Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our 2 Year Anniversary

Hey y'all!

I've come to cherish my old blog entries... it's kind of like reliving moments in my life, like my blog has become a semi-diary. When I originally started blogging, I did it to share my interest & exploration in makeup, branching off into style and fashion, and bits and pieces of my life. This blog is like another piece of me. Not just a makeup blog. But just my own adventure in life. Though I don't update as much as I'd like, I'm glad to have captured some moments in my life through my blog. Reading old thoughts bring them up again to the present. I'm hoping & planning on writing more. Personal stuff, sometimes venting, and of course makeup and style entries.

Anywhoodles, just a quick blurb into my thoughts at the moment :]

November 21st was Mikie and my 2 year anniversary. As many of you know, I'm still in college (only a little under a month left WOOOOOT). I work and go to school but as y'all may know from experience, college students don't make a huge amount of money. Mikie works hard & has been supporting our lifestyle while I try my best to chip in what I can. I never wanted to be reliant on someone else & moving out of my parent's place before graduating was unexpected but I wouldn't change it if I had it to do over again.

Meeting Mike was unexpected and a blessing. It was so wonderful to meet a person who was my other half. To have someone I wanted to share my life with because I generally am a private person (I've found out the hard way to be very very careful with trusting others). We complement each other so well. Although we come from very different backgrounds, what the other person lacks, the other seems to make up for. Sure, sometimes it's hard & painful but I don't think strong relationships are formed by not dealing with hard times. We have misunderstandings & arguments but in the end, our love hasn't faltered. He's still the rock in my life & I haven't had someone to ground me my whole life.

We've had some amazing and joyful times the past 2 years. We've dealt with a some poopie but sometimes that can't be helped (some shitty people out there...). Life is a learning process & we've definitely learned a lot... Underneath it all, we love and respect one another. We want the best for each other & that's just one thing I love about him. That he's caring, loving and supportive.

At the end of the day, I'm so happy and at peace knowing my best friend will be there for me.

For our anniversary, we decided to keep it low key. With the holidays right around the corner, we didn't have much wiggle room in our budget. But we definitely made the most of it!

Mikie is originally from Fort Worth but he lived in New Hampshire for quite a number of years... this is where his love for all New England teams began. If some of y'all can tell in most pics of him, he's got a thing for the Celtics, Red Sox & Patriots... there's definitely no room in his heart for any Dallas teams (pity pity). He also got a taste for delicious & fresh seafood, namely lobster. From what he tells me, the lobsters up north are huge & sell at a similar price as the dinky ones down here.

We had lobster earlier this year for the 4th of July & since then, I've had a hankering for some! We cooked lobsters at home, which was a delightful treat! It was very low key but we are excited for the upcoming year where we both will be bringing in some good money & we'll be able to do more then :] We're wanting to check out this place in Maine. We plan on going sometime next summer after busy season.

Okie dokie, enough of my babbling, I'll let the pics speak for themselves.

My FOTD
FACE
MAC Face & Body Foundation - N5
Physicians Formula Light Concealer
MAC MSF - Medium Plus
MAC Hipness Blush

EYES
MAC Browning Brow Powder
MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
Pa Princess Beauty Falsies from Imomoko.com
Shiseido Nourishing Mascara Base
Shiseido Lasting Lift Mascara

LIPS
Rimmel Spotlight Beige Lipstick





My man making lobsters :] I was playing with our new DSLR camera. We got it from QVC.com a month or so ago. Still having some difficulty with the learning curve but I'm learning :]


Steaming lobsters!


Juicy is excited too... she loves lobster lol






It's nice to be cozy at home eating some messy seafood :]




I got Mike a set of Burberry Brit. I love my women's version & Mike has taken a huge liking to the men's version whenever we go to the mall. I love the holiday sets from Nordstroms. This one came with the full-size cologne, after shave & body wash at a great price.


Mikie got me this pretty Swarovski pen


The night we met....


And 2 years later :]


XO,
Stephie

11 comments:

  1. i've been following ur beauty blog ever since asian beauty blog! it's been 3 years, we have talked about relationships a LONG time ago through myspace. i was telling you about my bf at the time (filipino) and ur relationship experience at the time. i am so happy for u, i am in a new relationship myself. :) i dunno if u remember me, but u did a shout out for me on my 18th bday! i am 21 now btw! :)

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  2. you and mike are super cute and congratulations on 2 years!! every relationship has its ups and downs and i'm so glad to hear that you guys have worked it out and are there for each other. there's no better feeling than knowing that someone is always there to support and love you through everything that happens!

    the lobster looks really delicious! i've never been adventurous enough to make it on my own but do share your recipe! maybe i'll give it a shot sometime! :)

    take care, doll! you look beautiful as always.

    cuteandlittle.com

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  3. congrats on your 2 year anniversary! there are always ups and downs in a relationships...its only normal. sounds like you have such a sweet bf and hope you guys grow stronger everyday.
    you look great as always and love your long lush lashes ;)

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  4. Congrats Stephie!!You two look so cute together! I wish the best for you. Nowadays it's rare to see couples that truly love each other and a relationship that LASTS.

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  5. CONGRATS on your 2 year anniversary! you two look so cute together. =) aww, your entry sounds so sweet, i'm happy for you! i've been following your blog and watching your videos for a long time now. def love that you're so down to earth!

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  6. Awww...what an adorable post. Congrats, on hitting 2 years. You both do look like you complete each other. I can just tell in the way you smile. :)

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  7. congrats on your 2 year anniversary. You look so happy and cute :)

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  8. This is such a romantic post! Congratulations on your 2 years, you guys look great together!

    -M

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  9. Congratulations on your anniversary! This was crazy to me to read, because I vividly remember when you two first started dating and you made a blog update about it! I can't believe how long I've been reading you :)
    -Fellow accounting student

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  10. It's so cute that you two have a picture from the night you met! That's simply priceless <3

    I'm currently at the airport leaving the "New England" area. I can't believe how common lobster are here! They sure are delicious. It's also fantastic that he can steam a good lobster or two :)

    I'm so happy for the both of you!

    Happy Happy Anniversary!

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  11. @anonymous: I have a real good idea of who you are :] I'm so glad to hear that you're doing well and in a new relationship! Wow, can't believe it's been close to 3 years since we had that conversation hehe!! Stay in touch girlie!!

    @Kileen: Thank you doll!! The great thing about us is that I actually want to be there for the ups and downs. In the past, I couldn't care less about guys and I didn't wanna deal with crap or hard times. But he is the only one I want to be there for no matter what & the feeling is mutual :] I don't actually have a recipe for it.. we just stick them in boiling water LOL... and dunk the meat in melted butter OMGGG!!!

    @Ping: Thank you for the well wishes :] & I'm also loving the lashes! Since they're an Asian brand, they fit like a dream lol

    @Tao: That is very true!!! You and your man are another great example ;]

    @jvice2: Thank you :] I'm so happy to have longtime readers! This blog and YouTube have been my hobby and artistic outlet. I'm so glad y'all are able to see my personality even through the internet!

    @Mara @Nicole @my favorite pink: Aw, thank you so much huns!!

    @SayAnythingBrooke: Thank you!!! and for being a longtime reader :] I went back and read the old entry too & the reminder of how everything came about made me tear up lol

    @DSK Steph: Hehe This is the exact reason I take pics like a mofo! My friends always tease me but I tell them, when we're old, they'll appreciate my picture taking... I know I'm glad to have captured our first moments :] I am so jealous of you visiting the NEngland area! Just the stories of the food make me drool! Hehe

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