Hi everyone. Happy new week.
Tuesday has come around again, and it is time once again for T. Stop by Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's blog to see what the T gang has been up to.
Last week we had some exciting news in my family.
My daughter and her beau got engaged. 😀
Katie and Zach had gone on a vacation to Utah to do some hiking at some National Parks last week. While at Zion National Park, on a big hike, he proposed. I had a suspicion he might ask her to marry him on her birthday, only because when they were at our house celebrating birthdays before they left, Zach casually said he had a gift for her he was bringing on the trip. I don't think anyone else caught on, and I didn't say anything, but my thought was, it must be small enough to fit in your carry on backpack or your suitcase. Hmmm. I wonder what can be that small? A piece of jewelry perhaps?
Katie's 30th birthday came and went with no announcement, so I assumed I was on the wrong train of thought. I was walking with my friend on the engagement day, and we even talked about how they were flying home by was of Los Vegas and how I hoped they didn't elope while in the city. When she called to tell me the news, my friend and I were having lunch. I said hello and immediately explained I was at lunch and couldn't really talk then. She said OK and hung up. I had no clue she was going to tell me she was engaged. Boy did I mess that up.
I asked my daughter later why she didn't interrupt me at lunch, which she is very good at, to tell me the news. She knows my friend also, so it's not like my friend would have been upset hearing that information. Instead I had to wait a couple of hours to find out, and instead she phoned my husband and he got the news first. That made him very happy, but he's not good at secrets, so he said all he wanted to do all afternoon was call and tell me. But luckily he didn't.
She's very happy and that is what is important. And of course Zach is too, which is also important.
I had a glass of water with my lunch when she first phoned, and I didn't even photograph that. A few weeks earlier though, after another walk, my friend and I had a late lunch and splurged on these pumpkin martinis, which were quite decadent and delicious. This seems an appropriate drink to raise my glass as a toast to the newly engaged couple.
And it works for T day over at Bleubeard's and Elizabeth's blog too.
I won't be here for T next week as I am going to be away. Let me wish you all a wonderful next 2 weeks, as well as a happy T day.
Thanks for visiting my blog!