Well, Friday I couldn't wait any longer and I actually got down on one knee (at the restaurant where we had our first date) and said "Debra K___ B____, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife?" With a big grin on her face she said, "Absolutely!" So its all official now and we are in the early planning stages for a Saturday, October 31st, wedding.
If you read her blog, she says things much more eloquently than I do, and there is even a picture of the engagement ring.
More details to come as things progress. I have to run now, Monday is a busy day for me. Everyone have a great day!