Hallelujah! One of my bestest friends in the world and the maid of honor at my own wedding got engaged to her man over the 4th of July Weekend during a holiday excursion in Puerto Rico - at the Ritz Carlton no less.

The 4th of July weekend is very significant in that Val & Manny had their first date 4 years ago at a party at my house on the 4th of July. We have not only celebrated the 4th but their "dating" anniversary every year since then (except this one-we were on the cruise). We would always have a BBQ followed by homemade fireworks display - I would run around the yard lighting all the various fireworks I bought like a crazy woman. I love my girlfriend.

I am SOOOOOOO happy for Val & Manny! My maid of honor is gonna be a bride. WOO HOO!
Let the CELEBRATIONS begin.

Congratulations Val & Manny. Ron and I love you both.