Sunday, April 08, 2007

Announcement....


My lovely Daughter is GETTING MARRIED!!!

I had to tell y'all what's up before I burst.

Her husband-to-be is a sweet (tall, good-looking) guy and we adore him. A few weeks ago he asked us out to dinner WITHOUT the Daughter. Of course, right then we knew what was up! He told us he is planning on proposing to the Daughter and asked us for our blessing! What a sweetie. He told us how he had picked out her ring in secret. His father died a few years ago and his mother no longer wears her wedding ring. It had a nice diamond and she offered to give the stone to him for an engagement ring. So he sent his sister out on a mission. She took Angie shopping and they just happened to wander into a jewelry store to look at ring settings and they each picked out settings they liked just for fun. His sister reported back to him and he got the setting she liked with the diamond from his mother's ring.

He proposed on Friday while they were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and it was a complete surprise to her. She was totally clueless. Remember those pictures of the Land's End Arch from my Mexican cruise last February? Well, he took her there in a water taxi at sunset and that's where he proposed.

The Husband-To-Be is quite a romantic guy as you can tell and spoils Daughter quite a bit. He went to consult with the pastor at his church beforehand to get his blessing too. And he decided he didn't want them to live together until after the wedding because he wants it to be special. Of course, the Daughter 'lives' *wink, wink* at home but spends about 90% of her time at his house anyway. They have been dating for a year and a half so I know they are compatible. And wow, the way they look at each other is quite something. It's obvious for some time now that they are in love. She's 24 and he's 29.

The HTB owns a business (a marshall arts studio - he's a 3rd degree blackbelt in taekwando) and owns a nice home. Great son-in-law material. No date has been set yet, but I'm just hoping I make it through the wedding with my sanity intact. God, I feel old. :) But I'm very happy for them.

Oh, yeah, Happy Easter!

My son and girlfriend and Bob and I went to church this morning, and I played in our handbell choir. Then we went home and had brunch. Very yummy. Then I had a nap this afternoon. :) Hope every one had a nice holiday too.

16 comments:

Kristie (J) said...

Wow! Congratulations to your daughter. Sounds like she is getting someone special. And you're going to be a mom-in-law :)

ReneeW said...

Oh, crap, I didn't think of that! I have a wonderful mom-in-law so I'll try to be like her. Thanks!

nath said...

Congratulations!! You'll be a great mother-in-law, don't worry. You sound like you like him to bits already. There's nothing better for your daughter than the fact that you like her husband-to-be.

Rosie said...

Renee congratulations! It's such a wonderful blessing (and relief) when we can wholeheartedly embrace the people our kids date(and fall in love with) isn't it? To quote CindyS he sounds like a "keeper, keeper, keeper!"

Wendy said...

He has his own business and owns a house. Hell, I might marry him!

Congrats to you daughter. Ahhh, Cabo....

ReneeW said...

Nath: You are so right. He's a gem.

Rosie: Definitely a relief. I try not to be over protective but I still used to worry. He is very considerate of her so I know she's in good hands.

Wendy: LOL, I'm the envy of all my girlfriends with daughters.

Alie said...

Wow, congrats! He sounds like quite the catch ;) I hope all isn't too stressful for you either. Weddings can get crazy and then the marriage is so quiet it's a surprise lol.

Tara Marie said...

Very exciting news. Congrats to all. Please keep us up-to-date on the details, love weddings. :D

ReneeW said...

Alie: I already feel a little stressed. The whole wedding thing terrifies me.

Tara: I'm sure I'll be posting lots about everything until everyone gets tired of me :)

ames said...

That's good news Renee!! Congrats to the happy couple. And that's sooo romantic. :P

ReneeW said...

Ames: Thanks. I thought everyone would appreciate the romance.

CindyS said...

Awwww, congrats to you and your daughter! He sounds like a wonderful man and it's a huge bonus that you love him.

As to the wedding - just repeat to yourself that it's not about you ;) That's how I got through being a maid of honor - I kept telling myself that no one cared what I looked like or if I tripped down the aisle, it was all about my best buddy. Kept me sane.

Course the only way I made it through my wedding was Bob saying that we were getting married May 6th whether we were in front of our friends or if I was in the hospital breathing in a paper bag.

You should go and celebrate with a book buying spree ;)

CindyS

ReneeW said...

Cindy: You should go and celebrate with a book buying spree ;)

LOL, I love the way you think. My greatest fear is dealing with a jittery bride to be. She can be a real pain in the a** when she's nervous or things don't go her way.

Rosario said...

Congratulations to you and your daughter, Renée! He sounds fabulous! I really hope you're not driven completely insane by the preparations ;-)

ReneeW said...

Rosario: Thanks! We'll see :)

Kookie said...

Congrats to your daughter, Renee. Your future son-in-law sounds AWESOME!!!

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