Friday, May 7, 2010

Two Years...and one very big moment

For two years, I've smiled every time I've seen Huyen...
For two years, I've felt like the luckiest person in the world...
For two years, Huyen has made me laugh like nobody else ever has...
For two years, Huyen has made me feel special every time we're together...
For two years, I've cherished every moment we've spent with one another...
For two years, we've had countless adventures...
For two years, I've believed in fate...
For two years, Huyen's been my best friend...

For all of those reasons, watch till the end of this video:

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Here's the engagement story:

For our two year anniversary I took Huyen away to Quan Lan island near Halong Bay. The two of us spent three days together on this isolated island enjoying the peace and solitude and just being together. On the day of our anniversary, we checked into a bungalow on the beach and spent the whole day lounging around with about a half kilometer of white sandy beach to ourselves. After hiding the ring box in a pair of socks all day -- which Huyen had pulled out of my bag at some point but didn't realize was in there -- I decided the time was right.

The tide was coming in and although the sun hadn't set yet, the scene felt perfect. I told Huyen I wanted to shoot a video for the blog and asked her to go stand a little far from the camera. I had previously decided that I wanted to share the moment with everyone but I didn't want everyone to be able to hear what I said; I wanted to keep that between us. Once the camera was rolling, I joined Huyen and we started to make a video about our anniversary (which I edited out of the clip for time sake). After talking for a minute, I gathered my nerves and said my speech....the rest is history.

Three notes on this video:
1. Huyen is actually really tall. However, I was standing on a slight hill which makes me look like a giant.
2. If you didn't notice, we weren't sure at first which finger to put the ring on. Whoops. You don't get to have two takes in these situations.
3. I decided I wanted to share this video on my blog since so many of you have followed our journey together for so long and have been so extremely supportive...

We hope many of you can join us at our wedding! Circle your calendars on December 19th!