Thursday, April 15, 2010

The rest of the story for April 12th

The phone rang a few hours after we got home from the twins' birthday party Monday evening.  It was about 11pm and I had just finished making Den's lunch for the next day.  He had given me a new IPOD for my birthday, so then I decided to download some 60s music for my grandchildren to dance to next time they would be over, when I heard the phone.   

An 11pm phone call is usually bad news so I braced myself. 

When I heard McKay's voice I immediately asked if he was okay.  He's use to me.  He said he was calling with some good news.  I said,  "Oh no."
I don't know why I said that.

He told me that he proposed to McKenna and they are ENGAGED! 



Den and I are very happy for both of them.  June 4th June 3rd May 28th is their date. Just 7 weeks from now. Yikes.

Here is one of the songs I was downloading at the time of McKay's call.  Maybe it's just me, but I think it fits.  Even the line, "That little chip of diamond on your hand aint a fortune baby but you know it stands for the love, a love to tie and bind us..."  (since he gave her an $8. ring from Walmart, for now :)

Well whether you think the song fits or not, it was what I was listening to when McKay called, so I think it will always remind me of the day of his proposal.
I'm so happy he found the girl of his dreams.
April 12th must be a lucky day for our family.

McKay and McKenna...it has a ring to it, wouldn't you say? 


21 comments:

Heidi Garvin said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!! So excited and happy for them!!

Congrats!

grandmapeg said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO McKay and McKenna!!! April 12th must be your lucky day. I love this song too. I haven't heard it for quite a while. It must have been a good sign :-) Thanks for sharing the news!

Brock said...

First CONGRATS to the happy couple! And second, I am so glad you finally posted this Jill, it was killing me to wait!
Erin

Tom and Karen Mortensen said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for McKay.
I love this song too because I love the 4 Seasons. They are awesome.

Kris said...

This is just the most wonderful news!!!!! I am so happy for them...so sad for us as we will be in Florida that week! :( But McKay and McKenna, we're absolutely thrilled for you! McKenna, welcome to the family. You definitely belong!

Karen said...

Erin-- ME TOO!!

Looks like Tyler and I will be heading to California a couple times this summer. :)

We are SO excited for the McMarriage.

McKay and McKenna are two of our favorite people to be around.

darlene said...

Yay!!! Looks like we're both doing weddings now. Only Ely's is tomorrow! Help! (Did you see the dress I'm wearing on my blog?)
Congradulations to the two Mcs, and hooray for marriage!

Lynn said...

This is truly one of my favorite posts, Jill! Maybe it was partly the wait! Congrats to McKay and McKenna. Karen, you cracked me up with "McMarriage"!

Jill said...

I think Karen started something with the "McMarriage" !!!!

Dad and Susan said...

We LOVE the McMarriage!!! So appropriate and so exciting! That is one short engagement--who would do that? Okay, okay. We give. We're thrilled for both of the Mcs. Love, Dad and Susan

Lisa said...

Yes indeed! McKay & McKenna do have a RING! Get it?!! And what a BEAUTIFUL couple theay are. Your boys know how to CHOOSE THE RIGHT ONE very well. CONGRATULATION to the 2 Mc K''s. What a FUN post to read!

Mary said...

I think we all strongly suspected what was coming! Congratulations! McKenna will definitely be a beautiful McBride.

I can already imagine the future names of their children: McKenzie, McKinley, McKuen...

Hopefully we'll all get these corny Mc jokes out of our systems before the wedding! I wish them every happiness!

Amy Nielson said...

How exciting for them! They chose a great date to get married. My parents got married on June 4, 1960 - 50 years ago. :) Plus it is my husband's birthday.

Krista Gage said...

Yay!!! I've been waiting for that announcement. Congrats to you all!

Logan said...

Congrats to McKenna! Not too sure about this McKay fellow.

Carly said...

What kind of story is that? I want details!!

How did he propose??? And where are they getting married? I heard rumors of the San Diego temple...

Jill said...

Sorry Carly. I would love to write all the details but I need to ask McKenna first if it's okay to share. Better yet, I think they need to have their own blog like Jake and Katie.

Richard said...

So does this mean the Shelleys are not expecting...?

Miranda said...

Jill, I am so excited for your son McKay. She looks like she will be a beautiful addition to your family. I was wondering when this was going to happen! June 3rd is a GREAT day! That is the day Mark and I got married!!! It will be 10 years this next June!! I love their names together, McKay and McKenna, that is really sooooooo cute! Congratulations!!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Oh Jill, I am so behind on reading blogs and I missed this post. Congratulations to McKay and McKenna!
How adorable that their names sound alike. I love it!

Sue said...

As far as I'm concerned, their names are evidence that they are meant to be together! What a cute pair. Aren't engagements wonderful?

=)