MY LITTLE BROTHER IS ENGAGED!!! \o/
He proposed today!! And she said yes! I AM EXCITED, I WILL HAVE A SISTER. And she is wonderful, and we love her, and they're very good for each other and they are very happy. <3
He took her out to breakfast this morning and apparently has been a nervous wreck and antsy all week. Today he could not sit still and I guess she said something about it several times. He took her to Fort Williams Park
, which is where Portland Head Light is, but they walked around a while. He was going to do it there, but there were too many people and he didn't feel it, so he took her to another park down the road (Two Lights State Park
), and they went up on a hill overlooking the water and he got down on one knee and gave a whole speech and I guess he was shaking the whole time, and she started crying and everything. Then she called my mother at work to ask if she had a minute and said "I'm going to be your daughter-in-law!" and when she called me, she said "we're going to be sisters!" and I am so very, very excited for them! And us!
Apparently the number one question being asked is "have you picked a date?" which they haven't, since they just got engaged this afternoon. They're thinking next fall or the following spring, though. The second question is "when are you having kids?" which makes my brother turn purple. His answer is "eventually." We think this is a good answer. (But he has said he definitely wants a little girl, which is ridiculously sweet, if you ask me.)
SO, YES. BIG, HAPPY NEWS HERE. :D