This weekend, I spent time reading old posts from a fellow blogger, since she started her blog. I was reading through summer and fall posts and it dawned on me that Seth and I will be TOGETHER this fall! We'll be living together! On the same continent! In the same state! IN THE SAME HOUSE!
It's crazy to think about: in our 3+ year relationship, we've never seen each other in the months of July, August, September or October (and also May). The last three years, for those four summer and fall months, he has been in Iraq, Germany and then Afghanistan. This is the first time since 2008 that he'll be home in the United States during those months. This year, we'll be together for those months (barring any unforeseen trainings, of course).
Four whole months together?! Holy shit, we're about to have some NORMALCY to our relationship!! Whoa! We can have BBQ's, go camping over Labor Day weekend, get together with our good friends in Oregon, go kayaking, go to a pumpkin patch together, carve our pumpkins, go to a cider mill...do normal things! Or we can do absolutely nothing at all, and spend a rainy weekend curled up in the house, watching lots of movies and reading good books. We'll be together, regardless.
I can't wait to get to Washington!!!