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ketchupqueen
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Kasie, she said above that she's moving there, so I guess you'll have to have lunch! [Smile]
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Yes, we'll have to. This is going to be great. [Smile] [Smile]

Matt lives in Falls Church right now, and we are looking for jobs/places around Crystal City and Pentagon City. Is that anywhere near you?

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Two Jatraqueros living in (the) Crystal City?

Sounds perfect.

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quote:
Originally posted by katharina:
*beams* Thank you. I'm still kind of floaty.

You'll probably be floaty for one or two more years. Dopamine is like that. [Big Grin]
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Kat's moving to Northern Virginia?

Very cool! [Cool]

Edit: changed because...

[ February 15, 2006, 07:13 PM: Message edited by: Dagonee ]

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... I'm not naive enough
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[Laugh]
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you can't point at nothing, dags
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Wonderful news! Warm good wishes to the both of you! Aunt Kristine's secret breeding program is one step closer to fulfillment. [Big Grin]
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Wow! Congrats you two! [Smile]
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Katie,

I live downtown, in Foggy Bottom (orange & blue lines, if you're familiar with the metro map). Crystal City/Pentagon City is only a few miles outside and is also on the metro system; Falls Church is farther out but, again, also on the metro. Sorry I missed the bit about you moving to DC...guess I got ahead of myself wanting to post [Big Grin]

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Congratulations to both of you. I hope your wedding day is wonderful. I wish you a long and happy marriage.

I hope this isn't being rude, but I have to ask, and I don't think I've seen anyone mention it just yet. What is the center stone in the engagement ring? I ask because I love gemstones. And, I love it when an engagement ring has a centered stone other than a white diamond. (Not that there is anything wrong with a white diamondn mind you.)

On my monitor, it seems too much on the blue-green side to be a sapphire, but there are sapphires of that color. I have seen blue diamonds of that color. Another stone that would match that color is a London Blue Topaz, which are just simply vibrant.

May I compliment MattB on a beautiful choice.

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I might be moving to Georgetown (or somewhere in that area) this summer. Even if I don't, Richmond is only 2 hours South. We'll definitely have to have a Virginia/DC get-together.

Do you have your somethings old, new, borrowed, and blue? How about your sixpence?

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What ever happened to that Snake Story? Did I miss it, or has it just not been told yet?
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Uh - wrong thread, I think.
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You know, with so many Jatraqueros in DC, we're going to have to have a DC Con. This should be fun!
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Jenni and I may be taking her mom to DC this summer to see the memorials.

We aren't sure yet thoguh, and probaby won't be sure for a few months. [Big Grin]


Matt, we will have to play some pool if we get to meet up. I use to be good, although I am out of pratice. [Big Grin]

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quote:
How about your sixpence?
I thought it was a ha'penny. At least, that's what my grandma gave me.
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We are definitely going to need to do a DC con. [Smile]

The center stone is a blue diamond. Those appear naturally, although I think they radiated this one to make it change color. The color depends on what trace elements are in the stone. I didn't want a clear diamond, because I love colored stones, but most of them are too fragile to really hold up to the beating a constantly-worn ring gets. I have an emerald ring my mother gave me with three little emeralds on it, and the stones have fallen out many times.

The ring we bought together from a place with the hilarious motto of "Decent rocks at reasonable prices." No "High quality", but "Decent rocks." *amused* Despite the low aspirations of their advertising, the people were wonderful and the saleslady was so sweet in helping us finding something. The stone was in a different setting, and my setting wasn't intended to be a bridal ring, I don't think.

It's hard to tell what it looks like in the picture - I'll try to get a better picture. The band has channel-set diamonds going down each side, and when the diamonds stop, the band is filligreed (sp?).

There's not a matching band, and I since the sides of the band are filigreed as well, I don't think I want a band that fits too tightly. Matt said the jeweler said we'd have to get one custom-made, but since I want two seperate rings, it will be a plain band and shouldn't be too hard. [Smile]

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Do you have your somethings old, new, borrowed, and blue? How about your sixpence?
I haven't even thought about those things yet. *thinks* My mother had some pearls, and I think I am going to ask to wear them, so that will take care of the old. My dress will be new. Maybe an aunt or a grandmother has some earrings I could borrow? Blue...the diamond in my ring is blue, but there should be something else, I think. Any ideas?

What is the sixpence? I haven't heard of that. [Smile]

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I know a great jeweler in Northern Virginia. [Smile]
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Is it bad I don't actually remember whether I had my old, new, borrowed, and blue?

Thinking... I had my own antique sapphire earrings (given to me by my grandparents). They were my old and blue.

I also had new (the dress - 3 day before wedding! But also a lace heart made by a family friend to go around my bouquet). But I don't think I had borrowed.

Hmmm. But I have been happily married for over a year now, so I guess we're doing ok. [Smile]


**

Kat - I think a plain band will work beautifully with your ring. Will you get yellow gold or white gold?

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Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue
and a lucky sixpence in her shoe.

Mom brought along the sixpence from her wedding but forgot to give it to me while we were getting ready so I didn't actually have one. Ooops.

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Congratulations!
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You can get the sixpence online for next to nothing - http://www.weddingdepot.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/480

My garter had a blue band around it, which covered my something blue. A lot of them come that way.

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Congratulations, Katie and MattB! I have just got back from Paris so I missed this until today. I am thrilled to bits for both of you!
[Party]

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See, I was always told,
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a ha'penny in your shoe." My grandma lent me the one from her wedding (which took place in Liverpool), so it was my old, borrowed, and ha'penny. [Smile]

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I just realized I didn't congratulate Matt in my post!
[Blushing]

Congratulations, Matt [Smile]

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Ya know . . . I was in such a heavy, blue mood tonight--and this is the most incredibly HAPPY thread I've read in ages! Congrats to katharina and MattB!! [Big Grin]
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Um, is a ha'penny different from a sixpence? I'm terrible with foreign currency.

BTW, where's the honeymoon?

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Ha'penny = half a penny.
Sixpence = six pennies.

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I was thinking about how to incorporate those traditions.

I need to apparently put six pennies in my shoe, or else cut a penny in half. Maybe I can involve some train tracks.

I can't wear them during the actual wedding. I'll be in all white in the temple, so no blue, and no jewelry. It's possible that I won't even be wearing that big white dress I picked up yesterday (three months my left foot), because there is a train and, uh, petticoats involved.

Petticoat is an inherently funny word.

However, we will be exchanging rings and there will be some marching and Matt is lobbying for a little person to carry the train, although it would have to be quite a little person because it's not THAT big of a train, and so maybe I could put the change in my shoe then.

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Katie, (and Matt) we'll have to get together when you get to NoVA. I'm less than 2 hours from DC. If we get a DC con on, I'm all over it. [Big Grin]
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quote:
and Matt is lobbying for a little person to carry the train, although it would have to be quite a little person because it's not THAT big of a train,
That is SO ADORABLE!!! I'm with Matt on this one. [Big Grin]
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quote:
Matt is lobbying for a little person to carry the train
I'm assuming this means "child" and not an actual "little person."
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Children are little people, too. Just not Little People. [Wink]
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It's possible that I won't even be wearing that big white dress I picked up yesterday (three months my left foot), because there is a train and, uh, petticoats involved.
Does your dress have some way to "tie up" the train for dancing? Mine did, so I was able to wear it in the temple. I don't remember petticoats being a problem either. The only problem was the length of the dress, which was perfect for my 2.5" heels but too long without them. I kept thinking I was going to trip. [Smile]
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My dress had no train but was a little long without the heels, too. I solved that by holding it up while I walked. [Smile]
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This calls for a Huzzah!


Huzzah!

[Hat]

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[Big Grin] Big smile for the whole thread!!!!! Congratulations! [Big Grin]

What's this about no jewelry during the wedding? You can certainly wear your engagement ring, right? I never heard of anyone who couldn't - and actually, I've never paid enough attention to take off my jewelry in the temple. Except maybe big bulky colorful things. But rings? I always wear them. And if your stone is blue that oughta count.

I just wanted to say I loved this:
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I've always felt that true love is when both people feel like they got the better end of the deal.
That made me feel wonderful, because it's how hubby and I have both always felt. And it's good to know there's a way to quantify our "true love".
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My dress had a train that had the hook and eyes that kept the train up. It was no problem in the temple.

My ring has a perido and two sapphires and I don't take it off in the temple.

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Jenna, I took off my engagement ring in the Temple to be sealed, although I leave my wedding ring on if I wore it there (I sometimes forget since I don't wear it inside my home.) They symbolize different things to me. I also take off earrings other than plain silver or gold balls or pearl studs; just got in the habit of those being the only ones I could wear in uniform in AFJROTC and I kinda got in the habit of considering all other earrings more "ostentatious", so to me, as a personal feeling, I feel better taking off anything more than that at the Temple. [Smile] But I totally never notice whether people are wearing jewelry or not while I'm there, other than myself; it's just part of my own personal ritual of preparing myself to "leave the world" for a while.
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"Matt lives in Falls Church right now"

Kat, Donna the Buffalo plays some of their best shows in Falls Church...

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He’s so brilliant, and he doesn’t let me get away with anything. And he loves me. I’m in awe. He takes care of me, but not in the shield from life sense. He takes care of me by making me safe and comfortable and happy and loved, and with that strength I can do everything else.
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I think the most amazing part is that I don't have to...bury any part of myself in order for us to get along. Matt's seen all the different flavors of Katie, including the not-as-nice Arguing Katie, and he likes all of me. I think...I think I would have been a great deal less worried when I was younger if I had known that it was possible for someone to fit me. I think there is someone for everyone, and that's worth waiting for.
Katie, this is wonderful. Wonderful, wonderful!

I am so very very happy for you and Matt.

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Kat, Donna the Buffalo plays some of their best shows in Falls Church...
Where? We've lived and will live again in Falls Church. I want to make sure to catch them next time.

[ February 18, 2006, 04:17 PM: Message edited by: Dagonee ]

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Oh my goodness! Many happy congrats to Kat and Matt! [Group Hug]

space opera

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Dag,
They have played at the State Theater.
Here is the show they played last fall, with an MP3 doenload:
http://donnabase.com/TapeDetail.cfm?TapeID=883

Kat, seriously, I am so glad you are going to be within semi-visiting distance! Plus, Dag needs to be real!

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I want to plan a DC Con - maybe for late August? Elizabeth, when does school start for you? Is that terribly inconvenient for anyone?

Heck, if I get a job anytime soon, it could be sooner than that. [Smile] Matt will (most likely) be in D.C. for a seminar for two months at the beginning of the summer, so if I can get a job before then, it's entirely likely that I will be alone in D.C. for a little bit before the wedding. That sounds like a great time for the first visit with everyone. [Smile]

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Keep me posted. Lunch is on me. [Smile]
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And by "in DC for a seminar," Katie of course means, "in Utah for a seminar." [Smile]
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August is good - after the bar exam, before I start working. It's very hot in D.C. then, but there's lots to do.
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