Monday, December 30, 2013

Champagne Cocktail because he asked and she said yes.

You know when the phone rings at 5:15 am to prepare yourself for life changing news.  The phone rang, we answered and life is changing.

The curly haired boy FINALLY got smart and asked, and the chick must have been caught off guard because she said yes.  We are holding her to it and won't let her back out.  Looks like we get a summer wedding!

It is strange, the waves of emotion that roll over you; excitement and happiness for this new adventure in your child's life, relief that she said yes, concern that, while marriage is a wonderful thing, it can be hard, terror that you are old enough to have a child getting married, and a little nostalgic that your baby boy, with the ringlets and chubby cheeks, has grown into a man and is ready to start a family of his own.

Our first Halloween, 3 months.

We started our love of rock climbing with the piano.

Washing after dinner.

I love the curls.

Birthday with friends.

Boy Scouts, Order of the Arrow presentation.

How did this cute kid...
Turn into this?

Wrestling, 8th grade.

I hope she knows what she is getting into!

So, we are celebrating with a champagne cocktail.  A toast to a life of adventure, love, and happiness.

Champagne Cocktail

1 oz. cherry vodka
1/2 oz. Grand Mariner

Pour vodka and Grand Mariner into glass, top with champagne.  Garnish with orange peel or berries.

1 year ago:   Cranberry Orange Poached Cheesecake Pears
2 years ago: Chocolate Toffee Cookies

December 30, 2013   Daylight 3 hrs, 55 min, 23 sec.   Temp. H -5/ L -10°F


  1. Congratulations Toni !!! So excited for you, Dave, the curly hair boy and new DIL. :)


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