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2 Week Countdown Begins!!

So in exactly two weeks from this moment.. I’ll be on a plane heading to San Francisco, California! The season of “firsts” continues! My first solo flight. My first solo trip. My first trip to the West Coast. And also the longest time I’ll ever be away from home! So here’s our tentative plan.. oh, I say “our” because I’m traveling there to spend time with my friend (okay at this point I should just resign to the fact we are much more than friends.. and I should mention this is the ‘friend’ that traveled here and spent 2 weeks here with me over the Holidays).

So yeah.. our tentative plan is this:

  • Eat lots and lots of delicious food.
  • Road trip to LA and spend a week there. (My longest road trip, too!)
  • Go whale watching.
  • Visit his college campus.
  • Eat more delicious food.
  • Hang out: aka watch movies, play video games, cook together, etc.
  • Take tons upon tons of pictures. (okay this is more of MY plan)
  • So yeah.. when he visited here we had this entire list of possible things to do. We managed to do a lot that was on the list but there was a lot we didn’t get to. When we made the list we knew it was impossible to do everything so we just decided to do what we could and save the rest for another time. Same goes for this trip. Some things are already booked/scheduled/etc. But others.. not so much! I’m really excited about it, though. Especially after last week..

    Last week I was about ready to cancel the trip all together. Hit a little rough patch and was just feeling like maybe it was a bad idea but now I think we understand each other and are even closer from talking about it.

    Anyway, I don’t really know what the future holds for both of us but I’m just going to make this trip, the trip of a lifetime. I think this trip is going to teach me a lot about myself and also about him and I’m ready and excited about it! Right now I’m just busy with my figuring out what to pack and obsessing over flight details, flight procedures and security clearances. Since I’m a freak and worry about stuff like that. After that, the rest should be a breeze! Expect a full report during and after the trip!

    Fall Fever

    After a cold and brutal winter, the first sign of warm weather makes people start acting all crazy. People call this Spring Fever. I guess that’s because people wake up after their winter hibernation and they want to go out, be social, meet new people, and find love. While I enjoy that first bit of warmer weather before the humidity of Summer sets in, I don’t really get Spring Fever. In fact, I mostly associate Spring as the season where:

  • The nice weather doesn’t last long enough. (Just call it Early Summer.)
  • All the bugs come out to play. (I don’t do bugs.)
  • It seems everyone who can’t drive is out on the road. (I don’t have road rage, I swear.)
  • There is EVIL POLLEN. (Allergies should die.)
  • That’s just part of the reason why Spring isn’t really the top of my favorite season list. Although, don’t get me wrong, I do love all the vibrant colors of all the flowers and trees blooming but it’s just not as amazing as Fall is to me.

    Where I lack in Spring Fever, I certainly MORE than make up for with my FALL FEVER! My Fall Fever is SO extreme it needs to be diagnosed and medicated. Want proof? You’ll have it when you see all of the Halloween stuff I bought last weekend in an upcoming post. Today is the first REALLY cool day and it’s not even officially Fall yet, but I know it’s coming and it just puts me in this dreamy state of mind. It plants within me this seed of hope and has me really wishing to find someone special. I feel like the magic of this time of year would just be even more magical if I had someone to share it with. While I trust God’s timing, I’ve been praying a lot lately that He will bring someone into my life and that I will have the courage and wisdom to handle it.

    Other than that, this weekend there’s a fun Church event happening for all the volunteers. It’s a big Tailgate party! I’m really excited for it now that my Community Group is participating in it together! As a single person with a hatchback car, I wasn’t really sure about going but now that I’ll be hanging with my group, I’m all about it! I’m going to make some yummy dips and bring chips and we’re going to SWEEP all the awards (tackiest tailgate, best food, etc.)! And hey, even if we don’t win any awards, at least a fun time will have been had by all. I will take pictures and I’m praying the rain doesn’t ruin our fun!

    I also still have 2 other picture posts coming soon! Hopefully this weekend. For now, I leave you with a couple more Fall Finds on Pinterest and a discussion question!


    Fall Bucket List Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

    Do you get FALL or SPRING fever and what are your symptoms of either (or both)?