leaving on a jet plane

I'm heading to Utah tomorrow to visit my old stomping grounds and see my man.
It sounds funny that after a year of dating, I can still say that I get butterflies every time I see Ryan.
There's a part of me that gets nervous...not bad nervous...but still nervous.
After weeks and months apart, it's always like meeting him for the first time in those first few minutes until we settle back into our groove again.
Does anybody else get like that when they see their significant other after a long time?

We talk every day and utilize multiple modes of communication...
But there's something so entirely different about having that face time with the person you love.
It's exciting, thrilling, nerve-wracking, joyful and, well, peaceful.
I can't wait.

I doubt I'll be posting while I'm in Utah for a couple of reasons.
A) I don't plan on bringing my laptop because I'm working on being more "unplugged" while not at work.
B) I don't get much time with Ryan. I'd like to spend it living in the moment and in the present.
C) It's a tiny little 3-day trip. I'm back to the grind on Sunday.

I will, however, bring my camera with me. 
I'm doing my best to bring it everywhere, capture every moment that I can and remember them forever.
There's something so beautiful about freezing time and keeping it for posterity's sake.

So, be prepared, please! 
I shall inundate you all with photos upon my return :)


  1. Oh, those reunions after even a little time apart. They are the best. I'm like that too if Will and I are separated for awhile. Butterflies and giggling. I'm excited for you! Have fun!

  2. I'm the same way when I spend time away from Zach....that's part of the reason why I love the military--you never lose the butterflies!! I hope you have an amazing time with your soldier boy!!!

  3. I hope you have a great trip! new follower, just found your blog, it's so cute :)

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee