friday five

.5   things with the guy have exceeded my expectations + i truly couldn’t be happier. i feel i’ve found a diamond in the rough, and that’s a first for me. 

.4   excited to attend the first nc state football tailgate of the year tomorrow! i was out of town for the first two home games, so bring on the food + beers. 

3.   equally excited about hangin’ with leah + molly this weekend. i have a sneaking suspicion we could get into some shenanigans, so watch out!

.2   rhyan’s headed to boone after school for a camping trip with his boy scout troop, he was so excited when we said our goodbyes this morning. 

.1   obsessed with this song, for a very special reason. 

sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. as lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. you just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. you meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. i don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.
texting yesterday, the kiss came up in conversation:
me: i’ve never made the first move and kissed a guy like i did you!
him: i believe you, so glad you did though. i’m almost 34 years old, and can’t believe a kiss was that awesome! whatever happens between us, i will never forget that moment.
him: thank you for that.
me: i can tell you, i feel the same way.
him: at that moment, i had no worries or cares in the world. time stopped! pretty sure my heart even stopped for a few seconds.
me: same for me, everything around me was a blur … and i can only hope there are more of those kind of moments ahead of us.
him: me too!
i could [quite] possibly be smitten.

last weekend

was spent out in burgaw with rhyan, jt, and marta — helping dad + bobbi pack up the river house before their move to st. petersburg, florida. they’ve wanted to move to a warmer climate for awhile now, so they put their house on the market + it sold in no time. they found the house of their dreams soon after, the old house closed today + the new one closes on friday. lots of changes in the works, but we truly couldn’t be happier for them + their new adventure. [and to be honest, i’m totally jealous. they’ll be 2 minutes from the water!] we spent our last trip on the river reminiscing the good times over the past three years, sipping cold beers + eating great food, going through all sorts of hand-me-downs. we had a perfect girls lunch on the water at the fishhouse, bobbi made the cutest little beds on the floor since one of the beds was packed up, and we left with big hugs + a truck full of goodies. they’ll  be missed so much, but it just means we’ll be roadtrippin’ to sunny florida throughout the year!