So after I purchased a ring from you I quickly locked it away in a briefcase in the back of my closet. At the time my girlfriend was still finishing up her senior year at Southern Methodist University so the initial plan was to fly in for graduation (coincidentally also fell on her 22nd birthday) and propose while her parents were in town and we were already in a celebratory mood. Unfortunately, due to her younger sister graduating the next day from high school in Kansas they could not stay long in down and I shelved that plan. At this point, the ring had been in my briefcase for 4-5 months gathering dust. The summer passed, and during the Fall, Lauren (the girlfriend) made plans to move from Dallas to NYC and take a job with an accounting firm in Times Square and move in with me. Once she moved up here, and we adjusted to living in 800 square feet with no car I realized this was the woman I could spend the rest of my life with and be completely comfortable with. So, the next plan was to take up the Knot.com?ˆ™s offer to clear out the ice rink at Rockefeller center and propose during the Christmas season with just us two on the ice. For better or worse, the day before that was supposed to happen I cracked and couldn?ˆ™t wait any longer and proposed in our apartment. Not the ideal proposal but my now fianc?©e still cried and said ?ˆ?yes?ˆ™?ˆ¦..eventually J. Needless to say she made me re-propose so that she could have an ?ˆ?official?ˆ? wedding proposal story to tell her friends. So, I bought up tickets to the NYC ballet and proposed at Lincoln Center Performing Arts Center in Manhattan, and she said yes again. Wedding day is set for 8/1/09 in Kansas City, KS with a 2-week honeymoon in the French Riviera soon after.