This year has been so up and down, it's like a roller coaster, and even though it's starting to draw to a close, it still isn't slowing down. My 'New' boyfriend was only home for two days, rather than the 2 weeks minimum he thought he would have before his deployment to Afghanistan. We have been close friends for 11 years, and dated in high school, before I graduated, and we kind of had to go our separate ways. So - the engagement ring he ordered won't be in for a few more weeks, and he wasn't able to surprise me with it when he proposed. I have an engraved titanium band being custom made. He won't tell me what it says - that will be a surprise. We have tentatively set the date for May 1st 2013 (The may after he returns from his deployment - in theory.) and just started telling family yesterday. When we told my mom, her response was "I knew it!". Anyways, this is me and He.