Seconds before midnight on the evening of December 31st 2006, Benjie asked my hand in marriage. I accepted, just after midnight, and therefore took a year to reply!
Wow! Now that's said, I can be all excited! And with the making of this site, I can tell everyone!
Benjie and I first met in April 1999, can you believe it's been so long?! In February 2000 Benjie asked me to go out with him (With the quote from Ames, "Where will we go? The post office?!") and... well, it would be lying to say that we've been together ever since. However, we've always felt just right together, and at the end of the year this culminated in Benjie asking me to marry him. Here's a couple of photos (to come), a recent photo of Benjie and I at Christmas, and one of the beautiful ring Benjie presented me with.
We haven't properly sat down and thought about anything yet. If you ask us if we have a date, then the answer is "after Jem graduates" (July 2008), but that's only next year and suddenly sounds very close. If you ask what my mum did "Will you have a purple dress?" my answer is just a squeal of delight! I'm getting married to my Benjie!
Well, that's about it. I'd love to hear from you.
A copy of the e-mail (with amendments) sent on 01/01/07 from Jem to pretty much everyone.