I'm engaged to my best friend and the love of my life, Alexander Carey Wendling! He proposed on Friday, March 22 in front of both of our families at my parents' house in Dassel. We have to laugh because BOTH of our dads were heavily hinting that they wanted Alex to hurry up and propose! My dad said a VERY long prayer centered on Alex and me before dinner. And, when I gave Alex's family a tour of my church in Dassel that evening, his dad Larry practiced sitting on the groom's side of the church "in case Alex ever got his act together!" While we sadly won't be getting married at the church I grew up in, we are scheduled to tie the knot at a place that means a whole lot to us: St. Olaf College. We can't wait!