John and Penny's Engagement
She said Yes.
John & Penny
show gift and
Congrats card
that Kate and
family had been
carrying around
waiting for the

At a restaurant in Morehead City, 24 family and extended family met for dinner. Penny's family and member's of John's family were there.

So, John and Penny thought it would be a good time to announce their "surprise" engagement. In fact, it seems that Penny was the ONLY one surprised. John had purchased a ring a couple of months ago and gave it to her just that evening.

Though he had kept it a secret, it somehow got out (Hi Deanna). The entire family (John's) knew. Kate jumped up immediately with a gift and congratulatory card that was signed by all. She had been carrying it around with her for months waiting for the "surprise" announcement.