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Two Year Anniversary Weekend

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Tank [Lou & Grey] Scarf [Target, old] Jeans [Loft] Sunnies [Loft] Sandals [Kelsi Dagger] Bag [Rebecca Minkoff] Necklace [Stella & Dot] Dress [Loft] Sunnies [Ray Ban] Bag [Tory Burch] Watch [Michele] Ring [Amrita Singh] Sandals [Target]

{Side note: You may remember my ranting a few posts back about how I didn’t have an expensive DSLR camera yet because, well…priorities. One thing you’ll get to know about me is that sometimes I can be a very impulsive/impatient person (which could possibly be the worst attribute when you have complicated medical issues! Patience is a virtue, seriously.) I’m trying to work on this as I get older but I swear it’s like it’s in my blood! Needless to say, my husband and I purchased a Canon Rebel T5 with 18-55 and 75-300 mm lenses as an early two-year Anniversary gift. Movin. On. Up. I can’t really say it was an impulse purchase because we’ve been talking about getting a great camera since before our honeymoon and I was researching this specific camera for several days weeks. I had to walk away when I saw the total on the register but ultimately I’m really excited about our choice! Two weeks in, it feels like performing brain surgery may be easier than figuring this thing out but I think it’ll grow into a hobby the hubby and I will really love. Now my blog pics won’t be “as grainy as a bag of rice” any longer! (You know I think I’m funny when I feel the need to repeat a joke so just go with it.)}

I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend! This past weekend was also a notable weekend for my husband and me as we celebrated our two year anniversary. I can’t believe it’s been two full years since we celebrated our marriage with our family and friends! Given the past 11 months have been total hell rough on the both of us due to my sudden change in health, we knew we wanted to do something special for our anniversary because frankly, we definitely deserved it! As anyone fighting any type of illness would wholeheartedly agree, I never know how I’m going to feel day to day, minute to minute so making “plans” is a very difficult thing to do #commitmentissues. You can have the greatest intentions, a positive mind-set, and do everything you physically can to plan ahead and feel as good as possible, and wind up feeling horrible anyway. (“Flakey” should be added to the symptom list along with “tendency to Irish Goodbye” because I swear, it’s not my fault!) Despite everything, I was determined to have a special weekend with Eddie so we decided last minute (as in the day before) that we were going to take a short trip out to the eastern end of Long Island and spend a few nights out there to relax…something I’m not sure either of us remembered how to actually do. (Shout out to my Dad who worked straight magic pulled some strings and got us a last-minute room during LDW.) I threw a few outfits into a suitcase, grabbed our new camera, and headed on our way!

We stayed at a chic, modern hotel which was important to me. If all I was able to do was lay in bed, you better be sure it was going to be a beautiful bed! The hotel was within 15 minutes of everywhere we planned on going and thankfully, the weather was perfect the entire time. We went to a vineyard, ate delicious food (the organic tomatoes from the farm stands were some of the best I’ve eaten in my life), saw some beautiful places, snacked on homemade ice cream and gourmet chocolates, and most importantly, did something “normal.” Given my husband is healthy, I often wonder how hard it must be for him to have to limit his activity based upon what I can and more realistically, cannot do. Luckily for me, he’s the most supportive partner I could ask for and never makes me feel guilty or pushes me to do things I’m not comfortable with. I’m also really proud of myself and although I didn’t feel well, I pushed through and allowed us to make some wonderful memories together!

When my health took a turn for the worst last fall, I’d be lying if said that there weren’t more “why me” moments than I’d care to admit. The silver-lining of the situation was seeing how truly blessed I am with my support system and how my husband really stepped up to the plate. I don’t think anything could’ve prepared us for what this past year had in store but as we vowed, we’d take care of one another “in sickness and in health.” Becoming his wife two years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’m so happy Eddie and I were able to celebrate our anniversary in such a special way! As always, thanks for following along! xo


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  • Reply
    September 10, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Happy anniversary Shapiros. Love u guys!!!

    P.S. you look absolutely beautiful in the pictures and the camera has nothing to do with it !!!??

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    Cathy Aiello Martin
    September 10, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    This made me cry, but a good cry. I am so happy that you could spend some together that was in the sunshine-not a medical facility. So glad you went and had fun. You’re right-you deserve it!

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      September 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much Cathy! We had an amazing time and it was very well worth it! 🙂

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    September 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Love you!

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    September 11, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    soo sweetttt!!! I’m glad you had a nice weekend 🙂

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