My Weekend With Derek...long. Sorry In Advance.
IM STILL ALIVE GIRLS! lol. If youre not in the mood to read a happy story or a long one, please refrain from making negative comments. It is not my intention to make anyone jelous or offended with my experience, im just sharing what happened. A lot of you girls were so supportive and I really gotta thank you Kim again for being there for me and checkin in with me :D
Okay so you all know by now that i met my boyfriend for the first time this weekend. i drove 6.5 hours down to VA and i was totally calm and collected the whole time...my friend was with me and we had a lot of fun just doin random shizzle in the car. we checked into our hotel and then I tooka shower to get all fresh n stuff....we drove over to derek's hotel...I ended up meeting him there because it was really inconvenient for him to have a friend drive him all the way to VA beach and then 30 mins back when his check in time was like 1600 and I wasnt gettin there til like 2200 and he didnt want to stay on base so he went to the hotel and took a nap lol....(when he came back from cuba it was discovered that his car would not turn over because it hadnt been run at all in like 3.5 months and I knew about this before I went down) I was the one who suggested it, it didnt really bother me.
Well like 10 mins before we arrived at the hotel I started getting REALLY nervous...I was SOOOOO excited all I could do was "oooooommmmmg" and my friend was like BREATHE! lol it was funny. we passed the hotel cause the streets were weird and so i caught a glimpse of him in the lobby...and then i REALLY started havin a heart attack. Well i ended up not being able to get out of the car for another 5 minutes. At this point I was on the phone with him and I knew he was in the lobby so i went in through the other door and i got closer and heard his voice and i just stopped talking...and then i saw him pacing the hallway and it was really funny because he was pacing all formal...one hand behind his back and stuff...and then he saw me as he paced up the hallway and he just stopped and smiled and I was smiling like an idiot and he just walked over and gave me a hug and we went up to his room afer my friend approved of derek lol...we just chilled and talked and listened to some music. really casual which was nice.
He was no different than the man i had been talking to for the past 5 months...he was a lot more handsome tho and of course its more fun when things arent via MSN and phone calls...everything about him is just so right. Second day we went over to the mccarthur center (reaaaallly nice mall btw) and we walked around and bought his mom some oakley sunglasses cause she really wanted some...got foods and then went over to the MCX which was really fun and we just drove around jammin to music. He gave me one of those dog tags that say "I belong to a Marine" on it that I really like...and also gave me a key chain he got me from Gitmo...as well as a spoon (weird i know but i collect them. We went back to the hotel room and we watched marley and me which was so cute...we cuddled the whole time etc etc.
Next day we got all ready to go out and we wanted to go down to the beach and all that stuff but the weather wasnt great and we were feelin lazy so we opted to just stay in and cuddle most of the day while talking about everything from how happy we were to deciding that i was going home with him on the 23rd (of this month) to see his family...we talked to his mom and dad on the phone that day and it was HILARIOUS because i learned a lot about his life and where he comes from and i just gotta say his father is absolutely hilarious and im so excited to meet them! it was really nice talkin to his family. his sister was goin to prom that night (this is saturday btw) and he was ready to flip out on her boyfriend because of "what happens after the prom" and his dad was just like...derek, shes 18, theyve been together for 3 years...theyre not doing anything new...which just sent him into an "IM GOING TO KILL THE LIL PUNK WHEN I SEE HIM!" lol. But yeaa he asked where i wanted to go for dinner and i said idk. we ordered dominos up to the hotel room because he was insistant that i try his fav thing...some chicken bacon ranch sandwich thing...the one i heard him eat soon as he got back...HILARIOUS. It was actually really good lol!
SUNDAY....best and hardest day ever. We went to VA beach and checked my friend out of the hotel (cause i stayed with derek) and then we went walking down the board walk and along the sand, it was really sweet just being able to hold his hand and have his arms around me. FUNNIEST THING EVER HAPPENED. I had been trying to get him to tie his shoes since friday and eventually gave up...but we were walking and talking and all of the sudden this 2 year old boy just points and starts throwing one of those "eeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" tantrums like he wanted something important and didnt know how to say it...and was pointing right at derek, so we just walk a little slower and the boy runs up to him and starts pointing furiously down at dereks feet....and manages to say "TIIIIE!" it was SOOOO CUTE i just started laughing and derek turned bright read and the boys mom was cracking up too so he bent down and tied his shoes and asked the boy if he was happy and the boy smiled and did a happy dance thing and then started playing in the sand lol!!! Dereks response "that was embarrassing having my *** handed to me by a 2 year old". After hours of just being on the beach and stuff we got lunch with my friend (woot woot i got my way and paid for it!) and then had to leave because i had to have him back to base by 1745 for formation.
When i got him to base, he got his stuff out of the trunk we did our goodbyes and then he went through the gate. it was a little heart wrenching but i didnt cry or anything i just knew i was going to miss him. i turned around and drove away feeling weird that i wasnt holding his hand while driving lol.
the car ride home was funny tho because washington DC is so effing confusing even with a GPS lol.....he called me and texted me the whole time and the first thing he texted was right after formation and he said "Im a little depressed...the hardest thing was watching you drive away."
I got home at 0330 and discovered he left his fav cd and a pair od sweatpants from SOI in my suitcase. So i slept in them and we just reminded ourselves its only 2 weeks til memorial day weekend and hes meeting me at the airport so we can fly to his home town...im kind of excited to see him in his dress blues.
ANYWAY that was my weekend. sorry it was long...he and i are an official couple, and yes all the feelings i felt were 100% real! Its a nice feeling. thank you girls again for being here for me!