Friday, April 30, 2010

Month 4 in Review

Today is the last day of April & I will recapture the events of this month. I do have to say, even though I did/accomplished a lot of stuff this month, this was the most emotional month. I'm not sure why, but it was. Hopefully next month will be much better:)

Month 4:

- Sent care packages to hubby

- Sent letters to hubby

- Bible Study

- Girl's Night (love those)

- Oil Change:(

- April 12th marked 100 days of this deployment:)

- Pedicure - needed a little pampering

- Finished reading "The Last Song" (loved the book)

- Watched "The Last Song" (movie was o.k. , book was better)

- Watched "Why Did I Get Married Too" (love Tyler Perry)

- Girl's Shopping trip

- Celebrating Homes Party

- Family Cookout

- Started reading Twilight (I know I'm behind)

- Bought a few Mother's Day gifts

- Finished watching the reruns of my Army Wives season 3 dvd's

- So I could start Season 4:)

- Hair Appt.

- Yellow Ribbon Ceremony

- Volunteered w/ FRG

- Called into a radio station for the first time to request a song;) haha

- New Favorite Song: "You Make Me Smile" - Uncle Kracker

So, that's month 4 in a nutshell....bring on Month 5:)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Yellow Ribbon Ceremony

Today was the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony at my husband's Reserve Unit for the families. It was my first time ever going to a meeting or such for his unit. Being the reserves & all, it's totally different from active duty. But, me and my mother in law went & I'm glad we did. We were able to receive alot of different information & contact information for any help we may need during this deployment. It was also nice to meet a few of the wives finally face to face. I'm starting to feel much better about this situation now that I know some of the ladies in the same boat as me. I also volunteered to help out with the FRG, so I'm sure that will keep me busy some too. I'm not sure what's in store, but we will see:) All in all it was a great day & I was glad to be there supporting my soldier, haha!!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Rainy Wednesday

Today it is such a rainy day. But, I was able to take advantage of the rain & sleep in this morning as long as I wanted to. And me & little Charlie did just that.
Rainy days always make me think...I'm not sure why, but they do. Especially this year. I sit and think of all the things I miss about hubby, memories that we have made, funny things he would always say, things that we have been blessed with, and the little things that make me love him most. Maybe, as God uses rain to replenish the growth of things & to give the Earth just what it needs...He uses the rain to replenish my soul. To give me that time to think on things of my husband that I normally don't think about in the day to day busy life. The things that encourage me or help me through my day. It's always so incredible to me how God hand picks that special someone you should spend the rest of your life with. That's exactly what happened in our situation. And I knew from the beginning of our dating relationship that he was The One. God has been so good to us in the 4 1/2 years we have been together, He has blessed us in so many ways. And I know He will continue to bless us even during this dreaded year of deployment.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hug Someone

The rules for this award are:
One: Tell us about a memorable hug you’ve had. It can be a person, pet, whatever…
Two: “Hug” at least one other blogger or as many as you like.

I just received this award from Lisa over at Must be doing something right. And I thank her for my hug. Sometimes those hugs whether computerized or physical come at just the right times.

My most memorable hug was when I went to see Matt for his bootcamp graduation. Me & his mom had flown to Oklahoma for the graduation. The first day was Family Day & we went to the little ceremony they had & right away I spotted my Matt marching up to where we were all gathered. He finally caught my eye & flashed me a huge smile. Then once the ceremony was over, the soldiers had to go back to their rooms to change into their uniforms. Me & his mom followed everyone back to the barracks & waited. We were standing under the garage area & their were rooms up above us. I kept looking up to this one room where I could see soldiers walking around & then all of a sudden my Matt stuck his head out of the window & flashed me that melt my heart smile once thing I know he disappeared & was down where I was wrapping his arms around me for the most wonderful hug I had been waiting for. That was the first time we were ever away from each other & we were so thrilled to see each other again. That hug made me feel like the luckiest girl alive. I will always remember that hug & the feeling I had at that moment.

I am going to send this hug to:

April at April's Flowers
The Sand is Different Here
The Adventures of our Army Life

Better Day

Just wanted to let all of my bloggers know: Thank you for all the sweet words on my last blog.
I am doing much better today, as it always turns out. I actually got to IM with hubby this morning & I'm so glad I got to do so. I love him so much. Continue to keep us in your prayers as well as all military men & women & their families. God Bless!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It's sort of hit...

I have hoped this wouldn't have come...but these last few days I have felt like I can't take this deployment any longer. Which I know I can & I know I will. I don't know why it has hit me all of a sudden, but it has. I think it's because I only have just a "while" before hubby comes home for R&R. And the anticipation is too much some days. All I can think about is what we are going to do when he comes home or how I am going to feel & react to seeing his sweet face for the first time in a long time. It's only been the last couple of days that I have felt like this & it's on the days I can't talk to him. The days when he calls I don't ever feel like this. It's weird, but it's fact. And now that I know more of what he is doing over there, I am full of fear at times. I know my husband went over to a "war zone", but to actually hear of him talk about the "war zone" makes me cringe. This month is just alot of emotion. I pray it gets easier & I will be back to my normal self in a few days. Of course, he always tries to reassure me that everything is ok & he's in the safest place he could be, but sometimes it still doesn't help the worries. :(

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You Make Me Smile:)

Well, I have discovered a new favorite song & it's "You Make Me Smile" by Uncle Kracker. I will leave you with the lyrics & hope you enjoy it as much as I do. It's so upbeat & cute. Check it out if you haven't heard it!!! I think it's gonna be one of those songs that helps with all of the downsides of the deployment. I love it & it reminds me of hubby so much:)

"You Make Me Smile"

You're better then the best
I'm lucky just to linger in your light
Cooler then the flip side of my pillow, that's right
Completely unaware
Nothing can compare to where you send me,
Lets me know that it's ok, yeah it's ok
And the moments where my good times start to fade

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Even when you're gone
Somehow you come along
Just like a flower poking the sidewalk crack and just like that
You steal away the rain and just like that

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Don't know how I lived without you
Cuz everytime that I get around you
I see the best of me inside your eyes
You make me smile
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild

You make me smile like the sun
Fall out of bed, sing like bird
Dizzy in my head, spin like a record
Crazy on a Sunday night
You make me dance like a fool
Forget how to breathe
Shine like gold, buzz like a bee
Just the thought of you can drive me wild
Ohh, you make me smile

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

100 Days

Today marks us being in this deployment for 100 days. It's hard to believe that I have not seen my husbands face or felt his touch in 100 days. But, on the bright side we are 100 days down & are officially 1/4 done with this deployment (which still could be shortened...we are praying for that). So, with this deployment & it's countdown, it's somewhat bitter sweet (which I'm sure all of you feel the same way). Sweet that the time is going by but "bitter" that it's been that long since you've seen or touched the one you love. But, I'll keep keeping on.

Yay for 100 days:)

p.s. Oh & Hubby got a promotion this weekend, so yay for that too:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Title Block

I have no title for this particular blog...I'm just going to blog about what's on my mind. *Watch Out lol* Ok, so tomorrow marks a big day in this deployment, but I will do that blog tomorrow. But we have been in this deployment for a 1/4 of the way (as of tomorrow). Some days are easy, some days are hard. It's just as simple as that.
Not a day goes by that I don't think about my husband & miss him with every beat of my heart. But, on the good days sometimes I feel a little guilty for having so much fun without him here & him over there doing who knows what. I know he would want me to be happy & have fun, but it's just something I feel sometimes. I used to try to prepare myself for this deployment, but I don't think there is any preparing for this. You just have to embrace it & grab it by the reins & make of it what you can. The bad days come & you feel like you just can't go on anymore & you want to give up. But, not only do you want to give up - you want your husband home with you NOW!!! You feel as if that day will never end, but when it does, you look back & realize you made it through another day. And that gives you that joy, that hey - you can do this:) Sometimes, I feel as if this deployment is just a roller coaster of emotions from day to day.
It's a little difficult not knowing how you are going to feel some days. For the most part, I feel like I have done great with my emotions & all. I feel like hubby has as well and I am so thankful it hasn't been as bad as it could be. Hubby tends to keep me happy & upbeat and I love talking to that man. He makes my spirits so high. He is more than my other half, he completes me in every way. I will always honestly say - he IS my best friend. And we WILL get through this deployment together all the way.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Army Wives

The new season (season 4) of Army Wives premiers tomorrow night and I can't wait!!! Some of you may not like the show or thinks that it doesn't do the real Army justice, but I absolutely love that show!!! I have all of the seasons so far on DVD. Last season really left us with a cliff hanger, so I'm interested to see what's new & how it all plays out! We will see....

Side note: This weekend was pretty fun! I enjoyed alot of girl time this weekend which was needed especially after a blah week w/ the events of mother nature added to it:( I ended up going to a home & garden party that turned into a girls night basically & then I had a fun filled day of shopping with a couple of my friends as well! Not to mention, hubby called me 3x's this week instead of the normal 2:) I love my husband beyond words & he makes me so happy every single day of my life!!!!

Hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the weekend!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I've been tagged

Before I begin, I do want to say that I am very new at the blog world & actually thought I had the hang of things until I was tagged by "The Sand is Different Here". I am to post 7 random facts about myself & tag a few others. (I wasn't sure about the award thing...sorry:( ) Anyway, here goes 7 things:

1. I am married to my best-friend

2. Favorite color is green

3. I have a throw up phobia

4. I am currently going through a deployment

5. I have a dachshund named Charlie

6. I am a candy addict

7. I love to read

Now, I will tag....
Little Pen Pen
Aprils Flowers
Ancient One
What? Mermaids?
The Adventures of our Army Life

p.s. I need help from my fellow military spouse bloggers...I am wanting to send hubby a themed care package, I've got a few things in mind, but am not sure about yet. If you don't mind, I would love to hear your ideas:) Thanks!!!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Two blogs in one day!!!...You Ask?!?!?!?!?!

Ok, so as crummy as I felt earlier today...I'm much better now. You know why???? Some of you may have guessed it already!!! I GOT MY LETTER TODAY:) It came in perfect timing. Sometimes things just work out that way & I love it when they do! Hubby wrote me a beautiful/sweet- full of information letter! I loved it. It was exactly what I needed. Now, I'm feeling much better, even though I still miss him like crazy (as I do everyday).

I Miss Him!!!

Even though it is April already and I am so excited...I miss him! It seems like this past week I have really been missing hubby!!! I think as it gets warmer the more it makes me miss him. I miss us working out in the yard together or packing up & going to the beach! I just miss him alot these days!!! I know it's normal, but sometimes I hate feeling this way! But, just a few more months & I will be able to see my wonderful hubby! And we will probably pack up & go to the beach for a day or so. I can't wait to be able to hug him & kiss him again...or even just to see him again!! I haven't seen his face since he left:( So, that will be absolute bliss:)

I know it's just one of those days & I will get through it, but it's hard sometimes.

Missing you!!!