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Thought I'd post a introduction thread...

So, HI everyone! My name is Karol and I'm new to the boards. I've been lurking for a little bit, was waiting to actually get engaged to join but then I saw the "not yet engaged" boards and decided to join anyway :)

So about me, I'm 28, from Wisconsin, I work as a data services specialist for a web management company, I'm on a break from school because I haven't totally figured out what direction that is taking...

I have a 5 year old daughter whom I have been raising on my own essentially since birth. (her biological father is not in the picture, abandoned her at about 6 months old, he was a terrible person who abused me and cheated on me so it's for the best). She's an AWESOME kid - I'm very blessed. She's smart and funny and just the light of my life. 

My boyfriend's name is Greg. We met through a mutual friend (a guy who actually had been trying to get with me for years but had been stuck in the friend zone lol. oops) and he asked me to be his girlfriend on August 17th, 2010 (which just so happened to be what would have been my grandparents 64th wedding anniversary heh). We're madly in love and we both truly feel that God has brought us together. We have so much in common and there are SO many coincidences that are too strong to deny as signs. We're planning to hopefully wed on August 18th, 2012 (1 day after my grandparents wedding anniversary 8/17/46). 

Greg brought me back to the Catholic faith when we started dating and he started getting me to attend Sunday Mass with him and his family every week. I had been raised Catholic but ended up exploring other religions and falling away from God for a long time, but I came back to it by going to mass with him and learning about how the Faith has changed. I just finished classes and I will be confirmed at Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 23rd in the Church that Greg and I found and chose as the site for our wedding and the school where we would send our children. :) 

Greg is the only real daddy figure my daughter has really known, and they absolutely adore each other. He's so good to her and he has so much patience (more than I do!! haha!). We're planning on moving in together by the time that Cheyenne starts school in August/September 2011, I expressed that I wanted to be engaged by the time we move in together, and he took me ring shopping back in February, so I think it's coming soon... we'll see though, :) 

SO I'm anxiously awaiting that proposal and trying to not mention it to him even though that's SUPER hard when he hints at it all the time LOL. 

Anyway I look forward to posting on these forums and getting to know all you lovely ladies! :D I'm also excited to know other girls who are going through the same thing as me as I don't really have any friends who are in the same stage as I am in a relationship, they're pretty much all married off already!!!
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    AudgiePodgeAudgiePodge member
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome. We require pictures of your pets.
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks :) Here's pics! :D

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    ANDDD I forgot my Betta, "Timmy" - my daughter named both of these animals LOL
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    MLekathLEENMLekathLEEN member
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome!! I love when kids name the animals. My HS secretary had a female dog named Ted. She told her boys that Ted is a boys name but they didn't care.

    What's your favorite crappy weather food? I'm thinking of doing chicken pot pies for dinner tonight.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_thought-id-post-introduction-thread?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:204bc50b-2db0-481d-ad04-dd339d7431d2Post:92e7e3f5-e33f-4d1b-9652-2d2aaaf73189">Re: Thought I'd post a introduction thread...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Welcome!! I love when kids name the animals. My HS secretary had a female dog named Ted. She told her boys that Ted is a boys name but they didn't care. What's your favorite crappy weather food? I'm thinking of doing chicken pot pies for dinner tonight.
    Posted by MLekathLEEN[/QUOTE]

    LOL @ Ted. Too funny. Cheyenne initially said just "Tim" for the fish but I talked her into Timmy cause I know a douche at work named Tim lmao and have an awesome cousin named Timmy - so it works. She said that Timmy did sound much better. LOL<div>
    </div><div>Hmm, generally I like chili or home made chicken noodle soup when the weather is crappy. Tonight I think we're having left overs lol.</div>
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome. I love your daughters name. Your story sounds similar to my mothers but I'm the baby in your story lol
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_thought-id-post-introduction-thread?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:204bc50b-2db0-481d-ad04-dd339d7431d2Post:b859d240-42f9-4c8d-859f-1e2371531525">Re: Thought I'd post a introduction thread...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Welcome. I love your daughters name. Your story sounds similar to my mothers but I'm the baby in your story lol
    Posted by aah009[/QUOTE]

    <div>Really? Aww. heh. I like hearing from people who were in my daughter's position - I like to know that I won't totally screw her up with all the mistakes I've made... lol</div>
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome
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    edited December 2011
    Hi welcome! We're the same age... all my friends are married off, too, or still clubbing at age 30. I get it that not many friends are in your/my boat!
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    Hiii!

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    edited December 2011
    Hii! Yeah my friends are married off with kids OR they are still in the partying stage which I outgrew the moment I found out I was pregnant at 22! lol. And I've luckily found a man who is just as done with it as I am :D
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    edited December 2011
    I'm Elise. I'm 20. A full-time college student, and part-time nanny. I take care of three pretty awesome kids (ages 2, 5, and 8), they make me excited to have a few of my own one day! (:
    In our free-time we enjoy dirt-biking, water sports (& sports in general), and hanging out with our families.

    Joshua asked me to be his girlfriend on January 11, 2010. We're young, but are very career and family oriented. There has been a lot of talk and idea-sharing (between him & my sister), but I have yet to see a ring. I know it will come eventually though (: He will finish fire academy in June of next year, and I plan to graduate in June of 2013 double-majoring in Child Development & Animal Science. 
    After taking time to enjoy our life and family, we both plan to go back to school (him to get his degree in Business, and me to get my masters in Education).



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    caitlin.cavecaitlin.cave member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_thought-id-post-introduction-thread?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:204bc50b-2db0-481d-ad04-dd339d7431d2Post:17bacf9e-7279-4d25-9c76-d65fc862169c">Re: Thought I'd post a introduction thread...</a>:
    [QUOTE]Hii! <strong>Yeah my friends are married off with kids OR they are still in the partying stage</strong> which I outgrew the moment I found out I was pregnant at 22! lol. And I've luckily found a man who is just as done with it as I am :D
    Posted by ohnoitskaroljo[/QUOTE]

    I'm 20 and I'm in the same situation.  haha.  And actually, a bigger proportion are married with kids than you'd think.
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    edited December 2011
    Hello!
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    edited December 2011
    Welcome!  Glad to have you on board!
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