Friday, February 19, 2010

my brother liked it.... he went and put a ring on it!

That's brother's engaged! It's been a whirlwind of fun, but that's how Andy Allen rolls.
pictured above is the first meeting of the parents!

For those of you who don't know him, my brother is a catch. Sharp, motivated, pretty good looking (if I do say so myself), and the brother of three sisters. I mean, after all of these years of dealing with the women in our house, he's going to make Betsy a great husband!

Quick recap: Andy's always been the adventurer of the family. While we all like to travel and see the world, the rest of us really enjoy coming back to our safe havens all within a few hundred miles of each other. Not Andy.

Andy spent two and a half years in the tiny town of Tinjdad, Morocco where he served in the Peace Corps working as a small business developer.

Then he went on to get his International Masters of Business at the University of South Carolina, during which he spent 9 months doing an internship in France (6 months spent in Paris).

Finally, he decided to take his foreign services exam, passed with flying colors, got his background check approved, and joined the foreign services. In November, he found out they were sending him to.....MADAGASCAR! (I like to move it, move it - video clip below.)

After moving to D.C. last June, he met Betsy Isom about a month later. And the two have been inseparable ever since. Given the future logistics, they started talking serious about a month ago, and turns out they want to get married! Yaaaay!

One catch: I haven't even met her yet! My mom, dad, and younger sister, Robin Anne are the only ones to have met her - and love her - so far. However, March 5-6, they are scheduled to spend a weekend down south with one of the closest, loudest, and largest families - us, of course!

Then I'll have lots of pics to send of me with the bride- and groom-to-be. God is good!

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. - Proverbs 31:10


Kristen said...

whoa! quite the impressive resume that he has! my brother lives in DC too. they should hang out. :)