Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Remember When

I woke up this morning in my
Childhood bedroom and as I looked around I was struck with a wave of melancholy. Since I've moved my bedroom has been turned into an office/storage unit. All my furniture is gone since I took it to Nc and only a few pictures I left hanging still adorn the walls

It's hard to believe that a year and a half ago I was still living here waiting for my soldier to come home. Now I'm living in NC and the family I used to see daily I see three times a year

Today marks my first day of vacation. M is still in Nc as he has a mandatory work mtg on Friday. After that he is packing up the car and driving to WI. Saturday is my cousins wedding and Sunday we will be packing up to head to northern Wi to stay at his familys cabin on a lake

As I was laying in the blow up bed my parents crammed into my old room I thought about how things have changed.

Remember when summer vacation meant 2.5 months of no school. Instead you were free to play with your friends all day or participate in summer camp or other sports and activities. Now it means nothing besides Warner weather and hopefully being fortunate enough to get 2 weeks of vacation

Remember when the last thing you wanted to do as a teenager was go on a family vacation. How you couldn't wait to grow up and live on your own and so whatever you wanted. Now it means getting very exited to take a family vacation and reminisce with family members about the good old says

Remember when girls nights meant figuring out what bar to go to and what to wear for the night. Now girls nights are spent with your pregnant friends and their babies sharing labor and delivery stories which scare the crap outta unpregnant me

Remember when working during the summer usually consisted of working an awesome summer job with 4-6 hour shifts. None starting until 10 and only lasting u until 6. Now I work 13 hour days and am constantly taking work home with me

And as I thought about these things this morning there is nothing that I wouldn't change. It's just funny how life and priorities change over the years. I am glad I am in my hometown catching up with my family and friends but I love my life in NC with my babe and wouldn't change it for the world.

Though I am going to take full advantage of being pampered by my mom and dad while I stay with them until I leave to go up north on Sunday. Maybe I will convince them to move to NC. Then I can see them more often!

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Monday, July 26, 2010

A Surprise Getaway

Last week I mentioned that the Hubby had a surprise getaway planned for me this past weekend. So today I thought I would fill you in on what the surprise was

Last Wednesday M said we had to go over to our friends house after work. It turns out M and his best friend D who is my best friend S's Hubby went in on the surprise together. So while the boys were locked away in the office booking the hotel S and I were busy figuring out where we were going. Her Hubby hates the ocean so we narrowed it down to a winery or some sort of spa. M knows I have been begging to go to Asheville or Wilmington for a weekend so I was sure it was on of those two places

S wasn't too convinced. According to her D is not good at planning things and his idea of nice is a motel 6. I told her it would be fine that M is amazing at planning getaways. M also knew how much we needed a getaway together since we gave up our trip to the Dominican Republic to save money and go up to his cottage in WI. Now this trip has turned into a family affair, which don't get me wrong will be fun but it def won't be the alone time the Hubby and I need after spending months apart. Especially since he leaves again in 5. So anyway I just knew it was someplace amazing that we would be going to

M was good at keeping the surprise all week. So Friday as I was packing I asked what I needed to bring to wear at dinner. He told me a dress. I showed him a cute sundress and he told me to find something fancier. To me this meant we were going somewhere romantic. I also knew the price of the hotel and it was not cheap. My suspicions of a winery were confirmed

Saturday morning at 9am S and D showed up to pick us up and it was shortly after we started the drive we were told we were going to Myrtle beach. My heart fell. Myrtle beach is fun but def not one of my favorite places to go to. But I was determined to make the best of it. At around 1130 we stopped for gas and figured out we'd be there In an hour. At this point my initial disappointment had worn odd and I couldn't wait to go to the beach. Too bad the boys didn't turn on the gps and took a wrong turn that led us two hours out of the way. S and I were beyond irritated. Plus when we asked what else the guys had planned for us they told us that they hadn't planned anything. When I asked M why I had to pack a fancy dress he told me it was to throw me off track. I could have cried. This wasn't going to be a romantic getaway

Finally at 330ish we made it to the hotel. You could tell it had been remodeled and rennovated but it wasn't worth the almost $300 price tag. After walking the boardwalk and stopping for lunch the boys wanted to find a liqueur store. Once the guys bought a bottle of vodka that was it. I knew our Alone time would be scarce

So we finally went to the beach and had a blast waveboarding, swimming and drinking. The boys quickly became drunk and it was decided to go to the pool and order a pizza instead of going out to dinner. By 930 the vodka was gone and everyone was ready to pass out. Except me that is as I hardly drank. So off the hubs and I went to our room only for him to pass out in two seconds

Yesterday morning we woke up, got breakfast and since D doesn't like the beach and since it was very hot we decided to do some shopping and grab lunch before heading home

All in all it was a fun trip although not the romantic weekend S and I had envisioned. But it was a weekend filled with good times hanging out with good friends. So I have to give the guys credit for trying. I am glad m has such a good friend in D and can just let loose and have a good time. Especially after a deployment.

But the next outing S and I will def be planning!

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Let's get personal

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been MIA. It has been a crazy week. It's been so nice to have the hubby home and to get settled back in our routine. However it's been a rough week at work and needless to say I am so ready for a vacation which happens to start on Tuesday!! YAY! Two whole weeks of bliss with the hubby

Now on to something personal. Right before the husband deployed, a week before to be exact I was supposed to start a new form of birth control. The nuva ring to be exact. All my friends warned me that it was hard to put in at first and many needed the help of their hubby's. SO instead of trying the ring I decided to just go off birth control during the deployment. Just in case I had problems getting the ring in or out. I would have been mortified if I wouldn't have been able to do so. It's not like I could call a friend to come help me put it in and I couldn't imagine how embarassed I would be if I went to the Dr and explained I needed her to take the ring out for me

Anyway during the middle of the deployment M and I decided to start to try for a family once he got back. However in the last few weeks I had decided that I wanted to wait. I don't know why. I'm more or less just afraid of pregnancy and delivery and all that can go wrong. I am ready for kids and I know M is too. I just wanted to wait.

My monthly friend was due 5 days ago. It had not appeared this morning. As someone who charts and is always regular I was concerned. I highly doubted I was pregnant especially since the hubby had just come home last week. But then the hypochondriac in me kicked in and I started convincing myself I was one of those freaks of nature that get pregnant a few days before her friend is set to begin. My mom convinced me it was due to stress but I don't by that. Since the hubby has come home I've been the least stressed in a long time. So then I started worrying about why I wasn't getting in. I also wasn't sure if now that all traces of my birth contril were outta my system my cycle was starting to change.

The hubby was thrilled. He wants a kid so bad and I think was secretly upset when I changed me mind. Today he was telling the dogs that in 9 months they would have a baby brother or sister. You know men, they pay no attention to the exact way or time a woman can get pregnant. But they way he talked about it was so cute.

I on the other hand was petrified. I wasn't ready, I'm afraid to get pregnant, there's no turning back. So this morning off I went to target to buy a pregnancy test, I rushed home to pee on a stick and anxiously waited keeping my fingers crossed that it said not pregnant. When the not pregnant sign appeared instead of being happy I burst into tears. Who would have thought that deep down I was hoping it would say yes. I swallowed up my disappointment and threw away the test.

A short time later my friend appeared. How random is that. I think that this is God's way of showing me that we are ready. I picked up my phone, texted my hubby and said Ok, I'm ready. His response, Be serious. I replied that I was. I could feel his excitement through the phone. So once again we have decided to start for our family

Was anyone as indecisive as me? I swear I change my mind daily!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010


The Hubby is finally home and all is right with the world. After being told I wouldn't be able to go pick
Him up for quite some time Friday I tried to keep myself busy by cleaning the apt and watching tv. Luckily the guys were released only an hour after they landed and I was able to go pick up my babe
I drove to post so fast, hands shaking heart racing so excited to see my soldier. When I pulled him up and saw him waiting for me I once again felt complete
That night we decided to go out to m's favorite Italian restaurant and then picked up some movies and bottles of wine. We spent the evening going for a moonlight swim and watching movies. It was perfect
Saturday we did a little shopping, went out to lunch and then spent the afternoon by the pool before picking up dinner and heading over to our friends house
Yesterday we had the same friends over for a BBQ and the guys let it skip that they have a surprise getaway planned for us this weekend. M even has the dogs booked at the vet. Of course being typical girls we tried to guess where we will be going. The guys told us nothing except that we'd be leaving early Saturday morning. I am so excited to get out of town with M and in about one more week we leave for our two week trip to Wisconsin.
M unfortunately has to work all day and night today so I won't see him till tomorrow:(
But knowing he is in the states and coming home to me after work makes me ecstatically happy!

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Friday, July 16, 2010

Things not to do on the day your hubby comes home

So last night I got a text from my soldier saying that he would be home today between 3-5pm. I was ecstatic! Luckily a good friend came over and kept me company last night as she knew I was so anxious for M to be home. I could barely sleep I was so excited. This morning I work up super early and cleaned the house. I showered and put on my welcome home outfit and that's when the trouble all started. So here is my list of things not to do on the day your hubby comes home

1. I have lost about 8 pounds since M left. My clothes fit differently and I was very excited to wear this long black maxi dress I had picked up specifically to wear on the day I welcomed M home. Go figure that today of all days I was hit with a bout of insecurity. I put on the dress, checked myself out in the mirror and all I could stare at was how my arms looked like fat sausages in this dress. I have always had bigger muscular arms and have hated wearing tank tops since I can remember. This dress had a halter style top which I feel increases the bulk of my arms.I tried on other dresses and outfits but went back to the black maxi dress. Luckily at work today everyone told me how thin and amazing I looked so that cheered me up

2. Don't try out a new hair style hours before going to meet your hubby. About a month ago I had wanted to cut my hair into a version of Tori Spelling's A-line cut. My stylist did a modified version and I loved it. So today I told her to take the back up a few inches more, leave all the length in the front and layer the back so that it has volume and body so that people could get the full effect of the hair cut. Well she did take the back up a few more inches but she also layered my whole head leaving me with a shaggy layered hair cut that frames my face. Not the cut I wanted at all. Luckily it's not too short and it will grow out fast but its not the way I wanted my hair to look when I saw the hubby for the first time in 4 months.

3. Don't eat Mcdonalds. Since I worked this morning and went straight to a hair appt I didn't have much time to eat. When I don't eat my blood sugar gets low and I need to eat. Since I was supposed to run to the tailor's and pick up my altered bridesmaid dress I quickly stopped at mcdonalds to eat quick. I was semi good and got a grilled chicken sandwich but also ate all the fries that came with my meal leaving me feeling disgusted and bloated

After leaving the tailor's I was on my way home when I number showed up on my screen that I hadn't seen in months. The hubby was home. After being debriefed, unlaoding pallets and doing inventory I will be able to go pick up the hubs. Now i have to sit and wait. I can't wait to run into his arms and hug him!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Faith Deployed

A few months ago I picked up the book Faith Deployed by Jocelyn Green. I had many people recommend it to me and I also am a fan of her on facebook along with following the Faith Deployed blog. However I didn't actually start reading the book until today. With anxiety setting in regarding worrying about when the hubby will be home and just dealing with the day to day stresses of life, I felt a need to reflect and take time to myself

Now for those of you that know me, you know I rarely do this. I am always on the go. I work 12-13 hour days and spend my nights either running errands, cleaning or making plans with friends so that I am never actually alone. Tonight was probably the first night in a long time that I didn't have any plans and even still I didn't get home till 7:00 since I worked late today. Many people would probably think that getting home at 7 is late but for me the 4-5 hours until bedtime seemed endless

Even my hubby has commented on the fact that I never take time out to relax. I set endless tasks for myself and only give myself a day to complete them, beating myself up until they are finished. If you read my post on my anxiety and high bp you can understand that all I am doing is making myself sick

So tonight, after I cleaned my house from top to bottom and indulged in a glass of wine I decided to crack open the book Faith deployed. And what amazed me the most is how God finds ways to speak to you. Sometimes you have to look and listen very hard to hear what God is saying to you and sometimes he just slaps you upside the head. The very first page was about the Gift of Solitude and how many people keep themselves so busy that they cast solitude aside. Even though I was avoiding my loneliness I was casting time away to reflect and be present with God. And I agreed with everything the author had wrote. I did cast away time for myself, I did try to avoid my feelings and loneliness and I did cast God away. And for what. High blood pressure, stress and anxiety. Something needs to change and that starts now. Thank you God for the wake up call!
And for those military spouses out there that haven't picked up this book, I highly recommend it.

The Army does it again

The hubs was supposed to be home late Tuesday night. He had lied and told me Wednesday and had it all planned out to have a friend of ours pick him up from post and drive him to our house where he would surprise me. That however did not turn out to be the case because yesterday morning I got a call saying that the flight home was delayed by a few days maybe even a few weeks. I swear I could scream

In addition to changing the guy's return home date 5 times and now the delay the guys were also informed that their leave dates were moved from august to october. Never mind that many families have vacations planned and paid for. Us included. My hubby's Captain was able to get the guys a week off shortly after they come home but I had taken 2 weeks off and need to head up to WI for my cousin's wedding preparations in which I am standing up. So I am leaving ahead of M. As much as this sucks I am grateful that we do have at least a little time off together shortly after he returns.

I also shouldn't be surprised that his flight home was delayed. One of the reason's I didn't move down to NC right after M got back from his deployment was because the date kept changing so I wasn't able to give my job a proper 2 week notice or really get anything ready to move. M was supposed to return home January 24 2009. So on the 22 my parent's and I loaded up their van with all of our wedding present's, some of my clothes and a little bit of furniture and we set off for NC. I had already put a deposit down on an apartment beforehand so once arriving in NC we got the keys to the hubs and I first place together. M's furniture was in storage and was set to be delivered on the 23. My parent's helped me move all the furniture in, clean up the apt and get situated. On the night of the 23 I got a phone call from the hubs explaining that due to maintenance issues he wouldn't be home the next day. I was so upset. My parent's were leaving the following morning, I knew no one in town and had no car to get around since the hubby's was in storage. But there wasn't much I could do. So the following morning my parent's left and I was alone. I had a tv that didn't work since I bought the wrong cord and no lights in the apt except the kitchen lights and the bathroom lights. Luckily I had my labtop and I met two girls in the apt complex off a military wife website and they took pity on my and hung out with me until M came home.

When we got word that they guys were getting on a flight home a few days later my hopes soared only to be dashed when that flight needed to be used to med evac soldier's that had been injured. As upset and frustrated as I was even I wasn't going to complain about soldier's needed medical attention. It was at moment that I realized that even though it sucked big time that M was delayed and that once he returned home I would only have a week instead of 2.5 weeks with him before returning to WI to tie up loose ends, I was thankful that my hubby was coming home and realization hit me that I had nothing to complain about.

So as much as I'm upset and frustrated now that once again his return home has been delayed. I am thankful that he is returning home shortly. And as my blogger bff Amber wrote on my facebook yesterday, all I have to do is Just Keep Swimming, Just Keep Swimming

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I am a hot mess when it comes to stress. Many of the things I stress out about I bring on myself. Like my to do lists that I feel I have to accomplish in a day instead of spacing things out. Oh well some day I will learn not to place so much pressure on myself

One thing that does affect me
Big time is anxiety. From as long as I can remember taking tests made me sick, preparing for a track me made me puke from
Nerves and doctor visits sent me over the edge. I am still that way today. The last two times I went to the doctor my bp was slightly high but they said it was ok. My mom is not convinced especially since we have a history of heart problems. So she has been telling me to go get my bp checked.
So yesterday at Sams club I noticed they had a bp machine. I was shopping with a friend and her two little kids when she asked if I could watch her baby while she took her two year old to the bathroom. Well the bathrooms were conveniently located by the bp machine so I decided to take mine.

Instead of sitting down I leaned over the machine and had one arm in the bp cuff and the other one on the cart with baby girl. Then I kept moving so the cuff kept releasing and tightening. Then I started panicking that something would happen to baby girl and I wouldn't be able to help her since my hand was stuck in a cuff. Then I started worrying bout really getting stuck and the fact that the machine was taking so long. So my heart rate went from 60 beats per minute to 140. I was that nervous. So needless to say the machine read I had stage two hypertension. I instantly called my mom who is a nurse and she said the reading was probably a little off due to the fact that I kept moving and wasn't sitting but now she wants me to see a specialist especially since I want to start having kids. That thought alone makes my bp soar.

So I wandered if any of you had problems with high Bp and what you do to lower it. Either natural or prescription remedies. I do think I get so anxious and that affects me big time but I don't know how to stop being a worry wart and how to decrease my

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Monday, July 12, 2010

The end is near!

I am days away from seeing my Hubby. I can't believe that 4 months has passed. This deployment was very different from the first one we went through together, and even though it wasn't as difficult I am very glad it's almost over

This weekend I finished everything up on my redeployment to do list and only have cleaning the house left to do. Im getting so anxious I can't stand it. Insomnia has set in and even the dogs are feeling my anxiety. I know they are just as excited for daddy to be home as I am

My Hubby is coming in late at night and I'm trying to figure out what to wear. I dont want to get too dressed up but I still want to look nice. The thing that stinks about my soldier returning is that he will be on post hours before I am allowed to go get him. You see for his unit there are no big send off celebrations or welcome home ceremonies. There are no banners waving when their flight lands and no wives awaiting for their loved ones to deplane. Instead the men debrief, do inventory and wait for the all clear to call their families to pick them up, while the wives pace nervously around their houses waiting for the phone to ring.

Luckily I work the day that he gets back so hopefully it will go by semi fast. I can't wait to see his face which I have only looked upon in pictures these last few months and I can't wait to give him a big kiss which I have only dreamed about since he left.

I thank God that he is coming home! Only a few more days and another deployment has come to an end!

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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Q & A Number 2

Hey guys!

When I started my blog I never in a million years imagined that I would have over 300 followers.I appreciate you all taking the time to read my random ramblings. When I first started my blog I had a getting to know you question and answer thing going, a chance for my readers to write in and ask anything they wanted to know about me. Since I have many new followers now I decided to do that again.

So ask away, ask me anything you want to know and in a few days when I have a decent amount of questions, I will post the answers.

Happy Sunday everyone

Friday, July 9, 2010

Daddy's Little Girl

I am and always will be Daddys little girl. My dad took care of everything car related for me. He changed the oil, rotated my tires and even washed my car! Yes I'll admit I was spoiled

So it comes as no surprise that last night I thought it would be ok to pull a safety pin out of my tire. I was then even more surprised to hear the air hiss out of it. I blame this on the fact that I am a blonde

Luckily I did this at a friends house and her hubby put on my spare which is of course something I don't know how to do.

So this morning not only did I have to take the hubbys car to get an oil change and tires rotated but I had to get a new tire.

When I went to the Walmart auto zone I didn't know that I had to check the size of the tires before waiting in line so I had to walk back out after waiting for a half hour to check my tire size. Thankfully I was able to grocery shop while waiting for my tire to get fixed although I was a little irritated with the fact that they told me after I paid for a new tire that they could have fixed the old one!

Oh well, I feel quite proud of myself today for the fact that I was able to take both cars in for their services and get most of my to do list done that I was stressing over yesterday

And now I'm treating myself to a nano and pedi. Hey the hubs will be home in a few days. I want to look as good as possible when I go pick him up

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Holding down the homefront

I mentioned yesterday that I have a ton of things to do before M gets home. Things like grocery shopping and taking both cars in for tire rotations and oil changes. This all has to fit in around my 40+ hour work week.

I'm not complaining mind you. I love doing little things for my Hubby so that when he gets home from this deployment he can relax. However when he called last night I had to toot my own horn. I of course let it be known that I am the best wife ever and proceeded to tell him
How I was taking his car in and planning his favorite meals for the week of his return. His response was oh great babe that's less stuff I had to do when I get back. To which my our year old self snapped yea but more stuff more me to do.

I know I shouldn't feel this way but sometimes his lack of appreciation bothers me. It also irritated me that he then had to rush off the phone cause everyone was going out. Leaving a pic in my head of him partying it up and me at jiffy lube getting an oil change

I have spent this deployment fixing everything that needed to be around the house, finished decorating the house and finally got curtains up in all the rooms. I wanted everything to be perfect for him when M returned home. I went out and bought him a whole new summer wardrobe and new books for him to read on our vacation.

And what will I get in return besides the return of my Hubby?
More work for me to do. Now I'll be back to doing laundry for two people, cooking and cleaning up after two lol. Don't misunderstand me I cannot wait for the Hubby to come home but I think upon his arrival he should be standing with a dozen roses, a nice piece of jewelry from tiffanys and a romantic night out planned

I know you are wandering where this bitterness is coming from
Since yesterday I posted a list of all the reasons I was excited for my soldier to return

And once again the blame falls to my dogs. I took them out one last time before I left for work. My youngest pup found a dead animal carcass and rolled in it. She reeked so I had to give her a bath before I could go to work. I just about lost it, tears of frustration were streaming down my cheeks. I am so overwhelmed. There is so much I have to do in these next few days and I don't have enough time to do them all.

I know my frustration and bitterness is mostly due to my hubbys flight being delayed and the change in his leave, along with my desire for him to be home already. I feel horrible for even writing this post as my
Hubby has been deployed and here I am now complaining bout things.

Bad army wife! I am going to pull myself together, get my to do list done and cook my hubbys favorite meal for his return all the while hoping for some roses and a date night!

So to all you milspouses out there. How do you handle the stress of redeployment. Do your hubbys come home with gifts for you or is it mostly you taking care of things for their arrival?

Thanks for reading my venting. I really do love doing all the little things for the Hubby. The dog just pushed me over the edge today. I am hereby relinquishing all dog duties to the Hubby

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Countdown is on...

Till my Hubby comes home! And as the military goes the hubs return home date has been pushed back and his leave dates have changed!! Ahhh! But he will be home within the next 2 weeks. I cannot wait
I have so much to do to get ready for him to come home, clean the house, get oil changes and car washes for both our cars, and grocery shop. I'm a little scared about how much my grocery bill is going to be. Besides going for little odds and ends I haven't really gone shopping. So my kitchen is empty. I did plan out a week of meals but those ingredients along with the staples you need to cook are going to add up fast. Oh well! Along with food shopping comes cooking. I have enjoyed my 4 month break of no cooking but am looking forward to an actual meal.

And as I made a list of things I was looking forward to when M was gone I now decided to make one of my lists regarding what I am most excited about upon the hubbys return.

Here it goes
1. Obviously I am beyond excited to have my Hubby home. Knowing he will be at the apt when I get off work, or laying next to me in bed in the morning is all I am thinking about. Lately I have been struck with a bout of insomnia so it will be nice to have someone else at home when I'm up at 2am

2. I will not have to lug anymore 48lb bags of dogfood into the apt. And since I have two 80lb labs I do this every 2 weeks. I also am
Glad that my Hubby will be home to help me with the dogs in the morning. Normally I get up, take the dogs out, feed them then start to get ready before taking them out one final time before work. Well lately they love to interrupt mommys beauty routine and make me take them out. That wouldn't be a problem except for the fact that they don't have to go potty. No, instead they want to smell everything they missed the first time out, bark at every car and run after every guy in an army uniform cause they think it's daddy. So dog duty will be the hubbys for awhile!

3. No more girls nights! Don't get me wrong I have loved my girls nights but am now ready for some quality time with the hubby

4. Along with no more girls nights, no more being the 3rd or 5th wheel!! If you read my post about the 4th you can see why I'm looking forward to that! I am so ready for my Hubby to be home and for us to do couples things with our friends.

5. I was excited to have the bed to myself after M left but my two spoiled dogs take up more room
Than M and I combined so I am looking forward to waking up next to M and not one of the dogs butts in m face or my puppy head butting me to wake up in the morning

6. Vacation- I am finally taking a vacation from work when M gets home. I def need it as I know he does and it will be so nice to get away with M and to spend alone time together without worrying about going to work and such

7. Getting tipsy! I have survived many of nights of this deployment laying in bed with a good book, movie and a few glasses of wine. However it will be fun once the Hubby gets home to have someone to drink a little wine with and maybe get a little tipsy! We all know where that can lead:)

8. Lazy weekends- the hubs and I love laying by the pool, taking the dogs to the lake or taking random little trips. Now that He is home I won't have to dread my weekends. Sundays being the worst as all my friends have hubbys home and it tends to be family day

9. I can hit up the gym again. In June my work schedule changed so that I am now working 10-13 hour days from Monday to Thursday which means that I cannot get up and go to the gym in the morning. Once again this is due to the dogs leaving them in the house all day when I'm at work is long enough, add to that gym time or errands I have after work and that's just cruel. So once he is home I can do those things without rushing home to let out the dogs

10. Hugs and kisses! I can't wait to get all the hugs and kisses a girl can ask for from her Hubby.

Hopefully the rest of this time goes by quickly!!

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Stars and Stripes!

Hello everyone! I hope yall had a great 4th of July. Mine was interesting to say the least

Here at Ft Bragg there was a big celebration. Coutry singer Colton Ford performed along with rock band Cheville. My good friend A and I love Cheville and had planned on going to this concert since April. At first
her Hubby didn't want to to with us but then he did decide to come along

I was so excited. I had on my Old Navy flag tshirt, a cute straw hat with a red and blue ribbon and red and blue earrings.

We got to the concert right before it started and found us some seats. As we waited for the concert to begin we found out that Krispy Kreme was handing out a box of free doughnuts. Yumm!

When the Cheville concert started A suggested we ditch our chairs and see how close we could get to the stage. She asked her Hubby to come with us but he refused. So off we went and we made it up to the 5th row. They were awesome!

Instead of staying for the fireworks we left to go over to a friends for a BBq. Well A's Hubby said we should drop him off at home since we were excluding him and he was the third wheel. This prompted a huge argument that lasted the whole drive to my
House. I felt horrible since the reason they were arguing was because I was there. So he dropped us off and left and on we went to the BBQ which turned out to be a great time despite the previous drama

I will post pics of the night later. Despite the drama I did have. Great time but am ready for the Hubby to come home so I'm not tagging along with all y friends and their hubbys. I did receive word today that my hubbys flight got pushed back and his leave was shortened. Gotta love the army!!

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July

This picture was taken last 4th of July down at Myrtle Beach. I have always loved the 4th of July and have never taken the meaning of the holiday for granted. The 4th has always been more than picnics, fireworks and parades. My great uncle served in WW2 and the Korean war. After coming back to the states on a Navy carrier, somehow something fell and hit my great uncle on the head. This caused him to get a concussion and when he went and got an MRI they discovered a tumor. When doing surgery on the tumor he stroked out on the table paralyzing his whole right side. My great uncle went home to stay with my grandparents who did their best to take care of him but with three little kids of their own and with the responsibility of taking care of their own parents' it was too much. My great uncle realized this and at the age of 45 moved to the King County Veterans home in northern Wisconsin. There he lived 5 hours away from all of his family until he passed away at the age of 83. Every holiday was spent visiting my great uncle where as you walked the halls all you saw was the reminder of the tragedies of war. Many of these men and women were scarred, missing limbs and were lonely. But they were always nice and so looked forward to any visitor's coming to see one of their own.

The home had all these underground passage ways which led to one main building where a museum was located. This museum provided histories of all the wars past and present. The Veterans home was also hosted on a lake and my cousins and I always had tons of things to do there. We loved going up to visit my great uncle and even though we found it exciting we never forgot the reason why my uncle was there nor did we ever take the freedom of our country for granted because one look at the men and women at the veteran's home was a reminder of just how much we have to be thankful for and of just how much these men and women sacrificed so we could enjoy our freedon

My first military funeral was my great uncle's and there isn't a day that has gone by that I don't miss him.

And now with my hubby in the military all I can do is be so proud and supportive of a hubby that sacrifices a lot for this country. Regardless your opinion of the war these men and women are sacrificing their lives to protect us and our country so that we may enjoy freedom.

Happy 4th everyone!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill in

2 posts in one day. I never do that but decided I had to after seeing the MilSpouse fill in on other blogs. Head on over to Wife of a Sailor to join in the fun

1. Tell us about your dream job… one that you could do regardless of pay. I have a few dream jobs. I have always wanted to be a wedding photographer or a wedding planner. I loved planning my own wedding and would love to be able to do it for other bride's. However my dream dream job would be as a book editor for some huge publishing house in New York. I love reading and would love the chance to discover new authors.

2. What is your most prized material possession (kids and pets don’t count!)? Hmm my most prized possession would have to be my engagement and wedding rings. Also my hubby's Ed hardy hoodie that we bought over two years ago in Key West home of our wedding site. I wear it non stop when he is deployed. Nothing makes me feel more comfortable than wearing his sweatshirt.

3. What has been your favorite duty station and why? I have only been at one duty station so far and that's right here at Ft Bragg, NC. I was a little nervous when I moved from a big city to a small military town but to be honest I love it here. The weather is so much better than WI weather and just being with my hubby makes any place feel like home. Next year we will be PCSing to Florida and that I am so excited for!

4. What is your least favorite household chore? Making the bed. I hate changing the sheets and I especially hate our duvet cover. Why my hubby had to buy a duvet cover, in white no less still irritates me. I cannot wait to relinquich changing the sheets to the hubby when he comes home.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to a teenager today (not specifically a MilTeen), what would it be? Don't be in a hurry to grow up. Savor every moment in life and don't be in a hurry to will years away. I would also tell myself not to be a bratty teenager to my parents because in ten years I will look back and appreciate them and all they did for me.

Total Eclipse of the Heart

I saw Eclipse last night and loved it. Twilight is my all time favorite book series and I think they need to be added to my summer reading list

If you are friends with me on facebook last night you saw my status that I posted about Jacob aka Taylor. As you all know I am a behavioral therapist and work with kiddos with autism. One of my kiddo's favorite movie is Sharkboy and Lava girl featuring a young Taylor. And while I appreciate Jacob's hotness in the movies it is hard to think of him that way when on a weekly basis I watch a young Taylor dancing around in a shark costume

So for your entertainment I posted a clip of Taylor dancing and singing dressed as a shark!!


And I still can't decide whose team I'm on. I feel for Jacob so deeply in the movies but all the while am rooting for Edward.