The J&S Report

Welcome to "The J&S Report".... 


My goal here is to create a weekly (or daily) dairy on here for PW's 2011 brides to follow. SO here is a brief introduction, if you don't know... my name is Shannon, but everyone calls me Shan. Jesse (aka Jes) is my lover and best friend. We have been engaged since April 2009... so we are coming up on a year and we still don't have a date yet. Which everyone is kinda like "com'on Shan.. what's the problem!?!"


I'm not sure, yet... but right now I have a lot of things going on in my life. I am trying to change jobs and pay off a considerable amount of credit card debt. I kinda feel that I have a lot on my plate right now... so a wedding may not be #1 on the list, but its defiantly in the top ten! 


I do blog... lately I have been really bad about that, however when things start to slow down I'll be posting weekly there to. While my blog may be more wedding inspiration... My goal is for this thread is for more "off the cuff" writing. Also I want to treat this more like having a conversation with my best friend... so don't be afraid to comment, call me an idiot, or just ask me a general question. 


Best, Shan

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 10:40 am
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* Random Thought *


You know when your in love when.... Your mate accidentally drops a knife off the kitchen counter and it hits your foot; leaving a small puncture wound. All you can do is laugh and go to the doctors to get your tetanus shot. 


Yeah... Jes left a knife on the counter with the handle hanging over the edge, his hip accidently bumped it when he was trying to "help" me wash dishes... the knife dropped and my foot was injured (not seriously though, small puncture). This was Tuesday night... this morning (Friday) I went to the doctors for my tetanus shot, which hurts like nobody's business!! So when he got home, I punched him in the arm as "payback".... I'm more mad about the shot, than the wound! lol! 

Posted on March 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm
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Whew.... Yesterday, what a busy day! I drove to a baby shower in Harrisburg (1hr 45mins), which was really lovely! No chesseball games... our friend did a great job! 


Oh my way back home, my parnets called... it turns out they had are getting a case of cabin fever and drove down to Philly to do an Irish Pub crawl... oh Boy! Normally when they come down, they go home around 5pm since my dad doesn't like to drive in the dark. SO since it was approaching that time and they where looking to take me out for dinner, they where going to get a cheap motel... well, they ended up spending the night at our place. They do sooo much for us, its the least I could do. 


At dinner my mom brings up the wedding plans.... gosh, I feel really bad for wanting a wedding. They are so expensive.... my parents want to help us out by paying for a majority of it, but since my brother hasn't obtained a job yet they are helping paying his bills. So, there finances are stretched thin... and Jes & I have very little in savings. I'm thinking of eloping or pushing the date back. 

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 11:05 pm
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Wow, sounds like a bit of a struggle for your guys.  What's your saving strategy?  Is there any way to lower the cost of what your guys want to do, to make it easier to afford?  It's a shame about your brother, that seems like your biggest financial hurdle.


Keep us posted. :)

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 11:44 pm
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@TrickyNik.... yeah, I'm not bothered about pushing back the wedding or even having it at city hall. If thats what it has to be, thats what it has to be... We are already planning to have a small wedding with a limited guest list. Right now both of us live paycheck to paycheck... however we have an aggressive debt payback plan (which is priority no. 1). Jes and I have been together since 2002 (an living together since 2004)... so if we got married this year, 2011 or 2023... we'll figure it out... we have already made commitments to each other, we just need to legalize it.

Posted on March 7, 2010 at 1:00 am
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ARG.... I just all these wedding ideas in my head & I just want to excute them!!! Waiting is sooo hard! Anyone else feel this way?

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:35 am
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I know what you mean about having so many ideas in your head and just wanting to figure things out and/or make decisions!


Right now we are planning for next July, although we haven't decided an actual date or booked anything. I see all these people who got engaged around the same time as we did and are getting married THIS summer and I kind of second-guess our decision and have a little self-pity-party. But at least we won't be going into debt for this wedding, which I'm sure some of those people will be.


And like you and Jes, we have been together for a long time and are committed to each other. We just need the papers to prove it! lol (And I want to change my name...ASAP! lol)


Hey, look on the bright side, at least your wedding won't be thrown together and you get to really think about what you want, and plan it out ;)


Hang in there!

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 12:28 pm
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Thanks Nadine....I just feel that if needed I could have this whole thing wrapped up by the end of next week, lol! 

Posted on March 11, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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Just recently on the main forums I found a new PW'er who is my dress twin... very exciting! She looks fabulous in our dress!!! However I am a twinge jealous b/c she remembered to take pictures of her in the dress....... 


I keep thinking about it... and trying to see if I can remember what I look like in her... Mom & I forgot the camera! Therefore you'll have to deal with the stock images.


Just recently on the photo 1537330-1Just recently on the photo 1537330-2


J.Crew - Chiffon and Organza Dune Gown


The dress is expected to arrive at moms house on 06/30/10... I can't wait!


Just recently on the photo 1537330-3

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 6:20 am

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