But first - how was everyone's Thanksgiving (or Thursday, if you aren't American)? I've read all your posts (sorry for the lack of comments; things have been haywire for the past couple of days) and it seems that those who celebrate had a wonderful time and those that don't had a nice day as well.
Ours was lovely as The Girlfriend's parents went all out and put out an amazing spread. And, can you believe, I don't think one picture was taken...either of the feast or the attendees. So much for all of us having a "camera" (phone) in our pockets to document such things.
At any rate, as to why I called you all here this evening - on Tuesday evening Man-Child popped The Question and it seems we have a wedding in our future!
Which, to be fair, we've known this was coming but just weren't quite sure when (and kind of figured that's why we were invited to her family Thanksgiving in the first place).
I do have to say that Man-Child knocked it out of the park in selecting a ring. Apparently, he has been paying very close attention to what she might like. This bodes well for his future as a husband, I think.
In addition, Man-Child and The Girlfriend (both of which, will need new names now that they are doing grown up things, like getting engaged) are closing on a house in early December. So in addition, to wedding planning, Christmas shopping/decorating, etc., we are now on tap to help them move. December is shaping up to be a VERY busy one indeed.
I was honored to be asked to join The Girlfriend and her mother on an impromptu dress shopping expedition today, but I declined because for one, The Husband did not sleep at all last night (who knows why?) and would want to get home and two, because I felt that was more of a mother/daughter/sister experience and didn't want to intrude.
Despite the Bride To Be's insistence that she had no plans to actually find a dress today; she just texted me photos of the dress that she found and, I assume, procured. Trust me when I tell you that it is STUNNING.
So, I guess with the dress purchased there is no chance that they'll elope?