Saturday, October 30, 2010

300 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Woo Hoo!!!!

Today is the day we celebrate 300 days of being done with this deployment! It's bittersweet. It's amazing that I have been away from my husband for almost 300 days (considering he had a 2 week R&R). Well, not amazing in a spectacular/good way. But amazing that we've HAD to do that! But, I'm so thrilled that we are this close to being done! I'm so excited that it is finally coming to an end! I will be a very happy girl when I see that sweet face & he is home with me, but I think I will even be just as happy when I know my hubby's feet are on U.S. soil!!!! Yay for 300 days...and here's to the last of it:)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Award Time - Check to see if you were tagged!

I have been given a blog award from Newlywed and Deployed!
Thank you so much...I love reading your blog & all of your deployment adventures! I was impressed by your 7 interesting facts about yourself!!!!

The rules are:
1. Thank and link back to who gave you the award.
2. Share 7 interesting things about yourself.
3. Pass it along to 7 blogs you've recently discovered and enjoy! *I only did 5*
4. Leave the recipients a note, telling them about the award.

7 things about me:

1. I currently am going through a first time deployment - which hopefully is closer to being over than not.

2. I not only married my best friend, but my soul mate!

3. I love long layered emo hairstyles, but am too chicken to ever try it!!!

4. I could eat chips & salsa everyday

5. My biggest fear is mice

6. I don't like my legs

7. I have had cosmetic surgery

Passing this along to:
Trading Diamonds for Dog Tags
Expat Girl
April Flowers
Standing by Him
Flip Flops and Combat Boots

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wordless Wednesday...Almost

Who all has had the privilege of seeing "this guy"?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Feeling Festive

Feeling festive & wishing the hubs was here!!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mental Health/ Care Packages

Ok, well today I decided to take a Mental Health Day from work. During this deployment so far, I have not taken any time off except for when Hubby was home & if the Dr. has been out. So, today (well actually yesterday) I decided I needed a day from work. I needed a day to clear my head, have some alone time, & just do what I wanted. I did just that. I slept in this morning, got up & headed out to print some pictures off to send to the hubby, came back home, talked to hubby, ate some lunch, sat outside & read, took a nap, finished up hubby's Halloween care package & took it to the post office to be sent out, came back sat outside some more & read, and now I'm catching up on blog world & facebook & getting ready to go enjoy some shows on TV & who knows what else is in store for today. These last few months are starting to stress me & the hubs out. I hate that it is, but we are so anxious for this deployment to be over. Hubby has been putting up with a lot lately & to top it off he's now sick. Poor thing! I feel bad for him, but we both just have to push through just a little longer. He finally was able to get some meds today & hopefully he will start feeling better soon. He was able to take today easy as well & we enjoyed just being able to talk to each other without a time frame (he normally calls me on my lunch break during the work week). Anyways, to help cheer him up & hopefully make him feel better, I let him know he would be getting a little something something in the mail shortly:) So, here's a preview of his Halloween package:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Friday Fill-In

  1. What are some things on your bucket list? (from New Girl on Post) ~ to travel to Europe & Africa, become a mom, go parasailing, go on another missions trip, try sushi, and I'm sure the list could go on & on but I'm drawing a blank...
  2. How long have you been a MilSpouse and where have you been stationed so far? (from Raising Roscoe) ~ I have been a mil-spouse for 2 years, 1 year as a girlfriend - we have never been stationed anywhere because the hubs is a Reservist
  3. What is a list of songs that sums up your life so far? (from Confessions of a Sailor's Wife) ~ Right now, because I'm sleepy & can't really think of all the fabulous songs that could sum up my this present moment, the only one that comes to mind is "Come Home Soon" by SheDaisy...:/
  4. What is your favorite kind of pizza? ~ Pepperoni, sausage, & black olives
  5. What are three good things in your life right now? ~ My precious husband, my job, & my wonderful family

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Ok...yes, hubby's homecoming is still a ways away...but I'm already wanting to look for a super cute outfit to wear for when that day arrives. In the summer, it's easy to find a cute sun dress or summery outfit to meet & greet your lover...but what are some ideas for the winter??? So...blogger world, I'm asking for your advice, pictures, websites, etc.!!!! I want to look super cute for my hubba lubba!!!!

Thank you all in advance!!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

"I'm Proud of You"

It's nice when people say "I'm proud of you"...but it's even more wonderful when my hubby tells me "I'm proud of you". We were talking the other day about the last 9 months & how far we have come; when hubby decides to tell me how proud he is of me for handling things on my own, being strong & enduring this time of separation. Now grant it, it has not been the easiest thing to deal with, but I have done it & am continuing to do it one day at a time. It makes my heart melt to know my soldier is proud of me, his wife. I always tell hubby how proud I am of him & his service & how much he means to me; but for him to tell his wife who's back home just living her normal life that he's proud, gives me such a warm feeling & I fall in love with him all over again! This man in my life is so wonderful & so thoughtful! As his deployment is slowly coming to an end hopefully, I become more & more proud of my husband...just because of who he is!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mil-Spouse Friday Fill-In

  1. What is the longest road trip you've ever taken? ~ It's not extremely long, but the longest I've traveled somewhere in the car is to's a 9-10 hr. drive.
  2. Do you collect anything? Tell us a bit about it. ~ I collect magnets of all the places me & hubby have been together as a married couple...
  3. What is your favorite part about being an adult? ~ That I can have a husband & being able to make your own choices:)
  4. What song brings a tear to your eye? ~ Not sure of the title, but the song by SheDaisy something like "come home soon"...but alot of love songs bring tears to my eyes
  5. Describe your first plane ride (how old you were, where you were heading, etc). ~ My very first plane ride was when I was maybe 1 or 2 to Alabama & my mom says I cried the whole very fist plane ride that I remember was when I was 14 to Mexico. Our church went on a mission trip there & I was just really nervous & paranoid that I would get sick, so I made sure I took some medicine to help with that...but now I don't mind flying at all!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October....a new month

First of all, I will say, I honestly can't believe it is already October:) I am so excited that we are that much closer to hubby's homecoming! But, I'm really hoping the time doesn't start dragging by...maybe with the upcoming time change & now that it starts to get dark earlier, it will seem like the days are going by faster!

Already though, this month is starting to be a sad one. Yesterday, one of my co-workers received news that her husband's cancer is back & it's also stemming from somewhere else. They won't find out until later next week...but it's just so sad! They are a very young couple with 3 small children. But, the Lord is in control & will have His healing, protecting hand upon them! Today marks the year anniversary (if that's even an appropriate word) of my father in law's death. It doesn't seem like it's been a year already, it seems as if it was yesterday. I can remember that day so well, but at the same time, wish I didn't! This saddens my heart, because hubby is away, as you all know...and I wish I was with him to comfort him if he needs comforting. My hubby is very black & white and holds many of his emotions inside. He doesn't like to talk about things in detail & how he feels about them, he'd rather move on & never look back ...which I wish he would be more open & talk about his feelings...I just hope he's ok. I haven't been able to talk to him today because of him being out of range:(

Apart from all the sadness...sorry:(
I went & pampered myself with a massage!!!! My friend wanted to go have her a pre-natal massage before she left for vacation & wanted me to go with I figured, I couldn't pass up a massage, so I had my own done! We booked them at the place we always go, so we walk in & there's a man & woman waiting on us. The woman takes my friend & the man takes me. Now, some of you think ok...your point???? I've never had a man do my I was a little caught off guard lol! It ended up being fine, once I got over the slight oh my gosh moment...but turns out, my friend thought I had had him before. But, oh well, it was nice & so relaxing. He did mention to me afterwards, that it felt as if I had alot of stress built up & that I needed to relax more. I wanted to say "Yea, well you trying to relax all of the time while your spouse is deployed", but I felt no need in disturbing the relaxation I was feeling at the moment or make him think I was some crazy person lol! But, in all reality, I always have tightness & my neck & shoulders seem like they hold stress all the time (what it comes from, I have no idea) maybe I should look into having a massage done every month - I think it would be helpful:)

Then last night a group of us girls went out for dinner & it was so much fun, as always. So despite the sadness & the bad news (even though my heart goes out to the ones this sadness effects) I enjoyed my first day of October!!!! Hope everyone has a great month!!!