I grabbed my cell phone to see what time it was, and I had a missed message. WHAT?
It was from Brandon, and it had happened 11:37pm my time (A bit past this ole gal's bedtime) and said, "Look what I am surprising Kip with tomorrow"...
INSTANT TEARS!!!!! Well, I was awake at 6:30. That's 4:30 AM in Calif. Did that stop me from texting him right back?? Heck, no it did not. Plus, I immediately text Lacey (next door at Gram's) and Hallie (in the next room). Hallie came running in my room and jumped up and down and said, "Why the heck is no one awake in this house? DON"T THEY KNOW IT"S CHRISTMAS???"
A few minutes later, Gram,Lacey & Tyler made their way over, and I ended up waking up the kids. They sleep stumbled into the front room and BB immediately saw the monkeys! "TWO MONKEYS" he screamed. He could have not gotten one other thing and he would have been a happy camper. But the presents! So many wonderful presents from friends, I can't even begin to tell you. Lovely got some amazing clothes (THAT FIT PERFECTLY) and LB got roller blades and a robe from Grammie and he was one happy cat.
But all of that was overshadowed by our need to hear from Kip. 8:30 am, and our phones ring on facetime, It's Kip calling in to talk to us from her apartment!!! I said, "NO ONE SAYS A WORD" and we talk to her about 5 minutes, and then I'm like, "I NEED TO SEE BRANDON AND BRIELLE, you need to get over there." (Best I could do to not ruin it)... so she bids us adieu, and 30 minutes later, we get this text....
And the Okies went NUTS. We immediately called her, and this is how we looked the next 20 minutes...
And then I had to keep it quiet for 4 hours until they got to Brandon's parents to tell them. Hardest 4 hours of my life. You know how I am with any secret. That's probably why Brandon text me whilst I sleep.
Looks good, huh? Best thing about it though, is the guy we are going to get to call "Family" that goes with it.
So proud of them. They are just a precious couple, and in pure "Kip" fashion, when she saw the sign Brandon had made for Brielle to stand by, "Will you marry my dad" she thought he meant his dad. Shaking my head, and laughing STILL at that one. That's my Kipster.
Man oh man, I'm going to have me some beautiful grandbabies. No pressure though.
Two beautiful son in laws. How blessed am I?
Blessed beyond measure. That's us.