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#1 Ali0624

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    Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:19 PM

    Here is how our engagement happened:

    We went on vacation to Europe in August, and the first place we visited was Paris. This is one of our favorite cities, and we have spent lots of time there because I studied there for a year in 2001-2002. On our last night there, we went for a really nice dinner at Monmartre, which is a part of the city that sits a little higher than the rest. After dinner, we walked over to Sacre Coeur, a beautiful old church and looked at the city with all of the lights. This is where Bill planned to ask me, but things did not happen as planned. A group of Germans nearby started up a conversation with us and invited us to have a few drinks with them. I immediately accepted and began talking with them about Munich, which was the next stop on our trip. After several drinks, we decided to head back to our hotel for the night.

    We walked through the Moulin Rouge area to get to the Metro stop. This area is full of sex shops, but is really kitschy and touristy. We had been in that area of the city a hundred times, but Bill kept making very strange comments about how we was not happy to be walking through there. It made no sense to me at all, and I thought he was acting really weird.

    Only later did I realize that it was because he had wanted to try and ask me on the walk, not remembering what the atmosphere was like in that neighborhood. We eventually made it back to the hotel, and I got ready for bed. When I got in next to Bill, he pulled out the ring. I was completely shocked! He told me how he had planned to ask me all night, but it just didn't go as planned. The first words out of my mouth were "Oh, so that's what's wrong with you!" Then, I said "yes." We still laugh every time we tell that story, and I think we will be staying at that same hotel every time we back go to Paris for the rest of our lives.

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    #2 TammyB

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      Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:46 PM

      LOL, cute story.. My FI had planned on getting on stage at a comedy club but chickend out.. so we asked me at a club upstairs after the show. LOL I remember him walking into the club and that very second he went for a drink and all I thought was "wow, that so unlike him, I wonder if he's stressed from working so much" I later found out it was because he was stressed about asking me,, Course the first words out of my mouth was "no, your suppose to be down on one knee" ROFL..

      Anyway, so like you evertime we go to that show I'm going to think back on how he proposed. :-)

      #3 TammyWright


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      Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:09 PM

      ali, thanks for sharing your engagement story with us...that part of paris is a little interesting

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      #4 Sarah


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        Posted 29 November 2006 - 07:59 PM

        Aww, what a cute story. I totally remember when Jeff asked me- I was also thinking, what the heck is wrong with him! lol I think it's so cute how perfect they have to make it, when all we really want is just the proposal!

        #5 A10CalGal

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          Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:31 PM

          Very sweet story! Thanks for sharing.

          #6 Jackie

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            Posted 29 November 2006 - 09:48 PM

            Oh that is such a sweet story. France is such a romantic setting. I spent 6 months in souther france in a small city Montpellier and I absolutly fell in love with the atmosphere the old architexture and the care free attitude and love of life the french have. OHHHH how romantic. I would pay millions to have my future husband propose to me in Paris
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            #7 Janet

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              Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:02 PM

              Great story Ali!

              PS I got your email and I'm happy to answer any Qs you have :)

              #8 amyh


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                Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:39 PM

                wow how romantic!

                #9 JENGONDA9

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                  Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:16 AM

                  Aww shucks, thats so sweet Ali! And what a cutie he is!
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                  #10 EDYTA

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                    Posted 01 December 2006 - 02:14 AM

                    Ali what a great story....isn't it funny how guys get all nervous and just stop acting like themselves?

                    Terry and I were in Cancun when he asked me and I just remember him sweating a few days before and I mean literally water dripping down his face that's how nervous he was...he planned on asking me a hundred times when were there but no moment seemed right 2 him until we were in our room sitting on the balcony on new years eve he finally got the courage

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