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Introducing the baby!
Mr. Skyler Andre Papillion
He was born May 23, 2009
2 oz of being 9 pounds
Now he's 24 1/8 inches and 15 pounds
His brothers adore him!
It's our one year anniversary today 8/8/09
I couldn't be more happier! I love him more and more each day!
p.s. - baby picture coming soon (he's 2 months now)
What a surprise!
I went visit one of my cousins...
And they were having a party and watching wedding videos...They are getting married this year in October and they have been doing research. They were compairing weddings they were talking about how my wedding was so fun and the best they have ever been to. They watched my dvd twice that day! It made me sooo proud!
I've fixed my page....
Some of the videos with sounds were off
So check out my page again and it will give you an idea...Thanks!
Missing this site
Quick survey about after the wedding...
I am only hanging on to my page b/c I want to show yall our baby when he comes...I'm trying to keep a little interest before I go...I will truely miss you guys and wish you the best!
Survey - Wedding date 8/8/8
How long did you date before you got engaged?
Dated for a year and a half before getting engaged and engaged for a year and a half before getting married
Did you get the ring you wanted?
Oh yes I did!
Was the proposal a complete surprise?
It was a surprise, not like I thought it would happen but a complete surprise.
Do you wish you had a bigger/smaller diamond? If so how big or small?
Anything bigger would look fake on my hands - he picked the perfect one
Did you cry when he proposed?
Kind of...I was sick though with the flu...
Was the proposal romantic or creative? Explain how if you'd like.
He did it in his favorite place-his car and he brought me out to eat afterwards- his sister was invited so she knew he was doing it...
When do you want to go for your honeymoon?
We actually went to Disney Land and Universal Studios and Island of Adventure the year before we got married to ease off on the planning...
Are you buying his wedding band for him?
I did buy his band
Have you gone over your original wedding budget?
My wedding only cost about 8K...I cut corners everywere and a big help was that his grandparents had a restaurant and they gave us the food and place for our present.
What day of the year will your wedding be?
It was a Friday 08/08/08
What kind of weather?
It was nice and hot...Clear skys
Inside or outside?
Inside - candle light wedding
Church/justice of the peace/other?
We got married in a Catholic Church
How many people will be there?
We aimed for about 250 and we got around that give or take 50.
Time of day?
The wedding started at 7pm - I wanted it to be 8pm but that would've been too late
Any kind of theme?
It was a vintage black and white 20's-40's theme butterflies, diamonds and pearls -no flowers were used - feathers were
How many bridesmaids? Who would they be?
I had my cousin Tiff but she didn't tell me she wasn't in it til the day before it- she lives in Cali
My cousins: Dorsey, Tyra, Paula
My sister: Stacy
My sis in law: Alicia
My friend: Katrina - she came from Cali
I originally was going with 12 girls -the church made me cut it down so it worked out perfect
What kind of cake/what will it look like?
Check out the pictures! The cake was to die for! Amaretto butter cream frosting and barvarian cream filling - yellow cake with amaretto flavor mmmmmmmmm!!!
Where will you have the reception?
We had it at his grandparents' restaurant - it was a gift -perfect setting!
What kind of dress will you have/color/material?
It was plain but went with everything-see pictures it was ivory but more of white...I also had a black sash I took off for the pictures and reception
What kind of flowers in your bouquet?
No flowers were used in the whole wedding - Feathers! See pictures
Kind of engagement ring?
White gold -1.5 carat diamond ring
Kind of wedding bands?
I have two that equal .25 each so it made the ring 2 carats
How will you wear your hair?
I wasn't sure til the last minute but i had two different veils, two different crowns, and my own hair and a semi wig...I ended up using the half wig and the front of my hair with the birdcage veil -no crown with a feather fastener and crystals...see pictures
Who will be important to be there?
Our parents, siblings and best friends. Everyone else is icing.
Will the reception be big or small?
Pretty big. 150-200 people.
What will the groom wear?
He wore an off white tux and shirt with the black tie and vest.
Where will you go for the honeymoon?
Went on a mini moon a year before the wedding to ease off with the wedding plans.
only 4 days -we were tired!
What will you do?
we rode all the rides we wanted and attended all the shows we wanted - the attractions excited us b/c we never went before. It was his first trip without his family and on a plane.
Will it be modest or costly?
the minimoon was cheap b/c I worked at a hotel and got one for the 4 nights for $100 -nice hotel too!
What will you stay in?
How old will you and the groom be?
I was 30 and he was 28
How long will you be engaged before you get married?
Over a year & a 1/2.
Live together before or wait till married?
we instantly knew it was right so we lived together - it worked out b/c we lived in the same condo complex and his lease was coming up and once that happend, he moved in with us. After a year after that, we brought us a house together.
Take a long time to plan the wedding or will it be simple?
I gave myself 6 months to plan my whole wedding and it went smooth.
Will you do it yourself or with family or hire someone to plan the wedding?
D and I are doing the planning ourselves because this is what I do.I did the whole thing from making the boutineers, to the centerpeice, to the selections of music!
Will you write your own vows or use something pre-made?
keep the church's vows - we just wanted to say I DO but the priest made us repeat and I was about to faint - I hate talking in front of people!
2 weddings in 1 year
I have a lot of work to do...
Ok so my female 19 year old cousin on my mom's side decides to get married in July... and my male 29 year old cousin on my dad's side decides to get married in October. They both want me to start trying on dresses and both know that I will not drop til the end of May. They both are expecting me to get the dresses ordered by March. I do plan on slimming down right after having the baby but I don't know what size I'll be being that I'm getting bigger and he keeps on doubling in size lol!
I am petite but I'm older than I was when I had my first two kids so that's a big factor right there. I usually slim right back down but my chest doesn't. I think I would order a bigger size b/c of my chest and try to take it in but the way things are going with my body, I don't know what to do.
I was a size 3/4 in regular clothes when I was 24 and a size 3/4 or 5 when I was 26 and by the time I turned 28, my age weight came about. I ended up getting a wedding dress size 12 b/c of chest but they couldn't take in the sides b/c it would've altered the dress and was against that company's policies. I really want to be in both weddings but I don't know when will be the right time to actually try on and order on a dress.
6 months married-6 months pregs
only 3 more months left!
We are having a boy...It's getting closer and I think we are going with the name Skyler Andre... The other names we had was Lucus, and Kodi...I also liked Aiden and Shelbi. We have went to a 3D and 4D ultrasound place and we loved it- i will try to post some but we are going back by next month to see him and all his fatness!
Another beautiful song!
It seems like forever
That I have waited for you
In a world of disappointment
One thing is true
God has blessed me
And he's blessed you too
In a world of lonely people
I've found you.
Take my hand
And hold me close
And don't let me go.
You for me
And me for you
Together we'll make one
We were once strangers
All by ourselves
Living, living alone
With no one else
But here you are
And it's so, so sweet
God must have done this
Made you for me
Take my hand
Hold me close
Don't let go.
You for me
Me for you
Together we'll make one.
We were always sleeping
Under the same stars
Dreaming, dreams of love
Wondering where you are
How blessed I am
That I've found you
Now that you're here
I pray to say "I do"
By Johnny Gill - Me for you (wedding song) it was on Medea's family reunion
what a beautiful song!
it's worth pressing play
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People are still talking about our wedding. We went to visit some relatives over the weekend and they were still talking about the wedding...