I’m Stephanie, one half of “Stephorrine”. The other half is my penguin, Corrine. We decided to create this blog to share our adventures in love, marriage, and travel as we face the world together. It’s a new year, which means a lot of epic changes for us and we would love nothing more than to share our journey with anyone willing to follow. Maybe we can even inspire others to become fearless in their personal journeys through life and love, as well as encourage anyone who reads this blog to follow their hearts.
Let us start from the beginning…
Cori and I met in college during the second semester of our freshman year. She was a nurse major from Connecticut and I was a journalism major, who later switched to a psychology and human services major, from New York. The date was January 31, 2005, in which Cori states that her first memory of me was listening to a recording that my roommate took of me ranting to my mom about our ridiculous dorm rules. We lived in separate suites, which were right next door to each other. Our first verbal encounter was at the school’s gym. We bonded over working-out and we quickly became intrigued with each other, and before we knew it, we were best friends.
|College Cross Country|
Cori and I have always dated boys and the idea of dating girls was never a thought in mind. One day, around the summer of 2007, I began to think about life with Cori as just my best friend and that image made me feel uneasy. I didn’t like thinking about her being the Maid of Honor at my wedding and vice versa because I wanted to be the one to marry her. The summer of 2007 was when I realized that I was bisexual and in love with my best friend. Cori, on the other hand, didn’t come to this realization as quickly as I did. I told her how I felt and she broke my heart. We maintained our close friendship and nothing changed. During the beginning of the New Year (2008), I decided to go on a date with my next door neighbor, who happened to be a boy, as a failed attempt to move forward from the heartbreak. I told Cori about my date and she became increasingly upset over the notion of me dating. Finally, Cori realized that she was bisexual as well and in love with her best friend. On January 17, 2008, we became official.
|NYC Subway Adventures|
|Madison Lily in Our First Apartment|
Once the New Year came around (2011) Cori and I made the decision to get engaged. Cori proposed to me on February 13, 2011 and I proposed to her on February 26, 2011. We both proposed with beautiful sapphire and diamond rings from Brilliant Earth. During the summer of 2011, we ventured to Paris to celebrate our engagement. Our wedding is dated for October 13, 2012.
Now that you’re up-to-date, we would like to cordially invite you to continue to follow our lives as we plan our wedding and our future, which includes moving to the west coast (hopefully) and traveling the world. Our blog title, Waking Up With Her, denotes that it doesn’t matter where we end up in life, as long as we are waking up next to each other.
Stephorrine Lily xoxo