The picture above is just a sampling of some of the random love notes that I've found hidden around our apartment over the last two weeks. Each note has a number accompanied by a reason why the boy loves me. Even after three years, he still makes me swoon.
That's right, three years. Well, kind of. We don't really have a concrete date as to when our relationship came into existence, but we've decided to just make our anniversary the same as the lunar new year. This way it'll always be different and exciting. Plus in Korea it's a 3 day holiday- as any relationship anniversary should be.
I love the tradition that we inadvertently started of being in a different country for each anniversary. Our first anniversary was spent in Spokane, Washington. We had a wonderfully lazy day. We had coffee at one of our favorite spots, brunched, did a little thrifting and antiquing at Ruby Street, and ended the day with a wonderful meal that was cooked at home by Mama Staudinger.
|Celebrating anniversary numero uno @ Ruby Street Antiques. 3 months before heading off to Korea.|
Leaving our bungalow in Chiang Mai, Thailand on anniversary numero dos.
This year we spent our anniversary in Seoul. It's easy to forget that you're in Korea when you're in Seoul. There's a vast array of different kinds of foods and there are even MEXICAN restaurants complete with real cheese and guacamole! There are also major chain stores like H&M and Forever 21. I was so overwhelmed. I was anticipating going on a mini shopping spree but I'm so used to little Korean boutiques that the 4-story H&M literally blew my mind and all I walked out with was 3 pairs of leggings.
It was a mini-vacation for us and we decided to mostly spoil ourselves on yummy food. We went to a little French bistro (with an actual French server) and had dessert. We also stocked up on Haribo gummy bears and sour skittles. All food aside, it was exceptionally nice to spend quality time together, just the two of us.
These past three years have just flown by and I'm so grateful that I've been able to spend them with Chris. I'm hoping that we'll continue to grow together and that our next anniversary will be just as special as the last three.