that life thing

The Proposal [3 Years Late].

Do you ever see a picture and it transports you to a certain time & place in a flash? Those kinds of photos make me so happy.

The other day when I was writing my Four post, I posted one of my favorite pictures from when we went to Paris…and as soon as I pulled it up, I started laughing.

Why the laughter, you may be asking? To understand, I’ll take you back to the very end of November 2009. I was a naive little newbie with KPMG who had just gotten back from a week of training & enjoying time with my new work friends. As I was getting adjusted to the life of being an adult, I was also waiting to hear who I would be working with. Cue the phone call from none other than Amir telling me he would be the Senior on my engagement and that we were scheduled to work together. 
At this time, I didn’t know Amir from a random guy in the street & I thought he was a total meanie who was going to make me work hundreds of hours a week. When he called to give me my first assignments, he wasn’t even in the office! He was out of town for Thanksgiving and pawning all his dirty work off on me.
I finally met Amir for the first time right after Thanksgiving weekend and I was instantly in trouble. He was gorgeous AND I was going to have to work with him for practically my whole career at KPMG (no, really…HR had already scheduled us together on every client for the next two years).
So let me just say this here — our whole relationship happened at warp speed. Don’t believe me? By mid-December we were “going steady” (lol) and by the end of December, we had already decided we were going to get married. Notice how I said “we had decided” instead of I was surprised with the most dazzling proposal ever. Hahaha. This is real life, y’all. 
We were two Pakistani kids (Amir also gets to claim half-Mexican) and I grew up in a pretty traditional Pakistani household, so being with someone wasn’t just something that I wanted to tell my parents about until I was really serious about it. I had told my parents there was a guy I worked with that I liked, but hadn’t divulged much other info. So as Amir and I were chatting one day about our future, my “proposal” happened over a cup of Starbucks coffee. The interaction was something like this…
Amir: Do your parents know about me?
Me: Um, well, yeahhh, I kinda told them there was
someone I liked…wait, do your parents know about me?!??

Amir: Well…yeah. I told them too. 

Me: So we’ve already brought each other up with respective parents. And brown people don’t just DO that. So now what…?

Amir: Well I really care about you…
Me: Are we going to get married…? (Clearly I cut to the chase.)
Amir: I wouldn’t have a problem marrying you. Would you have a problem with marrying me?
Me: Um, no.
Amir: Okay then, we love each other, our parents know that we care about each other, so, let’s talk to the parents and do this.
And there you have it, folks, our super romantic proposal! Haha. 
By January, we had done our official commitment ceremony, in April we were having our formal engagement party, and in December 2010 (one day to the year of when we actually got together), we were married. See, warp speed! 
It’s a little blurry, but the picture of us sitting on the couch was from a cell phone…and yet, it’s one of my most favorite wedding pictures ever. 
Which now catches y’all up and brings me to December 2013. For our anniversary, Amir and I went to Amsterdam & then Paris. Being a hopeless romantic, it’s always been one of my romantical dreams to be proposed to in front of the Eiffel tower. As we were strolling one night, Amir suggested we take a picture with the sparkly Eiffel tower. Yup, okay by me! 
So we found another tourist who was standing near us and asked him to snap a picture of us. After handing over the camera and then posing ourselves in front of the tower, Amir suddenly dropped to one knee. As he begins on the sweetest proposal, the guy who was taking our picture, suddenly interrupts Amir to let him know that the he is going to adjust the camera to get better light. Hahahahaha. You guys, I could NOT stop laughing. Here’s Amir giving me the proposal of my dreams & he’s being interrupted over lighting…and the guy totally didn’t realize what was going on! After a couple of seconds, both of us were laughing so hard we had to take a second to compose ourselves. The guy did happen to catch a great snap, but he totally missed the picture with Amir on one knee! Even to this day, whenever I see this picture, it makes me giggle so much.
See, it still turned out to be an awesome picture! Lol. 
Best proposal ever…ever. 
Have y’all ever had such a funny moment surrounding your picture that it makes you smile every time you see it?!
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    April 2, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    Such a fun story, gush!!

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    Elle Sees
    April 2, 2015 at 12:23 PM

    hehe, cute. i love reading/hearing engagement stories, and they always reflect the couple.

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    Kerri Taylor
    April 2, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    ok this is the cutest and funniest story! you two. clearly meant to be after all that 🙂 i just love it also because it's real – not some wild for-the-movies fairy tale 🙂 but you know what, now that i think of it – it's your fairytale! love. thanks for sharing! xo

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    April 2, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Love it!!! You two are precious!!

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    April 2, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Aww so cute! and I literally read your love story two days ago so I feel like this post had great timing lol

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    April 2, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    I wouldn’t have a problem marrying you hahahaha love it! this is a way cuter story than mine and i love the paris picture 🙂

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    April 3, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Such sweetness in these pictures! And I love both of your proposal/engagement stories. So unique, so special!

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