Monday, December 27, 2010

We Interrupt This Holiday Season ...

... to bring you the following important announcement:

On December 23rd, sometime between Noon and 1 p.m., I officially became a future mother-in-law.

That's what happened when this boy:

decided to go to beautiful St. Augustine

with this girl:

We already knew what he had planned, so we weren't surprised when we got a text saying, "I'm engaged!"

I texted back congratulations, and then just to clarify I asked, "Is Kylee engaged too?"

Happily, she was. And they are. 

And that means I'm a future mother-in-law. So far Kylee and I are getting along fine, and I'm really enjoying getting to know her better. If she's not enjoying getting to know me, she's keeping it to herself for now. 

I did feel it best to lay some things out right from the start. So I told her that I promised to never make fun or criticize her housekeeping, mothering or cooking skills--as long as she never criticized mine.

I also told her that if I was ever at her house and I loaded a dish in the dishwasher, put a load of clothes in the dryer, or swept the floor, I did it out of a sincere desire to help, and not out of any mistaken desire to "set things right" or "show her how it's done".

Then I told her she could feel free to do dishes or laundry at my place any time as well.

It's always best to spell out the boundaries right from the start, I think.

We had one other conversation that's made me think we will get along well. We discussed dream cars. Mine is a Hummer. Hers is a Range Rover. Yeah, I think we'll get along fine.

Unless she gets her dream car before I get mine. : )

Congratulations, you two, and welcome to the family, Kylee!


  1. Congratulations on the future daughter in law!

  2. Arrgh. My comment didn't "take" and I closed the window before I realized it!

    Congrats to the happy couple! When is the big day, and will your husband perform the ceremony?

    Looking forward to hearing more in the days ahead. And don't forget that before being a MIL you get to be Mother of the Groom.

    My friend who just went through this twice says the job of the MOTG is to smile and keep her mouth shut! LOL

    Loved your conversations!

  3. Awwwww, how sweet! Congratulations!

  4. That is beautiful news. Congratulation! They are a gorgeous couple.

  5. Oh how exciting! Congratulations!

  6. Congrats to the couple to be and the mother-in-law to be!

  7. Congratulations.....a beautiful daughter on the scene! I do enjoy your posts.
    Hugs, Jan

  8. Congratulations to the cute happy couple! What an exciting year this will be at Jill Boyds Place.

  9. Congratulations! She sounds fantastic - your son did a great job!

  10. Well, congratulations! That kind of thing thrown into a Christmas mix can only make things better.

    Happy New Year, Jill! Best in 2011.

  11. aawww Congrats to you and to the happy couple. Matt is such a good guy I know he will make her very happy. you will be a fine m.i.l :)btw.. good job matt, she is very pretty :)

  12. So very happy for you all! This was a great Christmas, wasn't it? Congrats to you!


  13. Wow what a great way to start the new year! Happy New Year!

  14. Yay! A wedding!

    I love your ground rules conversation. You were so smart to do that. Keep track of all of this will you? Then write a book for me!


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