make me happy

before i'm 40

kari who?








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We're getting married, yea! Here's how the week of festivities is shaping up:

Thursday, October 9 - Bachelor/Bachelorette shin-dig

Friday, October 10 - 4 pm Wedding rehearsal
Friday, October 10 - 6ish pm Family dinner
Saturday, October 11 - 2 pm Wedding & reception - all are invited
Sunday, October 12 - 12 pm House blessing at Paul 'n Kari's place - all are invited

Our very own wedding weekend Google map! All the important locations are marked...

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Wedding Ceremony:

Everyone's invited to attend our wedding ceremony!
Saturday, October 11 starting at 2 pm at
Church of Our Saviour
535 West Roses Road San Gabriel, CA Google map

All are within a 15-minute drive to the church in San Gabriel.

Pasadena Inn
400 S. Arroyo Parkway
Pasadena, CA 91105
1 King = $89 Weekday / $99 Weekend
2 Doubles = $99 Weekday / $119 Weekend
AAA discount, ask for it!
**Refridgerator, iron, coffee, free WI-FI, small-ish bathrooms, average-sized rooms, excellent location, right next door to Dot's Cupcakes!! Across the street from a two-story Whole Foods Market & international food court, and within walking distance to Old Town Pasadena.

Arcadia Motel 6
225 Colorado Blvd. (at North Santa Anita Ave.)
Arcadia, CA 91007
(626) 446-2660
Queen = $67 + 10% local tax (about $72/one person, $80 for two)
**WI-FI for additional $, near Denny's, outdoor pool, free local calls. A short drive to a local mall with international food court & the Santa Anita Race Track. No microwave or coffee maker.

Day's Inn
3800 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107

**Cost is per room (not per person), AAA discount, fridge & microwave, continental breakfast, rates comperable to Motel 6.

Courtyard by Marriott
180 North Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
1 King Best Rate = $149 Weekday / $169 Weekend
Room w/view = $159 Weekday / $179 Weekend
2 Queens = $169 Weekday / $189 Weekend
**Right next to plenty of shopping & dining options in Old Town Pasadena. Within walking distance of Martha Stewart's favorite cupcakes at Violet's Cakes!

Pasadena Sheraton
303 East Cordova Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
Internet Rates = Deluxe Room $152.33 / Club Floor $192.33 (King or Doubles)
**Right next to Paseo Pasadena, our outdoor mall for shopping & dining. Also within walking distance of Old Town Pasadena.

Pasadena Hilton
168 South Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Best Rate = $229 Regular / $249 Deluxe Weekday or Weekend
Internet Rate = $217.55 Reg / $236.55 Deluxe Weekday or $206.10 Reg / $224.10 Deluxe Weekend
AAA Rates = $206 Reg / $224 Deluxe / $296 Suite / $386 Superior Suite WD/WE

**Short walk to Paseo Pasadena and Old Town Pasadena.


I always suggest flying into the Bob Hope Burbank Airport, whenever possible. It's smaller than the congested Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and much closer to Pasadena. However, because of the smaller size, flights are limited and sometimes cost more. Ontario International Airport is also an option with hardly any crowds and the same distance to Pasadena as LAX.

Car rentals:

At LAX, you could try:
Midway Car Rentals 800-824-5260
6225 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045
Prices start at $24/day, ulimited miles

Or, near the LAX airport:
Advantage 866-661-2722
Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-331-1212
Budget 800-527-0700
Dollar 800-800-3665
Enterprise 800-736-8222
Fox 800-225-4369
Hertz 800-654-3131
National 800-227-7368
Payless 800-729-5377
Thrifty 800-847-4389

Burbank in-airport car rental companies:
Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-331-1212
Hertz 800-654-3131
National 800-227-7368

Ontario in-airport rental companies:
Alamo 800-327-9633
Avis 800-331-1212
Budget 800-527-0700
Dollar 800-800-3665
Enterprise 800-736-8222
Hertz 800-654-3131
National 800-227-7368
Thrifty 800-847-4389

Gift registries:

We are registered at Macy's, Target, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Our sterling silver pattern is Gorham Chantilly. We've registered for place settings at Macy's but lots of serving pieces can be found here, including soup spoons! (looks like the prices are a bit cheaper as well)