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Mother of the Bride..... again.....

August 4th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

DH and I were running errands on Saturday, both starving and decided to go ahead and be cheap and have hot dogs and soda at Costco instead of spending more money.... Good thing too! Middle daughter's boyfriend called and said he was at our house! What? They live 6.5 hours away in Reno, Nevada. He needs to talk to us. I freak, call oldest daughter and ask if MD's BF if in trouble? No she says.... now you must wonder what is wrong with me. You see he was just here a week before for a friend's funeral and he was turning 30 in a few days. MD and BF have lived together on and off for 9 years! Well his brother and nephew were down from Washington State. We told him we would meet him at Starbucks. By the time we got there, we pretty much knew what it must be. Yes, he asked if he could marry our daughter. DH said yes before he even finished asking.

Sunday BF and his mother came to our house for breakfast before he took off for home. My stomach was in knots all day. What if she said no?? She called at 6:30 p.m. very excited. She said yes.

For some reason I thought this would be a calm wedding situation since they have been together for so long and are 29 and 30, will both be 30 by the time of the wedding, but NOOOOOO!!!! MD and YD were on the phone giggling and crying and she wants to go dress shopping next week with her sisters and I. Luckily we already were planning to go to Tahoe for a wedding on Friday the 13th, so we are leaving a day early so we can all go dress shopping together. She already is searching for venues, trying to figure out the guest list. This is day 2 of engagement!

YD's wedding was planned and executed in 13 days since SIL was deploying for Iraq. We had 13 days of craziness and then had a lovely wedding. In this case, I think we are having 10 months of craziness (tentative date 06/11/11).

Luckily I have our contribution saved (same as the cost of YD's wedding), and am thinking I should put the same amount aside for OD just in case. I'm sure MD's wedding will cost twice as much as YD's. Luckily we are locked in to the cheaper amount! Ha Ha. MD was happy as she said it was more than she was expecting from us anyway.

YD has one of her photos on a billboard at Camp LeJuene, NC, as the welcome home for a battalion from Afghanistan. She had taken the picture previously of a couple and the wife submitted it in a contest and they won! We are very proud of her.

7 Responses to “Mother of the Bride..... again.....”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Congratulations!! My husband didn't ask my I'm impressed that men still do that. Enjoy the journey!

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    Congrats. I laughed when you mentioned you bought a hot dog and a soda at Costco. My hubby and I do the same thing when we're at Costco. Really, where can you get a hot dog and a soda for a buck and half? Also, congrats to you YD on her picture.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Congrats...have fun with all the planning!

  4. north georgia gal Says:

    Have fun with the planning. It will be here before you know it!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Congrats on the new son! Smile

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    So Cool! Course you might wish it was only going to be two weeks of planning! Ha,Ha..

  7. Ralph Says:

    Congratulations! It sounds like your family is keeping you quite busy!

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