Friday, December 21, 2012

The world has not ended, but...

No, the world has not ended, but....
a new family will be beginning.
My little nephew, (who is not so little anymore)
has asked his long-time girlfriend to marry him 
and Amanda Guidry, smart girl, said YES!!!!!
There is such a great story behind this whole engagement.
A few years ago, as Arthur, Kris and their women,
Amanda and Kaylee hung out one evening,
Amanda began talking about a wedding.
Arthur jokingly asked her who she would marry.
The conversation, as told to me by Kris,
Arthur messed with Amanda
that if the world did not end on December 21, 2012
as many suspected, then and only then, would he marry her.
Amanda, being the smart psychologist she is,
had him sign a written contract stating this.
I think this was at least three years ago.
Life went on, and all this week, I began
sending him texts and messages that
I thought a wedding was immenent.
I was joking, he never gave me any clue
that he would ask her to marry him.
He sent me back a message during this time
that he has been reminded of this many times in the last few weeks.
Then yesterday, the news comes...
Arthur asked her to marry him and she agreed!
I think it is just so special that he did not wait until the 21st to
ask her, showing true love right there, by asking 
the day before, making an unsaid statement
that whether the world ended or not, he wants to be her husband.
A hard working boy, the sweetest young man you will ever meet,
that is what this wonderful girl is getting as a husband.
I haven't been this happy since the shootings...
Our family needs a good wedding..
Congrats, Arthur and Amanda
Celena and Ted
Carolyn and Tab
It's a beautiful day, enjoy it!
Love you guys....


  1. As sad as this year was ending, awesome news like this makes us look forward to things to come in 2013. Congrats to Authur and Amanda!!

  2. Congratulations to the sweet couple - that brings tears of joy to my eyes!

  3. Congratulations, Arthur & Amanda!!! You are such an awesome couple! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with blessings! Love, Guy, Lisa, & Abby