The beach is the background of many of our memories. We visit the beach as frequent as possible because it is one of Jennilyn’s favorite places and it provides negative ions that creates positive vibes. We fell asleep on a hillside of Cannon beach on Jennilyn’s birthday and I got a V-shaped sunburn from my Hawaiian shirt collar. We celebrated our honeymoon on the beaches of Maui. Our fifth anniversary at Seaside was a nice getaway, even though we had baby Violet on board. The sandcastle competition at Cannon beach was amazing five years ago. I’m thankful that the beach is only an hour away, so we can enjoy it easily as a day trip.
- The due date is December 6th.
- No, the pregnancy wasn’t exactly planned.
- Yes, we are waiting until the baby is born to find out if we have a son or daughter.
Beaverton Foursquare Church is our home church and where we committed our lives to each other before God. We’re very thankful for the bible studies, financial courses, wise preachers, great friends, amazing children ministries, and an energetic worship team.
I’m thankful Jenni indulges in my short-term obsessions with equal or more firepower.
I think one of the sexiest things about Jennilyn is the fact that she’ll play games with me—not just simple games, but fighting games, racing games, first person shooters, and real-time strategy games too.
As we were walking through a park on our anniversary, Jenni smiled when she saw another couple that was an Asian male with a Caucasian female. I noticed them too and we were reminded that we’re a mixed race couple.
Our cultural differences don’t come up often except when we gather with our extended families. I’m often the only Asian in the room with Jenni’s family and Jenni is the only Caucasian when we gather with my family. Both of us are loved and accepted—never ostracized.
And, as a bonus, we both inherited more holidays to celebrate.
Just for fun, we looked at our heritage ingredients:
- 1 cup Chinese
- 1/4 cup English
- 1/4 cup Finnish
- 1/4 cup German
- 1/4 cup mixture of Swedish, Dutch, Danish, and possibly Native American
I think the ingredients mixed quite well as our daughters are very cute.
One of the pillars of our marriage is teamwork. We have our differences in approaches and styles, but we always work together as a team—for life’s big projects and little tasks.
I believe one of the best benefits of being married is having your best friend bridge the seasons of life together.
We are both blessed with parents who love music. Though our instruments are not what you’d consider complementary, we can love each other in harmony.
David knows how much I enjoy flowers; especially when I’m in need of some cheer. But then the poor guy sneezes until he’s miserable. Love hurts, right? I think that after six years of marriage, I might have convinced him that I thoroughly enjoy them even when I set them outside the window. Nice thing is, they last quite a bit longer out in the cool air.