365 Days of Random

Random musings about nothing at all

My sister is getting MARRIED

Whoohooo!! So my baby sister got engaged last night!!!

She’s been seeing her BF for almost two years now and last year at Christmas my mom and I realized that they would get married and that it was just a matter of time. They said they wanted to wait a bit longer until his business got a little further off the ground and they’d saved up some money… but everyone knew they were heading in the marriage direction.

She’s been in Spain for the last three weeks with her church attending the Catholic World Youth Day events and returned home to Ottawa last night (via train from Montreal where the flight landed). Her BF picked her up at the train station and told her that 15 days was just way too long to be apart and that he wanted to be with her for the rest of their lives… dropped to one knee and presented her with roses and a ring. All of which was apparently recorded because he’d convinced her friend (who was also in Spain with her) to get her children to bring a video camera to the train station and record the whole event. I am actually very much looking forward to seeing that video. I am so insanely happy for her but also can’t believe that my baby sister is getting married…. Date still to be determined…. and yes, for all you old souls out there he did stick with tradition and ask my dad’s (and my mom’s too) permission to ask her to marry him.

So, how did she tell me… well the other day (after the earthquake) she posted on my FB page that she’d call me when she got home. Wednesday or Thursday depending on how she felt when she actually got home. Last night I wasn’t feeling very well (stupid migraines) and so I had gone to bed early. I expected my mom to call me (as she had told me she’d call me Wednesday night) and so I took both my cell phone and house phone and put them on the nightstand next to me. I’d been asleep for a good two hours when the phone startled me awake…. obviously it was my sister…. She chatted for a few minutes about her flight home from Spain and then said that she was doing really really well thanks to the new shiny ring on her finger… well that certainly woke me from a dead sleep. We talked for a bit longer and then I called my mother… fully understanding why she hadn’t called because I know her well enough to know that she would never have been able to keep her mouth shut… she’d spill the beans about that one in a heartbeat.

Now the fun part begins… dress shopping, planning, flowers, cake, food, invitations… etc, etc, etc. All of which… ok MOST of which I intend to be a big part of… even if it does mean numerous trips from DC to Ottawa over the next however many months she waits…. I will be there…  she is after all my baby sister… and there is no way I am going to miss her face the moment she finds her dress.

Congrats baby girl! I am over the moon happy for you and your man and excited for everything that is to come next.


August 25, 2011 Posted by | Fun & Entertainment, Life, Random | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Great Weekends

This weekend was just generally a great great weekend. Most of it was taken up with stuff surrounding my BFs best friends wedding. Friday we did a bunch of running around, picked up another buddy in town for the wedding and headed out to Rockville for the rehearsal and all that goes along with that. Saturday was the big wedding. We got up early in the morning and picked up brunch. We headed to the groom’s house and spent most of the day cooking and chilling in the back yard. It was a gorgeous day…. and so much fun.

I have to say, being the only girl hanging with the ‘groomsmen’ as they relax and prepare for the big event was a lot more fun than I expected it to be. I’ve been with the “bridesmaids” in the past and done all the girl stuff…. but being on the other side of the wedding fence so to speak was very interesting. There were a few drinks, some general silliness, lots of great food and a ton of great conversation and a whole lot of laughs. The wedding itself was just completely gorgeous. The ceremony was beautiful. Everyone looked fantastic and just had an incredibly good time. At the reception they had a ‘photo booth’ and we got a bunch of really fun pictures that I need to scan before I can get them up here.

Today my BF’s buddy was still in town so we took him to our favorite local pub for brunch. Then dragged him out to watch us play the first game of our Sunday Softball league here in Arlington. Although a bit rainy… and the result was not all that favorable for our team…. it was a whole lot of fun (once again). After the game we got cleaned up and hit the movies for a little “Fast Five” action. It was typical of the series…. completely unrealistic and totally wonderful. If you liked the previous installments you will fully enjoy this one. And if you plan to go see it stay until after all the credits are over… trust me…. you’ll be kicking yourself if you don’t. We ended our evening with some take out Asian and “The Fighter” – which was a pretty decent flick. Although a bit slower than I thought it was going to be. I think Christian Bale actually did a fantastic job portraying the strung out big brother and completely deserved his supporting actor oscar.

So, as I said in the beginning… this has been one of the best weekends I’ve had in ages. Not that my weekends are packed with good stuff. They are. This weekend was just exceptionally great and I am so happy that I was able to get to know some of the people that my BF is so close to. They are crazy and wonderful and hopefully people we’ll be friends with for a very long time.

May 1, 2011 Posted by | Fun & Entertainment | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment