Forever & always.
This phrase now means so much to me than ever before. It's not just a phrase that I hear being used, but is now full of meaning and brings a big smile to my face at the most random times of any given day.
August 23, 2017 the most incredible and nerve wracking event happened.
I met an amazing handsome man named Casey. The only conversation we carried was when we discussed orders I took, and when he gave me a crash course in how to make a steak sub (per my request - more on that later lol).
I knew from the very beginning my life had changed for the better since I met him. But I was too nervous to actually talk to the guy standing in front of me.
Before I left that night, my boss asked me to put my phone number on the list, so if in an emergency at work, I could be reached. I gladly did so ... and went on my way. All the way home, I kicked myself for not talking to Casey. I was so worried that he thought I was stuck up and snobbish.
When I got home that night, I had received a message from an unknown number that read:
"Hello Ali, this is Casey. I stole your number from the list on the wall, hope you don't mind!"
I couldn't believe it ... the guy I instantly liked actually text me! WWIII broke out inside my mind with what I should do next:
"Omg ... Casey actually text me, and he called me Ali! I can't believe it! What do I do??? Do I text him back? Nooo he'll just know I like him! I'll wait to text him! No, he may think I'm snobbish ..."
I responded with a text that told him that I didn't mind him stealing my number, and left it at that. It wasn't until a couple days later that I gained enough courage to text him and actually begin a conversation.
September 19, 2017 was the day we decided on to go on a hike together. We had a great time enjoying each other's company. The view from the top of the place we went hiking was absolutely beautiful. Casey and I sat up there for a while, just talking about our likes, dislikes, interests and hobbies, and just becoming better friends.
Our relationship is very unique, and full of adventure - which makes it so fantastic!
Okay, enough rambling ... here are some pictures ;)
|10/10/17 - pumpkin carving|
|11/23/17 - our first Thanksgiving together|
|I absolutely love holding his hand - and I'm so thankful he lets me hold it whenever ❤️😍|
|The cute smile you get to capture when you try to get your man to smile for the camera.|
|So blessed to call this handsome man mine! ❤️😍|
|My heart managed to be captured by a fellow coffee drinker.|
|We both love amusement parks 😉😁|
|The beautiful necklace he got me for Christmas (I wear it all the time) 💕😍😊|
There ya have it ... my favorite part of 2017.
If you would have told me exactly one year ago today, that I would be in a relationship, I would have probably called you crazy.
I am so thankful to have someone to love, and who loves me for me. I cannot wait to see what 2018 has in store for me and my man.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
On a different note:
now that we have Internet at the house, I will try to post more.
I have several post ideas, but it's just a matter of sitting down and actually posting them.
Happy New Year to everyone!