Sunday, July 30, 2006

Registering is fun!

Today Mr Joel and I registered at Tiffanys.

So anyone who has the change to buy us $50 Tiffanys Classic Cocktail glasses, $35 ROCK CUT beer mugs or an $180 Elsa Peretti® THUMBPRINT Cobalt crystal bowl- We welcome you.

More registering fun to come...

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

You have new Picture Mail!

Happy national cotton candy day! My favorite day and my lil cotton candy machine.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Weddings aren't an easy thing to book...

So after being told the venue I had my heart set on was pretty much mine- I trusted it was mine.

I was wrong.

It turns out the bone head didn't realize that New Years Eve was a Sunday. And there is a church that meets there every Sunday night- and they want it that night.

Not fair-Jesus said I could.

Whatever, I worry if I would get that place, they would jack everything up and I would have no wedding party somehow.

My mom said I should have had a backup. Well I didn't until today...

And my back up is better then the regular plan. It's funny how things work.

So no more crap venue in Papio, I'm moving on up- literally.

This is the plan- one day up- Saturday Dec 30, 2006 at the highest point in the city...The Omaha Press Club on the 22nd floor of the First National Tower downtown!

I meet with the lady tomorrow! And it is actually going to be a much better deal- and cheaper- and classier Rock and Roll-go fig.

Jesus does have my back...

Mobile blogging..from the 10th St Bridge

"Stop blogging and start walking," proclaims Joel to Danelle who was lagging behind the group crossing the bridge.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wedding details are coming right along...

172 Days to go kidos... NEW YEARS EVE ROCK AND ROLL WEDDING.

So being engaged is great...You can finally start calling about all of the details you have secretly planning for years.

I'm so lucky to have a boy who says, 'You can pick whatever you want... Just tell me when to show up.'

Which is nerve racking, but amazing...I'm not going to lie.

Plans are going off without too many hitches.

Asked all 10 bride's/maid/man/matron of honors to be in the wedding and flowergirls.

Had Joel start asking his few...9 is too many for him he said. Jimmy can stand on my side he said! I said no, I want him...and I get what I want..haha.

Called/emailed my oh so talented friends that are photographers/makeup artists/musicians/photographers/florists/wedding cake makers/dj's and got that rolling..

It pays off having friends in high places.

Found out that Sokol costs an arm, leg and your first child...sorry rumplestilskin- I'm keeping little Ulrik Schlegelmilch.

I came up with the most amazing idea for my Rock N Roll wedding...

Having it at 'The Rock' in Papillion.

It is an old converted movie theater that has been turned into an amazing venue with an upstairs coffee shop/soon to be bar...

I know the owners and am currently working out one heck of a deal.

New Years Eve is available he said, and it's all mine! I meet with him next Monday night to work out the details!

Done and Done.

Ok now for the church...

The church I grew up in's pastor just left to go to a bigger church...Which is fine by me...because I want my Uncle Rik to marry me with the help of a good friend's Dad...but we have to wait for the new guy to start to get it booked and see if it's fine by him. I have found out that some churches charge $400+ for members to have weddings...My church is free for lets pray God lets me use his house that day. I think he will be cool with it.

We will know for sure in August I guess.

I've gotten my magazines and know what I want for my girls to wear and have even stopped by a store to try on a dress or two secretly. Don't worry girls, I will wait till you can come next time.

I do know what I want and I promise it is amazing.

I want vintage rock all the way from my head to my toes...


More details to come ladies and gents... Petersen&JoelSchlegelmilch

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The Engagement Blog

Ok so after blogging for like 2 hours last night and the internet crashed and erased one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever written at 4am or anytime...I was very sad to say the least...Which lasted like a total of 3 seconds. Because I am engaged!

So the day was perfect!

I started off the day by working in the SPAMoblie with my favorite ladies...Megan, Linsey and Heatha (for a bit)

I then got the final negotiation done for my new job in advertising! I start at O'Brien Industries a week from Monday. I will be an official Copywriter! Doing ads for huge campaigns in the tech industry...Like Sony, Intel, Dell ect...

Later on I found out the IKEA furniture I found on Criegs List is now mine!! A whole living room set, including super Swedish sofa, for $220! I'm beyond pumped!

I get all dressed up to go on a date with my boy...Tell Heatha I feel like he is going to propose soon. She says how to do you know. I say, "I can feel it."
(Boy was I right)

So we were supposed to go on a picnic...But I was so hungry I couldn't wait. I ruined that idea.

Then we went and had dinner at a fabulous little Italian place (Fazolies).

Got candy and made our way to Council Bluffs to see the new Pirate movie at the Drive-in. I have to have candy. I love it.

Nibs for Joel, chocolate covered raisins for me.

We get there and the line is all of the way down and across town twice...I talked too much at dinner and wasted too much time.

Noway we were getting in to see the movie start in 8 minutes...

So we cruise around back into Omaha.

We see that new UP train up on the hill over looking the city and Joels like lets go up there. I'm like ok fun! (He always said we would get married on top of a mountain)

So we make our way back there and the gates are locked.

No go.

Owe well I say. Lets drive around and look at lofts downtown.

Then we run into a building that my work might be moving into downtown..I've heard about its gloriousness, and saw the smokestack coming down the street.

I'm crossing my fingers we move in there...

Lets try to find the Joslyn Castle I say. Ok

Well I had a very rough idea where it might be...Nope!

Never found it. That's cool.

I love cruising with my man to smooth jazz on the radio on a beautiful summer night.

It was fun. Our own adventure.

We saw tons of awesome Dundee houses and talked about moving into one of them someday.

We then cruise back to Omaha and stop and pick up some movies.

My pick night.

I get French romantic comedy He loves me, He loves me not with the lovely Audrey Tautau...Love her...And then Scotland, Pa with the lovely Christopher Walken love him more! We then pick up some Apt finders and House magazines.

So we go feed Penny cat. Then head to his place and flip through all of the Apts.

We don't know what a Villa is...But we decided we want one.

He mentions how he is broke, I say why? Where did all of your tax return go?

(Note: he told me like two years ago- when he got a tax return I would get a ring. And everyday since tax season I have asked...Where is my ring? My finger is cold..If it had a ring...yada yada. Everyday I never fail...Either does his sister Linsey...Love you lins)

He says he spent his money. I said what you get?

Did you get me a pony? Cotton Candy? Gummy bears?

It is this point I see him looking at me in the eyes like when we first met...

I get butterfly's and start freaking out inside.

This is it I think! OMG

His pupils get bigger and bigger...Like that cute lil puss in boots on Shrek.

Then I realize how serious he is and how much he loves me.

He tells me he went shopping with his sister...I guess when I'm in Europe.
Correct. The day I was on my way home. Him and Lins took the day off and went to Lincoln.

I got a feeling on the plane! I knew it. Meghan, Jennie and Katie and I were freaking out!(I later find out the band had to be special ordered that day...Otherwise I would have gotten it then.)

I just sit there like yes....Giggling and fidgeting nervously.

He notices and says you are getting fidgety.

I'm like so...I fold this little ATM slip I find into a tiny Chinese fortune teller and start making it talk...Weird.

So he's like yes...Staring and staring

I'm like soo.

And he's like I cant be patient anymore.

I'm like what? Did I hear you right?

He tells me how patient I have been and how much he loves me.

We kiss.

He stares more.

Then he says close your eyes and put out your hand.

Then I do, giggling as butterfly's crash into my to pumping heart.

Pick and hand he says.

I say if it's what I think it is I want left.

I hear the little snapping of a little box.


I open my eyes and stare straight into his...I don't even glance at the ring that I have wanted for so bad for four years.

"Danelle I love you, Will you marry me?"

I say "Let me think about it."

One second later: "YESSSS!"

We kiss again!

I look at the most beautiful round solitaire, tension set floating diamond in white gold ring EVER!

I jump up and down on the bed!!

I love it, he remembered everything I wanted right down the fat band size.
Thanks Linsey for secretly finding out my ring size, you sneaky sneakster.

I then hear of all the secrets Joel has been keeping. He ordered it the 24 of May. Had it shipped to his guitars players, Thanks Dave, house...For tax purposes.

Meet him Monday to pick it up when it came in and kept it in his pocket since then...Waiting to ask.

I guess he told his sister, mom, dad, my dad and cousin and some pals...But no one knew when he would ask.

He was waiting and waiting and getting nervous and going crazy with excitement.

The 4th of July was too busy...

The next day we just lied back...

And finally I sabotaged a picnic, make us late for the movie and well...

It was perfect.

I wouldn't change a thing.

I love Mr Joel Schlegelmilch and he loves me

-Danelle- soon to be Schlegelmilch

Ps- We are working a date...If anyone has the hook ups at Sokol let me know...It's gonna be a Rock N Roll wedding like you have never seen!

More details to come!


I typed a blog for an hour with the details.

The site crashed.

I lost it all.

Will type more tommorow.







Danelle Nicole Petersen, Soon to be Schlegelmilch