12th Jan 2013
Today I am grateful that we got to Skype with busy and important Uncle Kris! 😛
(actually I am more grateful that the lil bub was in a good mood and sat there for quite a while clowning with the both of us!)
Day 51: Today I am grateful for Kris’s extended family
I’ve met them a couple of times now and they have never failed to welcome me warmly into their lives. I think they have a little difficulty understanding my accent, but they are always patient and genuine in wanting to hear what I/We have been up too. Its nice partaking in their family ‘reunions’ in gramma’s cosy and warm apartment!
On a side note, I feel very Chinese every time I travel away from the big cities. I guess less so, in Vermont, but still I never see much Chinese people in the way up to Burlington. Over breakfast (at the hotel), there was this elderly lady who seemed to be so curious about me. I noticed from the corner of my eye that she would look up after every bite of cheerios she took. When I looked up, she would be slightly embarrassed and looked back down at her cheerios. For some reason, it tickled me greatly.
I wandered along the hallways of Gramma’s retirement community and noticed that every single one of the residents seem to be white anglo saxon. Just sayin’.
Day 52: Today I am grateful for Kris’s patience!
We started at 2(Essex) and got off at 21(NYC, Penn Station)
We had a long trip on the Amtrak from Essex to NYC and took us over 9 hours. I fell asleep a couple of times on Kris’s shoulder and he just stayed very still while I snuggled on his arm and snoozed away. He’s my favorite pillow in winter, big strong and warm. He’s super sweet that way, never moving because he doesn’t want to wake me up and would rather let his arm go to sleep. I feel very very loved every time I wake up on his arm! I feel a little bad tho, but he doesn’t seem to mind that much. 😛 He’s very patient with me, so I am thankful today for that today. (and for the million times other times I fell asleep on his shoulders!) *kiss kiss for kris kris*
Today what I am grateful for is especially special! We celebrated our 21st month of being engaged yesterday with a broadway play – Avenue Q!
Our actual engagement is actually March 14th, 2011. But decided to celebrate in advance since I managed to snag some front row RUSH tickets for like 30% the price. #thethriftyhousewifestrikesagain
Just for old times sake, decided to reminisce with some photos!
17th May 2009, His first bouquet of flowers for me 😀
Dec 2009, our first trip to Seoul
Hongkong April 2010
Official Engagement Photos 2011
Our engagement cum farewell cum wedding party in 2012. (This was for my friends and family in Singapore who are unfortunately unable to fly to the US for our legal marriage ceremony which is happening soon-ish!!!! :DDDDD )
Depending on visa papers, come Feb/March 2013 we’ll go to city hall and be officially married. (that sure took a while! but I’m glad after this final interview in the Singapore American Embassy, we no longer need to keep flying back and forth or be apart!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!)
In some ways, I feel like we’re officially married already. All our plans revolve around one another, more importantly we snap at each occasionally! Oh who am I kidding, at least once a week! haha! That my friends, is my definition of BEING MARRIED! I mean you’re not a real couple unless you’re snappy! But its okay, we always kiss and make up! The funny thing was Avenue Q had such a funny song about Love.
(Only those with a sense of humor will find it funny!)
REMEMBER KRISTOPHER! The golden rule to a marriage is
HAPPY WIFE = HAPPY LIFE
Tee Hee Hee
Jokes aside, it has been an awesome 21st months, trooping all across the globe, I’ve never been happier sweetheart!!!!!
Kristopher Ryan Beevers. I love you so very very much!