Monday, June 6, 2016

They're Engaged!

R.H. and I were so happy to get a phone call recently
announcing that Zack had proposed to Courtney.

And even happier to know that she said yes!

Guess what Courtney's dream car was?

Yes, an El Camino and this 1977 beauty was
waiting for her in the driveway one day.

Inside was a beautiful ring hanging from the rearview mirror.

R.H. and I are thrilled that Courtney is joining our family,
and I'll let you in on a little secret--
the first time Zack brought Courtney home to meet us
I started praying for this day to come.

As you can see, Zack is very happy.

And you must also meet Courtney's sweet baby--

True is a gentle greyhound that Courtney
adopted through a rescue group.

Welcome to the family,
Courtney and True!

And congratulations, Zack!


  1. I saw your blog on someone else's sidebar, and the "They're Engaged" snippet caused me to pop by. Congratulations to you on your son's engagement. What a joy-filled occasion.

    My daughter just got married last october, so this time last year, I was knee-deep in wedding planning. What a blessed time. I hope you enjoy your wedding planning.

    Patti @ Embracing Home

  2. Why thank you, Patti, and thank you for visiting. October must have been a lovely time for your daughter's wedding--it is our wedding anniversary month too.

    As to wedding planning, we live in FL and the wedding will be in TN. I suspect that our main job will just be to come and enjoy it all. If I know Courtney, she will have every detail lovingly planned, along with her mother's help! I do look forward to taking lots of pictures to share here!

  3. Dewena, Congratulations to the beautiful couple. What a wonderful gift. You feel about Courtney, like we did about Ashley becoming our granddaughter-in-law. We loved her from the start. Blessings to all of you. xoxo, Susie

  4. So nice to read news like this and to share in the happiness.
    Many congratulations to Zack and Courtney.

    All the best Jan

  5. What a stunning couple! Congratulations to them and to your entire family! I'm so glad your wish came true :)


  6. yay! Wonderful news! What a handsome son you have. And she's a beauty too!

  7. Congratulations and wow...a classic car and a ring all in one day? Fabulous! They are a gorgeous couple and I wish them all the best. Enjoy!!

  8. Congratulations to your handsome son and beautiful fiance! Very cool car...and I love that he hung the ring from the rearview mirror. :-)

  9. Congratulations to everyone. There is nothing nicer than a family growing through love.

  10. A girl who loves a rescue dog is a girl for all to love! Congratulations and best wishes to all.

  11. Woo Hoo! Congratulations to all. They are a beautiful couple.

  12. Congratulations to Zack and Courtney! Dewena, your son is sooooo handsome, and his bride-to-be is a beauty. What a great engagement picture. I bet she was thrilled to see the ring hanging from the rearview mirror. Oh, I love that third picture. They look so in love. Now, it's your turn to celebrate a wedding in the family. :)

    love, ~Sheri

  13. I am so happy for them! And i love the pictures!

  14. Such happy news! What a lovely, fun proposal:) Warmest congratulations to all of you, Dewena!

  15. Zack and Courtney are such a sweet looking couple---I wish them all the best. Funny how we sort of 'know' who the one is when they bring them home.

    Love greyhounds, they are so loving.


  16. Love is in the air! and the car - ... congratulations to them and to you - glad your dream also is coming true.

  17. Awww, how sweet is that? Congrats to both! Such a cute couple. Your son is quite handsome and romantic. xo

  18. I got goosebumps all over reading this!!!! Congrats to you all, & what a fabulous way Zack proposed, kudos to him!!!!

  19. Congrats to all. How blessed to see your prayers answered.

  20. Dewena, this is so sweet! Congratulations to your family. :)

  21. Congrats! So happy for you all. Oh my it's been quite awhile since I have seen an El Camino! Brings back memories...

  22. Congratulations to all, Dewena! They look over-the-moon happy! That's got to be one of the best proposals I've ever heard!

  23. This is great, great news!