DIARY: MY SURPRISE TRIP TO IDAHO
A RECAP OF MY LATEST SURPRISE TRIP TO IDAHO
As told in the moment with revision
I’m currently sitting next to my love, Scott. We’re both working on our computers – I’m catching up on blog posts, he’s editing photos for real estate. It sounds boring but it’s actually moments like these that I love most. Quiet time together, interrupted every few minutes by little sweet kisses or whispered “I love you”s. It’s simple and sweet and the smell of him next to me calms my heart. I’ll look over at him every few seconds and just stare – how can I love someone so much? His hands! His legs! His eyelashes, lips, and the curve of his nose! My heart is filled with love as I write this and my goodness, it’s wonderful.
I’ve been in Idaho for a week now. This is where Scott’s been living and working for the past couple of months. It’s hard to be away from him – he’s my best friend, the one person that soothes my heart and makes me laugh every single day. He is so wonderful, like sunshine. He helps me make my dreams come true. And, it’d been way too long since we’d seen each other. So. Scott’s mom and I worked together to plan a surprise: I’d fly over to Idaho, and he’d have no clue. Luckily, that’s exactly what happened, thank goodness! (There were a few moments where Scott seemed suspicious, because he’s very sneaky and picks up on things, but his mom and I would text each-other & managed to keep it on the down low). It was Monday, March 23rd- I landed in Boise and was soon after waiting inside of the Smoky Mountain restaurant with his mom (Smoky Mountain is a restaurant that is special to Scott). My heart was racing and I was looking out the window to see when his car would drive into the lot. Scott was supposed to ‘meet his mom for lunch’…only I’d be there! A few minutes went by, and then… “Oh! there he is, there he is, there he is!!! That’s him!!!”- his car drove by. I saw his hands and his cute hair bun through the window. He walked through the door and to my surprise (because I was literally right in front of it) his gaze flew right past me – after, he said that he thought “oh that girl has stripes like Alex” but kept looking for his mom.He didn’t even think that it was a possibility that I would be there. But when he did eventually turn around, oh – it was the most wonderful moment. YOU GUYS! In that moment, nothing else existed. Scott stood there for a split-second, completely in awe and frozen. We embraced and oh my goodness, his skin was so warm and soft, like sweet honey or silk, melting into mine. Our faces were together bursting with love and smiles and my legs felt like they were floating. It was a feeling that I had never felt before. He is my sunshine and joy! Always better together.
Over the next few days, we spent as much time together as we could; working out, making meals, talking, enjoying each other’s presence but mostly, helping out at a festival called Tree Fort Music Fest which took place in downtown Boise. Because I surprised Scott completely, he had already signed up to help manage some of their venues- so, what can you do? I joined to tag along in hopes that I’d get to spend more time with Scott, even if it were in the midst of working. I really enjoyed seeing and discovering some cool new bands and musicians. Desert Noises was one of them; they had SO much energy paired with an innately cool vibe. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of them – they were so cool, and the team members complimented each other so well. The bassist was a tall, good-looking man with long hair and a goofy smile. He kept smiling, and I kept thinking “he must be Mormon. He’s got that glow”. The singer was a shorter man who had an incredible energy, incredible voice, and an incredible presence. He was bouncing everywhere & seemed to really put soul into every word that he sang. The guitarist was absolutely mind-blowing. So, so talented. He’d play solos that were on fire & made the crowd roar. IDK ( I don’t know). Obviously, I really liked them and maybe developed a sort-of-band-crush-whaaaa??? That never happens. Okay confession: they may or may not have walked into the bar I was volunteering at last night and I may or may not have had a slight freak out. Swoon. They introduced themselves to me! I played it cool, ya know, but ya know. I was freakin’ out a little. Just a little. (*updated confession: For the past two days, their album has been on blast repeat as I’ve been painting my room. Yep. Is this called having a ‘fangirl’ moment? – is that what they call it? It’s weird and it makes me feel like I’m 15 again.)
—Scott being a goofball—
— Spinach Arugula Ham Feta Blue Cheese Quinoa Lavender Olive Oil Balsamic Salad—
We ate this 4 days straight. It was the best.
—We went running! It was so beautiful outside & felt nice to breathe fresh air & move the body. Then we did intervals – one person jump roping, the other using sliders. 1 minute each, then switch. Usually I’m always alone when I workout, but doing it together was so much more fun. See! We’ve been dating for almost two years, and still there are new adventures to be had! —
—I wanted to do Scott’s bun and apaaaarently the first way wasn’t the right way. Haha—