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.