* do me a favor and click on this video above so you'll have
fun music to listen to while you share in my excitement!
i'm a momma on cloud nine today!
our daughter is engaged!!!
I know a lot of these phone photos are grainy, but they are photos
of the lovebirds
adria and her "fiancé" chris.
they are photos of some of the fun times
these two have shared in the last two and a half years
having fun- and falling in love.
like all parents
my sweetie and I have been dreaming of this day since our
girl was little. we hoped and prayed for a good man for her.
chris is a great guy and he could not fit in better with our family.
these two love adventure and enjoy so many of the same things. they hunt, they fish,
they cook. they play cards and snuggle with their pup. they garden and
hang out with friends, and are content home alone.
the way they admire and
respect each other is a joy to us.
it's been a blast watching them fall in love.
chris and adria write love notes to each on post it notes.
it's been a huge part of their love story.
they hide them in suitcases when one of them travels. they are stuck to the
front of the dryer and hidden in drawers.
there are some at our cabin in their room.
they are found in her purse and in his car.
i told her a few months ago that if this boy ever
proposes, i hope she is saving a lot of them, cause she'll
treasure them someday.
last Friday night, while opening their Christmas
gifts for each other, he handed her a gift and then
got down on one knee and while she was opening it- he pulled out
a ring box and told her the many
reasons that he loves her. then he gave her the ring.
(the beautiful ring).
the gift was a frame, full of post it love notes~~and in the middle
"Adria, will you marry me?"
Dec. 20th, 2013.
*lars and I knew for 3 days last week that chris was going to propose
and I felt like I had this HUGE, precious, bubble of joy inside me that
made me about burst!!!!
chris, we think you're going to marry a
pretty terrific girl- and we think she is very blessed
to have captured your heart.
p.s. OUR DAUGHTER IS ENGAGED!!!! EEEEEEEKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas y'all!
today is also my youngest's golden birthday.
25 years ago today our family
was completed, with the most anticipated,
longed for child. our Cole.
call me biased, but i think there is something extra magical about
a baby born on Christmas Day.
He was sent home in a Christmas stocking
and our world was forever changed for the
Mucho love to our Christmas child,
hark the herald angels sing,
GLORY TO THE NEWBORN KING