I thought it would be nice for us to get to know each other a little bit since we have a long road of planning before the big day.
So...what's your story?
I'm Shannon. I'm a 34 year old divorced mom to 2 sons (Ethan is 7 and Cullen is 4). I teach Middle/High School Autism support in a private school for kids with severe behavioral needs.
My fiance is Adam. He's a 34 year old divorced dad to 1 son (Alex will be 11 next month). He is a complete animal lover (and I adore that about him).
Our story goes way back. Adam and I dated when we were 14, 15, 16...I actually broke up with him for one of his good friends. We lost touch for a long time. Life happened and we both got married and had children. Neither of our marriages worked out. Last summer, we started talking to each other on Facebook. In October, I flew from Pennsylvania to Colorado to see him for the first time in 17 years. He picked me up at the airport, kissed me and it was all over from there. On that trip, he gave me a gorgeous heart necklace with blue and white diamonds and I haven't taken it off since. We flew back and forth over 1700 miles every few weeks for months. In December, right before Christmas, Adam and his son drove 29 hours and moved in with my boys and me. Adam proposed on the July 18 and here we are.
We're planning an outdoor wedding with some Pagan/Celtic elements. No attendants other than our sons...a bonfire reception...nothing super traditional...just very much us.
I'd love to hear about you ladies.