On 2.15.10 he popped the question though it was something that we had been talking about beforehand and we both really wanted it. He is a Marine and lives in NC while I am in VA. We went to high school together, which is how we know each other, while he was in Iraq we started talking again and when he got back things just fell into place. He really is everything I have every wanted in a man plus some extra things that I never thought would be important. IE: Being willing to clean a horse stall and then push the wheelbarrow. He really is the man of my dreams and I cant get over how happy I am with him.
The trouble is that he will be leaving for Afgan in July and we really want to be married beforehand. We are planning to do a Justice of the Peace marriage in late April about a month before he leaves for training so if anything goes wrong we can fix it beforehand. Our "wedding" will be Aug 12, 2011. We are not really sure what to call it since we will already be married, ideas? Also should be even bother sending out engagement announcements and such since we are not having a "wedding" until next year? Everyone that would be invited already knows that he and I are engaged.
Also if anyone has gotten married to a service member please let me know how you went about doing things since the military lives to mess up plans.