Fun facts about us:

  • First generation children of our parents.

  • Photographer/Blogger & Oil & Gas Salesman

  • Newlyweds

  • Family is our number 1!

  • Mohammad’s family is from a village in the West Bank of Palestine

  • My family is from a city in Southern Palestine & Mexico (Im the hybrid)

  • Adventurers

  • 80s & 90s music buffs!!!

  • Go-getters!

  • Coffee addicts!!!

  • Chicago Fire & PD nerds!

  • && the dorkiest people you’ll ever meet!

Mohammad & I have been friends for 5 years, we met the day my cousin got engaged to his best friend. If you ask him he’ll tell you the story differently (like most men), but we became friends thru my cousin and her husband. We would always see each other at functions and community events. We never really went out, except for one time where he was 45 minutes late. I patiently waited-curiousity got the best of me that day. We remained friends for those 5 years and honestly nothing more. in 2013, Mohammad went overseas to visit his family, of course being the wonderful friend that I am took him to dinner for his birthday. We talked all night and had a great time, then he left. I felt a whole in my heart knowing that he wasn’t around to talk to or that I really couldn’t pick up the phone and call- I’d have to wait for him to call. Well being 8 hours ahead, he’d always catch me at my busiest time during work and I wouldn’t be able to talk. I finally threw in the white towel and told him, we’ll just talk when you get back. Unfortunately, when he came home-like always my life ended up being extremely busy and I just could never make the time to go anywhere. Work and building a business got in the way.

Towards the end of 2013 his brother got married and Mohammad called me, with what is now a made-up story, saying that they were in need of a photographer for one of the pre-parties. I didn’t think much about it and told him that I was available the day of the party. Skip ahead to the end of the party, Mohammad’s grandma was wishing the bride and groom well wishes. I was standing next to her and she used me for support, had her hand on my shoulder and everything. She then turns to Mohammad and tells him- && hopefully you’re next!! Needless to say everyone in the room started to whistle and throw the same thing his way. I turned beat red. He turned beat red. His sister, who knew how he felt about me started laughing. It was definitely the moment that we say grandma put her little “touch” on our relationship.

January of 2014, was the month that changed everything. After Mohammad’s brother’s wedding, we became even closer- a lot of stuff in our lives caused us to be drawn more towards each other. We were each other’s best friends and we would talk for hours upon end about anything and everything in life. It was just the way we were with each other and still are, unless he falls asleep while we’re talking. (Happens every night). I finally confessed my feelings to him and he told me it was the happiest, most bittersweet day of his life. He returned the feelings and there we were, best friends who fell in love unexpectedly. We went out on 3, yep 3, dates before Mohammad came to my father and asked for my hand in marriage. We were then engaged and here we are now a year later-married.

Time has flown but i wouldn’t change a single moment from last year. It was probably the busiest year I’ll ever have in my life but it was the greatest.

We are so blessed with what surrounds us, who our families are and how we have come to be. We have our stumbling blocks just like every couple but it’s what makes us, who we are.

#moebuni- Moe (Mohammad) Buni (LuLu Buni- pronounced bunny)

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