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Annette update

by Paul C / September 1, 2008 10:53 AM PDT

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. Devil

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!) Wink

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. Devil )


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take out a 4th mortgage
by lbjones1 / September 1, 2008 11:56 AM PDT
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and have the best wedding ever

congrats to all

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congrats on both counts!
by jonah jones / September 1, 2008 12:38 PM PDT
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i can see it now, proud father gives a speech "Ladies and Gentlemen, i haven't lost a daughter, i have gained free IT for life"



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Congrats and best wishes
by Kiddpeat / September 1, 2008 12:58 PM PDT
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to the couple and their families.

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Glad to hear of her continuing good health
by grimgraphix / September 1, 2008 3:38 PM PDT
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... and best wishes for good nuptials and a happy life with her future husband.

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Great News !!!!
by critic411 / September 1, 2008 9:37 PM PDT
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Now, just explain the advantages of eloping to them !!!

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by Paul C / September 2, 2008 7:10 PM PDT
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Actually, they want a small, intimate wedding - just them and, say, 200-300 of their family and friends.... Devil

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YEP !!
by critic411 / September 2, 2008 10:21 PM PDT
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Eloping sounding REAL good then !!

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Traditionally, bride's dad pays for
by drpruner / September 2, 2008 8:27 PM PDT
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two bus tickets, right?

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Great idea!
by Paul C / September 3, 2008 7:45 PM PDT

Beats paying for the gas for them to DRIVE to wherever... Devil

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Right. Our grandparents needed only
by drpruner / September 3, 2008 8:44 PM PDT
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a bucket of oats.
Speaking of food, it's nice to hear about even a partial victory over Crohn's. Happy

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What a joy to read!
by Angeline Booher / September 2, 2008 12:15 AM PDT
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Your post is busting at the seams with good news!

Annette's medication regimen and attention to diet has resulted in the desired response.

She has been dating a young man for two years both you and your wife like. Following a time honored tradition he asked for her hand , and proposed to her in a romantic fashion. The future son-in-law is gainfully employed. These sort of choices are what we hope for our daughters!

(His being the IT guy is a bonus. Happy )

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(NT) Congrats and best wishes to all of you.
by Roger NC / September 2, 2008 12:34 AM PDT
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(NT) Great news! Happy Happy Joy Joy!
by Cindi Haynes / September 2, 2008 12:45 AM PDT
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