Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Congratulations!!!!!!! So thrilled for you. Now, exactly how long have you been hiding this awesome news and waiting for love Thursday to share???
Doing a stupid-looking happy dance in my kitchen at midnight for a woman I’ve never met. Ah, the internet.
Yay! Congratulations! :D
Dayum, he’s a smart man. Congrats.
Love the quote
It’s truly beautiful. Congratulations.
Wow! Many many congratulations. Isn’t it amazing how love can come up and surprise you after all this time?
Looks like it was well worth the wait.
Mazel tov to you and Otto!!! Yay!
Congratulations – I’m thrilled for you.
Congratulations and celebrations!!!!! Pretty hand with pretty ring!!!
whooooooooooo hooooooooooo Congratulations! Hoorah! Excellent news!!!!
Ditto, ditto, ditto. How wonderful.
Many, many congratulations to both of you!!! What wonderful news….now, c’mon, give us some details!
Dear Lord, FINALLY! I’ve been checking all week for this photo! :o)
Happy, happy, happy, happy, friend. Forget Happy Love Thursday. Happy LIFE.
Congratulations, felicitations, best wishes and wow, that the zoomdaddywah of posts!
I’m so happy for you, Mir!
Congratulations!!! I too have been watching all week for this, hoping that it was true. Details are forthcoming, I hope…
Details, woman, details! Congratulations to you all!
Congratulations, happy happy joy joy!!!
congratulations! I’m so so so happy for you!
Woot!! God’s blessings to you!
To join the clamor – congratulations and the bestest best for you, Otto, and your family!
Yippee! I have happy goosebumps from that photo! :)
Eeeee!! Purty ring, too, that’s the kind I like!
Oooh, but where will you live (why, oh why, do I always think of the “but” too quickly?)
Many, many congratulatons!
Congratulations!!!!!!!! I’m really happy for you and Otto, as well as Chickadee and Monkey. Yay!
Oh! Oh! Oh! Congratulations! Fantastic! Wonderful! So happy for you!
Congratulations! How hard was it for you to keep it secret until today???? Will you be posting details? I’m so happy for you!!!! Also, you have very pretty, very perfect nails.
And now the whole blogoshere knows!
Wishing you both “love thursday” every day.
what a start to the day.
well, he finally wore you down, huh?
Congratulations. You are a truely special person and Otto is a very lucky man. You deserve all of the happiness in the world.
CONGRATULATIONS! Obviously your promise of [redacted] won him over…
Congratulations! I’m so happy for all of you! You deserve every happiness. Can’t wait to hear the story of it all!
Congrats! I love the ring!
I am confused…. ;-)
Happy dancing around the dining room :) Congrats to all of you!!
Congratulations!!! Otto obviously has wonderful taste in both woman and rings!
Who gave you THAT?
How beautiful! Happy Love!!
Has he realized yet that he is the luckiest man on earth? I hope so.
Hooray! Congratulations! I’m very happy for you! Hope we get to hear all the details! Again, YAY!
sososososososo excited for you and Otto and Chickadee and Monkey!!!! does this mean you might be moving close to bulldogs (and therefore closer to me, someone you’ve never met but who is so happy for you)? and to think i found out on joshilyn’s blog. honestly. :) oh, and the ring is absolutely LOVELY!
WOW. I’m stunned and amazed, and extremely happy for both of you!
Who gave you THAT?
Who gave you THAT?
Wow, you forgot already? No [redacted] for you, Mister!
Yaaay!! Congratulations! So happy for you both :)
Otto is cracking me up here.
Congrats, I’ll be the mild-mannered stalker sitting next to his mailbox waiting for formal details… ;)
Mir, I’ve been back reading your old entries all this year, from when times were, well, different than now since my times have been kinda like that this year. You give me hope. Thank you.
Happiest of Love Thursdays to you.
And what a beautiful ring. Good job, Otto.
Oh geeze, urm…wait, sorry—-Best Wishes! I forgot my manners in all the excitement.
Oh man, absolutely EVERYBODY beat me to the comments this morning (except Kira. Ha!). Congrats, you two! Wishing you many happy oil changes and [redacted];-) Btw, lovely hands, Mir.
Oh Mir, how absolutely beautiful. Congratulations, many blessings to you :)
Congratuations to both of you!
*smooch* (and one for Otto, too!)
How exciting! Congrats to both of you!
Woohoo! Otto dropped a little hint at his site the other day, and I’ve been wondering ever since.
Congratulations Mir!!!!! Good job, Otto!
That is awesome!!! Congratulations Mir and Otto!!
I very seldom comment, but always read. My very best wishes to your entire family. What a beautiful love story you two have created and shared. Thanks for letting us come along on the ride.
Mazel tov, Mir!
Yay for you! Congratulations!
I just squealed and jumped up like a little girl!! You deserve so much happiness! Congratulations Mir and Otto!
Wow, that’s probably good for quite a few [redacted]!!!
Seriously, though, good for you, congratulations, and I wish both of you many happy Love Thursdays. You both deserve it.
Now how will you top this Love Thursday???? Congratulations to all of you!!
Congratulations Mir! May you continue to have all this wonderful love and good energy… you deserve it.
For real?? Congratulations!!!!!!!!
Now…details, please. Don’t leave anything out! :)
Congratulations, you two!!! Sooo very happy for you both!
:) :) :)
Can’t wipe the grin off my face ~
Congrats to both of you! (And Otto’s comment made me bust out laughing.)
Oh MY! SO SO SO happy for you both! And I go to Athens, GA from time to time to visit a friend…if you end up there, I mean. OMG so many things to consider!
Now take it from me: run to Vegas and get married by a midget. My wedding is next month, and I wish I’d done that!
Oh, I am SOSOSO happy for you guys. That is just wonderful. Congratulations!!!
Happiness and joy! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!
Congratulations Mir and Otto!
And Otto’s comment made me snort diet coke. Thanks. *L*
So happy for y’all.
Now you have to tell the story. The WHOLE story, because it’s a fable of hope.
Uh huh. I KNEW something was up when you posted the other day about going over to another state and visiting people with Otto! Visits of that caliber are usually reserved for BIG announcements!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to you both and infinite blessings to your family! :O)
Otto’s funny. Congratulations to you both! The ring is beautiful!
Is that what I think it is? Congratulations!
Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. How could you wait till THURSDAY??!! Congratulations!
Yay! Yay! Yay!! I’m so totally thrilled for you and Otto! I had to immediately text my husband (and he’s thrilled for you two as well).
Okay, now to compose myself before the munchkin brigade start to wonder how their mom went bonkers.
But I’m totally excited and happy for you!
Congratulations! I wish you a wonderful life together.
I love your blog Mir and I’m so happy that you shared this loving news with me (us.. oh you know, the blogsphere).
Mazel Tov, lady! This is the happiest I’ve ever been for someone I’ve never met. May your life together be filled with joy, laughter, and most of all,love.
More Info please…… I keep on checking back to get the full story!
Congratulations to you both!!!!!!!!!
DETAILS, we need DETAILS!
So happy for you both!
(and the kidlets, of course!)
Happy, Happy Love Thursday, Mir and Otto dear!
This is the best Love Thursday I’ve ever seen.
Now I feel all mushy inside and I don’t think it’s just the ten pounds of Halloween candy I ate.
I’m so happy for you!!! Congratulations!!!
Hooray! Congratulations! But darn you for making me smile this big when my wisdom teeth are KILLING me! Oh well, at least my jaw aches for a good cause now. Again, congratulations.
Can’t wait to hear more… congratulations! :)
Good on you both! What happy news…congratulations!
Oh that is SO wonderful for you and your family!! Glad I decided to check in here today! Congrats!
Long time listener, first time caller… Your daily posts help me get through the tough days with my peanuts, so I’m just so glad to see you surf a wave of unadulterated joy! Felicitations, and may this be the first of many wonderful days to come.
It has all already been said. But I add my CONGARUTLATIONS! and YIPEEE! to the pile. The ring is beautiful.
Now THAT’S a Love Thursday Post! Congratulations to you and Otto!
Congratulations! Here’s to you both (and the kids, too)! I can’t wait to read the “story”…and your ring is beautiful.
What? What? What? How can you choose this moment to give us an uncharacteristically brief entry? I can tell that wedding bells are ringing, but is that an engagement ring, or a wedding ring?
You’ve got to tell us everything. Ooh, I know what will work… I DARE YOU to tell us everything. You can leave out the [redacted] part, but I need to know about your wedding shoes.
Congratulations, Mir and Otto! Wishing you love and joy forever.
Congratulations to you! That is such great news! For your gift, I think I’ll mail you all our extra Halloween candy! Don’t worry, I only buy the good stuff!
From what I’ve read in the comments, it looks like you’d better do a second post today. Otherwise the masses might revolt!
Congratulations. Also having happy goosebumps for a woman I have never met but have come to admire. I wish the very best for all of you.
My congratulations as well!
Ok I forget – do I congradulate him and wish you the best of luck or is it the other way around?
Anyway! Many happy years to you both!
Let me be the 482nd person to congratulate you! Congratulations, best wishes, woooohooooooo!!!
And it’s a lovely ring, by the way.
Adding my WHOOOOOT!!!!!! and CONGRATULATIONS to you both! Very nice….and yes, DETAILS, PLEASE?!?!
Congratulations to both of you!!
I knew it! I tried to get Otto to fess up on his blog … but he’s a STOIC I tell ya!
How wonderful to see happy things happening to two special people. And just think … Otto can SHARE in the King bed! (You plan ahead so well Mir).
Best wishes and Congratulations
Congratulations!!! Best wishes to you two & your kids!!!
You better not move. I’m still hanging onto the hope that one day I will run into you at Target and show you all the money I saved. (Some people fantasize about winning the lottery. I’m a simple girl).
Wow, congratulations! And what a lovely ring, too!
I know I’m posting AGAIN, but I’ve been trying to catch up on your old posts, and I’m still in fall of 2004 – the contrast between what you were going through then, and today, makes me SOOOO happy for you!
Wonderful! I wish you both all the best, lots of happiness, joy and home & vehicle maintenance.
Ok. Wait. All she showed us was a beautiful pic of a ring on a ring finger. And damn, you got perfect long, skinny, gimme a ring already dammit, fingers!!
Is this THE ring or is it some kinda “promise” ring – I can’t go jumping to conclusions and be let down later. I just can’t I tell ya…
I need fill in the blank details.
Awwwww. Congratulations you crazy kids!
OneTiredMama – I was skeptical too, but Otto’s blog confirms that they are engaged. That of course doesn’t make for the STORY or anything…but…
Mir, my warmest congratulations to you and to Otto. Details, honey, details!
Ok, well, I’m a dunderhead and had NO idea that a visit to relatives meant engagement (despite the fact that Pookie proposed the day after I met his mother for the first time). I saw this when there was only about 3 comments and I didn’t want to be jumping to conclusions. Apparently, I could have safely jumped. Awesome.
Congratulations, you two!
I have to add my congratulations to the rest. I love reading about your life and I love the example you set on how to be a great mother and stay sane. What a wonderful event!
I’ve been reading your blogs for a couple of months now. I am so happy for you! Are you engaged or married? Will you tell us more? Congrats!
It occurred to me to tother day that the flavor of your postings about Otto had changed… more reserved, more closely held to the vest. That’s the way one acts when the relationship is moving to the next level, I thought to myself. Ah, it’s good to be right.
Congratulations and best wishes to the both of you! What a Love Thursday!!!!
Wow, how wonderful! Happy happy Love Thursday! Wishes for many many days filled with love for you two!
That’s so lovely.
You are sooooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!
I am so happy for you and Otto!
It is so nice to hear some good news today!
Can’t wait to hear the whole story!!!!!
Congratulations! I’m so happy for you, Otto, and the little ones.
Yay! Pretty Congratulations and Target Gift Cards for you! Now where is the STORY??!
Congrats! This is the first time I’ve followed an online journal through something like an engagement. Very cool!
YAY! Otto doesn’t have to sleep in the guest room!!!!
AND… DAMN woman – perfect nails much?
Sooo, cleaning out under the sink is to make room for Otto’s things??? Was that a hint even back then?
AND – are you going to make him keep his shorts under the sink? We need details. Oh and, congrats. real, huge, big, CONGRATS. I love love.
WOW and a huge congrats to you both!
What great news this Thursday….
So very happy for you and Otto!!
This is big news. I’m so very happy for you and I’m sure when he gave you the ring your hair looked fabulous! Big HUGS to you both!
when when when is the wedding? are WE ALL invited?
I am SO envious!!
Joy of the good, indeed.
BIG. FAT. HUG.
Mazel, mazel, mazel, mazel, tov, tov, tov, tov!!!!
Talk about your Love Thursday!
Hey! Whoduhthunk he’d finally be able to wear you down to a yes!? May your days with Otto continue to be as wonderful as they have always been and Otto…I know you know you have a few treasures in your life. Congratulations to you both.
CONGRATULATIONS! I’m not used to tearing up about people whom I’ve never met, but here I am – teary! You have seemed so happy in these past months, and I’m so glad for you both that you’ve found one another. I wish you every happiness.
Mir!!!!!!!!!! ((cyber hugs))
Congrats. You so deserve this!
There are ever so many comments on here! It’s a *lovely* ring. I really, really, really like it. (I’m very repeaty lately.) I’m super happy for you guys.
WHOA!!! WOW!!!! HOORAY!!!
Hip hip hooraaaaay! Fantastic news :)
Congrats! This is such a happy thing to see!
wooHOOOOOOO so happy for you! :)
A million YAY’s and CONGRATULATIONS!
Yayayayayayayayayyyyyyyyyy!! Congratulations to everyone! Yay!
Congratulations! I am so happy for you!
Woot! Yes! That’s so exciting!!
Yay! Yipee! Hooray!
I’m not sure how I missed this, since I’m usually reading here everyday, but congratulations! Like others have said, its a little odd that I’m so happy for someone I’ve never met, but you deserve it!
(Did I say “Yay!” yet? Whatever – YAY!)
Let me be the billionth person to squeal and shriek with unbridled joy.
So so so happy for you Mir. I love it when good things happen to good people.
Crap! It IS beautiful! :)
CONGRATULATIONS, Mir! That’s a lovely ring!
Congrats Mir. I wish you both much happiness and joy.
I so hate being late to the party… but… better late than never… Right?
that’s what i get for being busy and not stopping by regularly. and i found out when i saw your comment over on amateur gourmet, even.
well, congrats! sounds like you’re happy. if it makes you feel better, i still giggle when i say husband. we were together a loooong time before we married. and it’s my second marriage. but i still giggle.