I said "yes!"

Pushing tradition to the side, Paul and I chose the ring together.  We had no idea what I would want for a ring, so we went ring shopping together.  I found this ring and loved it.  Paul loved it because it was in his price range!

Paul proposed on the beach at my parents' lake house on Squam Lake in New Hampshire.  It was a brief, but sweet proposal.  And yes, I cried.