congratulations erika & justin

My sister is in Prague for Christmas. Her boyfriend's family lives there, and they've spent the days before Christmas touring the old city, through its Christmas villages, painted churches, and castles. And this past evening, she received a gift from her boyfriend in the form of a diamond ring.

She called across the Atlantic to report the news. :) And as odd as it is for me to imagine this whole new phase of life, I'm quite happy for her. So congrats, my dear sis. I love you. And I think I'll stop pretending to begrudge her relationship, and enjoy getting to know my future brother-in-law as well.