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Cowboy Joe and I dated long distance (25 hours if I’m driving…18 if you’re Joseph) for all but 3 months of our relationship. We spent countless – and I mean countless – hours Facetiming, phone calling, texting, Snap Chatting, and even writing good ole snail mail! For a time, Joseph was working at 5 a.m, which did not align with this nonmorning person’s schedule well at all. He was asleep early, and I was awake late…we didn’t talk much during that season until I started getting up with him (mind you the hour time difference) so we could talk for that hour before he went to work. Talk about character building!
Joseph was such a trooper. He was against long distance dating at first– it just seemed to be a sure-fire way to create a problem that didn’t exist. However, after his first visit to Montana, I was able to convince him that it was worth the struggle. He went to great lengths to make sure I was loved on well from so far away. In fact, he surprised me my first Christmas away from home. He orchestrated everything with my friends and it was such a wonderful time to be away. His heart is pure gold!
A lot of our adventures were in Montana. We toured the ghost towns together, went on several hikes, drove to Yellowstone (only to find that it was closed…), doodled around Dillon, etc. So many of my Montana memories have Cowboy Joe in them, and that’s why they’re so sweet to me.
If we didn’t adventure in Montana, we went to another state. We’ve been to Colorado together twice now – once for a Cru conference, and the second for a ski trip with our Kansas friends! It was my first time skiing, and after having several months to cool off about it, I would do it again! I wish there was a way to get from point A to point B without having to ride the lift…
We’re both learning a little bit at a time for all the aspects of ranch life together. What do they say? Work cattle together before you’re married? That excursion seemed to go pretty well so I guess it’s straight up from here!