back in 2002 while i was paying my way through college by waitressing at the roney palace hotel in miami beach, i met this charming guy that had just relocated from chicago because of his job. he rented a place across the street from the hotel and in the absence of furniture and tv at his apartment, he decided he could use the one in our pub. he was the kindest, sweetest, and smartest, but mostly the best tipper i ever met. every friday he would come over to the pub to say hi and drink a heineken (i later discovered he does not like heinekens and also that he didn’t know the tip was already included). sometimes he disappeared for weeks, but always came back, mostly to the pool where he had a great view of my very tanned and toned legs that were prominently displayed by the very tiny pair of shorts that were part of my uniform… it took him over a year to ask me out! …. Oh, hold on, i think i took the first step … anyways, to make a long story short, which i already made long (i do that all the time), 4 years ago today, at noon on a beautiful Sunday, we married in front of our families, closest friends and a gorgeous ocean view. i can tell you, that was the best decision I’ve ever made…. that day the jazz and the salsa blended together and today i feel so fortunate to have him in my life and so proud of the life we have built together…
…. you are my love, my lover, my room “mate”, my super hero, my craziness supporter,
my English grammar corrector, my rollercoaster partner,
my ”arroz con pollo” eater, my #1 fan, my ultimate dream man,
my forever boyfriend.
this is a bad scan of one of my favorite images of the day we married, it was taken taken by my good friend and talent miami photographer vanessa lam
turns out, the millionth kiss is even better than the first