My youngest daughter got engaged Monday night! Of course we celebrated. My in laws broke out the champagne, my daughter cried and hubby gave future son-in-law a stern speech before he lifted his glass in a heartwarming toast. Then we all went to dinner and celebrated some more. We all went to dinner and celebrate some more last night. Lot’s of love, laughter and excitement.
It’s weird actually. I always knew when my daughters got engaged I would be happy for them (providing of course I approved of their intended) but I never expected the jump in my stomach, the happiness, the pure joy I feel for my daughter. I am so happy she is with a man the family loves. He is not perfect, but he is a good man with a good heart. He loves my daughter, and if you knew my daughter you would know she is at the very least a challenging young lady. She is beautiful, charming, headstrong. She has that certain je’ne c’est quoi. She cannot be controlled, she is her own free spirit. It would bring down a lesser man. Instead her fiancÃ© has stepped up and embraced that part of her.
They are what I consider a power couple. They both have distinct personalities that are opposite, but they do attract and there is a commonality. They are charming, hard working, focused, intelligent and they will go as far as they dream to go with each other. No moss grows under their feet. They will be fabulous parents, and my oldest son cannot wait to become an uncle. He’ll be like my brother. The kiddie’s pal. Every kid needs one.
So, I am happy, happy, happy. I am also cringing at the cost of this wedding. While they want to be married in the church (thank you, lord) my daughter has expensive taste, and likes things just perfect. Families on both sides are large and hubby and I have many friends we want to share this joyous occasion with, not to mention the friends of the bride and groom. So we need room. Lot’s of room. The problem is, although we live in a rather affluent area there are no venues for the reception we are remotely interested in. The country clubs are meh, and the other venues while large are old, and icky.
The kid is talking Carmel. I’m talking closer to home, perhaps an evening vineyard reception. We’ll see. There is time.
So, excuse me while I grin ear to ear like an idiot.
I also wanted to remind y’all to vote for Josie! The link is live! Here it is. http://mediapredict.com/market/show/5481
Have a fab day everyone!