Dear little Noah,

Here is the story of daddy and mommy’s first date (in case we are too old and can’t remember the details when/if you ask).

We met in New York City on the first weekend of November 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. The whole city was shutting down but we decided to keep our rendezvous. Because of a traffic jam in the subway, daddy was 45 minutes late in meeting mommy at the bus station!

We had our first lunch date at Famous Dave’s BBQ where daddy gave mommy her first present: a Hello Kitty pillow!

Then we went to Starbucks so mommy could work on her Master’s thesis (the impact of Christian health organizations on HIV/AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa) while daddy secretly bought Broadway tickets to The Lion King!

Before the show, we got dinner at a local NY pizza shop where daddy taught mommy geography of the lower east coast with leftover pieces and toppings of pizza.

After the Lion King, we had our first late night date getting frozen yogurt at a local deli. Daddy walked mommy to her friend, Jungeun’s, apartment up by Columbia and said goodnight.

The next morning, we met at Starbucks where mommy got to Skype with Mary komo for the first time. Soon afterwards, we went to a diner for waffles before walking mommy to Grand Central station to head back to Boston.

Next, we’ll tell you about mommy’s trip to Virginia to see daddy get ordained!