I was just thinking about the two of you, and thought I'd "connect" by finally looking at your site. What a beautiful job you did on it ... very impressive (not that I'm surprised).
So ... you've been married just over four months now! already I know that you are enjoying this fun and exciting time being newlyweds, and it has been a privilege to witness your joy (and share it!).
All the best to you always,
Nancy S. (Y)
A moving target is hard to hit. Dawn, I'm in Florida for the winter and just found out about your marriage from your Dad. Congratulations to both of you. I hope our paths cross soon so I can meet the lucky man. Best wishes to both of you for a long, happy life together.
It was wonderful to finally see who won your heart, Dawn. Hopefully, we'll meet Roberto one day soon. From the photo album we can see that you make a handsome couple.
We wish you the best in your new life together.
Love all the pics and videos from your honeymoon! You got to see the Black Pearl??!! How cool is that!!! The whales are such an experience -aren't they?
Congratulations again you two - we are overjoyed for you both!
Courtney, Brandon & Noelle Nomura
I still can't believe you got married cuz, OMG!!!! I am really happy for the both of you and wish you all the happiness in the world. Roberto take good care of my cousin she is like a Ruby Gem, very precious!!! :-) It was soooo good seeing you cuz and hopefully we can hook up in Salt Lake City and visit Anthony together soon. I love this song, good taste!!! Take care and what an exciting new chapter in your lives, enjoy and hopefully see you both soon!!!! Your young cuz - Norma :-)
So happy for you both and can't wait to see the wedding pictures! God Bless you both on this next journey in your life! It will be the best!
Dawn & Roberto, Congratulations you have finally tied the knot!! This website rocks and I love this song! I wish you both all the peace, love and happiness of a lifetime together! God Bless You both and a couple who prays together stays together!!
Love you both!
Dawn & Roberto, We both wish you all the happiness, What a great way to keep us inform through your website, we are waiting for more pictures, I will be getting married on March, 19th 2011 to a wonderful man. hugs to you and Roberto.
Dawn& Roberto, Congradulations I wish you both happiness. love always your cousin Debbie
Did you have a good wedding? I wish I was there. I can't wait to see the pictures. I bet you looked beautiful! I"m so excited for Roberto, too...I'm going to karate chop him (lovingly-intended, of course) when I see him next. I can't wait to see you, Nina Dawn, too. Come to Arizona soon so you both can play with me. Congratulations on getting married!
I'm really happy you got married to Roberto. He's really, really cool. I'm glad he's my uncle now! I wish I was there with you guys. I can't wait to give you a big hug when I see you both. Love you!!
Dawn and Roberto,
What a beautiful wedsite! You can literally see the deep love you both have for each other in each and every picture. I can't wait to hear all the special moments from your wedding day and the weeks' adventure that followed. I have always felt blessed to have you, Dawn, as my sister, and now I have another brother, too -- so, so happy! God brought you two together and now has blessed your lifelong commitment to one another. God is amazing! I wish you both lasting love and happiness for all the days of your lives.
Dawn, I'm so very happy for you!
Roberto, Take care of my sister. (I know you will, brother.)
Dawn & Roberto:
May you live happily ever after. I love the website. Keep the pictures coming!
“Mr. & Mrs. Torres”
We rejoice over your vows.
We Love You,
Pa & Ma.
p.s.: Can’t wait to have you back!
Best wishes for a long and wonderful life together! We are so happy for you. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas in Hawaii and God bless!
Beth & Mike
Dearest Daughter and Son-in-Law.
God bless the both of you in your new life. I'm so very happy for the both of you and quite proud. It's been fun hearing from you via text and sometimes a phone call. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Can't wait to see you both.
Love this web site........did good!
Congradulations Dawn!! Wow its been years since I have seen you and you look Happy and Fabulous!!! I was just in Hawaii in Sept. we I came home engaged:)
Thriiled to see you are Happy and have a fabulous honeymoon!
A little memory for your: Braden home the mornig after a party (New Years ) you saying " Has anyone seen my pink shoe? You can not misss it its a pink shoe size 10"!! I willl not ever forget!
Best Wishes ~ Nikki Braden
OMG! seems just like yesterday we thought we were cool on stage dancing along to Rob Base, or maybe it was Mc Hammer, to the Kofa classmates. I wish you all the best!
And love how you manged to get little bro (Eric) in the pictures.
It's about time that you TWO Love birds tied the KNOT!! Con-grats. Thanks for sharing your Love Story!!! Ron and Linda
We are so happy for you.
You could not have picked a better place to get Married. Congratulation!!
Love you both.
Dewey and Irma
Woo-Hoo! Congratulations to you both! Thank you so much for making & sending out this wedsite; it was so much fun to read & see the pictures. We wish you guys an amazing time in Hawaii & we are sure that the wedding will be beautiful! We look forward to seeing you soon, hopefully at one of your receptions. :-)
We are very happy for you two & wish you many, many years of love, happiness & hiking!
The Millsies (Aaron & Mindy)
Congratulations to you both. I wish you all the happiness in the worlld. Post pictures soon. Prayers and positive thoughts are being sent.
Blesisings and Love,
Thank you so much for sharing your special moments with us. We am so very happy to be a part of your lives. It is so fantastic that you are getting married. We am truly happy for you and wish you nothing but smooth sailing and clear skies ahead. You both are perfect for eachother and deserve nothing but happiness. We love you always---Rach & Dyl
Congratulations and Best Wishes to both of you!
We are all so very happy for you two. Your "click" is just so natural...Love it...Love you guys. Just remember, this is your day...This is YOUR time. Enjoy. Can't wait to see how this WED-site develops...Very cool...Mahalo!!!
Wow! I am speechless! Your wedsite is amazing! Such beautiful pictures and the love you have for eachother is present in every one. Good luck tomorrow. I pray God's blessings will fall around you. Congratulations you two!!
Congrats! Best wishes for both of you. I can't wait to see the beautiful pictures.
Dawn & Roberto,
Congratulations! We are so happy for you! I think Hawaii is a great place to be married! Maybe we will take your lead! May God Bless You Both with joy & love everlasting. We are so excited that you have found each other and the future you will have together! Dawn, I can't wait to talk to you when you get back - I love you sister!
God Bless you Dawn and your new husband.
I was beginning to think nobody would ever tame you!
Congratulations and best wishes!
Lots of love! Your friend forever, Steve
if u need anything...
I am so happy for you both, you are so perfect for eachother. Have a wonderful day Friday, a safe flight and a wonderful cruise ... and may that be a description of your life together. I love you both.
I am so happy for you both! I look forward to seeing your wedding pictures and sharing in the celebration!
This is a great page you've created...it definitely highlights your love for each other. Congratulations, and we look forward to creating memories with both of you! Have a perfect wedding and honeymoon!
I just finished your book and pictures, so now I have to add "Terrific", "Bravo" ! I loved all of the pictures and stories, and this is just the beginning of your magic. ;o)
WoOOOO!! I'm super stoked for you guys. I love this site and can't wait to see your pics from the big day & honeymoon. Have a safe & amazing journey. We're with you in spirit. Big Hugs, Court & Bran & soon to be Baby Nomura !
I just found this website after googling, "Roberto zombie punch karate protect Dawn Simpsons quotes". Looking forward to lots of great stories and pictures. Congrats to you both!!
Just finished viewing the site~so wonderful! Am looking forward to the future pics.
Congratulations to you both and all my best as you begin this new adventure together!
Hi Roberto and Dawn-
Love the wedsite. Beautifully done! The photographs are outstanding.
Dawn I have not met you, yet, but when I first met Roberto, he was already smittin because everytime he mentioned your name he smiled that beautiful smile of his. At that time he was just trying to meet you but he didn't think you seemed interested. I said, "Hello.. have you looked at you?" He said he was going to get up the nerve to ask you out. Next time I saw him, you were his girlfriend. I can tell you honestly, the boy is crazy, head over heels, in love with you! He is such a nice man, I know you are as wonderful a person and make a wonderful couple. Congratulations!
We are so SO happy for the both of you. You are going to love being married! It has its ups and it has its downs, but overall there is nothing like spending the rest of your life with your best friend. It is like a slumber party that never ends. To know that you can weather the storms of life with someone who will stand by you no matter what is priceless. Keep God as the center, praying often with each other it is the cornerstone of every great marriage!
What can I say you two?? I am SO happy for you!! We love you both and know this wedding and marriage will be all you have hoped for. You are so good together and we are so blessed to call you friends. Much love, we wish we could be there but I know your AZ reception will be off the HOOK! ;) Can't wait to see you soon.
Terri, Eric, Matthew & Emma
Here's to the perfect beginning of happily ever! With love and hugs
SOOOOO Happy for you!!!! Congrats, we look forward to seeing more pics.. we miss you & love you! Have a great time on your cruise!
Love Scott Nikki Danny & Luke
you still need to meet luke :)
Holy moly, you guys are finally doing it! It's about time! Ok, I have to admit something right off the bat. Dawn is literally the only one of my buddie's girlfriend I have EVER liked. My complete and full blessings. Plus she hunts...hello!
Cheers you two,
Mike "Spider Monkey" Frison
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you two!! I pray God's blessings on you as you begin this exciting new chapter in your life.
Words can not describe the happiness I feel for you both!!!! AWESOME job on the wedsite LOL, I am so looking forward to the big day and honemoon pics! May God bless you both on your new journey in life as husband and wife, wishing you all of the happiness that I can only imagine!!!
Congratulations Roberto & Dawn! We are so excited for the both of you. I just finished browsing through the wedsite and it looks fantastic.
I wish you guys the best. Best wishes on your wedding day.
Love you guys,
Bryon & Ivy
Looking forward to seeing you when you get back to the main land.
Congratulations on your wedsite! We are honored to be a part of your special day. Thank you for choosing wedsite.com to share your wedding plans and experiences with your friends and family.
We were told this is where people get registered at... who are we to argue?
REI is one of our favorite stores! We love EVERYTHING here!
Who doesn't like Target?
Chris and I have known each other since about 1991. That means we've seen each other go through the uncomfortableness that is high school and adolescence as well as through the testing of our livers in college. We've swapped blood with punches and kicks and I know he's got my back no matter what.
We were getting ready to get married... of course we were excited!
We went to the resort's spa to get ready... Mimosas while getting manicures and pedicures. Also, in-room hair & make-up appointment... for Dawn that is.
Hilo Bay Kayak Waterfall excursion
Day in Kona and the ship.
River Kayak and Waterfall Hike excursion
We spent the last day of the cruise at the beach. As the ship cruised by the Nā Pali coast on the way back to Oahu, we had a whale siting!
Finally dinner on the ship.
We spent Christmas hanging out in Waikiki Beach.
We decided to revist our wedding ceremony location where we saw the Black Pearl!
We decided to spend our last day on vacation at the Pearl Harbor memorial.
Ceremony video and professional pictures on the way!
We had a nice dinner at the fancy restaurant right there in the resort. When we got back to the room, we had a surprise!
We got to check out the resort's lagoon by snorkeling.
On our way to the Pride of America cruise ship.
Rainforest Waterfall Hike excursion
Abbby is our sweet 9 year old blue heeler. She travels with us and goes hiking and even kyacking! Her next adventure is...paddle boarding!
Spot is a spotted lepoard gecko and I have had him for over 8 years! He is such a cutie to hold and so fun to feed! He has lost his vision recently since he is an old guy, but we love him to pieces!
I proposed to Dawn when she least expected it and while she was doing what she loved most... hiking!
We were in Temecula for a conference she was speaking at and I mentioned how nice it would be to go on a hike after her talk. She agreed and soon we were heading to a new adventure. Of course, I did some research about the location, but I'd never been there before. =
We arrived at the trailhead near sundown so the clock was ticking. I had to find the location of where I wanted to ask the woman I loved to be my wife and I had to do it with enough time to spare so that we could make it out of the trail with some daylight. No pressure.
As we were hiking along, I kept an eye out for a special, memorable place that we would remember and that we might be able to visit in the future (I’m kind of a romantic). In hindsight, I may not have been as suave e as I had hoped because I kept saying things like, “hey, that tree looks nice” or “that’s an interesting rock.” Dawn admits that she was a little weirded out by my probing but in my defense, I wanted her to like the place and I had little time to spare. I was getting desperate. I’m not gonna lie, I even asked for help from the Big Guy up top.
So, the sun is going down and I’m bumbling with things like “that’s a different sort of pattern on that tree” when we come over a hill and to a wide expansive field. With the sun heading down over the mountain range, the sight was breath-taking. To our right was an actual, real-life, like-in-the-movies cross-road sign! Ask and you shall receive.
This was it. I had no doubt it’s either now or never. So I pulled a classic: “Oh, hold on a sec… my shoe is untied.” Smooth, eh?
She fell for it. Hook, line and sinker. I looked up and gave some kind of babble speech and popped the question. Of course I would have preferred a simple “yes” right away, but her asking “are you serious?” made me feel a little proud of my concealment skills. I am ninja!
Two lone warriors, each on a seperate path... Destined to become lovers and unite against the zombie horde...
Roberto really likes kicking and punching bags (and people).
Dawn loves hiking... a lot.
We just flew in last night from our awesome wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii. Did we say it was awesome already? Anyway, it was awesome. We plan on posting pics soon, so stay tuned!
We are packing and to no one's surprise, it's taking longer than expected... Anticipation is building... This is going to be awesome. :)
We got our own personalized URL. You can get to this site using http://www.RobertoLovesDawn.com
Okay, we are set to get married on Dec 17!!!! Whoot!
It will just be Roberto, me and God present at our union. (Oh and our amazing photographer and wedding planner, Steve and our Hawaiian Christan pastor, Elias.) We plan on being barefoot in the warm sand saying our vows to each other next to the vast ocean. Please send out a prayer that all goes well on this special day!
We leave Orange County California and fly into Oahu Hawaii. After a nice flight and some drinks on the plane, we will leave the airport and go get our marriage license. Then I have a trial hair appointment, then dinner by the beach.
Dawn Winkelmann and Roberto Torres launch their personal wedsite and upload pics to share with friends and family.
Welcome to our wedsite! Yes, wedsite, not website... we didn't spell it wrong. :)
Roberto and I created this space as a special way for our friends and family to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. We hope you enjoy sharing our NEW life together via the internet though these pages of photos, stories, factoids about us and our future plans. And while you are here, please sign our guestbook!
We will be updating this for the next couple months, so check back soon!
Tight hugs and 'Mahalo',
Roberto y Dawn