While on vacation in France with her boyfriend, Larry Ward, in 2001, Lenore Welby was lying on the bed in her hotel room, exhausted from a day of sightseeing. Suddenly she felt something drop onto her stomach. She opened her eyes to see a small box and her boyfriend on his knee about to propose. "I couldn't believe it," says Lenore. "I thought there would be some big discussion and lots of planning, but then -- boom! -- here was this little box on my belly!"