Well, as you know already, Mike and I are engaged!
I adore my ring - it's not what I had pictured but I do really, really like it, and for a guy who went totally by himself, with no input from friends or family, he did a really good job.
It's hard to get a good picture of it with my iPhone (especially at night), but here goes...
It's a set, and the wedding band entwines with it with a diamond on either side of the center diamonds.
We've set a tentative date of February 23rd, 2013, and it will be in BC on Vancouver Island. Where exactly has yet to be determined! We're struggling to find a nice place that will hold enough people, as we're looking at a guest list of 160 people with around 110-120 likely attending. We did really like the look of one hotel in Campbell River - and Mike still has his heart set on it - but it's just too far away from home (about an hour and 20 minute drive). I couldn't spend the night before at my parent's home, couldn't have pictures in their backyard, couldn't have the rehearsal dinner here...so we'll see.
Our colours are going to simply be navy and some lighter version of blue. We don't have any other details ironed out yet because it's still a long way away - but necessary to give family and friends from Ontario plenty of time to plan their time.
My mom is far more excited and stressed about all of this than I am - but I'm sure I'll get there!
Edit to add: I'm also working on losing some weight, so the long engagement is nice. I've never been this big before, and I don't feel good about it. Dress shopping seems dreadful, let along standing up in front of a whole whack of people. So far since the engagement I've lost 2.5 lbs - not a lot, but it's a start!