i'll be answering some FAQ that a lot of people have been asking me and charlie ever since our engagement became "official"...
- how did you two meet? well, it's kind of a long and detailed story, but here goes nothin...you ready? okay. (and yes, it's wrote in 3rd person, get over it :)
Samantha grew up down the street from the Rodriguez Family who's son, AJ, went on a mission for the church to Oregon. While there, he met Charlie one sunday (while Charlie was on his vacation visiting his family) where they hit it off and instantly became friends. Later on, AJ suggested that Charlie live with his family down in Murrieta, CA since it's so close to where Charlie is stationed in Camp Pendleton. About a year or so later in July 2009, AJ was marrying Samantha's good friend, Kelsey. Samantha went to her bridal shower, where Mrs. Rodriguez insisted she meet Charlie because "you'd be PERFECT for each other!" Sadly, since Samantha wasn't too eager to meet anyone at the time, they didn't meet that night. She soon spotted him at church and immediately regretted not meeting Charlie, but then she was too shy to introduce herself. Fast forward a year after Charlie got back from deployment....Samantha and Charlie were "facebook friends" but weren't exactly friends in real life. Sam would very rarely see the handsome Charlie. But when she did she would always want to introduce herself but Sam was too shy to say anything to him, so he never noticed her. Soon, Samantha kept getting a strong feeling that she should email him, however, she wasn't too sure about it since he might think it's out of the blue and she didn't want him to think she was a freak! Finally, Samantha got the guts to write him one night. Charlie emailed back the next morning, they went on a date that night and they've been together ever since!
-where did he propose? see last post :)
-when and where are you two tying the knot? *technically* we're getting married and sealed in the Newport Beach California Temple on wednesday, december 29, 2010. But we're having an elaborate ring ceremony for all friends and family on saturday, january 1, 2011 along with a reception immediately following! the ceremony and reception will be in Bear Creek Golf Club in Murrieta, CA.
- kids anytime soon? NO! not for a couple years, anyways :) we want to wait till charlie is out of the marines. so until then, it'll be "us" time :)
-how are the wedding plans coming along? fabulously! we're just down to the small time consuming stuff like....picking out the guest's thank you gifts, bridesmaid dresses being ordered, and renting the tables/chairs/linens. but all the "big" stuff is pretty much taken care of :)
-where will you be living? well, considering my blog isn't set to "private" i'm not going to share what exact city, but it's in southern california and we'll be moving into an amazing 2 bedroom apartment with the cutest little backyard. we can't wait to get the key so we can start putting it all together and making it "home" :)
any other questions? feel free :)