Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The First of Many Big Days

Last Friday was a big day. It was a day that every girl dreams of. A day that Moms and Dads everywhere have mixed feelings about.

Headless Girl got engaged.


 He took her for a breakfast picnic. Something he's done before, but this time he had friends 'lying in wait' for the big moment. Obviously, since there are pictures. She wasn't expecting it to happen on this day even though she knew it was coming 'soon'.

They have been dating for 6 years so even at the young age of 22 and 23 it was the obvious next step. They are both graduating from college next week and somewhere around the start of 2014 they will be married.
I threw an engagement party together in a week, and yes, I had a little help. Headless Dad cooked tri tip, his mother (the fiance's,) made the desserts, I cleaned, shopped, and ordered the sides.   Her mother came as a surprise and it was lovely to have her here. About 20 of their friends came for dinner and I think they had a nice time.

I, of course, loved the centerpieces. Who wouldn't love these roses? ;-)

Since they want to get married relatively quickly we're starting to look at locations this weekend if we can. It's exciting and scary and OMG HOW DID I GET OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE A CHILD OLD ENOUGH TO GET MARRIED????????

So we are soon to be the parents of a married daughter. Any tips? Suggestions? Words of wisdom? Lay it on me. I have to be able to handle it. It's now or never!

Picture credit: Judi, one of Headless Girl's close friends, took the top two, the roses are all mine.

 

13 comments:

Karen Rothfus said...

So glad everything went well. All your hard work paid off.......Know that I an available for any help needed. :)

Shelby said...

Woooo!! Thanks for the party, Mom. I LOVED it!

As Cape Cod Turns said...

Yay!!! Beautiful ring!

Patience is very important for wedding planning. And when you start crying while trying to decide whether the napkins should be teal blue or aquamarine, you need to remember to put things in perspective :)

Melisa said...

I love the pictures!

I eloped :) so I have no advice, but what Sue said sounds exactly right!

Kathleen said...

Many blessings to you and HG. I love that HG happened to have a nice manicure for her surprise proposal. :)

Mrs. Potts said...

Congratulations to all! Enjoy every moment of planning with your daughter.

Rocks In The Wash said...

Look at her expression!! Congratulations to Headless Girl, I couldn't be happier for her and the family. Enjoy the planning stage. XXOOs

Anonymous said...

You already have so much adult wisdom, so much maturity, so much common sense! Can't imagine that Headless girl could feel any more loved or supported by her great parents!! Ann W.

kyooty said...

This is such an awesome post, and think of all the blog fodder you'll have for decorating ideas, and pinterest time and oh yes I forgot it's her wedding not ours. :) huehehee
Congratulations HLG! and Soon to be HLSIL

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's all so exciting. Congratulations!

Issas Crazy World said...

Awwwww congrats to all of you. How exciting.

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Oh my goodness, these are awesome pics, congratulations!!!!

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