I was a little worried about how Ripley might react to me after my birthday. She seems just as in love with an old man and his gray hair as she was with a young stud.
I had almost forgotten how much fun making out was.
So I decided to pop the question. Would Ripley accept my proposal now that she knows everything important about the family, the house and our lives?
The answer was very emphatic. Yes! I'm engaged to Ripley. I've asked her if a quiet wedding at home would do. I've had the big pretty wedding and our budget is very tight. I'll explain why in a minute.
I've just finally finished my fourth fantasy novel. My income from writing is now a respectable 4,000 a week. Our bookshelf has all my novels, it's good to see how many writing is coming along. A fan specially wanted fantasy, he gave me a bit of extra cash to spend.
I think Ripley and I might have gotten just a little carried away with celebrating our engagement. I know it's not juice or bad food making Ripley ill. I think we need to start preparing for a new baby.
Poor Ripley had a bad case of sickness. I had to work at getting to her long enough to exchange rings. Maybe not the most romantic wedding ever but who cares? She's mine, I'm hers and we are so happy.
Let's seal that with a kiss baby!
Sometimes I think this is my favorite part of sharing my life with someone. Cuddling in bed makes sleep so much better.
This is what we spent a fair amount of money on. We can't afford a nice house yet, but we did manage to extend this place for a proper bedroom. Brooke is nearly a child and she'll definitely need some space she can call her own.
Can you believe it Mum? Little Brooke's birthday is already here. One day a baby and next thing you know, there is a princess in the house.
We did have a few people over for the party. You might even recognise a few of them. Angelo, Christi, Susie and Hugo.
Now that I've proven I can earn enough by art, it's time to start some gathering valuable minerals to sell. I want to upgrade some more of the house and do it soon.
Brooke Grant. She has River's eyes and hair. My little princess.