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Friday, February 8, 2013

Cinnamon Sugar Nuts ~ an anniversary

2 years


tomorrow, saturday, is the 2 year anniversary of when we met. you reached out to me. you asked me out. i was too busy but something about you made me pause. maybe it was your smile, maybe it was the direct way in which you chose to communicate with me. either way, i was smitten. in the moments since our first meeting, (did i really make my roommate Nuria wash my special jeans the night before, the pair that makes my ass look phenomenal & i can strut better than beyonce can during superbowl halftime show, so i could wear it on our date?! yes. totally.) (did i also spend an inordinate amount of time on IM with her the next morning analyzing every single detail of our date? yes. absolutely.) you arrived after me and i did something that i'd never done before: i didn't make you shake my hand. i don't know why. but we spent 5 hours at that restaurant, i don't remember what we talked about (just kidding, i do. i made you talk about your previous relationships, your favorite singer, i touched your neck, i had two glasses of wine and i tried to have good posture.) and i didn't want the night to ever end.

it's been like that for me ever since. you have held my attention like no other, and um, let's be honest here, there have been others and they were obviously duds. you make me laugh. really hard, so hard that sometimes i chortle unattractively. you put up with my neurosis, of which i have a lot. i roll my eyes at you when you read me snippets from Reddit but in actuality, i like your chatter in the background while i'm picking my nose cooking or otherwise just sitting there with you. you are a trooper when i need you to help me with my random hobbies, you're always game to make out with me in front of the camera and damnit, you spoil me rotten.

Cinnamon Sugar Nuts

our first year was spent getting to know each other, figuring out what makes us tick individually. there may have been some tiptoeing and being on our best behavior - along with a great deal of "this is too good to be true" mindsets. the 2nd year began with a trip to my motherland, we moved in together officially, and hello, there was that one time i somehow fell head over ass backwards off the bed (thanks a lot dude) and you also learned how to make ramen noodles, the right way, ie, my way. i have learned to not be so close fisted with my anger, and to open my arms to everything life has to offer me, everything you have to offer me and i can accept it without reservation or a grudging heart. i am not afraid to tell you anything, or fear that you'll judge me harshly for my weaknesses, and i am a weak individual and you love me anyway. this 3rd year of Us, a year that will end with us being husband & wife (!!), is just unfolding. i'm cynical enough to know that we will have hard times, this year, and years to come, but i'm secure enough to know that whatever we face, we'll do it together, you'll make me guffaw, i'll say or do something inappropriate and you know what, we'll be just fine.

dw. i am nuts about you. and i am so thankful you're nuts enough to put up with my shit.

Cinnamon Sugar Nuts

adapted from Texanerin Baking.

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15 comments:

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    1. thank you so much chi wc, my cup runneth over.

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  2. awwwwww. I want a romance like that too ;) heh. p.s. gorgeous gorgeous photography, I love how the nuts look, almost magical!

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    1. shu han, thanks! i am so in love with my new lens!

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  3. this is the most beautiful way i've read someone talk about their love for another person. what a great example of your relationship! happy, happy anniversary!

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  4. I love everything about this. XO you two crazy kids in love.

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  5. Happy anniversary! Sweet lil tribute to your lovely 2 year journey together.

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  6. that's how to write a love letter. all the best to you two

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    1. paul, he just brings out the best in me. :)

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  7. Happy belated Anniversary, Lan! You're fabulous- you know that, right?

    P.S. Love the new look!

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  8. I love everything about this post!!

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  9. I may be a little late, but this is the sweetest, that is true love right there. And how did I not catch that you're tying the knot?! So happy for you!! What a lucky man.

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  10. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop:

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/03/clever-chicks-blog-hop-24-and-three.html



    I hope you can make it!



    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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