I was leaving.

As it turns out we Eddie and I had a lot in common and began to e-mailed each other pretty frequently. The e-mails quickly became short novels and after about a week and a half we moved on to the next "natural" phase of online dating, which of course was to become Facebook friends. A few days later that was followed by the exchanging of phone numbers which led to several late night phone conversations.

Finally, after much anticipation on my end, Eddie asked if I would want to meet in person. He had just ran his first marathon and was motivated by the sermon he heard at church that evening. I think I shocked him when I agreed to meet him, especially since it was 11:45pm on a Sunday night! None the less, we met and had our first date at a bar in Ballard (Seattle) called Kings Hardware.

After several dates over the following few weeks, amidst Eddie’s random hiking trips and a vacation to Chicago, we decided to make things official. It was a pretty cute, but very cheesy moment, which seems to be a trend for our relationship. In the months that followed he and I took a road trip to Vegas so that I could meet his family. He also met my parents and was "interrogated" by my parents (really just my mother) and we started to meet each others' friends.

I left for Europe at the end of August (if you want to read more about my European Adventure check out my blog at and was not scheduled to return until December 23. There were no plans for anyone to visit me during my time abroad but that quickly changed after a few weeks. First Eddie found cheap tickets to Paris in late November/Early December and then I decided to shorten my trip by two weeks when I realized there was a significant risk that I might not make it home for Christmas. Eddie did visit me in Paris, where he proposed (I'll post more on that later, but if you want the long version of the story you can find it on my blog).

When I returned home in mid-December the wedding planning started immediately and it has been busy, busy, busy ever since! We are both very much looking forward to June and spending the rest of our lives together. Neither of us ever expected to find someone so great through Craigslist but thank God daily for the blessing we are to each other. We are so excited to share this special day with all of you and hope you can make it on the big day!

Welcome to Our Blog

Hi everyone!

Welcome to the Eddie and Ann blog. This is our attempt to keep those of you who are interested in our lives up to date. At the moment things are pretty busy with wedding planning and wedding details, so that is what the bulk of the website information will cover. After we are married (and as other exciting and interesting things happen) the main focus will shift to other events and updates on our lives together.

We hope that you will be entertained by our craziness and feel a little bit more a part of our lives. We love comments so please feel free to leave them at any time!

~Ann and Eddie