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Westlake Forest February 2018


FEBRUARY IS CREATIVE ROMANCE MONTH February is being Creative Romance Month and many of you may feel like that is a lot of pressure! Don’t worry though because we’ve put together a list of romantic, yet creative ideas to make the month of February full of romance. Krenek Printing NEIGHBORHOOD NEWSLETTERS 281-463-8649 RESIDENTS: Please support the businesses within this newsletter. It is because of their support that you receive this paper at no charge to you or your HOA. Share your community news with us. Non-profit, scouts, school, dated events, etc. send to ADVERTISERS: Want your ad to be placed in this newsletter and mailed to the homeowners every month? For more information, pricing or to view newsletters online please visit or email BUSINESS FINDER: Search for businesses in your local area and find great deals on the goods and services you are looking for! LLC Go On A Surprise Trip. What better way to spend time together than by going on a surprise trip? Instead of just telling your partner that you planned a getaway, make them work to figure out what their Valentine’s present is. Write the name of the destination on a piece of paper and cut it up into pieces that they have to put together. If you want to really build up the anticipation, you can always give them one piece of the puzzle a day leading up to Valentine’s Day. Kidnap Them For A Day. If your partner is into fun gags, put a blindfold on him or her and drive them to your chosen destination before you take the blindfold off. It can be something as simple as a romantic dinner to their favorite restaurant or a visit to their favorite museum. Tell them little clues along the way to see if they can actually guess where they are going. Act Like A Tourist. Just because you have lived in a city for a while it doesn’t mean that you’ve visited everywhere there is to go. For Valentine’s Day, do a little bit of research about restaurants or attractions that you and your partner have never been to before. Then on Valentine’s Day, act like tourists at the place you end up going too. Don’t just rush through the experience. Really soak it all in, spend a lot of time there and just have a good time overall. Can’t Get Away For A Few Days? Book A Hotel Room. If you and your partner want to go on a vacation, but don’t have the time, consider booking a really nice hotel room for 1-2 nights. Even though you won’t actually be leaving your city, it might feel like it if you choose the right hotel. Not only should the hotel you choose have plenty of activities and amenities, but it should be in a location that will allow you to easily enjoy restaurants and shops within walking distance. Share The Romance. If you and your partner are the kind of couple that likes to outdo one another, consider trading off. On even days you could plan romantic activities and on odd days it’s your partner’s turn. This can last for only a few days, a week or the entire month of February! If you really want to wow them consider going on a day cruise on your day or going camping for the night. Source: NEWSLETTERS: View your newsletter online! You can read your community news on our website or download it to take with you and print. Archived issues are also available. MOBILE: You now have access to our full website optimized for your mobile device, making it even easier to find the things you need on the go! MORE: Find information about advertising opportunities, article submissions, our company, frequently asked questions, and submit your classified ads online. NOW OFFERING FULL COLOR PRINTING SERVICES! Call today for a quote! 28 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

Engagement Stories featuring your neighbors! Chelsea & William What was supposed to be a family vacation to Las Vegas/the Grand Canyon the week before Thanksgiving, ended up turning into the most picture perfect proposal. The morning we were supposed to leave for the Grand Canyon, I wasn’t feeling well, and said I would stay back. However, William was very insistent that I come. I took some medicine, got ready really quickly, and we hopped into the car for our grand excursion. When we got to the Grand Canyon, it was freezing outside (to Texans of course!) and there was even some snow on the ground. It looked so magical (especially considering I have only seen snow a couple of times)! As I was getting out of the car, I noticed that one of my fake nails had fallen off (I had gotten my nails done the week prior) ON MY LEFT HAND! William’s mother had asked, “what hand did the nail fall off from?”, which I thought was a funny question to ask. When we got to the Grand Canyon, we stopped to take pictures (and get me a jacket because I did NOT plan for freezing weather). During one picture, William had bent down to sit for the picture, but in my head I was thinking “THIS IS IT! THERE IS WHERE WE GET EN- GAGED!” My heart started racing and I was so excited. But....all that was said was, “Chelsea, sit down so we can take the picture.” I was slightly disappointed, but I wouldn’t let it ruin my time. We went to go grab a bite to eat, and William and his family were asking when sunset was so we could go to one final stop: Yavapai Point. By the time we got there, I was freezing and felt like my hands and legs were going numb and was apprehensive to take more pictures. Then, in the most perfect spot, right as we were posing for a picture, William got down on one knee and showed me the most beautiful ring that he picked out himself. I didn’t even let him talk I was so in shock that I just went in for a giant hug. When his family asked what I said, I responded with, “oh he never asked!” He officially asked, I said “YES!!!!!!!”, and the rest of our “grand” love story is history! Lisa & Matt My wife and I met on a blind date – we were immediately attracted to each other. Later, when the time came, I wanted to have the perfect way to propose to her, so I conspired with my mother to create the ‘perfect day’. First, my sister, Rachel, took a picture of me at our favorite place – Castlewood State Park outside of St. Louis, Missouri. From this picture, a wooden jigsaw puzzle was created – the largest piece in the center being a sign with my special message… ‘Lisa, Will You Marry Me?’. The remaining pieces of the puzzle were randomly divided into handmade velvet bags that each had a handwritten calligraphy poem on them created by me describing a new location for the ‘Treasure Hunt’. Each location has some significance since it was a place where we had experienced something special together. At the last location, I presented her with the final piece and the diamond ring. My wife is a very special person who has given me so much…I love her. Community Newsletter | February 2018 Violet & TJ "They" say that after a storm, comes a turns out that "they" are correct. I met my fiancé, TJ, about 20 years ago. Nothing became of it, except seeing the familiar face from time to time throughout the years. On July 15, I ran into the familiar face, yet once again. Except this time, it was God's timing and we were engaged on September 16. He is the biggest teddy bear with the kindest soul. He is the happily ever after that me & daughters needed for so long.... We will say "I do" on 2/11/18. 29