Monday, September 6, 2010
We took the girls to a street fair in Simpsonville, SC with Heather's friend Elizabeth and her daughter. There was a petting zoo and craft vendors, one of whom was selling vintage rings. Heather and I looked them over and she pointed out a few that she especially liked. I waited until she wandered off with her friend, and then doubled back to buy the one she liked the most. I couldn't wait, so I got down on one knee in the middle of the street and asked her to be my wife. She kissed me and said yes.
We never intended it to be a long engagement. In fact, we'd planned to marry this past April 1st... April Fool's Day would be perfect for fools such as us. Alas, the finances were not there at that time. We're tentatively planning for this October... right around Halloween, which is our favorite holiday. It will be a small affair... just Heather, the girls and myself. We already feel like we're married -- in my heart she is already my wife and I am her husband -- it's just a matter of making the thing legal at this point.