we knew it was coming at some point...but didn't know when. jared and beth are engaged! he asked her on december 23 and she said yes! and we couldn't be more thrilled! there were times when jared was growing up, when i would try to imagine who he might marry, and who would be "good enough"...i think every parent thinks about their child's future, and wonders. i have always had confidence in his relationship skills. i know that may sound a bit arrogant on my part, but he was always very logical and wise about who he spent time with. from the first night we met beth, both tom and i were impressed. we couldn't have handpicked a better choice for j.
this is the most recent photo i have of them, from november.
we're so excited for them, and looking forward to hearing details of their plans. no details yet, and i'm trying not to ask too many questions!
we had a wonderful Christmas! tom was sick last year, so just having him well, was good. here are a bunch of photos from the festivities-
the shot above is the only shot i took on Christmas eve. that makes me sad, but i'm glad i have this one.
i better stop with these, because i don't want to cause a problem with typepad, the way i did with our local walgreens. walgreens has a special that ends today for prints for 10 cents each. so i had this brilliant idea to have photos printed for each of our kids. i loaded almost 1000 prints online to my local walgreens, and apparently shut everything down for a day. i had them cancel mine to free up their system! i did reload them 200 at a time and got the prints done by Christmas day. it was fun to give them the shots, because so often i have enlargements done for them for framing, but rarely print out prints for albums. so there are shots that they never see, that just sit on my computer.
today is ryan and jennifer's anniversary. happy anniversary guys!
i hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!