Christmas is about helping others for Shay Thompson and Chevi Witener
Two Turtle Doves
Names: Shay Thompson and Chevi Chavonn Whitener
Spotted: Robert E. Lee Park
Occupations: Chevi is an independent contractor in her family’s financial services company with a degree in business from the University of Texas at Dallas; Shay is a dispatcher for a response agency and part-time actress, with a degree in Performing Arts from The Actor’s Conservatory of Dallas.
Romantic history: Uptown residents Shay and Chevi met at Shay’s best friend’s wedding in Washington, D.C., in September 2007 and have been going strong ever since, though this year marks their first Christmas together in their new apartment.
These lovely ladies enjoy the theater and organic cooking, and spend a lot of their free time at the dog park with their pooch, an Australian shepherd/Siberian husky mix named Tai (short for Taikyusee, Japanese for "to be strong"). Their most memorable moments are when they read bedtime stories to one another.
In the spirit: After exchanging gifts, they plan to spend Christmas Day volunteering to feed the homeless at Soup Mobile.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 18, 2009.