This post made me cry because I am so happy for you.
Fairs have been a sore spot for me too, because I went a few years ago with my ex for a date and the one ride I wanted to ride I couldn't get on because the bar couldn't close. I was too big. I cried, and cried, and cried.
I was offered to go to the state fair this year, and I refused only because I worried about the rides and all the food. I bet I could've gotten on the rides though now that I think about it. Man, oh man! I should've went.
Congrats on everything! Gosh, I am still crying these happy tears for you because I know what it's like.