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 now...no 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


-aww


-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. :)

10 comments:

Nadea said...

Yes! You blogged! I have to confess ... I actually came to your page and as it was loading I was planning how I was going to word the post I would put on your fb wall about how you really, really, really needed to blog! Lo and behold, you had! Great post ... although proportionally, I thought you didn't put quite enough emphasis on Kevin and the role he has in your life ... ;)

Rachel said...

You and Kevin seem happy with each other! And are you in your last year of college?

Jess said...

Nadea...lol. I published this just in time to avoid a needed scolding... And you're funny. :)

Rachel, heh, yeah, you could say that. ;) And yep, we are!

Kimberlynne said...

I loved this post! I really enjoyed getting to hear about all the interesting stuff you did:) You and Kevin are adorable together!!! So excited for you 2:D

PineappleMama said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Love the post!!! For some reason Matt and I didn't video chat all that much...maybe cause we were both so exhausted when we could finally talk at night haha....fell asleep on the phone more than once ;) soooooo happy for you two...can't wait to meet Mr. Charming ! And Love you ! Ummm...that was for Jess not Charming...not that I don't like him too...well whatever :p aaaawwkward...

Kate said...

Yay! Thanks so much for the explanation and all the pictures. ;) So happy for you! It looks like the Lord has blessed you with a very nice young man. Blessings on your summer and keep blogging!

Kate

The CocoaNut said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!! You posted!! :) I just have to say, I love how you have a cute little grin aimed at Kevin when you're on Skype :) It's so adorable!!! And he looks the same....... ;)

The Thimble said...

wowwowowowowowo.....I thought i was dreaming when i saw the new big back ground and a post!! Thanks for all the work you pout into it, I know it takes time...so happy for you, lots of love and I miss you!!

The Thimble said...

hahah, the more I look at those very us pictures, the more I miss you...and the more I think how HORRID I look in them!! haha *sigh* I wouldn't trade our times together for anything. Pray we have many many more.

Jess said...

Kim: thanks so much!

Arielle: hahaha...you're hilarious. thanks for clarifying ;)

Kate: you're so sweet--thanks!

Cocoanut: lol, thank you!

Thim: You don't look horrid! You look adorable...I love those pictures. We definitely need to do more in the future. Love and miss you too!