He said he had been thinking about asking me back in May/June when we went to New York, and all that time I had no idea.
He wanted to buy me a ring, but didn't know what to get as I don't wear rings. I told him about Kate Szabone's Etsy shop, after seeing her mentioned in posts by Erica and Kate, because I loved the rings and love that she's local. He got his own Etsy account (aww), ordered the white sapphire ring, and gave it to me for my birthday. It is a lovely, delicate, dainty thing. I love it!
We're aiming for April of 2010, or possibly May. Or maybe this summer or fall, at City Hall? We'll see!
We told our friends at my birthday party and as they were leaving our friends Ben & Tara told us they were engaged on Christmas Day. So lovely!