It was a romantic moment- we were visiting a state park just south of Big Sur, and after we'd enjoyed the view of the waterfall a bit, I got on my knees & surprised her with a ring, she said "of course, of course" through the tears.
We made the commitment on Feb 29th- I figger leap days are four times more precious than ordinary days :-)
It's put us into a persistent good mood.
Family wedding in Fall '09 with a west-coast party to follow.
* Took an extra day and a half, because my sister was in Dublin Ireland for work and hadn't told anyone- had to seek her out in cyberspace and tell her to call me!