Not entirely weird. But we email each other constantly at work, so we don't really talk on the phone much.
But she had big news to spill.
She has just gotten back from a vacation in the Bahamas with her boyfriend.
Who on that vacation became her fiance!!!
This is a double joy!!!
First because of course Youngest Younger Sister is getting hitched, and we'll be welcoming her fiance into the fray that is the weirdness that is my family (Dr. Mad Scientist will attest to this!), but also because:
I splurged recently on this little vintage repro sign at AC Moore. It was $22 normally marked down to $5. If you watch a lot of kid's TV (like I do--not by choice), you will also recognize it as hanging on the walls of the set of iCarly.
Come Summer 2011 when she gets hitched, the family Bez will be doing just this!
I'm very excited. The timing couldn't be better.
By Summer 2011 Dr. Mad Scientist will have a year of PAID teaching under his belt and both he and Chunky will be out of school--thus we don't have to worry about them taking any vacation time off school (which teachers don't really get and Chunky is very anal about his perfect-attendance record). And I can easily take a week off of work to attend the ritual hitching!
It will cost us approximately $2400 (give or take depending on the final date they set for the big day) to fly the four of us back to the Homeland (and now you know why it will have been 11.5 years since we returned home--it's cheaper and faster to fly four people Europe).
This gives us about nine months to save up enough money to go. Easily doable.
And if you're doing the math--yes, I said nine months and yes, the wedding is in like 18 months. But someone doesn't start working until September 2010 and until then there's sadly no saving going on.
Chunky is very psyched! He'll finally get to see a real mountain! And the Pacific Ocean!!
We'll get to take our babies HOME!