a family announcement not involving babies


My brother Jordan proposed to his girlfriend, Christa, this Christmas. This new and blithely surprising news must have left Jordan feeling invincible, later evidenced  on Christmas morning when he plunged into the frigid deep end of my parents pool to retrieve our son Burke (who, while distracted by the raucous dogs, had accidentally pedaled his tricycle in) .  Thank you again, Jordan. Christa, we’re thrilled to have your fun-loving (as seen in the picture), kind self in our family, and Jordan, we’re really proud of you.  Congratulations to you both!