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Hotel Accomodations (FLY into PDX airport)
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Guests who are flying: PDX is the Portland International Airport located just 10 minutes away from the wedding site. If you were considering the Seattle airport because it is in Washington, just know that it is 3 hours north of Vancouver. Portland, OR is just on the other side of the bridge. :)
The LaQuinta Inn is by the Lo's house and it has very good rate. Mike the manager is all ready for you, and is giving you good deal. It is only 15 minutes away from the Church.
Call La Quinta Inn & Suites, Vancouver 1-360-566-1100 ask for
Group Reservation under Lo & Eskew there is 10 + rooms block
It is a flat rate $61 + tax (no extra charge up to 4 people).
Guests can pay for however many nights needed at check out.
*Two queen beds or a king bed.
* Free Wireless high-speed internet access
* Cable Television
* Coffee Maker
* Hair Dryer
* Iron with Ironing Board
* Dataport Phones
* Alarm Clock
* Free Bright Side Breakfast
* Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access
* Free High-Speed Internet Access
* Free Parking
* Guest Laundry Facilities
* Indoor Swimming Pool
* Pets Welcome
Wedding Gift Registry
We are relocating overseas
In Lieu of wrapped gifts the bride and groom respectfully request that you consider a monetary donation designated towards house decor, bedding, appliances, kitchen items, entertainment, or other. They will be relocating overseas to Okinawa's base, Futenma. As much as they'd love to open up all your beautiful gifts, they won't have any means of taking the gifts with them. The military will have already packed up their belongings and shipped them to their new home in Japan.
Other helpful gift you may consider for the new couple:
*PX gift cards (Main Store on Base)- available online at aafes.com
~Scroll down to Gift Cards/Certificates for our troops
~Click on Send a Gift Card/ Certificate
~Ship to Phil and Jamie Eskew
c/o Joe and Eve Lo
14510 NE. 4th Ave Vancouver, WA 98685
How P & J met
Thanks to Jesse! :)
People try to get down to the bottom of how Phil and Jamie met. They ask questions like, "Did you grow up together?", "Did you go to the same school?", "Are you both from Washington?" ...and the answer is none of the above. Phil and Jamie met because of their mutual best friend, Jesse Tingley almost 3 years ago. Jamie grew up in Vancouver, WA since she was 5yrs. old right along side of Jesse. They went to the same church and grew up around the same people. As they got older they became very good friends, and she was sad to see him get stationed in Yuma. AZ. There would be no more house-sitting together, late night snacks, riding in Jesse's big red truck singing to country at the top of their lungs. When Jesse got to Yuma, AZ, he was roomed wish Phil in the barracks at MCAS. Jesse left for Iraq in 2007, and the day he returned home to the States, he called Jamie and then proceeded to hand to phone over to his new best friend only saying "Someone wants to talk to you." Jamie had never met his friend, so she had no idea who she was talking to....but held up conversation anyway. They seemed to have hit it off, and Phil ("CPL Eskew") was eager to ask Jesse and his family allll about Jamie. That same night, October 7th, 2007, Phil sent her a text that jokingly said "So, when are we getting married...i heard they need more teachers down here." Little did the two of them know that in just 10 months Jamie would be moving down to Yuma with her first teaching job! Meanwhile, they kept up a long-distance relationship, meeting for they very first time face-to-face in December that year, and then again in March a couple of times. Staying together when so far away was quite a challenge, but it has made them the strong couple they are. Their relationship has only continued to grow in trust, friendship, and love. God works in miraculous ways. They both cannot wait to get married in Vancouver, WA February 20th, 2010 and begin their own family.
All about Jamie...
*Was born to Joe and Eve on September 27th, 1986
*Raised Christian in a very loving, supportive home.
*Born in Huntsville, Alabama. Moved to Washington at the age of 5 and live in Vancouver, Wa until she was almost 22 and moved to Yuma.
*Graduated from Central Wa. University in 2008.
*Got her first teaching job in Yuma, AZ 2008 teaching Kindergarten.
*She absolutely LOVES traveling. She's been to Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan a couple times, Cambodia, France, and England.
*Favorite color is red and turquoise
*Some of her favorite things: Sparkles, Ice-cream, Airplane rides, Pictures, Flowers, Teacher isles, Snow, The Beach, New school supplies, Men's cologne, Phil's uniforms ;)
*She is the oldest of 4. Her brother Ben is 20. Her sister Olivia is 16, and her littlest sister Genevieve is 12.
*She is half Chinese, yet no one can ever guess that, not even her Chinese relatives who thinks she's Mexican, haha.
*Likes singing to every song that comes on the radio. Listens primarily to Country.
*Played the piano for about 13 years. Wishes she had one in her house so she could continue to play.
* Has family all over the world....Literally! And she loves them all :)
*She loves Phil to death and can't wait to marry him!!
All about Phillip...
*Born Jan. 2nd, 1983 to Steve and Sue Eskew
*Raised Christian by his father and mother.
*Has two half-sisters :)
*Grew up in Fremont, CA with many of his life-long buddies.
*Loves the great outdoors: fishing, sports, camping, boating, hunting, etc.
*Will eat French Dip at every restaurant that serves it.
*Cake: German Chocolate or Marble
* Has an eye for art
*All-round athlete, however Baseball, and Football have become his favorites.
*Was a wanted baseball champ in high school.
*Listens primarily to country music while driving his Big Chevy Silverado.
*Hard worker, and great leader.
*Started his firefighting career the day he was born. Well....aspired to be a firefighter all his life. Took the initiative at the young age of 15 and joined the Explorer Academy. He has been a firefighter ever since.
*Joined the Marine Corps at 23 as a firefighter with the Marine Crash Fire Rescue MOS and was stationed in Yuma, AZ.
*Returned home safe from a deployment to Afghanistan Sept., 2009.
*Loves Jamie with all his heart!!!
HE POPPED THE QUESTION Nov. 29th, 2008!
November 29th, 2008 Phil and I drove to Camp Pendleton to visit James and Christine's family after our fun Thanksgiving spent with my L.A. family....little did I know Phil was planning one of the greatest surprises of my life!
We arrived at James and Christine's place that evening tired and worn out. I was excited to hang out with them and have a fire in the back yard with the kids. After we had settled in, we all realized we didn't have firewood for the fire, so Phil offered for us to go grab it before dinner. We had driven for a little while, when Phil said "You have no idea where we are do you?" Being completely directionally challenged, I hadn't even noticed that we were driving in completely the wrong direction. I asked where we were going, only to be completely stunned when he told me he thought we'd go walk the beach and catch the sunset. It didn't really sound like something he would do when we were visiting his brother, but then again he always surprises me with a little bit of romance when I least expect it. It put a big smile on my face just to know he wanted to go for a walk on the beach with me. We parked the car in perfect timing for a beautiful sunset. As we walked down the beach I remember seeing his right pocket bulging, and the only thought that went through my head was, "Huh, I thought he carried his wallet in his back pocket? Weird." I had absolutely NO IDEA what was about to happen. I demanded we stop for a moment to have someone take our picture....such a 'romantical' idea of his deserved to be captured in a photo :). After we stopped to pose, he asked to go walk on the jetty. We did, but of course I wore the wrong type of shoes, so I had to walk barefoot on the pile of rocks as he tried to get me to walk faster. I didn't know why he was in such a hurry, but after asking him later, he told me he was trying to time it just right with the sunset. And he did. About half way out on the jetty, I was so intrigued with the beauty that surrounded me that I hardly noticed my love strategically placing himself in front of me so that I was still facing the sunset. As I started to lean in for a kiss, I suddenly noticed Phil standing there with a small box in his hand. I couldn't believe it!...Was it really happening!?....YUP!...it was!! As he opened the box he asked me to marry him...and me, being in such a state of shock, said "Nu-uh, No way!, You did not!, No No NO." Phil, i'm sure was starting to get even more nervous as he said "That's not exactly the answer I was looking for." Haha...but I didn't mean it that way. I told him all that meant YESSS! The whole thing was perfect! He asked me as the sun was making beautiful streaks of orange, red, and pink in the sky behind him. It was such an overwhelming, breathtaking, amazingly perfect moment in our lives!! We both cherish this moment, and are so excited for our Big Day February 20th of next year!