Friday, July 20, 2012

Yeah, yeah, yeah...

I know...I'm a terrible person. Honestly, I didn't intend to leave a cliff-hanger on my blog for this long. It just sort of happened that way. 

Besides, you guys know me by apologies needed, right? ;)

This post isn't going to be anything too spectacular. It's just a little summertime update, letting you know what's been going on. And pictures...I have lots of those.

My summer hasn't been crazy like last summer...I'm not hopping back and forth between two jobs while trying to get ready to move on campus for the first time.

In fact, this summer's different from last in quite a few ways...

Last summer, I had just gotten home from spending four months in Mexico. This summer, I've just gotten back from an intense but amazing nine months in Purcellville, VA, at PHC where I went from rising junior to rising senior and from single to very much unsingle. ;) (But more on that later!)

Last summer, I worked two minimum wage type jobs with a tight schedule and a lot of driving. This summer, I'm working only one job, but the pay is more than decent, I set my own hours (salaried position), I'm getting school credit (it's an internship), and I haven't done much driving (right now I work mostly from my room, actually).

Last summer, I would come home from one job late at night (around 11) and crash. This summer, I spend my evenings on google video with a certain somebody...I consider this an improvement!

Last summer flew by. This summer is draaaagging on. *cough* 25 days until I head to Maryland *cough*

Last summer, I went to go visit the Goldfusses in Ohio. This summer, they came to see me!

Last summer, I was both excited and terrified at the idea of moving on campus. This summer, I'm actually looking forward to school starting again...thaaat's never happened before. ;)

So yeah...this summer has been a little bit different than last summer. But in a good way!

Before I dive into all the summertime pictures here, I'm guessing at least a few of you are interested in the explanation I promised in the last post. Wouldn't want to leave you hanging, right? ;)

The scoop: Kevin and I met last fall at PHC. He and I are both rising seniors, majoring in American Politics & Policy. He lives in Maryland, he loves the Lord, he was homeschooled ("from diapers to diploma"), and has six siblings. He's very sweet, hardworking, mature, fun-loving, considerate, friendly...and um, the list goes on but I don't want anyone to gag. I've been incredibly blessed...he's a catch. ;)

We didn't really notice each other until this spring, though, when I unsuspectingly asked him to go with me to the Sadie Hawkins dance in March. We started hanging out more and became good friends. We watched movies and had fun in groups of friends, but neither of us was sure what the other was thinking. (Honestly, I was pretty clueless and confused.) After going to his house for Easter (with another college friend), I started realizing what a great guy he was, but I still didn't know what he was thinking.

...and then he asked me out a couple days later (April 13th) so that we could talk. After a mildly awkward but incredibly informative conversation over turtle cheesecake, he called my dad and got permission to date me. And we've been dating ever since! It's been almost four months...and they've been wonderful. :)

When the semester ended, he and his family drove up to NY with me and our families were able to meet. After that, Kevin headed back to Maryland to spend the summer interning for a commissioner and I started my internship. Hence the loooong summer apart, but we've definitely kept in touch.

Sorry, that's the very abbreviated, non-gushy version. But don't worry, when the time is right, I'll post a long "story of us" that will satisfy even the most romantic among you. :)

So what have I done this summer? 

-planted flowers on Memorial Day

-went to the beach

-talked to somebody...

-celebrated a graduation :)

-spent time with friends

-*tried* to take a normal picture...hahaha!

 -we had fun, anyhow...

-went to a Memorial Day parade

-talked to somebody ;) 

-planted a garden

-my raspberry patch...which has kind of died since then. but oh well. :P

-talked to somebody... (sensing a theme yet?)

 -ate ice cream


-talked to somebody...

-made pies (with lots of help ;))

-more pies...

-and more pies

 -and more pies. Yikes, I think I have a problem...I'm obsessed with pie.

-and went strawberry picking.

 I think that's about it for now! Thanks for bearing with me. :)