Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Wedding Party

We are thrilled that Audrey's dad, forever pastor, and friend, Gerald will be marrying us as well as Jim Meyer -- Duane's pastor, professor, and friend during graduate school days.

Mindy Stigall - A's favorite sister & maid of honor. Vivacious.
Trisha DeYoung- A's Gordon friend & wise listener. Compassionate.
Gwyneth Jones- A's Gordon to grad school "high context" friend. Loyal.
Amanda Payne- A's Noah's Ark roomie & insightful question asker. Joyful.
Lisa Poblenz- A's fellow college prankster & truthspeaking friend. Genuine.
Emily Walker- A's travel partner & Noah's Ark comrade. Balanced.

J. Lloyd Johnsen- D's favorite brother & Best Man. Focused.
Mandy Lake- D's friend from college days at WCU. Wise.
Ryan McCaffrey- D's roommate from HoneyRock. Passion.
Rob Morgan- D's friend going back to 7th grade at MMI. Faithful.
Steph Petry- D's Northern Frontier summertime amigo. Discerning.
Randy Sheagley- D's PBU & the Barn years friend. Sincere.

How We Met and the Engagement

Meeting: We met through a number of friends who had mentioned one another to the other for some time. But the big Kahuna when it came to putting the ball in motion was Duane's sister-in-law, Tammy! Duane contacted Audrey and it was full force from the get-go! Those Johnsen Boys don't mess around! Like Flatt & Scruggs sing, Johnsen boys taught them pretty girls don't be afraid.

Engagement: Sunrise. Games. A hike. Bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. (Kinda' like Rocky Top) It was followed by a surprise party at Duane's place with many family and friends. Duane COMPLETELY surprised Audrey which was fun for us! Both of our families were in town for Thanksgiving so it was so special to have them there to celebrate with us.


From North:
Exit Coast Village Rd. and turn L
L at stop sign onto Hot Springs Rd.
L at stop sign onto Sycamore Canyon Rd.
R at 2nd stop sign onto Cold Spring Rd.
Bear L onto La Paz at top of the hill and go through entrance Parking will be on left and otherwise directed when you arrive

From South:
Exit Olive Mill and turn R
L onto Hot Springs Rd.
R onto Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Same directions as for N from here on

1106 State St.
State St./Figueroa St.

1202 Chapala St.
Chapala St. (one street W of State St)/Anapamu St.

From South: 101N exit Cabrillo Blvd & turn L
From North: 101S exit Cabrillo Blvd. & turn R
Follow Cabrillo for approx 1/2 mile until
you are parallel with the ocean
(bird refuge pond on your right)
We will be near the volleyball courts

Exit Santa Claus Lane
Drive straight for 1/2 mile
It is on the R (beach side)

Los Angeles International (LAX)
-located 1 1/2 hrs. south of SB
-car rentals or Santa Barbara Airbus

Burbank (Bob Hope airport)
- located 1 1/2 hrs. south of SB
- car rentals or train to SB

Santa Barbara Airport
-located 15 min. north of SB
-car rentals


Motel 6 on the Beach ("Stigall")
443 Corona Del Mar
Santa Barbara, CA
Pool, coffee, no breakfast
On the beach
Rooms reserved until April 23rd

Motel 6 ("Stigall")
3505 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA
Pool, coffee, no breakfast
Rooms reserved until April 23rd

Quality Inn ("Stigall/Johnsen")
3055 De La Vina
Santa Barbara, CA
Pool and free breakfast
Rooms reserved until April 23rd

Ramada Inn ("Stigall/Johnsen")
4770 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA
Pool, free breakfast, free shuttle from Amtrak & SB airport
Rooms reserved until April 28th

Parkside Inn ("Stigall/Johnsen")
1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Pool, fitness room, on the beach
Rooms reserved until April 25th

Weekend Activities

Friday - 2:00pm
Tea for Family & Bridal Party Women
Andersen's Bakery

Friday - 5:30pm
Rehearsal- Wedding Party
Westmont College

Friday- 7pm
Rehearsal Dinner- Wedding Party & Immediate Family
China Pavilion

Saturday- 10-2
Beach time for fun and sun with anyone here in Santa Barbara
Bring some water, lunch, and sunscreen
Snacks will be provided
East Beach

Saturday - 5:00
Dinner for out of town friends and family
Invitation forthcoming
Beach Grill at Padaro

Monday, January 14, 2008

Wedding/Reception Details

May 25, 2008
Westmont College: Kerrwood Lawn
955 La Paz Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA

Reception immediately following the ceremony at Westmont.