Thanks for the kind words everyone. Really means a lot to us. I took two extra days off work this week to celebrate her birthday on Saturday and then to celebrate our engagement. I have some friends coming over tomorrow and were going to light up some cigars and pipes, have some adult beverages and just generally be merry. Its been a long time since we got to relax and be with friends and this was a perfect reason to celebrate.
Oh NO!!! I mean, congratulations...CON-GRA-TU-LA-TIONS!! I don't know what led me to type that first part?!?!?
Along with everyone else, I wish you heartfelt congratualtions.
I've been married now for 37 years, (living together originally for 2) and to say it was an easy road would be a complete lie.
But its been worth it and I hope to be able to stay married for as long as I and her live.
Good luck to you and Rachel and mazel-tov.