SHE SAID YES!! After recounts in six counties, CNN is able to report that Brooke and James are officially engaged, with plans to marry “um…sometime,” according to Brooke. Despite being incommunicado for the past 18 hours, the couple emerged to face the glare of the media this afternoon. Said James, “We’re going to make Madonna and Guy Ritchie’s wedding look like a flimsy Las Vegas affair.” Congratulations are flowing in from all over blogdom.

We’re in Collingwood for the Christmas holidays, staying with Brooke’s parents. I meant to post last night, but of course, got a bit distracted. Here’s wishing all of you a wonderful Christmas. I hope you’re enjoying time with family and loved ones.