Mr. Royal asked me to marry him this past Friday morning, at about 1:45am. I was cuddled up under his chin on the sofa watching a ferocious thunder and lightning storm, and he leaned down and whispered "will you marry me?" and I nodded, then looked up and said "of course!"
The ring is gorgeous! He picked it out all on his own about six weeks ago. It was a tad too big, so we took it to a jeweler in town and had it resized, and the jeweler wouldn't let Royal pay for it! He's a friend of the family and was very sweet about congratulating us.
It looks like the wedding will be around next Easter, during Royal's Easter leave. We have a lot of immigration/Citizenship plans to work out. I'll be moving to wherever Royal is after the wedding, and then when he leaves the Marines, we'll move back here immediately. I should see him twice before the wedding, which will be helpful ;o)
So I hope y'all like hearing about wedding plans.... just kiddin', I've got some time, you shouldn't be hearing about that stuff for at least 5 more months! ~ haha