It's official now - not only do I have the ring, I TOLD MY MOTHER. There's no going back, now. Not that I'd want to, but now, well...now my mother's involved. She told me that there is apparently a list of family members that I'm obligated to tell personally, rather than letting the family gossip mill (aka Mom) dispense the news. Meh, I can deal with that. I have to tell my brother myself anyway, since I want him and my mother to walk me down the aisle. Then there are a couple of aunts and uncles and my grandmother that I need to tell. The rest of the family will know from there.