Everything went perfectly... she loves the ring; she said it''s absolutely perfect and exactly what she wanted. I know she''s amazed how much it sparkles _everywhere_, and while she didn''t previously know about H&A, she thinks it''s the coolest thing. (Also, I got the size exactly right! :) )
Anyway, the rest of the story only gets better from there. Thursday, we flew into Fort Lauderdale and drove down to Key West, where I had booked a private sunset dinner cruise as a surprise for her. Not only that, but I flew in her best friend from college, who moved out to Oklahoma to be with her now husband (who was also there). My best friend came down as well, and the three of them got to Key West before us and hid on the boat. Once we got to the boat and drove over to the dinner spot, the captain pretended to take pictures of us while our friends snuck out of hiding and onto the top deck... so she was totally distracted by the pictures until she got a tap on the shoulder. She really couldn''t believe her eyes when she turned around and saw them all standing there... so when she finally managed to ask ""what are you all doing here?"", I responded ""do you really want to know?"" ... and, after a somewhat annoyed ""yeeessss"", I got down on one knee :D She was completely overwhelmed and could only nod (and stick out her hand!), but it was exactly the reaction I spent months planning for. We all got to spend the next couple of days down in the keys, which was just fantastic.