Welcome to our blog.  We hope to be able to chronicle the most important and memorable times in our lives here.  So we have reached a very memorable moment and would like to share it with you.

We’re engaged and couldn’t be happier.  On Saturday September 20th, 2008 the most wonderful person I have ever known proposed marriage to me.  Of course I couldn’t pass up an offer so outstanding.  Derek chose a spot we frequent so that we would remember as somewhere extra special every time we pass by.  The picturesque tree-lined path of Eglinton Park was the setting for the most important question I would ever be asked.  He dropped to one knee and asked, simply, if I would marry him.  Of course I said yes.

I know that this is “our” website, but I just need to say publicly how much I love Derek, and how excited I am to commit to spending the rest of our lives together.

We spent the weekend visiting our families to announce our big news, and collapsed Sunday evening still buzzing with happiness.  Both of our parents were very happy, and are excited to help us plan the big day.  Knowing that we will be married seems to have also put many of our grandparents’ minds at ease…go figure, there are still traditional old-fashioned grandparents out there.  Our friends have also been very supportive, and we thank everyone for their kind words and support.

Let the fun begin…