2008 is the official year of Tina's Happily Ever After... because on Dec 2, Tim proposed, and I (of course) said YES! YAY!
Tim has fully embraced my "year of happy" theory - which may be why we get along so well!
But here's the full story:
On that Friday, Tim had a dozen red roses mixed with whita calla lillies waiting for me at his apartment. I had mentioned at one point that I love the mix of those two flowers together, so I thought he was just being sweet. It was something he'd do any random day... so it was no big tip off.
So, we introduced the parents on Saturday afternoon over lunch, and everything went well.
Then Sunday, Tim had bought the paper and brought it to me. I, as I always do... grabbed the ads out and set the paper aside. The Target ad "happened" to be on top. It also happens to be the first ad I always look at.
About four pages into the ad, there was a handmade card, with sticker letters stapled into the ad. I read "Please join me for a celebration..." and looked toward Tim to say "Look at this ad. It's got some kind of marketing insert stapled to it."