May 31, 2008
Adam and I originally planned to get married on October 22, 2007. Due to several factors -- financial crunch, a move, a death in my family -- the wedding was postponed.
We're now looking at May 31, 2008, and I'm very excited!
We are still discussing details of our wedding. We know we want it to be small, intimate and casual... and hopefully, inexpensive! (But not cheap!)
Our daughter Summer is beside herself with excitement at being "the beautiful flower princess girl". Our sons Tristan and Jacob will be ringbearers.
My sister was going to be my maid-of-honor. She passed away July 16, 2007. Picking a new MOH and other bridesmaids (I hadn't asked anyone else at the time of her passing) has been somewhat difficult for me, so I've been putting it off...
Adam and I are thirty years old, raising three children together in Davis, CA. I work full time for the state and he works even fuller-time as a stay-at-home dad.
Adam and I are both into creative pursuits, including roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons and Vampire the Masquerade. In fact, we met at a live-action Vampire game (no biting, honest!) in 1997, both playing members of Clan Ventrue. It wasn't love at first sight per se, as we were both dating other people! But noticed each other and quickly became fast friends... and as time passed and things changed, we found ourselves in love. It's been a very naturally-developing relationship, and although it's been a long road to this point, it's been (and continues to be) a delightful journey by each other's side.
Adam and I attended the wedding of two friends in May 2005. After a busy, happy day, we brought the kids home and tucked them into bed. Then we got into our own soft pajamas (Superman and Supergirl themed, as it happens)... and in the hallway, on the way from last kid-kisses goodnight to some lazy TV in the living room, Adam dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him.
Casual but genuine... and oddly made more significant by the mundane surroundings. I know he loves me for who I am on my best days and my worst... when I'm all glamoured up for an evening out and when I wake up with bedhead and morning breath... and I look at the engagement as special for starting in our home, in a moment of peace and happiness and domesticity, as a fine portent of our lives to come.
Of course the #1 response from our friends was a laughing, loving "IT'S ABOUT FRICKIN' TIME!!!"