Ok, so whatever... I'm not a consistent blogger. And you know what? I'm fine with it... :D
I proposed to Mary!! It was a really exciting day -- and a TON of work! I wanted everything to be perfect. I planned a big elaborate treasure hunt. I sent her around to 12 different places where she and I have been together. I tried to pick places where we have special memories together. At each place there was someone waiting for her with a clue to lead her to the next place. BUT, before she could get her clue, she had to perform a small task. The whole thing took almost 4 hours, and it ended up at the institute building, in the choir room where we had our Encore rehearsals. That's where I was waiting for her. When she came in, I started to play the piano and sing her the song, "She's got a way" by Billy Joel. She was pretty much crying through the whole thing. I knew she would ;) After the song, I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. When she saw the ring, I think she nearly fell over... She loves it! YES! Go me! :D
I had Mike Oveson following her around and video taping for almost the whole thing, including the end. That will be really fun to watch -- I was thinking that it will be really cool to be able to show it to our kids someday.
It was really stressful planning everything and making the necessary arrangements, but it was all worth it. Mary loved it. I can't wait to marry her -- she really is the most wonderful girl I've ever known. I'm really excited to spend the rest of my life with my very best friend in the whole world.