The good news farm is currently having a bumper crop. The latest harvest included this handsome gourd: [Chris->] proposed to his English honeypie, Becky, over Thanksgiving, and she has accepted! The current plan is to have the wedding in England during the summer of 2005. We’re delighted for the happy couple, and Kathy and I are excited at the prospect of having a good excuse to go to England for the first time in either of our lives. (Liam, on the other hand, is already worried about riding the plane.)

Here’s a photo of the beaming duo from back in August, which I think really captures something fundamental about their relationship: