We knew Xander loved Madi when he let her eat nachos right off his plate, when he started singing love songs in Mandarin (all the time), when he read marriage prep books just because she asked, and mostly, honestly, when he started smiling in photos because he just couldn’t help it.
Xander celebrated his 22nd birthday by asking Madi to marry him.
And when she said, “Yes!” we all celebrated.
We love Madi so much. We love Xander and Madi together.
So so so much.
Sammie made the cookies:
We all smiled until our cheeks hurt.
After dinner and a quick rendition of “Happy Birthday to you…” these two went back to homework for the rest of the evening. Because even on the day you get engaged, even on your birthday, there’s no rest from the work of life.
And that’s perfectly OK. That’s life, that’s marriage, that’s family. We do it together.
Happy birthday Xander! Congrats Madi and Xander! We love you to the moon and back.