Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Looking back at the weekend!

Hi Everyone! Its Chrissy! One week has already passed since A.J. and I got engaged. Our week together ended Monday, July 21 at 8 am. . We had a wonderful time together and can't believe its already over! Saturday, I was able to meet two of A.J.'s Aunts and their husbands. They are all very sweet! A.J's Aunt Sissy did a beautiful DVD for the both of us which included several pictures of A.J. preparing for our engagement (of course I cried through the entire thing) . A.J. and I were able to do some sight seeing up in the mountains while A.J.'s Mom and sister spent some quality time visiting family. A.J. and I walked around a camp ground where the view of a lake and mountains was amazing! We headed back to A.J.'s Aunt Sissy's house and we all went out for dinner. It was so nice getting to know some of A.J.'s extended family...we had great time!
Sunday was another long day. Although, we got in late on Saturday we were all able to get up early for church... after the morning service I was able to start packing and do a little relaxing before it was time to leave for the evening church service. Before heading out to church A.J. and I thought it would fun if we dressed the bear that he got for me ( the one he built for our engagement :) ) What a fun time trying to put a wedding gown and shoes on a stuff bear. She looked so cute all dressed up. After the evening church service we were able to meet up with A.J.'s Pastor & family and another family that A.J. is very close with. It was a good time of fellowship and I was able to meet more of A.J.'s friends. Even though it was a long weekend I am happy to have met A.J.'s wonderful family and friends .
After a long train ride on Monday, I am back home in Ct. and very excited to plan for our wedding . Although, A.J. and I miss each other we are using this time to spend with our families. We will keep everyone posted as we lead up to our special day June 6, 2009.
(Pictures will soon be posted)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

It is Saturday, July 19

It is Saturday, July 19 and the number of hours is dwindling until Chrissy is leaving.

We are enjoying ourselves together, and we are having a lot of fun doing things. Since Chrissy posted the last posting about the engagement (I will add my thoughts later about the engagement), I want to talk about what we have been doing since then.

On Wednesday, we had our engagement pictures taken at a friend of the family's studio. She showed us a few pictures and they look great. We won't have the pictures until sometime in August as we decide which ones we want. After our pictures, we went out to get a bite to eat and then we went to do some go karts and bumper boats. The bumper boats was Chrissy's idea (I rather do the go karts), so I took advantage of the water guns that are on the boat and I drenched her with water (her facial expression was priceless - and I wish I had a camera available to take pictures).

On Thursday, Chrissy and I did some wedding shopping looking at the tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses. We have our colors picked out, and the men's tuxedo's are picked out. Thank God the process of choosing the men's is an easy one. For the ladies, Chrissy and I found brides-maids dresses that we both liked and we are trying to find a way to rent them instead of buying the dresses. After we finished our shopping, Chrissy and I did some errands and I had to head home for her to get ready for a ladies night at church. While Chrissy was at the ladies event, I had the privilege of babysitting an eight year old boy. I had a lot of fun with him. His mother made us dinner, and after we ate we cleaned the kitchen and put in a video afterwards.

On Friday, Chrissy and I went downtown to do some sightseeing in the city and we ate at Bottom's Up pizza. After the sightseeing, we went to Belle's Island to sit on the rocks and put our feet in the water. We headed home to get ready for our dinner with Josh and Laura. We had a great time of fellowship, and Chrissy was able to meet a good friend of mine and his wife.

P.S. The list of "Thirty Reasons Why I Love Chrissy" is posted (please read below).

Pictures will be posted soon.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Engagement Night

Hi everyone! This is the newly engaged Chrissy!!! July 15,2008 is the day I always will remember. Our day began by shopping at Williamsburg ( one of my favorite things to do :) ). At some point during our shopping spree, A.J. had informed me that we had dinner reservations in Virgina Beach. We left Williamsburg around 4:00 and headed off to the beach. As we pulled up to the restaurant I could not believe that it was right on the beach. Our table overlooked a beautiful view of the water. After we ate, A.J. decided it would be the perfect time to give me a gift which was in a black velvet box. At first I thought that little box had a ring in it, until he placed it on the table noticing the box would be too big for it to be a ring box. Inside the box were heart shaped earrings that matched a necklace he bought me for my last birthday. After eating we decided to take a walk on the beach. But, A.J. insisted that we go back to his truck where he had a bag and a cooler. I could not understand why he needed to get this cooler, but he claimed that he was very thirsty. He also had a bag with a blanket hanging out of it. We found a nice spot on the beach and A.J. placed the blanket out on the sand. We had good conversation and he then told me that he had a something to read to me (30 reasons why I love Chrissy)

After wards, he pulled out a pink and white bear. I noticed something was hanging off the bear which was pearl ribbon and a ring. He pulled off the ring that was attached to bear and then pushed the arm of bear to hear a WONDERFUL recorded message from A.J. . He then proceeded to get on his knee to ask me to Marry Him!!!!! The surprises did not end their, he pulled out a wedding gown,veil and shoes to put on the bear. I am sure you are all wondering what actually was in the cooler~ it was chocolate covered strawberries. My evening was filled with many surprises and of course my answer was YES!!!!!!! A.J. did a GREAT job in planning such a special day.

Chrissy and the earrings

Chrissy and A.J. engaged (sorry you can't see the ring)

Chrissy and ring with bear and wedding dress.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Girls Night Out

Hi. This is Heather, again. I am writing about girls night out, and I am including some pictures. Chrissy, my friend Karen, and I went to get our nails done. The place was really nice and did a good job. However, the people were very hard to understand. He was trying to sell me acrylic nails when I just wanted a French manicure. Anyway... communication was the only problem. After we got our nails done, we all went to T.G. I. Fridays. Dinner was very good. We all had a good time together. I am thankful for the opportunity that I had to get to know Chrissy a little better tonight. Now, Chrissy has pretty French manicured nails for that beautiful engagement ring to be on. So exciting!

Chrissy getting her pedicure .

Chrissy again- happy :-)

Chrissy's feet.

Karen relaxing during her pedicure.

Chrissy and I after our nails are done.

Karen and me after getting our nails done.

Chrissy's and my feet- she's on the top.

Our fingers- she is the one on the left.

Countdown - Con't

The time is fast approaching to that faithful hour, and the excitement is building up.

Chrissy and I decided not to go to the river today, but we were able to go to Rockwood park for a good long stroll through the trails. The only drawback about the whole ordeal is that it rained, but luckily for us that the trail had a lot of trees that we could walk under. It was a great time for us to talk and spend time with each other.

We then went to local bookstore just to browse, and Chrissy bought some things for a few people.

After a quick stop home, I dropped Chrissy off to meet up with my sister. Heather, Chrissy, and Karen are going to get a pedicure and manicure done and head out for dinner.

As for me, I have for the most part finished my preparation. There are a few things left to do, but all of the big things are taken care of.

Chrissy is expecting to get engaged tomorrow, so I have tried my hardest to downplay it and have told her not to be disappointed if it does not happen this week. My greatest desire for this night is to be the most romantic surprise she will ever experience in her life. She deserves a night like no others, because Chrissy is my only and true love - and my love for her is more I can ever express either by words or actions. She is the love of my life.

The plan for tomorrow is to go to Williamsburg to do some sight seeing and shopping. Around 4:30, we will start heading to the beach to have a romantic dinner at Isle of Capri that is reserved for 6:00. Do you remember those famous ear rings? My intention was to give them to her today to throw her off about the engagement. However, since she expects to get engage tomorrow I figure that I will throw her off by giving them while we are having dinner. She may be upset by my trickery, but afterwards when I propose to her she will forgive me. After dinner, the plan is to go take a stroll on the beach around the sunset. We will then find a place to sit down to talk and to take in the scenery. After a while, I will start to tell Chrissy all the reasons why I am in love with her (please see the "30 reasons why I love Chrissy" -please understand that I am not going to post that until after the fact). After I give her the reasons, I will take out the bear and have her play the message that I recorded the other day and quote it the same time. The ring will be on the bear, and I will take it off and get on one knee and ask my love to be my wife.

This will be the last posting until after the fact. The next posting is going to come from Chrissy, as I am going to tell her about this blog and I am going to ask her to write her thoughts and feelings for everyone to know.

Chrissy's Arrival

Chrissy has finally arrived. The long awaited arrival came @ 6:30 P.M. Sunday night, after arriving 1 hour and 25 minutes late. I am so excited that she made it here. I got a little nervous when I saw her, because it is a matter of time before that faithful moment comes and it will be official.

Today, my sister and I went to Build - A - Bear, to buy the bear that is specially made for my love. As you can see from my sister's posting with the pictures, the lady made me do some funny and awkward things. All of it was in fun, and I enjoyed it because I will do anything humanly possible for Chrissy.

Mom took us to Outback for dinner tonight. It was a fun time of spending time with Mom, Sis, and Chrissy eating a steak that was perfect. Our waitress was cool and funny. She was one of the best waitress's we have ever had.

Tomorrow, Chrissy and I plan to lay low and just hang out by the river. This will be a good time for us just to talk and have fun. When I drop Chrissy off for her manicure and pedicure, I am going to get the final things needed for Tuesday night. Chrissy knows it is coming, but she does not know when (In fact, she has known all the time because she has always said that it was going to be in July). I ask her how does she know, and she tells me that she knows because I love her and she knows that I want to marry her. I am doing my best to downplay the whole thing.

Stay tuned.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Build- A- Bear

Hi! This is Heather (A.J.'s sister). I am writing about A.J.'s visit to Build- A- Bear. He made a bear for Chrissy. This bear is going to play a vital role in the proposal. It is sweet! But for me, it also was quite hilarious watching him get the bear. The lady that stuffed the bear made him do some funny things before the bear was stuffed. When we left, she told us that this made her day! I also had a lady in the store ask me questions about what A.J. was doing. She also thought it was sweet and gave advice about the proposal. Here are the pictures for you all to see. I hope you enjoy! There are a lot of pictures! A.J. picking out bear. It is white and pink. A.J. recording sound for the bear. Sweet! Lady stuffing the bear. A.J. holding the bear's heart. ...... still stuffing
A.J. holding bear to make sure it is soft enough.
She asked A.J. to pretend to shoot a basketball.
A.J.'s warming the bear's heart.
A.J. finishing his basketball jump. A.J. turning in a circle.
A.J. putting the bear's heart over his heart. A.J. kissing the heart. A.J. putting the heart into the bear. A.J. giving the bear a "bath".
A.J. picking out clothes for the bear- a wedding dress :-) A.J. picking out the bear's shoes. A.J. with the bear, dress, and shoes. A.J. making the birth certificate.
This is the bear's name. Time to check out: bear, shoes, dress, roses.

Thirty Reason Why I Love Chrissy

  1. She is God's one to be my wife.

  2. She has a love for the Lord.

  3. She is saved.

  4. She has trust in God.

  5. She desires to serve him.

  6. She has a praying life.

  7. She has a devotional life.

  8. She is a Proverbs 31 lady.

  9. She desires to do what is right.

  10. She loves her family.

  11. She loves her friends.

  12. She loves me.

  13. She loves my family.

  14. She loves children.

  15. She has a desire to be my helpmate.

  16. She desires to take care of me.

  17. She has a desire to be by my side through the good times and bad times.

  18. She is my encourager.

  19. She is supportive.

  20. She is my best friend.

  21. She has a desire to have children with me.

  22. She has a great sense of humor.

  23. She has a great personality.

  24. She has a great character.

  25. We share the same values.

  26. We share the same goals.

  27. We share the same desires.

  28. We share the same beliefs.

  29. Her love for sports.

  30. Her desire to share my hobbies.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Today, I was not able to get the bear at Build - A - Bear, but I was able to buy the ear rings and some additional items. There are still a few additional things that I still need to get, before July 15.

Chrissy will be coming into town tomorrow, and I can't wait to see her. I am full of excitement and joy. She is very supportive, such an encourager, and someone I know who will stand by my side when times are tough and when times are great. She has an awesome personality, and has a great sense of humor. These are the other reasons why I am in love with my darling.

Chrissy has no idea what is being planned for this week, as I have given her brief bit and pieces of it. On Monday, I plan on taking Chrissy to Browns Island at the river. Do you remember the ear rings that I have been talking about? There is a story to them, but you are going to have to wait just another day - Brown's island is part of the story. My sister and a family friend Karen, is taking Chrissy to get her a manicure and pedicure and to go out to dinner that night.

Please stay tuned.

The Beginning

I am beginning this blog to tell the story of the future Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Pregony Jr. Chrissy and I met in August of 2007. We have been dating for almost 11 months, now. I know that she is the love of my life. I have known this since March 2007. I am planning to ask her to marry me and spend the rest of her life with me.

I bought the ring on June 6, 2008. I am planning on proposing to her at Virginia Beach on July 15, 2008. I am planning a very special evening for her. By the end of Tuesday, July 15, 2008, Chrissy Sienna will be the future Mrs. A.J. Pregony Jr.

My Love:

I can write so many things why I am in love with Chrissy. The number one reason that I can share with everyone, and Chrissy will find out soon, is that I know that she is God's gift to me and she is the one that was meant to be my wife and my helpmate for life. She is truly a blessing from God.

The Ring:

I bought the ring that she fell in love with, and I know she will be greatly ecstatic when she sees the ring that is for her and only for her.

The Plan for Today:

Today, I am getting the last minute things for that night. I plan on buying a bear at Build - A - Bear, and buying her ear rings (there is a story behind those - so stay tuned).

So, please stay tuned, as I will have continuous updates.