Eugene Cho

eleven years

Minhee and I are celebrating our 11 year anniversary today.   People look at our wedding picture and ask us who the dude is…

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17 Responses

  1. Jennifer says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!

    Our 13th is next week 🙂

  2. Aaron says:

    …so who is that “dude”??

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. Jezla says:

    Congratulations Eugene! Happy anniversary!

  4. Shaun King says:

    Is this her 1st husband?

  5. regeneratex says:

    LOL @ Shaun’s question! Happy Anniversary, Eugene and Minhee!

  6. Jeff Roach says:

    Happy Anniversary…PE and Minhee

  7. Peter Choi says:

    wow.

    wow.

  8. Matt says:

    Happy anniversary! 11 years. Wow.

  9. young chang-miller says:

    Congrats on 11 years! Blessings for many more.

  10. e cho says:

    When I flew to Korea for the wedding, I had shaggy hair and some pretty nasty scruffy facial hair. My mother-in-law to be looked at me and half jokingly said, “If you want to marry my daughter, cut your hair and shave.”

  11. jpkang says:

    Congratulations… you’ve come a long way, 설렁맨!

  12. j says:

    nice picture…looks like you gotta asian afro.
    congrat!

  13. Esther says:

    I remember your wedding day as if it were yesterday…

    How wonderful that God led you together.

    God’s blessings for many years to come!

  14. Ben says:

    you are totally vain admit it! LOL congrats, you are a power couple in the Lord.

  15. e cho says:

    Ben, I guess I have to admit it. How can I deny it? I have my name for an URL and a picture of myself on the blog banner. Vanity of vanities.

    But don’t hate because I’m beautiful.

  16. Rebecca says:

    So once you got the girl, you went back to shaggy hair and scruffy beard?

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