Sunday, March 30, 2008

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Attention Kmart shoppers! Today's Blue Light special is the announcement of the engagement of Almost Grown and JP (must get a better blogger name for him!)


A wonderful photo of the intendeds at the vineyard.

The sweethearts have known each other throughout college and in fact were partners in a Stage Combat class freshman year. In that class, Almost Grown whacked JP "where it hurts" a couple of times (once during a performance. Very real reaction, JP!) I think he may have punched her in the kidney once. After all that, plus swinging swords at each other, I figure marriage should be safer!

The two plan to graduate from college in, um... six weeks and enjoy a long engagement while they work to earn enough nickels to rub together.

JP called and formally asked for permission, but Stud Muffin would like to meet him in person before agreeing. There will, of course, be a discussion of the transfer of a herd of goats, oxen, flat screen tv, or whatever the going rate is these days! I'm not even sure who has to give the other all this stuff.

I think it is great for them to have found each other, regardless of the goat exchange rate!

Any "mother of the bride" jokesters will promptly be hexed with geriatric pregnancies, children who won't leave home, or more than your fair share of cellulite!

23 comments:

Penny said...

Hopefully Studmuffin will agree to the arrangement once he meets PJ, uh, I mean JP. The look like a very cute couple!

Jason said...

Well let's see. A new handle for the future son-in-law. Hmmm....
Well, your darling daughter has always preferred 'scruffy', and though i might get confused for one of the dogs, you have to admit, it does fit.
In all seriousness, I have in the past gone by a number of names, but my favorite has always been "tech-ninja". If you can type that while keeping a straight face, then have at it.
If not, scruffy will suffice.
peace

Lisa said...

We could always call you Scruffy the Tech-Ninja. I don't know, I will have to keep thinking on this one! Tech-Ninja seems too mechanical, and Scruffy, too canine.

Celticspirit said...

Adorable couple! Congrats to all of you. Before you know it, you'll be the one who needs a new name. Maybe.....Granny?

shannon said...

Congratulations!

AleciaMarie said...

Awwww Congrats to the family!!!

DG Pres said...

Hahahaha, celticspirit! That's a great comment.... Though I can promise you, Mom, that it'll be sometime before you are a granny!

Almost Grown

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

What a sweet couple! Congratulations to both you and them. Planning the wedding is such a fun and wonderful time. Make sure all of you enjoy it. You have a great support group here in blog world for creative, budget ideas. I was just married in November so the ideas are still fresh if they need any help, please don't hesitate to ask!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you!! That is such very cool news. And since I want NO hexes, I will tell you how much fun it'll be to be a MIL. Even better to help plan a wedding. And your new family member is a cutie so double congrats to Almost Grown!!

Lisa said...

Thanks everyone for the congrats!

Almost Grown~ thanks for keeping the granny title away a bit longer!

Anon ~ Cutie, huh? JP, what do you think about Cutie for a blogger name? Too... much??

barefoot gardener said...

Oh. My. God.

How wonderful! I am so happy for them, and you.

Catty Ax Lady said...

Aw Lis...I'm so happy for both of them, and for you and Stud Muffin!! Congratulations to the intendeds!!

DG Pres said...

Not, JP says that Cutie will not fly... let's go with Tech-Ninja. That pegs him pretty well, don't you think?!?!

Anonymous said...

You know I thought I forgot something when I wrote about 'cutie boy.' Angie

Lisa said...

Okay, okay... not Cutie. Tech-Ninja it is!

Rebecca said...

Congrats to the betrothed! My husband called my Dad to ask for permission and my Dad said "I gotta call you back, Louie, I'm a little busy here." and then never called back. ;) Good luck to them and thanks for visiting my blog!

Time to start herding the goats!

Anonymous said...

I'm not calling him that. He will always be cutie to me. Maybe 'TN' like the state you live in for short. Sorry to be difficult but Tech Ninja is just t-o-o l-o-n-g.
L&K, Angie

SigmaKappaGirl said...

I GET TO BE THE MAID OF HONOR!

I just thought I would add that to the conversation :)

I love you Mommy!

Not Quite Grown

DG Pres said...

Yes, Not Quite Grown, you get to be maid of honor. But only if you're nice to me!!! Love you!

Almost Grown

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo!!! Congratulations to the mother of the bride!!! And just take it from one who is currently going through this (although not the MOB, but the MOG) the going rate is far more than a heard of goats. I, personally think we should go back to the goat exchange rate! And apparently, you're going to need a new name for Almost Grown soon too! Oh, and p.s. to Scruffy -- tell him that's the real-life name of TheEmptyNestChild, so there could be some confusion LOL!

MarmiteToasty said...

Smile, I loves me a lovely love story :)..... Now if only some young lady would take me oldest 2 off me hands lol....

Ya better start saving for the wedding lol..... fank goodness I only have sons lol....

x

MarmiteToasty said...

ps.... Ive added ya to me list of lunatic blob maties :)

x

Lisa said...

Thanks, marmite... I feel lunier than ever now!