how beautiful is this weather?!? me and joel were excited about the weather and decided to have a picnic at the park. i thought i'd share some pics. as you can see, joel is never too keen on a photo op unless it involves snipers, power grenades or whatever they do in HALO, but i'm determined to have albums and albums full of pictures to look back on when we get older. he'll thank me one day, hopefully. :)
joel taking random pics without me realizing
he's just so adorable!
it was so fun and relaxing. no distractions and the park was nearly empty, considering there was a frat party crawfish boil going on across the park. there definitely wasn't a shortage of country music, trucks, tahoes, and visors.
after the picnic, it made me realize that the last time we went on one was when we first started dating a little over 2 years ago. it was by the levee because i was living near campus, but fun nonetheless. i managed to scrounge up some pics of that little outing:
raise your hand if you need a tan!
what a difference. probably not drastic to any of y'all reading this, but i can't help but think of how well i thought i knew him then. such a naive way of thinking. that would have made me 21 and joel 22, what a difference a few years makes.
in the course of 2 years i've learned that joel:
::drives like a grandpa...good luck if you're in a hurry...he's a man of the law and doesn't go a mile over it
::has a dead tooth that almost got knocked out in 5th grade...he's been hardcore even as a young boy :)
::and I LOVE movies but we have distinctly different tastes in genres, which makes us use that compromise muscle quite often
::hogs the bread basket at italian restaurants
::could eat breakfast for all 3 meals of the day
::usually takes longer than me getting ready...that's right folks, he doesn't just wake up with perfectly spiked hair :)
::is one of the top best HALO players in louisiana...seriously, theres a list out there that ranks players by state...joel found his name, and it was like we won the lottery
::has the BEST smelling cologne in the world and no one but me knows what he wears...he used to hide it in his truck so no one would know. i knew he really loved me the day he let me see the name, haha.
::is wise beyond his years...he constantly forces me to think outside of the box and to understand what i believe
i could go on and on but what's exciting is that i probably haven't even tapped into all the things that i will learn about him in the next 2 years. but hopefully our next picnic will be sooner than later. :)