Monday, December 13, 2010

Celebrating 12 Years At WP 24

Last month, Mr. Diabolina and I celebrated our 12 year anniversary. Yep, we started dating when we were just 6 years old ;)

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But seriously, it seems like yesterday that we were those two teenagers, getting to know each other, falling in love, our whole lives ahead of us.


 Over the years, I've tried to pinpoint why our relationship has lasted for over a decade. Why we are still so happy, why we survived the rough patches when others didn't, why we were lucky enough to find each other so young, why we didn't have to endure the heartache of dating all the wrong people in our 20s.

In the end, I am left with only one truth: I chose to be with the best person I know. Ask anyone.  Mr. Diabolina is the most honest, hard-working, self-less, intelligent, patient, dorky, kind, silly AND pretty man. Don't get me wrong: he is far from perfect.  But he will be the first to admit that. He learns from his mistakes, he listens to advice, he strives to be better. He is everything I never knew I needed.  He makes me want to be more than I am. 

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And yet---this is the key---he allows for me.  He isn't with some idealized version of me.  He sees me for who I actually am, not who he would like me to be. His love, I have learned, is as close to unconditional as it gets. He loves the powerful and talented sides of me just as much as the broken and weak parts.

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Another big key to our relationship: we balance each other. He can be rational because I am emotional. I can be too much because he is just enough.  He can be the skinny one because I will be the pig that makes a reservation at WP 24 for our anniversary. Sigh.

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While Mr. D was mooning over the view

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I was all about the Woflgang wolfing.

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Started with some veggie freebie starter from the Puckster himself.

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Then duck spring rolls. And this pig knows duck.

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Scallop dumplings that were savory and sweet and delicate and just enough spicy.

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Another seafod crunchy freebie from WP. It was tasty. But I was still recovering from the duck and dumplings of my life.
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The exquisite cod for me

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And the decadent Kobe beef cheeks for Mr. D
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Sausage fried rice for me, I mean, both of us ;)
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Dessert came next.

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Layers and layers of  chocolate

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Followed by more chocolate
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This is what I wore to obscure a belly full of anniversary gluttony: YSL bag, McQueen heels, Chanel earrings and a $25 metallic dress from Forever 21 that looks much better in person ;)

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Another secret to 12 years of happiness with a fashionista: Mr. Diabolina knew the dress was new; that I needed a chair on which to place my fancy schmancy bag and that I couldn't walk too fast in the McQueens. 

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Love, love and love.


StartedOver@28 said...

Congrats on 12 happy years. That is an amazing feat that is the subject of much envy on my part!

honey my heart said...

happy anniversary to you two! you both are so adorable as a couple :)

Jordana said...

You two make the most adorable couple! Congrats on 12 glorious years!

Kyle Hepp said...

Happy anniversary! You two make me even more excited to keep growing with my own perfect match.

Silver Fox said...

Everybody say LOVE!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love this! Congratulations!

Shannon said...

Congratulations to you both, and wishing you many more years of happiness together! P.S. L-O-V-E-D the outfit!!!

My Dressy Ways said...

Happy anniversary! What a sweet post! And what food porn, geez!

Emily said...

Congrats to you and Mr. D. I loved this post - love, food and fashion, three of my very favorite things.

adeleno5 said...

A lovely tribute to Mr.D, a cute dress, and some drool-inducing food pics = a perfect post.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on 12 years! I hope I'm lucky enough to find a love as wonderful as yours one day. To top it off, the dress was beautiful and the food was drool-inducing. :)

Ana said...

I was feeling daunted by my empty suitcase for a 10 day trip over the holidays to Michigan (brrr) and Texas (defrost!) and came to your blog for inspiration! Thank you for jump-starting my motivation without even trying!

Da Fashionista said...

Ana you just made my day! Thank you for all the sweet, thoughtful, supportive comments lately, peeps! I carry all of them with me! Kiss!

fshnonmymind said...

This was the absolute sweetest post. I love that you guys have been together so long and are still making it work to this day. Congrats on 12 years!! May we all be so lucky to find our better half who loves us just the way we are. :)

Jean Bean said...

ELP retreat: where you freeze in your bunk bed, look down upon the rabbit group, and meet the love of your life.

Ro said...

aww congratulations you two! true love is truly beautiful. the food looks good, i've yet to try that restaurant!

Rachee said...

Happy Anniversary! Love this post - you + Mr. D are the cutest!

Lynn Tran said...

Happy Anniversary guys! Mwah!

Kimberly said...

Love this! You two seem like such an awesome couple and 12 years is truly amazing. Congrats!


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