On June 1st this year, Illinois will join 5 other states and allow civil unions. Now I don't talk about politics on my blog and I don't intend to start now. However, this is particularly meaningful to this vintage blogger.
Yep, that's my engagement ring. For those of you who like details, it's a sapphire with diamonds on the top half of the band. My mom, bless her heart, said it was the color of my eyes. (If only that was still the case like when I was little!)
So after 9 years together, Mel and I will have a civil union sometime this June. We're not having a Big To Do; in fact if we're allowed, we'll do it at the courthouse. We're just not Big To Do kind of people. We're probably going to opt for very casual celebrations with our families peppered across the country throughout the summer and fall.
I just wanted to share that it's official. :)