Life is just...perfect.
So, for starters...Merry Christmas, my loves! - :) - Be safe and have fun and eat lots [but not too much], and take lots of pictures and all that fun holiday jazz.
I just...gosh. I can't explain it for the life of me. Us being apart for those two months was...I don't know, but it's true when they say distance makes the heart grow stronger and fonder. How true, how true. I honestly feel like saying "I love you" isn't even enough anymore. 'Enough' as in enough to describe what I'm feeling verbally. So many times already I've gone to say "I love you" and that just doesn't seem like it says enough. It's like I'm looking for a word that's greater than 'love', and I can't find it. Haha. - I'm absolutely at a loss for words with this boy.
The day went so slow yesterday. I went back to Jarrod's house with his dad after work at one, and his parents and I sat around by the fire and listened to Christmas music and prepared for Jarrod's little welcome home party. Jarrod had two flights. One was from Seattle to Atlanta, and the second was Atlanta to Harrisburg. Well, he arrived in Atlanta on time, but his flight back home was delayed almost two hours. His parents and I were already on our way to the airport, which is almost an hour-and-a-half drive, so once we got to the airport, we found a bar & grill typa' doohickey and had something to eat. It killed time. Next thing we knew, flight 4717 was being called...the plane had landed! - We rushed to the gate [okay, so we didn't rush...we walked at a normal pace...haha] and waited. Anticipation is killer! - ;) - He finally walked off, and when he was walking toward us, my first thought was, "He looks taller!" - haha! Sorry. I wish it were something more romantic than that, but I'm being honest - ;) - He came over and hugged his dad, then hugged his stepmom, then he hugged me for what seemed like five minutes, and handed me a chocolate cupcake he got on the plane, I guess [which, come to think of it, I left in his room...whoops?] - We then proceeded to get his luggage, hitched a shuttle and got back to the car.
The drive home was nice. He laid across the entire backseat with his head on my lap and kept stealing kisses and hugging me and...ughhh - :) - I made him a CD one of the first weeks he was in Washington and mailed it to him, and it has this song on it by Adam Watts called "How Does It Feel". I absolutely adore that song, and now it's one of his favorites, too. So, out of the blue, he got up, dug through his luggage, and came out with his CD player. He put one earpiece in my ear and one in his and started playing the song. He was laying on my lap and we were just staring at each other as the music played, "Beautiful lady...how does it feel...to know that you've got me head over my heels?" - Le sigh. It was like movie material...we couldn't take our eyes off of each other.
We got back to his house where his brother Josh, his wife Stacy, and his best friend Ryan were. The first thing Jarrod did was grab his keys and take his car for a spin around the block. He was so excited to drive again. While he did that with Ryan, I sat in the living room and met his brother and his wife who is six months pregnant. They're both really nice. I don't know why, but I expected his brother and I to clash...well, it was quite the opposite. We didn't even introduce ourselves before he was saying, "So, you know Hoop?" and I'm like, "Hoop?" and he goes, "Yeah, Hoop!" in a duh, you-know-who-I'm-talking-about-brotherly-annoying tone. In the same tone, I shot back, "Uhhh...Hoop who?", and apparently it's this guy Brian that works in the store with me. I didn't know his last name was Hoop. Anyway, Josh is friends with him, and that was his conversation starter. Followed by, "I'm Jarrod's brother, Josh, by the way." - Later we went to Dunkin' Donuts at midnight, and he said to me, "So, we finally meet! I've heard so much about you. Ya know, Ryan and I were so drunk yesterday and I was thinking of all these questions I wanted to ask you, and now I'm not really asking any. The first thing I wanted to say to you was, 'So...you're the one doing my brother, huh?'" - Haha. How lovely. The sense of humor runs in the family, apparently - :\
Annnnnyyyway. If you're still reading this, kudos to you for putting up with my ooey-gooey happiness - :) - After Dunkin' Donuts, Josh, Stacy and Ryan headed home, and Jarrod and I went to my house to get a bag for overnight, then went back to his house and cuddled lots and lots and fell asleep around three. We woke up around ten-thirty, got ready, and headed to Chili's to meet up with Ryan for lunch. Jarrod then took me to work for my big 'ol four hours. My mom picked me up at six and we went back to my house just as Ryan and Jarrod were pulling up. I got ready, and we all headed to my church for the candlelight service. It was pretty nice. After that, we went to Jarrod's aunt's house where I met more of his family. We had two hours to kill before it was time to go to his church's service at eleven, so we laid on the couch and cuddled more, and the cousins in the family all opened presents.
His church's service was pretty boring, but we managed [yes, we went to two church services...God points!] - ;) - We then came back to my house where I opened my Christmas presents. I got a new digital camera! Wee! It takes video and all. I'm so happy. I knew that was what I was getting, but now I really have it, so yay! And perfect timing! - We've been taking pictures with his new digital camera, but I won't have them until tomorrow, then I'll post. I promise to take tons and tons of pics, especially tomorrow.
It's so crazy. Last night he kept saying, "We're gonna get married."...and tonight while we were laying on his aunt's couch killing time, he was like, "Seriously, baby...I don't want anyone else. I want you for the rest of my life. When I come back after these two years, we'll get married." and I just kinda smiled and nodded, like, "That's cute!" - and he was like, "I'm so serious. What abot if we wait six months after I come back? I mean, we can get engaged and just wait it out to figure out when exactly to get married, but ya know. Give me time to make enough money to buy you the beautiful engagement ring you deserve." - And for the first time ever, this crazy feeling came over me, like this is real. This is really happening. I am really crazy in love with a man who is crazy in love with me. We'd do anything for each other, and here we are talking about engagements and such [even if it is in two years, because trust me, I love him to death, but I
don't think know being engaged right now isn't what either of us needs...] - It's just so crazy. If this were any of my friends who just met a guy three months ago and was already talking this kind of future planning, I don't know...I'd think they were insane and I'd probably be lecturing them on how they should rethink their sudden decisions. But I've never been so sure about a thing in my life. He is it. He's the one...forever and for always.
Okay. I'm done being sappy. He just left about a half-hour ago, and he said he'd call me before he went to bed. When I wake up, I'm supposed to call him, he's gonna come get me, we're gonna spend time together, and then I think my brothers may be coming over. He's going to his aunt's house for dinner. I was invited, but the times might be a problem; clashing with when my family is coming and he has to go to his. So, we shall see.
Either way, I absolutely promise to get at least a few pictures up tomorrow.
For now, I must put the finishing touches on his scrapbook and wrap up the MP3 player in all its goodness. I hope he likes it! - Have a great holiday, guys. Seriously, be safe.
:) - ♥
Edit: I figured out my new digicam a little...yay!
Yeah, it's late and I'm sleepy...don't go there - ;)
( Finished up scrapbook...Collapse )
Edit: Wow. Santa was extra nice to me this Christmas! My new digital camera takes video, too, for over three minutes...but it doesn't tape audio. So, my parents are giving me my mom's old one [the one I usually use to take pictures with, anyway]...her $450 Olympus! Woo! So, I got two new digital cameras for Christmas. Wowza - :)