My sister-in-law is engaged! Brendan and Janna met about 2 1/2 years ago up in Canada. (My in-laws are Canadian if I have not already mentioned that before). After our visit to Canada, Janna and Brendan stayed in touch with one another thanks to the wonderful Skype. It became apparent something was developing because when I say they “kept in touch,” I really mean they began talking to each other most every night for lengthy amounts of time on Skype. They would visit one another when they could, and actually did quite an impressive job with this considering the distance between.
We all knew they were headed to the path of marriage pretty much when they started dating. They have a great love for travel and adventure (which Jordan and I love). Brendan was to visit one more time this summer before fall semester began. Janna went to pick him up from the airport, but little did she know that Brendan would not arrive. Instead, her father told her that Brendan wanted to take her to dinner but she would have to meet him. Her parents presented her with her tickets and luggage to Puerto Rico where Brendan would be waiting for her. (I know ladies, really?!) :) So she was off to Puerto Rico and after a few hiccups in travel plans they both arrived there and had a wonderful week vacation with friends of Janna’s that live out there. On one of their final days out, Brendan took Janna on a day full of scuba diving, snorkeling, and hanging out on the beach. It was at the end of this day where on the beach she would find a treasure box sticking up out of the sand under her towel. She opened it up and there was her ring. He “said lots of really wonderful things” and then proposed to her!!! She of course said yes, and so now our family is growing again! The wedding will be December 30th of this year so we are busy busy helping her plan the wedding in Canada.
They are both as unique and beautiful as their story is. We are so excited to officially welcome Brendan into the family and cannot wait for their big day to arrive. Love you both!