Hitched at John Mackey's Blog

February 23, 2007

Hitched

I know I’ve been incredibly lax about updates lately, but it’s been a crazy month. I was at Florida State from January 30 until February 3, then my mother came to visit until February 8th, when I left for Atlanta. I was just outside of Atlanta from the 8th until the 11th, when I went to Dallas/Fort Worth, then San Antonio (for the TMEA convention), and then I got home on the 18th. AEJ’s brother, Peter, came to visit from the 18th until the 20, and AEJ and I left for Las Vegas for a few days away on Tuesday. We just got home yesterday. Today is my first full day at home, sans house guests, in over 3 weeks. I leave for Chicago on Sunday.

Needless to say, this entry will be brief, but not uneventful.

While in Vegas, we played penny slots (and managed to get $1 up to over $8)…

… stayed in a crazy-fancy room at the Wynn hotel — on the 56th floor…

… contemplated buying jewel-encrusted pigs…

… went to a Japanese steak house (which was not Benihana)…

… enjoyed an incredible breakfast, right in our room (room service sure is fun — and have you ever seen a croissant with so many layers?!)…

… considered hula-hooping, as this was clearly a hula-hooping zone…

… went to an incredible dinner at Picasso, where we watched the Bellagio fountain show from a private terrace right on the water…

… and I asked AEJ to marry me. She said yes.

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  1. At 3:33 pm on February 23, 2007
    Daniel Montoya Jr. Says:

    HOLY COW!!! Congrats!!!!!!

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  3. At 4:19 pm on February 23, 2007
    Anonymous Says:

    Wow. How completely wonderful. Congratulations!

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  5. At 4:36 pm on February 23, 2007
    cory Says:

    I am so happy for you both! Congratulations!!

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  7. At 6:08 pm on February 23, 2007
    The Tsar Says:

    Freaking fantastic, John. Congratulations!

    By the way…I ended up getting that interview at NAU. I leave on Sunday.

    See you in a month. Once again, many congratulations to you and AEJ.

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  9. At 8:15 pm on February 23, 2007
    Novak Says:

    Congratulations on your engagement! Sounds like you’ll have to refer to your significant other as AEM soon!
    See you in a month or so!

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  11. At 5:34 am on February 24, 2007
    Sarah Says:

    oh my gosh i’m so ridiculously excited! i love you guys! congrats! loki will make the perfect ringbearer!

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  13. At 6:18 am on February 24, 2007
    Cathy Says:

    How exciting! Congratulations on the upcoming blessed nuptuals.
    ~C

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  15. At 6:39 am on February 24, 2007
    Gershman Says:

    Dude, you’re totally marrying up. 🙂 Congratulations–I can’t think of two people better meant for each other. Really happy for you John.

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  17. At 2:09 pm on February 24, 2007
    Newman Says:

    [smile]

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  19. At 2:10 pm on February 24, 2007
    Jake Wallace Says:

    congrats! all my best to both of you!

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  21. At 9:51 am on February 25, 2007
    Michael Mathew Says:

    Congrats on the engagement! I hope that you had fun at TMEA. I enjoyed briefly meeting you, and my kids loved playing Mass last fall!

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  23. At 9:24 am on February 26, 2007
    jim Says:

    WHOA!!! And here I was wandering by to see if there were more pictures from Florida…

    Congratulations and very best wishes to you both!!!

    Jim

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  25. At 11:23 am on February 26, 2007
    devin & erin Says:

    congratulations to both of you! we must get together soon to celebrate…

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  27. At 3:31 pm on February 26, 2007
    Courtney Says:

    Congratulations! That’s awesome news, and thanks for sharing it with your adoring fans *g*.

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  29. At 10:03 pm on February 27, 2007
    Anonymous Says:

    I knew it!

    -Travis-

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  31. At 9:51 am on February 28, 2007
    Kevin Howlett Says:

    ’bout time, if you ask me. Congratulations to you both…and check this out, dude: I’m making this entry on my Wii! This thing is frickin’ AWESOME!

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  33. At 8:41 am on April 11, 2008
    Fletcher Says:

    Hey! So this is ..uh.. more than a year late, but CONGRATULATIONS! Looks like you chose wisely.

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  35. At 3:38 pm on April 2, 2011
    Kent @ What is Glutathione Says:

    Was looking for a “Flying Pig” but I stumbled into you two today. Wowsa, true love still exists… and I hope y’all are in total Bliss!

    Hum, wonder if I could put some wings on that Jewel Encrusted Pig? And in stead of “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” it should have been “The Flying Pig in the Sky with Diamonds!” Ha & lol~! Best Wishes, you Love Birds! I’m off to find a Flying Pig and a Woman that can Walk on Water… tee, hee, hee~

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  37. At 11:47 am on April 14, 2011
    Daniel Browning, Jr. Says:

    I was also looking for some information about Wynn hotel and I come across this blog. What a beautiful romantic story between you two! I wish you all the best! 🙂

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  39. At 9:39 am on April 22, 2011
    Mark Derulo Says:

    Congrats John! You both look really sweeeet! 🙂

    I’m curious what was the japanese meal that you had at the steak house. Doesn’t look like steak to me…

    Mark Derulo
    Wichita, KS

    P.S. – Your photo-shots are amazingly nice. Just saying…

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