Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tickets to the Islands

FINALLY the prices dropped for the airline tickets! Honestly, I was getting worried that the prices were not going to drop at all since June is close to Hawaii's prime season. But thanks to Trinh, we were able to score get a great deal on our flight to Oahu, Hawaii. We got our flights for $170 flight from LAX to Oahu and $240 coming back. I understand it was more expensive coming back since its basically the prime season in Hawaii. It came out to be under $900 for both of our round trip ticket. SCORE!
I know flying out from LAX may prove to be a little bit inconvenient because we have to find a ride there but it's totally worth the money. There's so many options how to get to LAX from San Diego: 1. Get a ride from someone 2. Take amtrak and a flyaway bus shuttle 3. Get dropped off a hotel near LAX and take a shuttle.

Next step - Hotels =)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Meet n Greet 1.8.2011

The Meet n Greet was a success...very similar to our engagement party, we didn't expect as many people to come as we thought.  But it was good to see every one and see the excitement from others.  The main goal for the meet n greet was for the wedding entourage and sponsors to meet each other as well as give them some info that Jelly :) worked so hard on.  Basic info such as the theme and colors of the wedding, the day of, and a chance to answer questions face to face.  Some of the particular moments that stood out were....Jason opening up a twist off bottle with a bottle opener and Jasper straight calling him out in front of everybody.  So that kept the night going...also a failed attempt of a bonfire because of damp wood.  But we made the most of it as we yet again finished a bottle of Henny and expressed our emotions. 

We would like to personally thank everyone who made it out as well as my parents for putting there house up for the event.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Engagement Day

It took a lot of preparation time for me, AJ.  I had to leave in the morning for work to open the restaurant and get them started, then I was on my way to the ask the big question.  As I left, a million thoughts in my mind but of course I was trying to remember my little paragraph of what I was going to say when I propose.  I had already written it on my phone, and still have it now, but wanted to memorize it.  So when I get back to the hotel, Jely was ready to get up and go, she had received the flowers, THANKS ALLEN'S FLOWERS, and then we were on our way.  We got breakfast at Richard Walkers then headed to our spot, Sunset Cliffs.  I had originally asked Jely out there 10 years ago that same day.  So we had our breakfast in the back of truck bed.  Unfortunately I had a flat tire the night before so there wasn't to much room in the back, but the flat tire in the bed actually worked perfect and it served as a mount for the vase of flowers that I sent over that morning.  So it had a nice little romantic picnic feel to it.  Wish the weather would have been warmer but it's always windy at the beach.  Then we headed down the cliff to exchange our gifts.  And then it was time....After we exchanged gifts, we ooed and awed.  Then it was my turn,. I was so nervous, I totally forgot about my whole little paragraph that I was going to say...  Jelly knows me so well, she was trying to leave but I was like no, wait... just couldn't get it out of me like usual when I'm nervous...then I tried my best to scrap what I could remember and went out and said it... then the rest was history and she said YES!  Excitement and happiness gleamed off of us.  Then we were finally on our way.  From there we got ice cream, then headed to watch the Lakers, a dozen phone calls made to tell others of the news and how it went.  It was a great day that I will always remember, even though the Lakers lost that day, I still came out a winner and landed me a once in a lifetime partner, companion, and love of my life....Jelynna Velarmino Gomez soon to be Fontecha...oh yea!!!