Just realized that not everyone on here reads my Twitter
or has me friended on facebook
(not that I actually USE facebook, but felt obligated to have one) so you didn't see the big news. Abby and I went to the Raleigh Renaissance Faire this weekend, all decked out in true Elizabethan fashion, and well, I'll just let the picture speak for itself:
Yes, that's a ring on her finger!
We stepped off to the side of the path for some pictures, and while she was busy snapping some of our friends, I slipped it out of my belt pouch and gave them the signal to get get their cameras ready. We switched places, my buddy Erik at the ready. I said to her, "Oh, I have an idea for a cute pic, but I need to take off my hat...". I slipped it off and dropped to one knee. The details of the conversation won't be reprinted here, but suffice it say that she said yes. I stood up, we kissed, and that's when we noticed the small crowd of onlookers both in and out of period garb applauding us.
Love you baby!
(addendum: nope, not an April Fool's joke, didn't even realize that it might be mistaken for such until Thunderclap pointed it out to me)