Last night, Marcee and I spent a terrific evening at a small French restaurant in Bogota. And Marcee now has her engagement ring. It's now official! If the USCIS is cooperative, she'll be on a plane to the United States in May, 2012, with the wedding in June or July.
Just for the record, I was sweating bullets when I proposed. Short of breath, arms shaking, the whole works. Thank goodness for the steaks and wine. It really was a terrific restaurant.
To celebrate our engagement, there's free pie for everyone! Enjoy!*
*You actually have to score your own pie.
Update (12/14): Reader Phil White from Cambridge, UK, very kindly brightened up the first photo. What a wonderful gesture! We are both humbled and moved by everyone's kindness. And, look! We can actually see what the French restaurant looks like now! This was a wonderful place, perfect atmosphere, and was discovered entirely by chance (my first choice for a restaurant had closed down). Our entire relationship has been defined by such moments of improvisation.
Thanks again to everyone for your kind support.