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audball

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boysenberry|1355779152|3333663 said:
Ooh I actually love first names that are or sound like last names - very clean and classy IMO.
I agree! I like Sullivan a lot! I also like Anderson, Parson, Nolan, and Grant! :love:

 

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audball said:
MBKRH|1355768120|3333506 said:
:naughty:

Lol yeah I realized it would be figured out after that post.

:lol: Yay

I typed out my own reply too, and then remembered I wasn't known by my real name on here! :loopy:

SURELY by the time your children are school age, madelise, the post-911 stigma of certain cultural names should have all but died away! It can't go on forever, can it? :errrr: Lames.

 

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I hope it's okay to post here. I don't want to give away too many details in case she posts here, but my cousin got engaged! I helped her pick out the ring, a pretty old cut stone in a frame setting. Like most people she was on a lower budget but still wanted a beautiful ring. She just sent me photos of it on her finger and it looks great! I'm so thrilled for her and her partner!

 

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Rhea|1356006251|3336376 said:
I hope it's okay to post here. I don't want to give away too many details in case she posts here, but my cousin got engaged! I helped her pick out the ring, a pretty old cut stone in a frame setting. Like most people she was on a lower budget but still wanted a beautiful ring. She just sent me photos of it on her finger and it looks great! I'm so thrilled for her and her partner!

yayyy that's so exciting!!! It's wonderful when you can help people out with your good knowledge ;))

 

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pandabee|1356010788|3336417 said:
Rhea|1356006251|3336376 said:
I hope it's okay to post here. I don't want to give away too many details in case she posts here, but my cousin got engaged! I helped her pick out the ring, a pretty old cut stone in a frame setting. Like most people she was on a lower budget but still wanted a beautiful ring. She just sent me photos of it on her finger and it looks great! I'm so thrilled for her and her partner!

yayyy that's so exciting!!! It's wonderful when you can help people out with your good knowledge ;))

Indeed! We love pictures too! ;-)

 

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Thanks Pandabee and Audball! I'm very excited for her! I'd love to post photos, but I don't like posting photos without people's permission so I'll refrain. They've been together for a bit, 5 years I think, and we've all known that it's coming. I helped her pick the ring nearly a year ago! And then because of a mix up my mother and her mother (they're the sisters) got involved. I'm just glad that's finally official. We've all done the ignoring the elephant in the room for a while.

 

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Rhea|1356114839|3337469 said:
Thanks Pandabee and Audball! I'm very excited for her! I'd love to post photos, but I don't like posting photos without people's permission so I'll refrain. They've been together for a bit, 5 years I think, and we've all known that it's coming. I helped her pick the ring nearly a year ago! And then because of a mix up my mother and her mother (they're the sisters) got involved. I'm just glad that's finally official. We've all done the ignoring the elephant in the room for a while.

Eek, a whole year of sitting on a ring? We all know how frustrating that is! That must have been so hard to keep a secret that long!! But that's so nice of you to help them pick out the ring, and so nice that they included you in the picking. :))

 

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madelise|1356135733|3337707 said:
Rhea|1356114839|3337469 said:
Thanks Pandabee and Audball! I'm very excited for her! I'd love to post photos, but I don't like posting photos without people's permission so I'll refrain. They've been together for a bit, 5 years I think, and we've all known that it's coming. I helped her pick the ring nearly a year ago! And then because of a mix up my mother and her mother (they're the sisters) got involved. I'm just glad that's finally official. We've all done the ignoring the elephant in the room for a while.

Eek, a whole year of sitting on a ring? We all know how frustrating that is! That must have been so hard to keep a secret that long!! But that's so nice of you to help them pick out the ring, and so nice that they included you in the picking. :))

They worked out some kind of payment plan so he didn't actually get the ring until recently. I'm just glad that I spotted it for them! And it wasn't a secret. She asked me to help so I did, then he wasn't on board with a "used" ring but couldn't find anything for their budget. She took a bit to talk him around to the used ring and ended up with the one I spotted. She actually picked the ring so she's known about it the entire time.

 

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Another pinterest find... it definitely made me laugh.

Hope some ladies get a sparkly tomorrow night!

 

MBKRH

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Hehe, you're welcome. I totally feel that way right now. God what is wrong with meeeeeeeeeee ;(

 

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I'm over 1000 posts!!! Ahhhh when did that happen?? Craziness. I just <3 PS so much heheheh.

In countdown news (based on my lil countdown calendar app), there are:

42 days until valentine's day

97 days until our 2.5 year anniversary

121 days til we graduate

184 days until our 1000th day anniversary

323 days until his birthday

and 356 days until christmas aka the last day of our "deadline" eeeeeee

happy new year everyone!!!!!!!

 

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Impudent_Crumpet|1357176377|3345927 said:
Your countdown app is now going to make us all crazy! Curse you, pandabee!!! :nono:

I kid, I kid.

Teehee. I promise not to do it too often! I just love New Years and I thought it would be an appropriate time to kick it off!

 

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pandabee|1357173082|3345872 said:
I'm over 1000 posts!!! Ahhhh when did that happen?? Craziness. I just <3 PS so much heheheh.

In countdown news (based on my lil countdown calendar app), there are:

42 days until valentine's day

97 days until our 2.5 year anniversary

121 days til we graduate

184 days until our 1000th day anniversary

323 days until his birthday

and 356 days until christmas aka the last day of our "deadline" eeeeeee

happy new year everyone!!!!!!!

Don't forget...30 days until my wedding!!!! Haha :wink2:

 

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star sparkle|1357245729|3346600 said:
pandabee|1357173082|3345872 said:
I'm over 1000 posts!!! Ahhhh when did that happen?? Craziness. I just <3 PS so much heheheh.

In countdown news (based on my lil countdown calendar app), there are:

42 days until valentine's day

97 days until our 2.5 year anniversary

121 days til we graduate

184 days until our 1000th day anniversary

323 days until his birthday

and 356 days until christmas aka the last day of our "deadline" eeeeeee

happy new year everyone!!!!!!!

Don't forget...30 days until my wedding!!!! Haha :wink2:

yes!!!! can't believe it is almost time!!! time flies :D

 

Chewbacca

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I love countdowns.

79 days until SO's brothers wedding. 85 days until my birthday!

I hope SO gets the message about Valentines Day this year.. its not really 'done' here, but since I internet too much I WANT IT. :tongue: In unrelated news, I've been put in charge of the invitations for above wedding, and I'm anxious to get them finished, printed and posted!

 

Chewbacca

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Chewbacca said:
I love countdowns.

79 days until SO's brothers wedding. 85 days until my birthday!

Talking to myself. :naughty:

58 days until SO's brothers wedding. 64 days until my birthday!

 

MBKRH

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Any big plans for your birthday, Chewy?

 

Chewbacca

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Since I'm lucky enough to have it land on a four-day weekend, SO and I have decided to take a road trip! :appl: We are having lots of fun thinking of things we'd like to do. CAN'T WAIT.

 

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Chewbacca|1359938849|3371495 said:
Since I'm lucky enough to have it land on a four-day weekend, SO and I have decided to take a road trip! :appl: We are having lots of fun thinking of things we'd like to do. CAN'T WAIT.

Ooh fun! What ideas do you have so far?

 

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Chewbacca|1359938849|3371495 said:
Since I'm lucky enough to have it land on a four-day weekend, SO and I have decided to take a road trip! :appl: We are having lots of fun thinking of things we'd like to do. CAN'T WAIT.

LOVE roadtrips!! What do you have in mind? :)

 

MBKRH

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Ooooh, exciting! I love road trips! Deets please! :appl:

 

Chewbacca

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Ooo, I appreciate the enthusiasm! :appl:

Current 'plan': Leave Friday morning, drive 320 miles to Palmerston North. Do takeout and a movie, stay overnight. On Saturday drive the last 90 miles to Wellington. Visit Trash Palace (amazing junk shop)! SO wants to go shopping, he he. Birthday dinner somewhere fancy. Sunday for tourist activities (e.g. stalking out all things LotR and The Hobbit), and the big drive home on Monday!

With the wedding the weekend before its shaping up to be the BEST WEEK EVER!

Do any of you ladies have Easter weekend plans?

 

MBKRH

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Chewy, that sounds fun! I'm sure you'll have a great time. :D I hope you enjoy every minute of it.

M (athiest) and I (agnostic athiest) don't have any Easter weekend plans. I don't even know when that is. I know whenever good friday is, it doesn't mean much because we both still work. My next paid day off from work isn't until Memorial Day. Jan - May are the most dreaded months in my professional life. :nono:

 

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Confession: I think EC's rule all the cuts, but I've never seen a setting that I coveted. If it was the thing to receive an engagement loose diamond, it'd be an EC.

;))

 

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Chewbacca|1362431120|3396154 said:
Confession: I think EC's rule all the cuts, but I've never seen a setting that I coveted. If it was the thing to receive an engagement loose diamond, it'd be an EC.

;))

lol what!!! you are throwing us for a loop here. you're not allowed to change your mind!!!!!!!

justkidding. what type of emerald cut settings do you not like? 3/5 stone? halo? tension?

 

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pandabee said:
Chewbacca|1362431120|3396154 said:
Confession: I think EC's rule all the cuts, but I've never seen a setting that I coveted. If it was the thing to receive an engagement loose diamond, it'd be an EC.

;))

lol what!!! you are throwing us for a loop here. you're not allowed to change your mind!!!!!!!

justkidding. what type of emerald cut settings do you not like? 3/5 stone? halo? tension?

I've liked them the most this entire time! I don't like.. any of them? Not enough to purchase for myself. I like the IDEA of a 5-stone or a delicate solitaire. But the settings bum me out, so I changed course!

I think I'll probably work on it years and years down the line! :bigsmile:

 

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Chewbacca|1362443996|3396337 said:
pandabee said:
Chewbacca|1362431120|3396154 said:
Confession: I think EC's rule all the cuts, but I've never seen a setting that I coveted. If it was the thing to receive an engagement loose diamond, it'd be an EC.

;))

lol what!!! you are throwing us for a loop here. you're not allowed to change your mind!!!!!!!

justkidding. what type of emerald cut settings do you not like? 3/5 stone? halo? tension?

I've liked them the most this entire time! I don't like.. any of them? Not enough to purchase for myself. I like the IDEA of a 5-stone or a delicate solitaire. But the settings bum me out, so I changed course!

I think I'll probably work on it years and years down the line! :bigsmile:

I will keep trying to find a setting for you in the meantime... :naughty: :bigsmile:

 

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pandabee|1362445737|3396355 said:
I will keep trying to find a setting for you in the meantime... :naughty: :bigsmile:

I am like.. the pickiest person in all of the land! I'm looking forward to it. 8-)

 
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