On Saturday, I took Lauren on a picnic on a rowboat on Bellows Pond. We rowed all the way out to the far end of the lake, and I unpacked a picnic lunch I had prepared for our 6-month anniversary as a couple. We had cheese and crackers, grapes, and other little snacks while we drifted off across the lake. We toasted six months with a bottle of champagne and some strawberries from the local market. It was a perfect day, with perfect weather. I was playing some acoustic music through my iPod, which I hooked up to a small radio we brought with us. We shared an embrace, I took her hand and whispered that I had something I wanted to ask her. Then I asked her for her hand in marriage. She said yes and I slid the ring on her finger.
I'll post some photos soon.