Hanging out at Lake Julian with the family today. Fishing off a paddle boat like the cool kids do. #paddleboatswag

Hanging out at Lake Julian with the family today. Fishing off a paddle boat like the cool kids do. #paddleboatswag

No one makes me feel more alive than this beautiful girl. Can’t wait to start our lives together. We get married in less than three months!!! :D

No one makes me feel more alive than this beautiful girl. Can’t wait to start our lives together. We get married in less than three months!!! :D

Friday Five

Hey guys, I haven’t done one of these in a while so I thought I would write one up today. 

  • Today is August 22, 2014. That means that Danielle and I are officially getting married in THREE MONTHS!!! That is so crazy and surreal to realize that three months from now I will be married man, haha! I cannot believe that God has been so good to me to give me such a beautiful and amazing bride as Danielle. My heart swells at the thought of seeing her walk down that aisle to me come November 22nd. I can’t wait! 
  • Last night I had the opportunity to hang out with good friends of mine who I’ve had the privilege of making a lot of good memories with over the years. I met them at Buffalo Wild Wings which has been our go-to hangout spot since it opened in Asheville. It was a bittersweet to know that last night might be one of the last times I hang out with them before I move away. I am thankful for their friendship and I will do my best to stay in contact with all my friends in Asheville once I move. It is time for me to move on from this city and follow God’s plans for my life and I have peace in knowing I won’t be doing that alone but with Danielle. 
  • I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on cars to potentially trade my Challenger in for. There is a big part of me that doesn’t want to see my Challenger go but I know that it’s days are numbered once Danielle and I get married. A Dodge Challenger is definitely a single man’s car and as much as I love driving it, I love the idea of being married and having a family with Danielle even more. That being said, I think Danielle loves the car even more than me, haha! I am going to look at a Jeep Patriot this evening when I get off work, I am excited to take it for a test drive. My heart really wants a Wrangler but I can’t justify getting one with its low gas mileage, safety issues, and small size. 
  • I started going to a new gym last week and I am loving it. It’s called “Hard Exercise Works” and follows a pretty similar format to CrossFit but is more reasoned in it’s approach then most CrossFit boxes I think. The name is not that original but I am getting better workouts than I have in a long time an I am thankful for that. The fact that I only have three months to get my body in better shape before the wedding means I have a lot of work to do! 
  • I am hoping to get in a quick hike this weekend if I can find the time. My time in these mountains is quickly coming to a close and I want to try and make the most of it before I leave. These blue ridge mountains will always be in my heart, no matter where I go and as much as I love this place I am ready for new adventures and this next chapter of my life to begin. 

Hope everyone has a great Friday! 

This has to be one of the best pre-made playlists on Spotify. So much excellent music, the kind that is easy to lose yourself in. Pefect music to put on while you are working away.

(Source: Spotify)

Just put this beautiful girl back on a plane to Texas. I have never been more in love with anyone than I am with Danielle and this week has been a reminder of why. She fills my heart with joy and it was especially hard to see her go today. I cannot wait to marry her and start our lives together because if there is one thing I have learned, life with Danielle is never boring. 

God has so richly blessed us and I am so thankful for His providential grace. 

#Metcalf1122

Just put this beautiful girl back on a plane to Texas. I have never been more in love with anyone than I am with Danielle and this week has been a reminder of why. She fills my heart with joy and it was especially hard to see her go today. I cannot wait to marry her and start our lives together because if there is one thing I have learned, life with Danielle is never boring.

God has so richly blessed us and I am so thankful for His providential grace.

#Metcalf1122

Danielle and I are on our way back from Hot Springs, AR today. 

It was a real blessing getting to spend time with her and her family camping these past five days. I loved every minute of our time there, it was such a blast. The last day we were there her family rented a ski and pontoon boat and we spent the day on the lake. I got to take the ski boat for a spin and went tubing with her family while more of them hung out on an island that we set up on for the day. 

I wish that things had worked out so my family had been able to come with me but I am thankful that I was able to spend time with Danielle’s before the wedding.

Danielle and I are on our way back from Hot Springs, AR today.

It was a real blessing getting to spend time with her and her family camping these past five days. I loved every minute of our time there, it was such a blast. The last day we were there her family rented a ski and pontoon boat and we spent the day on the lake. I got to take the ski boat for a spin and went tubing with her family while more of them hung out on an island that we set up on for the day.

I wish that things had worked out so my family had been able to come with me but I am thankful that I was able to spend time with Danielle’s before the wedding.