Wednesday, November 29, 2006

the return

Due to unforseen circumstances, this blog did not resume on November 27th much to the disappointment of Jonny and other readers. Since I last posted (apart from the last two announcements), I ...

waited to pick Mike up at the airport not realizing that he slipped through while I took a quick toilet break.

waited upstairs for 1/2 an hour, dismayed when I saw the flight crew of the last commercial flight of the night walk through.

panic-stricken rushed downstairs.

turned the corner and saw poor Mike sitting amongst his things waiting for his internet-girlfriend who "didn't show".

gave him a hug and a kiss on the cheek and held his hand as we walked to the car.

showed him my stomping grounds on Bardstown Road.

admired the architecture while he was enamoured with the American cars, driving on the wrong side of the street, the plethora of wires above ground, and sign posts and trash cans that one could easily steal not being bolted to the ground.

sat in coffee shops with my boyfriend.

went to church with my boyfriend.

went to class with my boyfriend ... is that CHRISTINE with a GUY?!!!

told the first man I have ever kissed that I would marry him.

talked to people in Australia and Germany on the internet in a grocery store.

tried out two massage chairs late at night in a department store.

took Mike to a shopping mall.

read children's stories in a book store.

read Scripture and prayed every night with Mike.

played in leaves and walked in the park (the 4-wheel drive version complete with piggyback ride through the brush).

celebrated Mike's birthday with friends at Joe's Crab Shack.

allowed Mike to drive my car back from Indianapolis after a daytrip.

nursed a horrid earache, congestion, and rib-bruising cough.

welcomed my parents to Louisville, Kentucky.

went to a hair salon with my mom while Mike didn't waste anytime asking my dad if he could marry me.

received my parents' permission to marry over breakfast the next morning as Mike and I played with plastic dinosaurs, sharks, and wolves.

went to a tank museum.

celebrated our engagment with friends at Sunergos.

slammed TimTams.

played at a park while all the kids were in school.

said goodbye to Mike at the airport when he left to fly back to Australia.

flew to Los Angeles to celebrate my grandmother's 75th birthday and Thanksgiving.

missed my flight back due to insufficient staffing at the American Airlines counter. (reason for not posting on the 27th)

talked to the shuttle driver on the way back to my grandmother's.

laughed when he told me that I should write to Lifetime TV so that they could make Mike's and my story into a movie.

arrived back in Louisville a day late having missed 2 exams.

I am currently ...

studying to make up the exams I missed.

looking forward to being in Tasmania in less than 2 weeks.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

date and location

29 June 2007
Hannover, Germany

My Hannover International Bible Church family welcomes you to celebrate God's glory and His good pleasure in bringing Michael and I together.

Open Invitation

Thursday, November 16, 2006

the announcement


Mike and I got engaged Monday, November 6, 2006. Today, my father and mother gave their consent over breakfast. They flew out this Monday from Germany to meet Mike.

For those interested in the Louisville area, Mike and I will be hanging out at Sunergos Coffee, Thursday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

on hold till November 27

till then, enjoy this elevator music by Eisley ...

Feel free to roam the archives. They're full of fascinating stories of donut fights in the Imperial Cafe in Prague, controversial articles about relationships between genders (a favorite with commentors), funny videos, how Mike and I met, etc. Normally the comments are the best part, so don't neglect those.

the drama of why i stopped wearing glasses

black dress, white socks, and Purim

in the dark with a guy

pulling a Ruth

dodging donuts in a German accent

my home

beware of hairy eyeballs

the controversies begin

crashing duck

mystery tea cup

dumb jewelry commercials

the beginning of the babble

spargel appreciation day and what she is not

walking with Wonder Woman

content with my singleness

Mike isn't personally pumped for online dating

addicted to MSN messenger by this point

Seattle and other silliness

back in the 'Ville with friends

struggling independent woman

counting down the days

Feel free to meander through my pictures or my videos.

Talk amongst yourselves ... and I will try to be strong and stay away ... if only to prove to Anon. and Bobby that I can!

; )