It was right around two weeks into the relationship that we told each other, "I love you." It wasn't all that big a deal, I think... but it was Valentine's Day... or maybe the day before. Anyway... I think that was THE only truly special Valentine's Day ever for me. Jessie may have done something for one or two Valentine's Days after that, but not really since then. ahwell
Add another few weeks to get us to two months together... we were talking and somehow ended up in his bathroom. I was upset about something. Then we were talking about our relationship and getting married. He was sitting on the toilet (on top of the lid) and I was sitting on his lap facing the tank of the toilet. That was some time in March of 2000.
As far as I'm concerned, that March is when we got engaged because we set our wedding date: December 31, 2002. That's when we gathered all our friends and family together for our wedding. It was lots of fun.
I didn't get a rink at that time. He "proposed" with a ring the Christmas after I returned from Australia. That was nice, I guess... but it felt uncomfy for me because it was with his family and I'd only just met them.