came before christmas 2002 when my husband Jim proposed to me. It was not really romantic but very comical. I knew he had the ring cos we shopped for it together. I just didn't know when he was going to pop the question. December 5th 2002 He picked me up and we went up to my moms. Apparently he had hidden the ring at her house. So he proposed in front of mom and asked permission. Her words were "it's about time" so we celebrated with wine and started talking plans as we really didn't want to wait. It has to be the best one of my adult life. Finding Barbie stuff under the tree one year was great when I was a kid was great. My daughters first Christmas 1990 was fantastic --the wonder of 7 month old eyes looking at bright lights was priceless.