stiney, your son is beautiful!!!! god bless.
i think that i hold the record for long term engagement. i bought dw the ring in '92, and we didn't get married until '03.
i guess she just wanted a big chunk of ice on her finger to show my comittment (really, to make her girlfriends jealous), but wasn't interested in getting married until she wanted a baby.
a word of advice for the guys: just make sure to get a tiffany setting and keep it clean, so as to scare off or refractively blind any unwelcome suitors when you're not around.
oh, the way you stop older relatives from poking you in the ribs at every family wedding exclaiming "you're next", is to do the same to them at family funerals.