Aug 10, 2011

August 2, 2011

Has it really already been THREE years for us? I feel like we just celebrated our second anniversary.. and clearly still remember our first really well. When they say "time flies".... it really flies.

This year, we spent our 3rd anniversary mostly with Drew's family since they were visiting from Utah for their yearly summer beach house trip. We got to Balboa around 12 to hang out on the beach, then over to the fun zone for pizza and funnel cakes. Drew & I left them around 3:30pm to get home and get ready for the Angel's game against Minnesota. (I have the coolest older brother- he gets these incredibly insane tickets from work, and gave them to us! He didn't even know that day was our anniversary!) Before the game, we went up to Fullerton to eat at Chipotle, since it's one of the only places I can eat at, and because our budget this year is quite low for celebrating... but then as we were about to turn into Chipotle, I spotted this Japanese place we were introduced to while in Singapore! It was our favorite thing to eat while there. Of course it's smothered in soy sauce, but I either forgot about that, or purposely put that out of my mind so I could enjoy every bite. The next morning was not the greatest and I have still been really sick :/ Bummer. Maybe I can get them to make me some without the soy sauce and I can smother it with my own!



























This was Drew's first MLB game so he was ultra-excited. It's like taking a kid to disneyland for the first time. His expectations were not exceeded, but he still had a lot of fun following a game he once thought was boring. During which, I noticed everyone was eating Red Vines. Reminicing the good ol days when I was able to eat them (and let me tell you, my mom & i shared quite a few boxes in our days together), I said to Drew "If only we can eat those Red Vines right now". A few minutes later, he says he needs to get up and go -- he came back with a slurpee and a box of red vines! The first or second ingrediet though is "Wheat Flour" so that was out of the question- but he didn't know! He was just giving me exactly what I wanted. I went and traded it in for some Sour Patches, but thought it was really cute of Drew. That's really all the money we spent that day because of the free tickets & parking... best $10 ever spent.

We've had a lot of firsts together, because we did marry young, but I'm sure we will still have a lot more. There are also so many things we have learned about each other since the day we got married. I used to think people that were married for more than a year really understood everything there is to know about life. What a naive way of thinking! I know nothing, but what I do know is how to love Drew and what makes us work as a team. We know we want a life for ourselves and are building it from scratch. We are surprised everyday by what we are accomplishing [together]. We truly believe that nothing we do here on Earth is impossible. NOTHING! I always thought that making it back to California after school would be leap years away but look at us now! Of course our lives have changed tremendously and we aren't able to spend and spend on things like indian food or a pair of jeans.. but it's all worth it! We are happy by the beach and have made this lifestyle work for us. For date nights now, we will play cards and get big huge massive drinks of diet coke. Or watch red-boxes on our TV (since we don't have cable). We make it to the beach at least once (if not three different times) a day and love surfing together. I know there will be a time when I'm carrying a baby in my belly and can't lay on a board... so I'm trying to soak it up until that day comes. Surfing will always be something we will do together. And thank the heavens Drew likes Doheny because we live so close to it! We hang out with my family a lot which is always really fun, and make it over to their jacuzzi sometimes. Who knew living in paradise would make you sacrifice, but it's definitely a sacrifice we love!

Love you Drew! I can't imagine what our lives will be like a year from now. Probably really awesome.

7 comments:

ThE RoOkIeS said...

Congrats you two!!!! Thats so awesome! Isn't it so crazy how fast time goes by!

topsy said...

congrats and happy anniversary, besties. love you both!

Cason and Marie said...

What a sweet post! You guys are a stunning couple. congratulations on 3 happy years!

Cason and Marie said...

What a sweet post! You guys are a stunning couple. congratulations on 3 happy years!

Cason and Marie said...

What a sweet post! You guys are a stunning couple. congratulations on 3 happy years!

Cason and Marie said...

apparently my computer has issues. sorry about the above 50 comments...i guess I'm just really happy about you guys celebrating your third anniversary! :)

Ben and Christa said...

We totally know what you're talking about with the whole playing cards for date nights. We like Boggle too. California is not quite as cheap as Utah. And congrats to 3 years! Woohoo! I think it's baby time... :)