After 8.5 years together, my boyfriend FINALLY proposed to me tonight!!!! I kind of ruined the original proposal - we were in a restaurant and for some reason, I commented on how I did not want to be proposed to in a restaurant - that I think it's too public. So, he ended up asking me at home! He started to tell me about the process - that he told his parents he was ready to ask me back in November, and for the last few months, has been working with a jeweler to custom design the ring for me. I am SO happy right now (and very shaky) ! Th ring is so pretty - it exceeded my expectations! I tried to take pictures to send to family and friends (and to post here), but the batteries died! So, I will try to post some tomorrow. It is a cushion cut center, with a halo setting - I know the center stone is about 1.19 carats, but not sure of the total weight (neither of us do) - and set in platinum. I really couldn't wait to share it with my PF friends!