this is me now

April 14, 2008

Jack & Guns

Filed under: travel,weekends — by heatherdc @ 10:27 am

Friday I made a little trip to see the boyfriend. There was some celebrating to be done….

…Two years ago…

He came to visit me while I was on my internship. He was my first official visitor, and I wanted to show him around. I didn’t know what to expect because we had never really been alone before, always with a group.

I got time off, planned out the week and picked him up from the airport. We spent 5 days exploring the parks, going on dinner dates, watching fireworks, and talking until the sun came up. It was the kind of vacation you think you’d spend with someone you’ve been dating for months, maybe years. We weren’t even “officially” dating……yet.

I hated saying good-bye, knowing the next time I’d see him was at least 3 months away. It would turn out to be the story of our lives, but at the time, it seemed crazy. When he did come back, it was time to drive back on up to PA with me. Road trip! The route took us all the way up the east coast, FL-to-PA. We had one stop to make: his family reunion in North Carolina at a beach house, for 3 days. He introduced me as his “girlfriend”.

He calls me “Guns”, because of my (lack of) bulging arm muscles. Yes, that’s a joke.
I call him “Jack” because its his pseudo-nickname.

We have spent two years traveling back and forth; my school & his school, Pittsburgh & Northport, my home-the Southwest & his-the Northeast. It’s hard, so we joke about winning the lottery or just becoming the next “Bonnie & Clyde”. We could totally pull it off.



  1. Don’t take the picture off! I love that i have a blog about me. Pretty Sweet, you know you can start the Jack Official Fan Club! Hahaha Love you Freckles

    Comment by Jack — April 15, 2008 @ 1:14 pm |Reply

  2. Aw! I loved this blog! So cute!
    An ode to the bf!
    It’s cute how you guys met and began dating- and super cute nicknames!
    Kyle & I need to come up with better ones then the one’s we usually use…

    No honey or sweetie here.. we usually answer the phone by saying…

    :What up home/homes/homedizzle/homeslice:
    I sort of like it better then honey and sweetie, it’s fun-
    just like Jack & Guns! So fun!

    Comment by Jen — April 16, 2008 @ 5:08 pm |Reply

  3. Congrats to you and Jack. Good stuff here. Enjoy!

    Comment by Mike — April 21, 2008 @ 11:12 pm |Reply

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