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I guess I do have the luck of the Irish - My St. Patrick''s day proposal!!!

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stephbolt

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I can hardly believe it still, but as of last night we are officially engaged!

Several months ago, when we first started discussing marriage, I had joked that anytime after St. Patrick''s day would be a reasonable time to get engaged. Little did I know that it would happen at the first available opportunity!

My FI suggested going out to dinner last night, or maybe taking a walk. I shot him down on both counts, saying we should try and save money and that it was nice then, but it would be dark and cold by the time we got together. So he came over to my place and we ate leftovers and watched some TV with my roommate. Around 10 I decided I needed to get a shower, so I went into my room with FI, since he had my razor that I had left at his house on Sunday. When we got in there, he enveloped me in a big hug and started talking about all the stress I''ve been under this week (I''ve been having major major trouble with my grad school adviser, to the point where I''m seriously considering leaving the program, so it''s been a stressful couple of days). Then he started talking about how no matter what happened with whatever path I choose, he wanted me to know that one thing in my life was 100% constant. Then he sat me down on the edge of the bed, got down on one knee, and reached into his conveniently nearby backpack. And reached again. And checked the other pocket. I started giggling. Finally he pulls out a little box and says those magic words. I couldn''t even get out the word "yes" so I just nodded for a second, and then was able to say YES OF COURSE!

Then I looked at the ring and
. All I could say for the next 5 minutes of so was "Oh my God!" I think I didn''t stop shaking for an hour or so, and I was too excited to sleep most of the night last night but oh well I think I''ll make it through the day anyway! I''ll attach pics when I get to work later hopefully, but it''s a 1.25 RB with a 2.0 or 1.8 micropave band (looove how delicate the setting is). I don''t know the official stats, but he says he thinks it is a G, and SI1 (with the inclusion hidden under one of the prongs).

Thank you ladies so much for your support, it''s been wonderful having all of you here to read about and get perspective from. I will no doubt still be lurking around here for a while, don''t know if I could give you all up!
 

sammyj

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That''s so amazing!!! CONGRATULATIONS to you and your FI!


I can''t wait to see pics...your ring sounds yummy!
 

princessplease

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Congrats!!!
Send some of your awesome dust to me

Can''t wait to see pics!!!!
 

MrsHToBe

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Aw, congratulations!
The ring sounds incredible, and I''d love to see pictures! *nudge, nudge*.
 

Clairitek

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I''m going to be grinning all day for you dear friend. Your FI is such a wonderful person from what I can tell and I think you two will have a lifetime of happiness together.

Can''t wait to see the ring later!
 

SailorsSweet<3

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Congratulations! That was really sweet of your fiance to pop the question the first day you told him it would be appropriate. I bet he couldnt wait
I''ll be checking back for pictures!
 

Bia

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WooHoo!!! Congratulations!!!

Very pretty ring!
 

NakedFinger

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CONGRATS! Your ring is beautiful!
 

jcarlylew

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holy moley luck of the Irish indeed!!!!! Congrats!!!!
 

Dreamgirl

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A BIG CONGRATS to you!!!! The ring is to die for!
 

Blackpaw

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Congratulations
sounds like a lovely proposal, and thats a very lovely ring
 

Winks_Elf

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Awe, congratulations!!!
 

idreamofcushions

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Yay for St. Patty''s Day proposal!!! Congratulations!!! The ring is STUNNING!
 

ladypirate

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Congratulations, stephbolt! The ring is beautiful and what a sweet proposal.
 

gwendolyn

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Aww, how sweet is your fiance!!!!! That ring is drop dead GORGEOUS (as I''m sure you''re well aware) and he did such a sweet proposal!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!
 

mrscushion

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Congratulations! What a sweet proposal story. Your ring is beautiful!
 

ringless

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Aw, too cute. I''m so happy for you! Your ring is stunning. I love it! Congrats!!!
 

FrekeChild

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Gorgeous gorgeous ring!!! I love the delicateness of it too! Congratulations!!!
 
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