and have the best wedding ever
congrats to all
For those who don't know: Annette is my 25 year-young daughter. About 18 months ago, she was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, an autoimmune condition that causes ulceration and damage to the intestines.
1. The Crohn's is well controlled with the medication (Remicade) that she's been on. She has an occasional flareup - usually when she forgets that there are some foods that she loves that, alas, no longer love her.
2. And while I'm on the subject of love: A couple of months ago, Nathan, the great young man whom Annette's been dating for the last 2 years or so, came to see the Lady Samia and I and did something that I thought was no longer done; namely, ask us for our approval for him to propose to Annette - a request that was immediately and enthusiastically granted.
So, about three weeks ago, Nathan took Annette to Oregon where his family lives, and there on the beach at sundown, proposed. Annette accepted, and they will be married in Sept 2009. Nathan is, as I said, a great guy and will make a wonderful husband for Annette. He works at an insurance company in Anderson, IN as the company's IT guy and Webmaster (Yes, that's right - Paul gets free tech support for life!)
Annette's planning to come down here in a couple of weeks and go bridal shopping with her mom (What will cost more - the bridal gown or the gas used to find it, I wonder. )