Well, we're taking the
plunge. With Eric a few years away from turning 50 (ha-ha!),
and Charie refusing to divulge her age (37!), it's probably
Getting married later in life has both pros and cons. For
one, a good thing is since you're older, you're more
established career-wise and can afford a wedding (yeah, we
wish!). For another, you have a clearer idea of what you
want and know your spending priorities (down payment on a
house or on the very necessary M3!!). A negative is the "go
forth and multiply" issue. You don't want to be of retiring
age while your kid is still in middle school, right?
But whatever, we're doing it! Watch us fumble our way
through this wedding planning thingie! We're excited, and
doubly so because we're crossing hemispheres and time zones
and continents just to get this going!
(And it did end up getting and going. The 3
minute video summary of 365 days of planning is below)
Both of us are allergic to all things cute. So we're
sparing you all the gory details of how we met and how we fell in love
(yuck, haha.) Suffice it to say that *it* happened, and the closest
comparison would be like when you go to a gasoline station ("Fill 'er
up. Regular. Cash"). There- done deal. Moving on then..
proposal was just as brief and direct to the point. We drove up a
New Brunswick rooftop parking deck overlooking St. Peter's Church (which
Eric visits probably once every two, maybe three years). Eric just had to
pick one of the coldest ever nights known to New Jersey history, so when
he asked, she answered. Took all of two minutes, maybe less.
There was no romantic music playing in the background. No wintry snowy
backdrop. No candlelit dinner conveniently waiting. And yes, no
fireworks behind us. It was just the way we liked it. After that, we
went back to the condo and ate dumplings.
1. Why Boracay?
The first choice was really Coron, Palawan. Our last vacation there left us so impressed with its unspoilt beauty,
majestic limestones, clear blue waters, and all the other 101
Travel and Leisure magazine cliches.