I know I don’t write a lot about my personal life, on my blog, as far as personal blogs go But I thought I would deviate a bit from the norm to write about something close to my heart. And I know I don’t post many photos of myself, so excuse the narcissism but it’s necessary to talk about my time together with Allan.
Yesterday Allan and I celebrated our second year together. It seems like it has been a lot longer… I guess we’ve just done so much together in such a short period of time. He’s the centre of my universe and I can’t even begin to tell you how much he means to me, and how happy he makes me.
I never thought it was possible for two people to spend as much time together as we do. We’re together 24/7, much to the chagrin of our family and friends. The weird thing is, we just don’t get sick of each other. We drive to work in the morning together, and drive home together. And we miss each other all day until we see each other for the ride home. We surf, snowboard, play video games, and cook together. We have pretty much the same friends, and we get along well with both our families. We travel together, go skating together, do errands together… it’s a little overkill, I admit. But for some reason it just works.
He often complains I don’t write enough about him on my blog, so I hope this makes you happy, Allan
We first met at work, believe it or not… yes, the office romance. We both worked at the same video game company and were good friends for about a year.
We first bonded over snow sports in Steamboat, Colorado when we flew there with a couple of work friends for a trip. Yes, believe it or not I was a skier. And I couldn’t help but follow his snowboard around on my skis.
We started getting to know each other better from numerous work parties, social circles, hockey games, and a number of activities.
It wasn’t long before we planned our first official trip together where we ended up becoming a couple… to La, Push Washington. (Yes, this was before the Twilight insanity) A surfing trip and a sightseeing trip…
We ended up staying at the Quilete Reservation, we surfed a couple times, went to the hot springs and Hurricane Ridge, and walked many forest trails.
Eventually it was full blown surfing trips that summer to Tofino with friends.
He taught me how to skimboard.
He showed off a little with his surfing skills while I was still learning
He forced me to conquer my fear of heights and made me bungee jump…
He definitely had balls of steel…
… and helped me grow my own
He knows so much about nature, camping, common sense… he found these carniverous plants for us in Tofino.
We went to Costa Rica together…
Got our PADI scuba diving licenses together (in Vancouver) and went scuba diving together in Costa Rica and Catalina Island…
We’ve had many, many beach walks…
And lots of snowboarding days!
And had the chance to party in Vegas.
We went on a month long road trip to Portland, San Francisco, Tahoe, Mammoth, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Disneyland, Catalina Island, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Snowbird in Salt Lake City, Boise Idaho, Wenatchee Washington… and we surfed and snowboarded through the USA.
We like finding secret camping spots…
And Allan definitely knows how to attract the ladies
He’s also good at hacky sack…
He also happens to be one of the kindest people I know. Extremely smart, generous, and very very funny. He always finds a way to make me laugh. He knows me better than anyone else in the world world.
And, he has very very sharp teeth.
I love you, Allan! Happy Two Years!