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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

It's Official...

Now that all the important people in my life have been given the big news, I can announce it to the world.

Lorne and I are officially engaged - ring and all.

Yes, it's been 3 weeks since he popped the question, ring in hand, and I gave him a resounding "YES!" It happened when we went away to White Lake and had the "Big Chill" weekend with his buddies and their wives. He asked me over dinner (alone) and then we went and celebrated the rest of the night with the group, champagne and all.

I know the next question is "When's the wedding?"

The answer is 2010...late in the year. After all, there is no rush, is there? I'd love to have a late fall wedding, either late November or early December. But we haven't even discussed it seriously just yet.

So it will be a while before I get to wear the wedding band.

In the meantime we're happy and are continuing to build a life together.

One of my daughters has already chosen my wedding gown for me - simple yet elegant in cream lace. So the next year and a bit will be given over to daydreaming about and planning the big event, with the help of my daughters.
And thanks to "Clarice" for getting the ball rolling. Don't ask how 'cuz she won't tell. *wink*

Be sure to click on the photos to enlarge them. (Thank God my hair is growing!)


Jo said...

Yay...! It's official...! Gorgeous ring, by the way.

Now, you must not forget to invite Clarice to the wedding. *Heh, heh*

Clarice ♥

peppylady (Dora) said...

Great!!! wishing the lovely couple a many happy years head of them.

Coffee is on.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Congratulations Leslie! I am so happy for you. God's rich blessing for both of you and your family.

nancygrayce said...

I am SO excited for you both!!! Beautiful rings.....for a beautiful couple! God is so good!!

Unknown said...

Oh I'm so delighted for you Leslie, I think we were all hoping for this day for you. Many congrats to you both.

Maggie May said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Really happy for you!
Beautiful rings.
Many Blessings.

Pear tree cottage! said...

O! Leslie you deserve nothing but the best of good wishes and happiness, now and always. Your smiles show just what you are both feeling in your hearts! WONDERFUL NEWS!


Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Wow Leslie...Congratulations to you and Lorne...and such a beautiful ring....God bless you both...you were meant to be together after all, :-)

CherryPie said...

Congratulations, that's great news :-)

Liz Hinds said...

Wonderful news! But why wait so long to get married? Are you coming here for honeymoon? And have you come down from the clouds yet?!

Big congratulations and lots of love to you both. xx

Ruth W. said...

wonderful news!!!

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mrsnesbitt said...

Leslie, wonderful news. So very chuffed for you both. Yes, when you come here we'll have a "do".

D&J xxxx

jmb said...

Congratulations Leslie. That is wonderful news. Best wishes to you both.

photowannabe said...

Yipee....congratulations and I'm so happy for you. You two look so happy together. Its a perfect fit.
Simply gorgeous ring set too.
It will be so much fun following along through all the festivities.

Carolyn said...

Hi Leslie - I visit your blog from time to time via Jo's, and want to wish you and your sweetie all the best for a very happy and healthy future together.

I was also widowed and am now happily repartnered, so I can relate to your joy in 'new' love.

Cheers and all the best,
Carolyn in Sydney

Brian Miller said...

congrats on the engagement. my wish for you is many years of happiness. popped over from authorblog...congrats on the POTD mention.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you both on that wonderful news, so great to hear of September love. And congrats also on Post of the Day.

Thanks to David for pointing us in your direction.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Congratulations to you both Leslie!
Wonderful news!
And congratulations on your post of the day over at David's!
Big Hug,
Donnie X

Craig Glenn said...

Congrats on POTD and well.... Congrats on catch of the day as well... for him of course!


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Wow, Leslie, I am so happy for you both! However did you manage to keep quiet about it while you told your nearest and dearest? Here's to you xx

Cheffie-Mom said...

Oh, what a wonderful post. I came over from David's authorblog. Congrats on the Post of the Day mention and CONGRATULATIONS on the engagement!

sally in norfolk said...

bit belated I know but i am sssooo pleased for you x x x x