Friday, May 29, 2015

Summer Livin'

Just a few weeks ago I was summer dreamin', now I'm summer livin'. John and I have been doing a lot of fun things lately. The other day we went on a picnic, bought some new books, hammocked, and enjoyed some 50 cent corn dogs from Sonic. Then last night we went bowling and enjoyed us some milkshakes. We've watched a lot of TV and shared a lot of good food. Man, summer is good.

But as good as summer is, I can't help but get bored. I tend to get bored super easily, so sometimes I can only lay around the house so much. Part of me thinks I'm crazy for wanting a busy schedule again, but sometimes being busy is exactly what I need. But this summer, I'm going to try and enjoy every lazy and 'boring' day because in two short months, I'll be running around Austin again trying to keep it all together. So, bring it on, summer. 

I'm a newly obsessed eno owner. But, all this rainy weather has been keeping me from enjoying it. I've been trying to catch the few sunny rays the days have to offer.  

Bowling was so much fun. Besides the fact that I am so not good, it was fun to get out and do something different. John beat me every time, until I put up the bumpers. Hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, right? I barely could get my score into the 100's until the very end when I finally got the hang of it. But of course, John was great at bowling, just like he's great at everything else. 

Summer is such a good time to read and that's exactly what I've been doing. Currently on my list: The Longest Ride, Catcher in the Rye, This is Where I Leave You, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

When You Bring a Bulldog to Austin

This past week Johnny Boy came to Austin. He came home last week for summer, so I made my way home too, picked him up, and brought him back to Austin with me for one last final. I have been dreaming of the day John could finally come to Austin and the timing worked out perfectly. Of course, I had everything planned out, but the rain messed things up (apparently I go to school in Seattle). We were still able to have fun - John always just goes with the flow! We went to my favorite restaurants and places and even got dressed up for a little date downtown (we later got table side s'mores... how awesome is that?) I felt so happy that I could show John just a little piece of my life and why I love Austin so much.

There are times when I think things would be so much easier if John went to UT with me. But then I realize that actually, the distance has been good for us. We've both learned to become more independent and get out of our little shell together. Especially me. I always keep John in the back of my mind, but being at school, I have had to do things on my own without him by my side. It's given me the chance to grow. I was scared we would go to college and come back different. But every time I see him, things click right back into normal as if he never left. This first year has been a true test of our relationship and I'm happy to say... we passed. I love this boy with all of my heart; the next three years will be tough, but I know that we can get through anything. 

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Summer Dreamin'

What is my life right now? School, school, school. I've been doing a lot of studying and a lot of dreaming about summer lately. With finals coming up, I'm itching to get in my car and finally go home for summer! But, I have been exploring Austin as well, trying to soak up the last few days of my freshman year. I can't believe the year is almost over... it flew by, that's for sure. In 4 days, I will be home with my family and my Johnny boy. Holy cow.

^ See you in a week (!!!!!)