Eep, indeed! It finally, FINALLY happened -- Val and Phil are engaged!
As someone knee-deep in the waters of wedding planning myself, I don't know if I've ever been more excited about an event in a comic strip. I want to know everything about this wedding: Val's dress, the ceremony, what role Holly and Alix will play... Seriously, all of it!
Reading these strips brings back so many great memories of my own engagement. Like Val, I didn't process what was happening right away. (In my defense, I was wearing sweatpants and packing for a trip we were leaving on the next day -- it was definitely a surprise.)
After a few blinks and head shakes, I managed to squeak out, "Uh, yeah!"
Then it was time to call our parents to tell them. I wish I'd thought to FaceTime or Skype them, like Val did:
Once we finished freaking out with our parents, we finally had a second to revel in our happiness. And to realize, holy moly, we're really doing this!
Now, with just three months to go before the big day, I can't believe how excited I am. I can't wait to see Val and Phil as they start planning their wedding. Although Wally's reflections on marriage are just a little scary...
So cheers to Val and Phil! Be sure to follow Stone Soup here to see what the future has in store!
As a treat, here's the first time Phil and Val met, all the way back on Sept. 15, 1998:
-- EAP(soon-to-be K)