Friday, February 19, 2010

Time to play catch up!

Also titled:
Why I've been missing

I've been a little distracted for the past several weeks.
His name is Dan.
He makes me smile.

Unfortunately {or fortunately, for me, who lives in freezing cold Boston}
he lives in Arizona.
Which is where we took this picture.
Yep, it's true, this is not what Boston looks like in February.

We actually met at Christmas in Washington DC.
I was visiting my cousin and he was home to see his family.
He stopped me in church and we had our first date that night!

Since then he's been out to visit me,
and I've been out to visit him.
We've just been having a lot of fun!

Wow, I feel like I'm writing a poem or something. Sorry about that.

Anyway, here's a photo recap of the last few visits together.

This is actually what Boston looks like in January.
Dan braved the cold and came to visit me in Boston.
Here we are with John Harvard.

We also went to an indoor waterpark for my roommate Lisa's Birthday party which was a lot of fun! {OK, so maybe there are some places that are warm in New England in the winter!}

This was also in Boston, out in Lexington. Again, it was pretty cold!

Well, we're not in Boston anymore!
Last weekend we checked out Goldfield which is an old mining/ghost town. It was pretty touristy. But the weather is just great in AZ this time of year! It was beautiful and sunny!

The sun was really hurting my eyes. And I didn't really need the coat, but I guess I am more of a true Arizonian at heart, because 65 really is still kinda cold... :)

We went to see Mary Poppins at the Gammage Theater at ASU which was so much fun! If you can you have to see it, it's one of the best musicals I've ever seen {well, other than Wicked, but that's hard to top}!

Since Sunday was Valentine's Day we made a special meal:

Heart Shaped Turkey Meatloaf Patties with Herb Smashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Green Beans with Lemon Butter and Toasted Almonds.
It was delicious! Thanks Rachel Ray! :)

Here we are sitting down to our meal.

I forgot to get pictures of the desserts! We had Dan's family Peanut Butter Pie {which was so, so good!} and chocolate dipped strawberries.

It's nice to have a Valentine!

Happy February everyone! I promise I'll try to be better about posting!


Becky said...

Car! Great post! He looks super cute. I am glad you had a Valentine and got to spend time in AZ--I am jealous of the nice weather. Keep updating. I like him!

Mrs. B said...

You guys are so cute, Carly! Sounds like you've been having a lot of fun together. (Have you seen my blog? I think Mark and I are going to do a Northern road trip in June, so we'll definitely need to meet up in Boston!)

Becky said...

Oh and P.S. You two look great together!

Shannon said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! That's all I'm really thinking to be completely honest. You two look fabo as a couple. You look like eachother. EEEEEEEEEEEE!

Cheryl and William said...

I'm so happy for you Carly!! It definitely sounds like you two have had a lot of fun, romantic dates across the country! Congrats!

Whits said...

Yay Carly! So happy for you. I know the long distance thing can be hard -- but it worked for me! :)

Arizona Mama said...

Yay for some pictures. Goldfield is about 10 mins from my house you know- but I guess you were pretty distracted so I will let that one slide. Hope to see you out this way again soon!

Mallory said...

I am lovin' the heart shaped turkey meat loafs. Will definitely be trying those out one of these days. So jealous that you got to spend some time in sunny AZ, but glad I could be the avenue for you two meeting up!

Kaydi Rae said...

This is a great update! Hope things are still going well. You look so happy!

Jake & Hillary said...

What a cute little match you guys make!!! You both look so happy!!! Your hair is so long..I love it. I love the valentines dinner. what a cute idea!!!! Hope you are well.

Suedles said...

Yay Carly!!!

Carissa Poyfair said...

You guys are too cute. And you have to love those indoor water parks when you live on the east coast! We loved them when we lived out there! Keep posting updates! I'm really happy for you.

Leah Claire said...

I think this is the best excuse for not blogging. :) So happy for you.

Just a mom said...

Yea for you Carly! This guy looks like a keeper and Arizon isn't bad either! Have fun and I just love catching up on you blog. You look great~

Nat Attack said...

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay. love love love this.

Heather and Brendan said...

Hey Carly! I'm so happy you found a guy from Arizona! Even though I'm not originally from here, I love living here! If you ever need a place to stay while you're visiting let me know, we love having guests! :)