Nov 3rd 2005 is the one year anniversary of Leif packing up all of his worldly belongings and moving cross-country to live with Nicole.
It was a wonderful year. To celebrate, we went to a quiet romantic dinner at a very nice restaurant in Decatur.
Afterward, we went on a short walk to a sculpture called "Valentine". It's a sculpture about long-lasting love.
Leif said, "This is what I want for us."
Nicole sat down on the bench beside the couple and Leif knelt in front of her.
Then he presented her with a diamond ring.
"Will you be my wife?", he asked?
"Absolutely", she replied.
Then he put the ring on her left ring finger, replacing her claddagh.
We cried and laughed and kissed and giggled and cheered.
Then we went home and called our parents.
Grow old along with me the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning