My little brother got engaged!
I'm so happy I was able to drive to Texas to help my mom decorate for the surprise engagement party we were hosting after the proposal (Jordan couldn't get off work to come with. Boo!). I'm a little sad Jordan and I will no longer be the cute, young married couple, but I'm so excited for Austin and Amy! They're so cute together, and I already can't wait for their wedding, which will be sometime in 2014.
We probably had at least thirty people in our house, and Amy was shocked to see so many people there. She probably would have been more shocked had my other brother Daniel not arrived from Arlington five minutes earlier and sort of spoiled the moment.
He had a class that night and left during the break to speed to our house. We were all in the living room, cameras posed, ready to document Amy and Austin's triumphant return, when Daniel came up the walkway. He walked in, and everyone cheered!
Was he phased by 30 strangers holding iphones and staring at him?
Negative. He took it like a champ and started dancing in the doorway before everyone told him to sit his bearded face down because the newly engaged couple was coming quick.
So that happened.
It was hilarious.
Amy heard the cheers as they walked up the driveway, and Austin said, "Well, I guess now you know people are here."
But don't worry. Amy was still surprised, as you can see.
It was a great night. People were crying and laughing and taking pictures. Speaking of pictures, this next one is the perfect example of why Amy will fit right in with our family. Look at her, right in the middle of the pack, with a huge smile and a thumbs up. Love it.
Welcome to Crazy Town.
Where the pictures are weird and the laughs come easy.
If you walked into a room full of strangers pointing cameras at you,
what would you do?