Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Feelin' The Love.

These days, I seem to just kind of caught up in all the day-to-day things, especially the things that weigh heavily on me. Work is tough at times, my computer just kinda died on me last week (fortunately, I did some major research and was able to get my stuff backed up and restore it to its original settings to make it work again), and I miss my family and L pretty much all.the.time. You know, just lots of stuff that can make a person feel a little down here and there. That prompted me to think about my 'happy place,' and as you might imagine, L is where it's at for me. <3 Just today, I was kind of in awe when I thought about how long we've been in each other's lives in a 'romantic' capacity, however you define that. In a couple weeks, it will be 2 years by my calculations! Mind you, we were a bit on different pages in the initial stages of our time together; however, it's been quite some time since we've become 'that person' for each other, and I thank my lucky stars every damn day that he's in my life. I honestly don't know what I would do without him. Good to find that kind of happiness. :)) Not that you care, but this just made me want to take a little trip down memory lane, so bear with me (and gag if you must) as I share a bunch of pictures of us from the very beginning to now! So lucky to have all these pics after a near fatal computer crash, ha. You may think this is a lot of photos, but I cut WAY back for the sake of not boring you to death, ha! Anyway, be thankful today, folks! :)
Hardly knew each other here... This was on his birthday in 2009 and I ran into him downtown.
Busting a move at a bar after a conference in late 2009. First night we kissed. ;)
While we weren't together, we often look at this one (above) and talk about the obvious chemistry between us:)
He invited me to a museum event in MKE with some friends. Fun times! (Secret: This is the first night where I really allowed myself to admit, "Hey... I realllllllly like this guy.")
Sexy. ;) One of my first visits to LAX after we started really hanging out.
Go Brewers! (I went to a game that day, but he had to go back to LAX.)
Me and L in the Cave of the Mounds when we went on our Mt. Horeb trip! He looks scared. ;)
Enjoying the balcony at the winery in Mt. Horeb all by ourselves!
 Also in Mt. Horeb. A little sun broke through on a cold, rainy day at Firehouse Bar!
 Cooking crab in MKE!
Halloween 2011 (above and below)
Storm Shadow and Ultimate Warrior
Rotary Lights in LAX - 2011
L's first visit to Colby!!
Fun times in LAX (above and below)!
 Goofing around on our trip to Portage!
Beach stroll in MKE.
Hanging on my balcony!
Colby for Open House weekend 2012. I look gross in this pic, but I couldn't help but include it because I giggle every time I look at L sneakin' a peak. ;)
Picture with the big ice cream cone at Hawkeye!
Barnacle Buds in MKE!
Bodega in LAX!
Me and L at the Milwaukee Zoo!
In Rochester for my old roommate's wedding (above and below)!
Just relaxing in my apartment!
2012 Mississippi River houseboat trip (above and below)!
 Sushi in MKE!
 Pre-Halloween festivities in LAX!
Monopoly Man and Mrs. White from Clue!
Together at mom and dad's in Colby. Love this one!! :)
Merry Christmas 2012 (above and below)!

Chillin' at L's place a few days after Christmas!
Fancy'd up a bit on my 27th birthday (New Year's Eve 2012)!
And I will leave you with a dorky picture of us at Krispy Kreme two weekends ago. Since L moved to Madison, we've spent far too much time at this place. I'm lucky he's a good sport and puts up with me when I suggest pictures like this. ;)

Thanks for humoring me, folks! (Also, a huge HAPPY 4th birthday to my nephew Nash! I will do my best to get a birthday post up soon to celebrate his and my nephew Peyton's April birthdays!)


Casey Smith said...

Awwwww. I really love this post! And those photos from the earlier times are super super adorable. Makes me want to see MORE photos of you without glasses;)
You guys are adorable!!!!:)

Renee said...

Thanks so much, Casey!!! :)) It's weird to look at those older pictures. I pretty much haven't NOT worn classes since I moved to Milwaukee, ha! Sometimes now I think I look weird without them. Perhaps I'll hit up the eye doc and get a few pairs of contacts so I can sport that look once in awhile. :) And I agree, we are adorable. HA!