I just joined the Knot today, and I'm so excited to be a part of the community!
I've been reading a lot of the posts (before my power went out due to Hurricane Irene). I'm in kind of a transition phase in my life so I don't have too many people to run things by, and I hope there will be more people to talk to here. My name's Anne, and I've known my girlfriend Megan for many years, but we've been dating for two this fall. We've talked about marriage many times, and a few weeks ago, I asked her father for his permission. I've got the ring (white-topaz instead of diamond because I just can't afford one right now) in my dresser and I can't *wait* to ask her!
However, I still have to find a way to ask her mother (they're divorced), and I'm terrified she'll say No! Also, I have *no* idea how I'll even go about proposing! I want so badly to make this perfect for her - she's an incurable romantic, but I don't have the funds to sweep her off her feet on a vacation or plan something elaborate, because that all costs money I don't have yet.
Anyways, please stop by and introduce yourselves! I'd love to meet more people on the board!