The race for the ring
Tara had always thought she'd wanted a tear-shaped diamond, so that's what I got for her. However, when we were in New Orleans, she was trying on some rings for fun and decided that she really liked the oval better! Uh-oh. I'd already picked out a tear shape. So, to make a very long story short, I found a stone, but didn't have the time for the jeweler to remount it into a ring her size. So, I gave her a ring with a makeshift size guard when I actually asked.
The Big Moment
When we decided to watch the sun rise over Haleakala on Maui, I thought "maybe this is it". And it was!!