Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Going to the chapel, and they're....


That's right people!!!  Our firstborn is engaged!!!

Last week, on a cold Tuesday evening, Matt dropped to one knee in Central Park and slid a ring on Megan's finger.   They were in New York for Matt's law school competition (and let me just say, he and his partner finished 2nd out of 49's that for maintaining your focus?) and on their first night in the Big Apple, he popped the question.  As if the whole Central Park thing isn't romantic enough, he also had arranged for a private car to pick them up at their hotel and bring them to a swanky restaurant where they sipped champagne and had a wonderful evening. 

Matt McCluer

We got the call the next morning and our feet haven't hit the ground yet!!  If we'd had our pick of all the guys in the world, we couldn't have chosen a better husband for Megan...and he's known our family for long enough now that he certainly can't say he wasn't forewarned about us.

We just couldn't be happier!!! 

Alas, wedding preparations will have to be put on hold for a little while.  They are both in the final weeks of law school and have to focus on finals and taking the bar exam in late July.

So...while the moms have visions of

wedding dress clipart
wedding cake


these two kids (can I still call them that?) have their heads on straight and are putting first things first.

In the meantime, as I sit back and wonder where the years have gone, I'm going to enjoy the feeling of knowing that my daughter is blissfully happy.   There's truly no better feeling in the world.


  1. OMGOMGOMG!!!!!! Best wishes to the sweet couple! BTW, is it time to get launch "Wedding Belles" to take advantage of all the industry specials??? Love you, sweet friend!

  2. I know you're just grinning from ear to ear Shannon. Oh and the wedding soon as the bar exams are done you'll be knee deep in flowers, fabrics and food. I can't wait to read all about it.

  3. Michelle, can you believe somebody in NOLA has already beat us to the "Wedding Belles" name???? We may have to change ours to "The Real, Best Wedding Belles".

  4. I shouldn't have read this in class because, like Dev, I teared up a bit too! <3 Love you and can't wait to plan and enjoy the process with you.

  5. Congratulations to all! I can't wait to hear about all of the details as you make plans.

  6. I am so excited for your family!! Lucky Matt!! ;D


  7. Sniff,sniff. Beautifully written Shannon. As soon as I read Megan and husband the tears began to well. My lord I'm going to be a blubbering fool !!!
    Matt has felt like family for a long time. Glad it will finally be official!!