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Had a wonderful holiday! Mom & stepdad just left after 3 days, and now our house feels a little empty.

Our haul this year was amazing:

- baby clothes and blankets from Dad
- cash (an absurd amount; I think we netted close to $1K this time...sadly, 80% will go into savings for baby!)
- crockpot from bro (I can't wait to cook with it)
- Xbox Kinect system + Dance Central from John's sisters (demo'd it on Christmas day - ohmygod so fun)
- lotions and knicknacks, including some wonderful soaps and belly butter..yummm
- food & drink, of course
- Samsung HD handheld camcorder for John (from me)
- alarm clock & sound therapy system
- rocking chair for the baby's room (from Mom & stepdad)

and this:





1.68 ct. sapphire and diamonds on platinum. He finally made an honest woman out of me. ;)

We decided we'd put off the wedding celebration until after the baby's birth. But for now we'll get the paperwork done, and make it official. (I guess this means I need to change my name. Eeek!)

Date: 2010-12-27 11:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] redbrunja.livejournal.com
Congratulations! That is a gorgeous ring.

Date: 2010-12-27 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :D

Date: 2010-12-27 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] okami-no-yume.livejournal.com
Awwwww. Congrats on all the Christmas loot! Sounds like you had a great holiday! <3333

Date: 2010-12-27 11:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you! More than anything, we had fun merging the two families together for the holiday. It was hectic, but good. :D

Hope you had a great one, as well!

Date: 2010-12-27 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alexb49.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

Date: 2010-12-28 12:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thanks!! :D

Date: 2010-12-28 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gotrice15278.livejournal.com
Congrats!!!
that alarm clock and sound therapy system sounds interesting :P

Date: 2010-12-28 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you!!

It's pretty cool; John can record a message in his own voice for the alarm. ;) And we have sleep settings that have sounds like ocean or rain, which are really soothing white noise for me.

Date: 2010-12-28 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] subdereality.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

Date: 2010-12-28 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you!! ^___^

Date: 2010-12-28 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nekare.livejournal.com
Congrats! That's really really pretty. :) Is changing your name after you marry obligatory in there? No one does that in here, so I find that tradition quite odd.

Date: 2010-12-28 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you! It's not obligatory; I know plenty of people who don't do it for various reasons. But I kind of want everyone in our little family to have the same last name, like a unit, so I don't mind taking his name. :)

Date: 2010-12-28 12:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ocelotish
Congratulations! (And Merry Christmas of course!)

Date: 2010-12-28 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you! :D Hope yours was good, too!

Date: 2010-12-28 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] seserakh.livejournal.com
Congrats~!! And what a pretty ring! :D

Date: 2010-12-28 04:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thanks! :) I can't stop looking at it (and polishing it, although I'm sure I'll get over that eventually!). :p

Date: 2010-12-28 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sureasdawn.livejournal.com
What a wonderful holiday you've had! Congratulations, and I do hope your years together will be as full of joy as this one has been. <3

Date: 2010-12-28 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you so much, Dawn. :D ♥ I hope you and your family had a good one as well! Skye is so big, now! I can't believe how quickly he's growing. :D

Date: 2010-12-28 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] snickersd.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

Date: 2010-12-28 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thanks! ;)

Date: 2010-12-28 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] v-thundermuffin.livejournal.com
Congratulations, a thousand times over. I'm thrilled for you, John and your sweet baby!
^_^

Date: 2010-12-28 04:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you, Jenn! ♥ I hope you and the hubby and boys had a great holiday yourselves. :)

Date: 2010-12-28 02:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avocado-love.livejournal.com
OHMIGOSH THAT RING IS BEAUTIFUL. Congrats!!!!! (I hope your name change is a good one! :D)

Date: 2010-12-28 04:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Haha, thank you!!

And yes, the name change is good...I think my name fits very well with his last one. ;) Luckily!

Date: 2010-12-28 02:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moko-moko.livejournal.com
Holy crap, congrats! Best christmas present ever: officially becoming a big happy family :D :D

Date: 2010-12-28 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
I couldn't agree more. ;) Thank you!!

Date: 2010-12-28 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] animefantasyfan.livejournal.com
Oh wow, it looks like Princess Di's ring! :D

Congrats on the wonderful haul, and happy belated Christmas!

Date: 2010-12-28 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Hahaha, you noticed!! :D

I actually had the ring custom-made because the picture I had in my mind was very similar to the Princess Di engagement ring (and the one William's fiancee now wears). I love sapphires, and I wanted something different than a center-cut diamond...so this was a lovely example to model it after. :D
Edited Date: 2010-12-28 04:14 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-12-28 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miss-sassy.livejournal.com
What a beautiful ring!

Congratulations and happy holidays ^_^

Date: 2010-12-28 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you so much!! :D Same to you as well!

Date: 2010-12-28 03:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lynny17.livejournal.com
Lovely ring! Congratulations on...everything! Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas but next year will be even better when there's three of you to celebrate together. It is nice to have one name for the whole family--I'm kind of old fashioned though so I didn't hesitate to take my husband's last name. Changing all your paperwork, id's and credit cards are a bit of pain but well worth it.

Date: 2010-12-28 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you! I agree, next holiday will be even more fun - baby will only be about 8 months old, but it will be so special because it'll be his first Christmas. :D

And I think changing my name will be well-worth it. Besides, I have a brother who can carry on my family name - that's his responsibility, now. :p

Date: 2010-12-28 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rapturesmusic.livejournal.com
Congratulations, dear! John has an incredible eye for gorgeous rings. =D

Date: 2010-12-28 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you!!

He does have great taste, I won't dispute that...but I actually picked out my own ring, as much as that takes the surprise factor out of it. ;) He wanted to make sure it was something I loved, and I had them custom-make the ring with a different focal stone instead of a diamond. He still got down on one knee afterwards, though! ;)

Date: 2010-12-28 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mscongeniality.livejournal.com
Congratulations!

Date: 2010-12-30 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you!! :D ♥

Date: 2010-12-28 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fadedelegance.livejournal.com
HOLY SHIT, CONGRATULATIONS!

And your ring is a replica of Prince William's fiancee's! Sweet!

I really hope I can get married someday, but I have no idea how to meet men. I'm so socially inept. ANYWAY! /ends rambling

MERRY CHRISTMAS, I HOPE IT WAS AWESOME!

LOL I got a nice load, too. Just posted about it on my journal. XD
Edited Date: 2010-12-28 06:46 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-12-30 08:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thanks!! Yeah, it is very similar. I was pretty happy with the outcome! ;)

I hope you can someday, too - you're still pretty young though (I personally think everyone should wait at least until late 20s- early 30s), so I wouldn't worry too much about it just yet. I went through meeting a lot of men - and then still not knowing for 100% certainty - before picking John. It was something I definitely didn't want to rush into too quickly. It's not that easy, but you just have to start putting yourself in situations where you can meet men as friends/coworkers first, and then get to know them more from there. I have faith you can do it!!

I'm glad you got a nice haul, too! :D

Date: 2010-12-30 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
IAWTC. ^^ I like yours!

Date: 2010-12-28 08:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] coffee-gyrl.livejournal.com
OMG look at that rock! Congratulations! I'm so very happy for you:) That is a very lovely ring; I too adore sapphires. I'm kinda in favor of a little JP wedding followed with the public wedding with guests. I did it myself with just dinner at our favorite restaurant after and it was nice to have that intimacy of just the 2 1/2of you(bunny's vote is with mommy till it can raise its own hand) before the event to include the rest of the family. I hope you have a Happy New Year!

Date: 2010-12-30 08:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you!

When did you get married? Congrats! I too kind of favor a small-ish ceremony; the really big deal will be the Chinese banquet next year (where we rent out a restaurant for all of John's family), and I'd just as soon save money/make the ceremony a smaller, private thing.

I hope your New Year is happy as well!!

Date: 2010-12-28 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xmurcielagox.livejournal.com
That is a nice rock! O___O You're one lucky lady!

Date: 2010-12-30 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thanks!! :D Hope your holiday was good!!

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Date: 2010-12-29 05:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] singingaway.livejournal.com
What a beautiful ring. I love the color. Got lots of nice presents this year XD

Date: 2010-12-30 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thank you! This was by far the most special, out of anything. I don't think I've ever owned a piece of jewelry so beautiful. (Or so unabashedly flashy. XD)

Date: 2010-12-29 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] swampblossom.livejournal.com
Such a pretty ring! Congratulations!

Date: 2010-12-30 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misora.livejournal.com
Thanks!! It was a long time in coming...the roadblocks we encountered along the way ended up being small hurdles, after all. ;)

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