How We Met
The story of us goes back to 2006. We first met in high school and were smitten from the start. We were just friends with secret crushes for over a year before Armen bravely asked me to go to prom. To be honest, he was such a clown in high school I thought he was joking and laughed off his invitation. We luckily had our next class together and I told him that I would love to go with him, to which he responded he was being serious when he asked. He was the best date a girl could have asked for, but our story was put on pause immediately following. When summer ended, I went off to Colorado for school and Armen stayed in California. Every school break we would see each other and the chemistry would still be there. When I moved back to California in 2013 things had changed. We were finally in the same state again and the timing seemed to be on our side. It started out with Armen offering to fix my computer. From there it turned into dinner, and then another, and another until we were spending endless amounts of time together. It was never a question, we knew they wanted to be together, and that was that.
how they asked
On July 23, 2016, Armen proposed. Our best friend called us one day to invite us to an escape room and I agreed to go along even though I had NEVER had any interest in those stressful games. He said he had two extra spots to fill and I suggested my sister and her boyfriend. The day of the event, we started the evening off as a double date with sushi and drinks before we went to meet up with our friend. We were “running late” and by the time we got to the escape room, the one we wanted had already started. They informed us that there was a second room available that was Harry Potter themed if we were interested. Let me just say, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I was so excited to be living my dreams that I had NO idea there was an even bigger surprise coming. We spent the next hour hunting around for clues in the room until we got to the last piece of the puzzle.
The hint read: A king is nothing without his queen. While I looked around, I had no idea that everyone around me had started to get antsy for what was to come. When I unlocked the final box, there was a golden snitch with a ring inside. I was so confused, trying to piece together how a ring was related to the books. It wasn’t until I turned around to see Armen getting down on one knee that I realized what was going on. He had the biggest and goofiest smile on his face, and I could tell a large part of it was from the success of how stunned I was. A lot of excited cursing followed and happy tears. I am so excited I get to spend the rest of my life with this creative, hilarious and loving man.