Monday, February 28, 2011

Exciting News!

I have very exciting news to share!  I have to tell you.....I've been dying to share it for the past week but was sworn to secrecy until all family members could be informed first.  But now I have the here goes!

After over 4 years of dating, Colt and Amber are engaged!  They met 4 years and 5 months ago (I believe) when they were both scheduled to perform at "Meet You at the Flagpole" at one of the local high schools (they both sang and Colt played the guitar).  Music still plays a very important role in both of their lives and is a common bond between them. 

Colt is always acting goofy and Amber always cooperates for photos!  :)
We're very excited!  I can't believe my oldest "baby" is engaged to be married!  He also has a birthday coming up this Friday...he'll be 22!  And she'll be 22 in August (she and I share a birthday month). :)

They haven't gotten far enough in their plans to set a date, but when I know I'll be sure to share. 

And remember back in the fall I mentioned this long term project?

Well I'm very happy to say that they have taken us up on our offer to fix it up for them as a first apartment.  I think they are very wise to do this.  They'll only have to take care of the utilities and can then save and put their money into purchasing their first home instead of paying rent.  Plus, since you know how we love to remodel and decorate, this will be fun and hopefully everyone will be involved.  We have a plan laid out for the space already.  And it will begin soon....because it will take awhile since as usual, we're do-it-yourself(ers).  :) 

I'll keep you posted on the wedding plans, as well as their "suite" renovation!  :)  Thank you for letting me share our excitement!  And congratulations to Colt and Amber!  We love you both!


Carmen C. said...

CONGRATS to everyone!!!! They are so cute together and *just wait* till the wedding, you will CRY, LOL! I cried the whole way through my son's wedding, it was awesome! So nice they will have their own apt. too:)

Grammee Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

WOOHOO!! How exciting! I am so happy for your family. How wonderful to have them close by as well.

Congrats to Colt and Amber!! WOOHOO!

Claudia said...

Congratulations to them and your family, how exciting!

Penny said...

Congratulations to all! What very exciting news!!
Enjoy it all -- we have a wedding coming up in Oct. Had one wedding already -- and it is so special! Such fun!

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Congratulations to you exciting, thank you for sharing it with us!!:0) It will be so great to have them so near too!! Look forward to hearing all about the wedding and renovations!! God Bless my friend!!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

How exciting! Congrats to the happy couple. What a blessing for all of you!

Jan said...

Congratulations to the newly engaged couple!! Wishing Colt and Amber many blessings and happiness as they plan a their future together!! Also wishing Colt a very Happy Birthday!! Looking forward to wedding bell updates!!

Never So Simple said...

Congratulations. I know you are so excited. What great parents to help them out with thier own place. Wow in less than a year you gotten a son and now a daughter.


Melissa said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Dan said...


I am so happy for all of you! What a wonderful idea to have them so close by and it will save them money too.

I cannot wait to hear more as the plans unfold!



Sheila said...

Congratulations to you all! More happy times around your house. What a cute couple.
Blessings to all~

SANDI said...

Congratulations to all! That's exciting! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to hearing about therenovation and wedding plans in the future.

Blessed Beyond said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations to all!!! And they sure did make a very wise decision! Can't wait to hear all about the wedding plans as they come about, and the renovation too. Watch for a delivery, coming your way!
Hugs and Blessings,

Annie said...

WOW!!!! How exciting!!! You are way too young to be a mommie-in-law!!! LOL!! Congrats to the beautiful couple!!

At Home With Amy said...

I would say the Lord had his hand in this one from the start Tammy. Congrats to Amber and Colt. This is so exciting for them and you as well. My baby boy is 23 and I couldn't imagine him entertaining the idea of marriage at this point in his life. God bless you all.

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Sharon said...

Congrats to Colt and Amber.
I can feel your excitement for them.
How wonderful of you to help them by offering part of your home.
God bless you all.

LynnMarie said...

How exciting for all of you. I'm so glad you will have them close to you and being a MIL (Mother-in-law) is so much fun!!

Anne said...

Hoe exciting!!! I bet Luke its gonna be the ringbearer? How cute!! SOO nice to have them so close by too. Blessings to you all!

Sunny simple life said...

How exciting and nice that you have a space for them.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Congratulations to your entire family, Tammy! What wonderful, exciting, and happy news.

And a happy belated birthday to Luke as well!

JeanM said...

Congrats to them and the new inlaws to be :)

terrypi said...

Oh, Tammy. I am so happy for Colt. He seems to be such a sweet young man. Best wishes to Colt and Amber.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


Congratulations, Colt and Amber! :D

I love you, mom!


Joy :)

Tanya said...

Congratulations on your family's exciting news...and especially to Colt and Amber!
How wonderful of you to provide a first home for them! That will be so helpful!
Can't wait to hear when the big day is!
Blessings and hugs,

RM said...

stopping by to say congratulations, what a beautiful couple!


Patty Sumner said...

How wonderful! Congratulations and blessings to your daughter and her husband to be. I agree, they are wise to stay in the rent-free apartment. Sounds as if God plays a great part in their future. They will be a wonderful couple to minster for the Lord with all that musical abiblity. Blessings and keep us posted on all the apartment decor.

Lynn said...

Congratulations to Colt and Amber!! That is so wonderful!! They make such a darling couple Tammy!! Amber's ring is very beautiful!!
It is great that they won't be living too far away after they're married! That will be such a big help to them, that's for sure! I'm so happy for both of them, and for you and your family too Tammy!!


Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Oh so exciting.
It is such a fun time.

Have a wonderful afternoon!