I don’t watch the soap opera but when I was thinking of a title that is what crept into my brain, with music and everything.
I have beyond awesome news. My little brother proposed to his girlfriend of 2+ years, Friday night, on a bridge, in Phoenix. Of course she said, “Yes!” I’m still stoked even though I knew what she would say.
I have 2 adopted brothers and I’m much closer to my little brother. My other brother has always been extremely independent and head strong. We have hardly anything in common though I still love him to death. I think with me coming in and taking the “oldest” spot away from him caused an irreparable rift. We just never had a chance to bond when I was living at home.
I did with my little brother though. I babysat him a lot when I was a teen because there is a 9 year difference in our ages. That protective sister feeling has never gone away. I have watched his girlfriends with a wary eye. The one before this was a doozy. She dissed everything that my little bro did; his guitar, his college major, his friends, where he worked, even his faith!! Dumping her was the best thing he ever did.
It was quite a few months before his met his current girlfriend/fiancee. I watched her with an eagle eye but she was an angel. She treats him great, lets him be his silly self, and he does the same for her. They both attend different university’s so they live about 4 hours apart but they spend every second they can together including all holidays. So he has brought her home a lot. She just totally rocks and I’m glad she will be joining our crazy family. My parents got lucky. Out of three kids they love the spouse choices all three kids have made. That rarely seems to happen these days!!
In other news….Matty played a board game with me yesterday. We played Qwirkle. We got it for Christmas but I have no clue from who. Rachel wanted to play a game with me and we hadn’t opened this one yet. We were getting the blocks out and Matty actually said, “I wanna play!” I about fell over. Rachel told him to come on up and join us. I told him we needed to put the blocks with the black side up and he did!! I passed out his six blocks fully expecting him to spend the time twirling them. Nope, he stood them up facing him just like we had ours. I had to help him take his turn but he was involved. He got his blocks out of the bag when he finished playing. He told me where the blocks should go (he was usually wrong but who cares…lol). I was in shock. I’m going to have to play it with him more often. He had a ton of fun.
Lauren and Austin were at a hunter safety course all day yesterday. I thought they would end up bored out of their minds but the college designed it to where it was a lot of fun for the teens. They did have to take tests along the way. One of the tests Lauren got an A+ on while Austin got a 92%. She is still ribbing him on that one. They are both ready to go on their first hunt. I’m still amazed that my little diva wants to shoot something. I guess I’m more of a diva than her because I refuse to go hunting. I love target shooting but not killing live creatures unless I’m desperate for food.
Today is the last day of spring break. School and soccer start back up tomorrow. I am also supposed to start back full-time at work. I have a ton of assignments I need to wrap up today, that are due tomorrow, so I better get to them.