Yeah, he's a keeper. The guy our daughter has selected to marry LOL. First off, he properly asked my hero for her hand two months ago. Took him to a division playoff game of his favorite baseball team. Said he was re-designing his gramma's ring and wanted to propose during the holidays, so please keep it on the down-low.
My hero of course gave his permission yes but asked if it was okay to tell me.
Of course--said with an ear-to-ear smile.
And I, well, how could I keep something like that secret for two whole months or more? I've been planning her wedding since she was three minutes old...so I told Betty next door and two of my best high school friends at the reunion. Otherwise my lips were sealed.
I didn't even tell her brother!
And the holidays meant so many things! Thanksgiving (his mom and sister came to visit us for the first time; they're both wonderful and it was a fantastic day.) Our daughter's December birthday. Christmas Eve. Christmas Day. New Years Eve...New years Day. Rose Bowl. And on and on.
So was I ever glad the big event happened already the day after Thanksgiving! My mind is already running rampant with Plans. (as well as schemes to pay for them LOL.)
Here's what my future son-in-law did. He planned a twosome bicycle ride along the same beautiful Santa Ynez roads my hero and our daughter rode in September to raise money for Livestrong. The fact that his tire popped eight miles into the 31 and the replacement tube didn't fit didn't daunt her at all.
But considering he'd planned surprise massages at a beautiful bed and breakfast at two p.m. caused a tad of consternation. Fortunately the innkeeper came and got them in a roomy SUV.
After great massages which our daughter reports were never long enough, he'd planned wine and cheese on the veranda. Oily hair and all.
And after wine..an on-your knee proposal even though the late afternoon was chilly and the grass was wet with dew.
Back inside to warm up at the fireplace and make phone calls.
White Star champagne and chocolate colored strawberries.
Red roses which she said she wishes could live forever.
And of course the plan to celebrate each anniversary here year after year!
Oh, and by the way, the ring is one I'd be scared I'd get mugged for LOL. A brilliant surrounded by a ring of tiny diamonds, white gold decorated with filigree he designed, and inside are their two teensie birthstones. Wow, it's gorgeous.
So far, lavender and sage are the chosen colors.
You can bet I'll keep you informed of every luscious detail!
And you guys out there. If you need any ideas, I'd stick with this scenario. Everybody is all smiles in our little corner of the world!
Up next: My soon-to-be-released Christmas story