Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I've been very busy!

Since my last update I've been a busy little bee.

 I've gone shopping for a new purse.
Half off at Urban Outfitters! First thing I've ever bought there.

Lusted over cat measuring cups
Also from Urban

Watched my cats bond over the floor heater

Spent time with Walrus'

Gauged my ears to a 00g finally

and found a new way to hold back curtains!

What have you been up to?

Love and Turtledoves,

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 6 of 6

I've been putting off Day 6 because it's the hardest day to write about. Although the day was absolutely wonderful, it was very hard to say goodbye. But alas I've been writing about all the other six days so I might as well have to end it too.

Day 6: The Final Day
(Majora's Mask fans anyone?)

Wednesday we got up extra early, I believe around six or even five something, because we wanted to milk the day for all it was worth. After a beautiful week we knew things were going back to normal, and to be honest neither one of us wanted to accept that so early in the morning.

So off to Starbucks we went, again. 

I had a cinnamon dolce latte and he had a plain coffee. We spent some time in the MOST COMFORTABLE seats in the store, which are never open, until our tummies told us it was time to hit Stater Brothers and make breakfast. This day he had his regular plate of eggs and I had a few eggs and a piece of toast. Once the dishes were done and kitchen returned to normal, we took an photobooth break *again*

My favorite picture of the week. It's so us.

Around 12 we left the house for the last time and headed to have lunch at Applebees with my dear friend Meredith of The Violet Rosebush. I wanted as many of my friends to meet William, so this was a mandatory lunch, hehe! We had a dandy time over lunch and once it was done we briefly met up with my mom so she could say goodbye to Will, apparently she didn't realize the week was up when she saw him the night before. 

After a brief stop at Best Buy to fawn over the new ipad, we headed back down the hill to Victoria Gardens. 
We stopped at Urban Outfitters and he got me this:
Bicycle necklace that came in an envelope that said:
If I had a bicycle built for two, I'd only want to ride it with you.

We went to Forever 21 and he bought me this dress:
Which I will be sure to wear when I see him May :3 I think with brown shoes and red lipstick.

Eventually we sat and talked and just took in our surroundings. A beautiful outdoor mall, great weather, and each other's company. We talked about iphones, cigars, seeing each other again, and at&t vs verizon. It was the best time of the day, just sitting together on a bench and spending our the last few hours talking.

We ended up at Cheesecake Factory for dinner; he had a chicken chili and I had baja chicken tacos (which were crazy hot but crazy amazing). And although we had a wonderful date, my mind was moving to the fact that he was going to be gone in a matter of hours. Back to his home in Las Vegas, three hours away from me. Three hours isn't terrible if you have free time and reliable cars, but when you're both busy with very different lives it really is a lot farther than it seems...

We kept our emotions together till he was all checked in and supposed go to his gate. That's when we sort of... lost it. To say it without really getting into it too much: we cried for about half an hour. I personally never realized how difficult it would be to let him go home. I wasn't ready to let go but it had to happen. I walked him to the security line, kissed him a few times and we parted.

We had decided not to say goodbye, since we would see one another again. We were still each other's and thought goodbye wasn't appropriate to the situation. After all, he promise it wouldn't be two years before he saw me again. This time was different. Two years ago I said goodbye to a friend, with a simple hug and feelings I couldn't express at the time. That Wednesday I *didn't* say goodbye to my best friend and boyfriend with tears down my face but warmth in my heart. I was upset, he was upset, but we knew our relationship would be hard when we started. We chose this. We choose each other. 

And although I miss him everyday, I miss those six days everyday, I believe this relationship is truly worth it.

Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 5 of 6

Day 5, Tuesday, was our first relaxing day of the week. We had purposely planned everyday and left the last days free so we could have time to do things around my home town. We had a small list of low key things to do, most of which we totally forgot about (like going to my favorite mediterranean restaurant....).

So Tuesday morning we got up bright and early and headed to Starbucks. I ordered a passion tea and he had a plain coffee, after a little internet browsing (since we had both been cut off from our normal internet usage), we headed off to Stater Brothers. William had seen a recipe for strawberry and ricotta stuffed french toast and wanted to make it for me, so of course I wasn't going to argue ;). We bought some whole milk, jumbo eggs, ricotta cheese, lara bars, rockstars (the pink sugar free ones with a straw!), and Stride mystery gum, which is bawse. 

Once back home we put a little rap on the ihome and started making breakfast. Although I tried my best, well I didn't fight it that hard, Will wouldn't let me help and ended up making everything for both of us. I had stuffed french toast, which was absolutely delicious, and he had 8 eggs (like 6 egg whites, 2 yokes) and plain oatmeal. After I cleaned up, we played Zelda for a little while and then went crazy in photobooth!

We figured since we didn't take pictures all the rest of the week that we should take a bunch in iphoto, we have about 20 or more in total.

I didn't know how to do whatever he was doing. Can you tell?

Around 3 we decided we wanted to go skating, except upon checking their website they aren't open on Tuesdays. Seriously. Tuesdays are for private parties only. Re-donk-a-donk! Instead we decided to go bowling, drove the twenty minutes to the alley to find they aren't open till 5 o'clock. It was 3:30 by the time we got there, to waste time we decided to go to the nearby Super Target instead! 

He bought me this bow ring!
As well as a new night shirt and some chocolates, my man likes to spoil me. hehe.

Thirty minutes into our "wasting time at Target" plan we decided to get sushi, nomnom! I ate a california roll and he had a spicy tuna roll as well as a salmon roll, he even bought me mochi! Mochi is flavored, pounded rice covering a little bit of ice cream. I tried the strawberry and the mango, strawberry was better. 

To end the day we saw Battles: LA with my mom and rex; needless to say we hated it. We made fun of it more than really watched it! Oh well, Hollywood can't always be legit. After the movie I took him back to his hotel and returned to my house to get the first early day of sleep I had all week. 

Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 4 of 6

The four of us in line for Tower of Terror!

Monday came rolling around and up we got, bright and too early, around six in the morning with heads full of Disneyland! We drove to Riverside in my car to meet up with a friend of mine, Ashley, and her boyfriend, Johnny. From there we piled into her tiny four seater, William and I in back with Johnny and Ashley up front and headed down to Orange.

By the time we got there, our heads were buzzing with the promises of roller coasters, World of Color, and giddiness! My lovely Aunt Christine was kind enough to let us into the park, an action I always appreciate whole heartedly, and off we went to enjoy our day! 

We rode Haunted Mansion, Buzz Lightyear ride, Matterhorn, Pirates of the Caribbean, the train(!), Thunder Mountain, and Tower of Terror! Wow I guess looking back on it we didn't ride all that many rides, but it was a really packed day. Haunted Mansion was our first ride and they actually closed it for a while, we stayed in line, and ended up getting on not that long after.

My boyfriend is pretty dang boss at the Buzz Lightyear ride.

It was one of the few times I've actually eaten at Disneyland as well. We ate at the Mexican restaurant right next to Thunder Mountain and had chicken burritos with rice and beans. We also had coffee later into the day, and Johnny and Ashely both bought corn dogs (which I have had and are very good). Once we were in California Adventure and had hit Tower of Terror (which might I add is also very rad), we made our way to this wonderful little soft serve stand on the pier. Johnny and Ashley had vanilla while I had swirled chocolate and vanilla. 

After ice cream we headed to wait in line, forever, to watch the World of Color show. If any of you have yet to see the World of Color, which is California Adventure's water show at the end of the night, you are truly missing out. I've seen it twice, both with Ashley oddly enough, and would recommend watching it every time you go to the parks. I saw it last July for the first time and they have already made changes, I suspect it'll always be a little different. They truly are amazing at what they do and I think everyone should take the time to see it.

After the World of Color we decided to head back home, since it would be an hour to Ashley and Johnny's stop then another hour to my hometown for us. I slept on the drive back to Riverside with my head on William's shoulder, much to my surprise when I woke up, hehe. I sort of had forgotten where I was, but I woke up enough to drive us home without a hitch. Once I was home and Will was in his hotel we really knocked out and awaited Day 5.

Love and Turtledoves,

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Day 3 of 6

We didn't take any pictures on Day 3 but here is one of our many from Day 5.
We often are caught derping herps.

Sunday morning we woke up bright and early to head over to Marie Calendar's for breakfast. William's hotel was right across the street and we figured they wouldn't mind making a plain breakfast for him, since he is very health conscience.

Of course when we sat down we got the funniest look from the waitress, I guess she's not used to a couple sitting on the same side of the booth! Well it's our thing okay? ;) While we waited for our food, Will popped on some Epic Meal Time on his iphone 3GS and we laughed until breakfast was served. I ordered french toast with wild berry jam (which was freaking to die for! I would go again just for that) and he ordered eight scrambled eggs and four slices of dry toast. (I apologize for not being so much of a blogger that I take pictures of my food. I'm not that OG yet.)

After breakfast we made our way down to Fullerton because I wanted to show William the school, CSUF, that I hope to attend in the fall. So we parked the car at a Starbucks, grabbed a drink, and walked over to the campus. It being a Sunday, no one was there so we had the perfect opportunity to walk around and site see, while I attempted to remember what buildings were for what purpose. After a while we sat and talked about the way the campus makes me feel; like I'm at home. I have always felt like I belonged there, which is one of the big reasons I hope to there.

Around three we headed out to got to my dad's house, it was time for him to meet the other side of my family (the much larger side). Every Sunday, at my dad's house, we have family dinners and I figured it would be the best way for him to meet, most, of my family. He met my dad, step monster, brother Cam, brother Chris, Chris' wife Lori and their kids Mandy and Mikey. We talked, they got to know my beau a little, and then we all had tortellini for dinner and brownies for dessert.

We all had a wonderful time, if I do say so myself. I sat back while I watched my dad, brother, and boyfriend connect over Star Wars, Star Trek, computers, and nerdy jokes. I love when my family is all together and to have the boyfriend I care so dearly for in the mix truly touched my heart. One thing I can't wait for is to get them all together again so they can see the great man I see, the goof ball who has never ceased to make me laugh.

Love and Turtledoves,

Friday, March 18, 2011

Day 2 of 6


Day 2

Saturday morning we get up early and off to Starbucks we go. I wore a patterned beach dress and sandals, he wore the blue collared shirt I gave him for Valentine's day (sleeves rolled down out of respect for my grandparents and parents) and jeans. Saturday was the day for William to meet my mom's family for breakfast and go to the beach with my friends later in the day.

After an early Starbucks date, we headed to the store to prepare to make breakfast for my mom, step father, grandpa, and grandma. We decided to make waffles, eggs, and bacon to make a good first impression. The breakfast went well and all good impressions were made, even though I spilled egg on the oven and cooked it onto the oven...

After breakfast we got in the car, complete with towels, sunscreen, a packed lunch, and extra clothes for when the sun goes down, and headed down to Huntington Beach. We really started cruising once we bought an ipod adapter for my car: blasting the gangster rap! Of course we got to the beach early and waited for my friends to arrive.

Once all there, we parked ourselves down close to the water and spread our blankets out. The thing I love about my friends is the fact that although we were all together at the beach, it was never a problem to break into groups or do our own things. We all enjoyed each others company without the hassle of needing to do everything today.

So our day at the beach consisted of sun bathing, playing in the freezing cold water (no no no wasn't my idea ;] ), having lunch in the car, and dinner at bj's restaurant. He got a bit darker and in comparison I got a bit lighter, since he's so olive and I'm so very pale! After a long day of play in the sun, we headed back to my hometown while my friends started a bonfire and played into the night. Even more tired than the night before, once I was home I crashed as soon as my head hit the pillow: dreaming of Day 3.

Love and Turtledoves,

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Day 1 of 6

Day 1.

Friday, March 11, 2011 I anxiously stood at baggage claim at the airport. I fixed my hair a million times, straightened my skirt, and checked my phone every two minutes. I bought a brand new dress to see him again: navy with white bird silhouettes. The monitor said his plane was on time but he still didn't call me. People slowly but surely started down the stairs and every dark haired man in white seemed to look like him for a brief second. 

Eventually he texts me, his plane has landed and he's waiting to get out. We text a few times and then his end stops. My heart started to pound as I realized the moment was happening. We had planned his trip since December and it finally arrived. All I can remember when I saw him walk down the escalator is happiness. To finally see him in person again.

We embraced, kissed, and immediately started joking around.
My best friend and I were finally together.
I can't remember the last time I was so happy.

Once we had his luggage, we walked the long trek to my car (since I derped and parked down at the wrong terminal). We headed to Victoria Gardens, a really nice outdoor shopping center complete with cobble stone sidewalks and amazing stores, to spend our first day together. We walked around, downed rockstars, joked around, and had our first date at The Cheesecake Factory. We shared a plate of chicken medallions with white rice, snow peas, asparagus, and tomatoes.

Every time he looked at me I blushed. His eyes are so light brown they are nearly green. I've never seen eyes like them before. All day William looked me in the eyes and told me how much I meant to him. I blushed every time. His eyes always told me how much I meant to him.

As the sun went down and the string lights of the mall lit up, we held hands and reconnected. We laughed for hours, walked through countless shops, and eventually went back up to my town. I dropped him off at his hotel room after he checked in and off I went home. After barely talking on the phone, we passed out and barely slept before Day 2.

Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best friend

It's hard to describe how beautiful it feels to be with your best friend. To know someone for two years, talking almost daily, and finally spending large amounts of time with them in person. Making breakfast, walking around Victoria Gardens, playing video games, going to Starbucks, and driving everywhere.
I adore my best friend. 

The feeling I get when hold his hand is like no other. I never would have thought my best friend in Las Vegas would become my best friend and boyfriend. That someday we'd be a couple. That we'd have each others full trust and confidence. I never knew I could care about someone so very much. 

Today we ended our six days together with breakfast at home, lunch with a friend, strolling Victoria Gardens, a nice lunch, some shopping, an ice cream (well for me..), and shared tears at the airport. It was hard to let him go home, but I know he's my best friend. That is all that matters.

Love and Turtledoves,
Jacqueline Pants

Friday, March 11, 2011

So... right now

I'm sitting at a window counter at Starbucks in my hometown. I have a strawberry yogurt parfait and a passion tea lemonade by my side, keeping me alive since I pretty much haven't eaten today. I appear calm, collected, besides of my habitual foot twitch. I appear like I'm having a pleasant day, checking email and tumblr while sipping a cool drink.

Inside I am freaking out. I ate the parfait but I'm not sure how since I'm not really hungry at all. I'm dressed immaculately but I keep checking my skirt to make sure everything is perfect. I took extra time to do my make up this morning and didn't put on my dress till I had to leave so there wouldn't be any cat hair on it.

I am nervous because I will be getting my boyfriend from the airport in two hours. The boyfriend I've had a crush on for too long and still amazed he is mine this time. I'm still amazed that he adores me as much as I adore him. We were besties almost three years, but I haven't seen him in a year and a half. Last time I saw him he was bleached blonde, wearing baggy clothes he never usually wears, and he was quiet; shy. Now he's got all his black hair back, going to be dressed in his normal attire, and is my boyfriend.

This time he isn't a friend. He isn't just someone to spend time with for another occasion. He's here for me. He is coming here to see me and spend time with me. We've been going out for three months but today we finally get to kiss, hold hands, go on our first official date. This time he is all mine.

Forgive me for being so cheesy, but today is really a dream come true.

Love and Turtledoves,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Nothing could be better


Lately I've been really quiet here, I'm aware of that. And I apologize, I really have been preoccupied with other aspects of my life. School is winding down for spring break, which starts this Friday and lasts for two weeks. I've been anxiously waiting for my best friend/boyfriend to come to town and I am happy to say that is in two days!

When life goes well it's easy to take for granted the great things happening around you. I sometimes forget that not four months ago I was miserable and everything seemed to be ruined. I thought I didn't have many friends and that the person I cared about no longer cared for me. I need to remember these things to appreciate what I have.

I have friends who always invite me, with feverish persistence, to sweet little trips. I have a lovely boyfriend who is coming to see me in a couple of days. I have a beautiful family who is supportive and happy for me. I have a cat that sits on my lap, back, legs, body in general everyday and purrs the entire time. I turn eighteen in two months and graduate in three.

Nothing could make this time of my life any better. I always long to appreciate it this much.

Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Wonderful news: William and I are going to the beach with my friends on Saturday :) Pumped to show off my new bikini!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Quiet Times

It's been a very quiet last few days. I am anxiously waiting for March 11th, it's only 6 days away and I am unprepared! I still have to dye my hair, get a cassette adapter for my ipod, paint my nails, clean my room, clean the house, and make sure everything is perfect! All the while I still have school this next week, as well as an impending yearbook deadline. It's a quiet, but hectic end of the 3rd quarter. 

I hope everyone is doing well! I'll be sure to keep you all updated on my busy week of getting ready to see my best friend/boyfriend. We're going to have a blast, I guarantee it ♥

Love and Turtledoves,

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Mini Etsy Update Today!

We have three more Lovebots up in the shop today! Please give them a look ;)

This is Leroy Looneybot

Leroy Looneybot is a little... mixed up. He tends to be a bit on the screwy side. He loves his crooked smile, and doing things a little backwards. All he wants is a best friend to spend all the weird times with!

Love and Turtledoves,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dear February,

We've had a lot of memories, Valentine's Day was really swell. Spending time with the girls was really nice, you gave me the free time to do that. I also have to admit I have liked the cold weather you brought me, February, it was nice to wear coats for a while.....

However I'm writing this to break up with you, February. It's not you... It's me... I've found another.. March just have more to offer than you ever did, February... I mean you only have twenty-eight days for Pete's sake! March will bring my best friend to town for five days, that's really special to me. Then I get another week off of school to relax.
You just can't compare to March. 
I'm sorry.

Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. I want my scarfs and coats back!