Our Fourth Anniversary (And How I Met Your Father, Lauren)Friday, March 28, 2014
Today is our fourth wedding anniversary!
I met Nick 10 years ago when I was on holiday in Sydney, Australia. It was in February 2004, a girls' trip with my friend, Jasmine because we were both dateless on Valentines Day that year.
Anyway, we met Nick at a bar on a Friday night where a mutual friend was having his birthday party. He asked for my number, and he called me on Sunday. He actually waited 3 days, haha.
We agreed to meet for coffee and dinner the following week. Jasmine tagged along to those dates, I can't desert her to go out with some guy I just met, right? Needless to say, Nick was charming enough to both of us that I was immediately smitten.
From then on, I spent most of my 3 weeks holiday with him. We agreed to go steady just before I went home to Kuala Lumpur and he had already booked his ticket to come see me the following month. By June, I was moving to Sydney to be with him. A risky move but deep down, I think I knew he was the one.
|Our very first photo together, taken after our 2nd date.|
|When Nick visited me in KL for the first time, he was subjected to a 5 hour karaoke session with me and my friends. Ultimate test of patience!|
|Christmas BBQ in his backyard. We were very proud of how yummy the massive trout turned out on the barbie.|
|Waiting for the boat at Hervey Bay 2007|
|Paris! I tirelessly went from shops to shops while he sat at a cafe sipping beer and people watching. (Probably checking out those effortlessly beautiful French women!) I'm not complaining, I got my shopping time. We complement each other like that.|
|Our first ZoukOut together. I was working, he was partying.|
|How's this for a family portrait? Osaka, Japan 2009|
|At a restaurant right after THE proposal. No, he didn't do it in the restaurant. It was done in private in our suite at Lebua Hotel, Bangkok. See how happy I looked!|
|My 30th birthday trip turned out to be a surprise when Nick arranged all my bridesmaids from overseas to be there too.|
|Saying our own vows. Best day of my life. Sydney, 2010.|