S: James & Keith The First Year
FC: James & Keith | 1/7/2010 - 1/7/2011 | The First Year
1: From beginning to end, 365 days of the year I want your same ole love, All I wanna do is keep on lovin' you I want your same ole love | life vida fear reality | me + you = together = to be content with you | - Anita Baker
2: Date: 11/12/09 Location: Apartment in Santo Domingo Chance meeting. Email. Facebook. Phone. Skype. | On January 7th, we began a six month, long-distance, daily skype relationship.
3: How many more days? | just because | We found creative ways to keep our first "skype" months interesting. | your assignment is...
4: At the end of January, Keith flew to Washington, DC for a quick weekend. The first time we would be in-person since meeting in November. | Keith Visits James
5: Metro. Crabs. Greenbelt. Coffeehouse. Warm January. Mac & Cheese.
6: James visits keith: March/April
7: Help with Keith's class. Snorkeling. Fever. Meet Keith's parents. Picnic in the Jardin Botanico. Rooftop bonfire. Decorate Easter cookies. Miss the flight.
8: We Visit Wisconsin: July
9: After a few days together in DC, we flew to Wisconsin to meet the Piescheks. Birthday. Strawberries. Cherries. Sailboat. Ferry. Flip-cup. Parade. The Farm. Camping. Parks. Island. Baptism. Canoe. Four-wheeler. Ice cream. Big waves. Lost wallet and keys. Three more days.
10: Milwaukee. Chicago. Gary. Kalamazoo. Toledo. Cleveland. State Parks. Camp. Rock & Roll. | Road Trip
11: Nationals Game | George Washington's birthplace in VA | Labor Day concert on the Capital lawn | Bowling with Tina | Westmoreland Park Camping. Pool. Wine Tasting. | As summer was ending, we dropped our Florida plans and began to make the DMV area our home. With work to do on the house and our future ahead of us, we began our "normal" days.
12: Anita Baker concert. Philadelphia Marathon. Old Rag trail. Corn Maze. Pumpkin carving. | 365 days a year... | Post-marathon history walk. | How much for the | haunted hayride?! | Where'd we park the car? | Yeah, we carve like that.
13: Do you hear the Christmas music? We froze attending the National Tree Lighting, decorated our house, prepared Christmas supper, had Christmas with the Dorseys and then flew to Wisconsin to gift exchange our santa mug and celebrate New Years Eve in a special cabin. | National Christmas Tree Lightening | Our first Christmas tree | We work together to build James's first snowman