OC after party

May 31, 2008 at 8:00 am (Uncategorized)

We know you’ve been waiting anxiously, and yes, the party details are finally here.  In order to make sure our friends here in California get to celebrate and be merry along with us, we decided to have an “post ceremony celebration.”  

Date: 07/05/08

Time: 3-5pm

Location: Casta Del Sol Golf Course

27601 Casta Del Sol, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 – (949) 470-4996


RSVP to: jillandmike070508@gmail.com


It’s going to be a fun time, come and join us!




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We moved in!

May 31, 2008 at 7:48 am (Uncategorized)

Someone told me yesterday that “time flew by,” while referring to our engagement.  I nodded yes, but I really think that time lagged by.  It seems like forever ago that Jill and I were in Hawaii…technically, only a year and 8 months. I remember Jill and I met for lunch a month or two after we got engaged and we weighed the pros and cons of marrying in CA versus FL.  That seemed like forever ago.

Now we have our own place together and we’re getting married one week from today.  Amazing.  We moved to Talega, a community in San Clemente, CA.  Its very nice and quiet and close to the beach–which was a requirement.  Its our home now, and so far we love it.  Here are some pictures of our moving day and moving day plus one.  It’s starting to look better than that, haha, give us some time.



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What to pack?

May 9, 2008 at 10:24 pm (Uncategorized)

Seriously. We don’t have to tell you what to pack. You know you’re coming to a tropical island for a wedding. Bring your suit, sandals, and something “casually-nice” to wear at the wedding…and you’re good. Don’t forget your camera!

Did I mention sunscreen? You may need it.



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Last minute fliers

May 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm (Uncategorized)

I apologize for throwing this up so late in the game, but I realize that some people may have not purchased their airplane tickets to Florida yet.  No, I’m not volunteering to pay for anyone, are you kidding? My wallet is empty from this wedding! I’m just realizing that I didn’t let anyone know which airport to fly into.  

There are several options. If you’re fortunate enough to get a flight into Sarasota, you’ll be stoked. It’s just across the bay and only 13.5 miles (24 min) away from the Hilton Longboat Key.  

The most common option is Tampa (which is where we are flying into), because it’s generally cheaper and has better flight schedules than Sarasota.  The drawback is that it’s 59.3 miles away (1 hour and 15 min without traffic).  There are two major routes to take from the airport though, so if you have an opportunity to check the traffic once you land you can take the 75 South or the 275 South, depending on which is better.

The third option, if you’re a little more looney, is to fly into Orlando and follow my parents down to Longboat Key.  My sister is flying in from Japan to Orlando and braving the 2.5 hour trek down.  I don’t recommend it.


I hope that by now you’ve already purchased tickets, but if not, you better get on it.  We’re less than 30 days away!




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Less than a month to go…

May 9, 2008 at 9:59 pm (Uncategorized)

It’s less than a month to go and we realized that we haven’t started planning yet.  Uh oh.  Just kidding, we’re practically done planning…now it’s realizing how much there is to do once we get there.  There is a lot.  Fortunately, we’ll be there for a week prior to the wedding and we’ll have a chance to relax a bit (I hope).  We are really excited to see our family and friends that we haven’t seen in a very long time in a place we’ve come to love.  I hope you all are ready and excited–I know I am.

On a side note, my bedroom is in shambles.  Partially because I’m lazy, but mostly because we’re moving in a week.  Yeah, we thought that there wasn’t enough to do before a wedding, so why not move to a new apartment?  We like to keep things interesting.  When you’re sipping a cold beverage and relaxing next Saturday, think of Jill and I trying to navigate a large couch up a narrow flight of stairs.  We’ll let you know how it went at the wedding.


See you all soon.  Bring your sunscreen.



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