So as my fiancee and I made it to Santa Barbara, along with the rest of my family and friends. We have about 20 people staying here with us and last night, my mom surprised Sophie and I with a wonderful surprise engagement party. Sophie obviously went all out and I couldn’t be more in awe of her as she just took my crazy family in stride. I also couldn’t be more in awe of my mother who hasn’t been the most supportive of my sexuality. She’s embraced Sophie as apart of the family. I used to despise family parties but now I can’t help but think, everything is falling into place.