Saturday, December 31, 2011

A new year ahead!

On this day 5 years ago my wonderful husband asked me to marry him! Aww I love that man!
I can't believe its been that long. I remember it like it was yesterday!

Anyways, this year has had it's ups and downs. I would say I have had more ups than I had downs so I can't really complain.

My husband deployed this year and I must say that was a down. Besides that and everything that comes with it I have had a pretty good year.

I started a weight loss journey with my best friends. I am proud of myself. I still have ways to go, but so far I have lost about 40 pounds. I don't think I could of done it with out the help of my friends (they know who they are.) They have helped me reach my goals and have been amazing in so many other ways. I love them with my whole heart!

I attended many concerts this year. What a blast my summer was. Some of those I attended were Joe Nichols , Tim McGraw , Sugarland , Little Big Town , Martina Mcbride, and Rascal Flatts. I enjoyed all of these with great company.

I started a new path and took on the program to become a Medical Transcriptionist/Editor . I love it and can't wait till I am done with schooling.

These are just some of the things that 2011 brought to me. With the new year ringing in I couldn't be happier to get moving into 2012. I have so much to look forward to this new year. My husband will be back from deployment, I will finish up school, my sister gets married and I know many more things. I hope all of you have had a great year and hope that 2012 will be great to you! =)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

P.I.N.K.

I have started a new workout plan. It called the P.I.N.K Method you can check it out HERE.
I am only on day 2 of this program, but so far I am enjoying it. I hear the first couple of days are the hardest and well that's for sure.

You start the program off by what they call a reset for your body. You are just limited to what you can eat. Its really not as bad as it sounds, Promise!

I am down 2 pounds already after the 1st day. I am looking forward to this new workout adventure so stay tuned for more to come on this.

I hope all of you have a Merry Christmas =)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Money back for shopping online!

Ok, yes I have found some new websites I am in love with and I just feel the need to share them with you! So here is another great one! Its call ebates.com you earn a percentage back on your purchase when shopping online. Check it out if you are interested or if you shop online alot. http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=WoMweGk2Au6iIboEnRzXew%3D%3D

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Superpoints!

Hello everyone I wanted to share my new favorite thing, Superpoints. If this didn't work or you had to do a lot of "stupid" stuff I wouldn't be sharing this. However, I love it and I can't wait to redeem my first gift card.
Superpoints Network is a website where all you need to be able to do is click your mouse if you can do that then you will be a pro at this! You earn points that you get to redeem for gift cards! Hey, it's free and you can't beat that! ;) Anyways, you get daily e-mails if you open it and read it you will see that you earn points. There is also the thing called the super lucky button you get a certain amount of clicks a day and you earn points by doing that too! You can watch videos and they also have offers you can do to earn points. I have almost 800 points and I just joined this month.You only need 500 to be able to redeem a gift card. Its amazing, easy, and FREE! So if you are interested here are some invites! If none of them work let me know I'll personally get you one. (one link is only good for one person)

Thanks everyone. Hope you enjoy this as much as I have!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

No title!

I know its been awhile. But I just feel like I never have much to say. So here we are now..

I made the 14 hour drive to my home town for thanksgiving. Along the way I realize how much gas stations stink and how much my mom has to pee lol ;) (she will love me for this) Anyways has I have been home for 5 days now I have also realized things that break my heart.

My sister got engaged on her birthday, Nov 18th. She asked me to be her maid of honor well for me matron of honor. I said yes of course. However, it hit me that I will not be here to do everything with her. I had some good cries over that. I want to be apart of it all. I want to go with her everywhere she wants me to go and do things she wants me to. Yes, I will still be able to help her from afar but its just not the same. I even told her she could ask her good friend to be maid of honor since she will be the one here helping her. My sister of course said no way! (gosh I love her).
I kind of had her jump the gun and asked her if she would mind trying on wedding dresses while I was here so I could experience her doing that. She agreed and found one she loves! I was so happy that she agreed to do this. It meant more to me than she will ever know. I know that she will still look around to make sure that first one is the one she wants but that expected. I am just so happy I got to experience something with her =)

The other thing that I have realized since being home is that I miss out alot on things going on.
My grandpa had a stroke a few weeks back. I got the call and felt the need to come home early, but my parents kept saying no that he is fine and will be ok. So when I did get home one of the first stops was the hospital to see my grandpa. Everyone said he looked great and was doing amazing. However, to me I never saw him in his worse state. To me he looked just like grandpa just a skinnier. I am thankful that I didn't have to see him in his worse state but at the same time I wish I could of been here for all of it.

I know this is part of my lifestyle, always being away from blood related family. But coming home this time, I have found myself not wanting to go back. I am thankful for the family that I will be returning to when I do go back to my "home" Without them there I might of just stayed here in Iowa!

So this is where I am Loving being home with my family but missing my family from where my home is.  It's never a win-win! So  I will cherish the time I have here and continue to enjoy it as I will miss them the very second I walk out the door!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On a better note!

I know my last post was depressing so on a better note this one will be positive!
First off I made my way back to the gym today with my two friends who just so happened to be workout buddies too! It was really nice to finally get back at it! Looking forward to keeping it up too! I mean I only have around 3 months to get it together! So operation butt kicking is now in force.

On an other note after being sick and I guess I still am fighting this cold off. I finally got back to my school work. I was was pretty excited when I completed my test with 100% last night. I also am going to just say that I am so proud of myself for keeping everything at 90% or above! =) Go Me! So now I just need to crack down and make myself do it everyday and I'll be happy!

Besides all of that, I can't wait for November to get here. I am going home for my sister's 21st birthday and thanksgiving! Right now I would just like to stay in Iowa until January, but that just can't happen.

I am ready for time to keep moving along we are getting closer and closer everyday. May just can't get here fast enough thats for sure!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

...

I guess I just always expect more out of people than I should.  I am just in a bad place today and I am ready for today to be over with.

Monday, October 17, 2011

ooo...yea..my blog

Sorry its been awhile. I guess I am just in a blog funk. I have had plenty to write about...but for some reason I just haven't.
So far this month I had my birthday bash, sent out a package to the husband for his birthday, met up with an old friend from high school, had a scentsy party, and hung out with my amazing friends.
I am looking froward to my trip to Iowa next month. Its been needed for awhile now.

Other than that I am just living my life. It's pretty much the same thing everyday. I am trying to crack down on my school work and I need to get back to working out.

Hopefully I will get out of this blog funk soon!

I hope you all have a great month!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Picking up where you left off at

I have one of those friendships, you know, the kind where you always "pick up from where you left off at."  This past Saturday I spent the day up in Greeley with our friends the Hackett's. I got up bright and early (before the sun) to get ready and made the 2 hour drive up there. I met Steph and Dereck at their boys football game. The Hackett's were the first military family I ever met when I came into this lifestyle. They will forever be apart of our family too. Steph was my first best friend away from home. Anyways I love that I my friendship with her and her family is the kind that doesnt matter how long its been since we talked or seen each other. I can show up at their front door and they will welcome me as if I was family.

Not only am I blessed to have them in my life. I am also blessed for all the great friends I have, along with my wonderful family I have. I would say I am pretty lucky! Without them well, I would probably be lost in this Big ol' World!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Missing a piece of the puzzle

We are about 5 months into this deployment and I always miss my husband but lately I have been missing him 100 times more.  I am so ready for R&R but that still seems like forever away. I sit here and think bout what we would be doing if he was here and it leaves my heart aching. .. My heart is always missing a piece of it while my husband is away. He is my best friend and the person who believes in me, supports me, and loves me with all of his heart.
 I just can't wait for R&R and can't wait for this deployment to be over. I am working on putting together his birthday package and will be sending it out next week just to make sure it gets to him on time!
I know there isn't really a point to this but I am missing my husband, as I know, all of the other wives are. I know we all can't wait for this year tour to be done with!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Concert Updates

Where do I start? I have no idea. I guess a quick update on concerts. Well, after Sugarland our next concert was Martina Mcbride (we got free tickets through the radio station). She performed at the state fair here in Colorado. She was amazing, but the people by us were not! This one guy was freaking out about the people standing in front of him. We thought for sure he was going to punch someone. Ugh! Besides that we enjoyed our time. Martina has an amazing voice and I love her new single that out.

A couple of weeks after we saw Martina, we were headed back up to the Denver area to see Rascal Flatts. Justin Moore and Sara Evans opened up for Rascal Flatts. I love them all!
My friend and I always have great memories and this was nothing less than that. Lets just say that sometimes we aren't the smartest people. Mainly because we just don't think when we should. Like who thinks its a good idea to put a hot grill under the car (right under the gas tank) so no one will steal it? We were more worried about someone stealing the $10.00 grill then we were about blowing up the car. Like seriously. Thankfully someone pulled it out from underneath her car. Whoever that was we would just like to give you a HUGE thank you and promise not to be so dumb next time ;)
**For some reason it wont upload pictures.**
Rascal Flatts wraps up our summer concerts. We have one more thats in October and I can't wait for that one. We will be seeing Jason Aldean! AHHHH! I just can't wait! =) After that we are all done with concerts for the year. Well maybe not we will see what the rest of the year brings we might just end up at a couple more! We tend to do things at the drop of the hat!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I am a Proud sister

So my brother plays football and this is his senior year. He has worked very hard for this football season. Since I am unable to attended his football games ='( I am so happy he has made a highlight video for me to see. It sent mixed emotions through me though. I was proud and I just wanted to jump and up and down and yell "GO TYLER" or "Way-to-go TYLER" it also made me very homesick and sad that I have only seen my brother play football once. Thats sooooo sad. What in the world is wrong with that. UGH! The reason I have only seen one is well, because we are a military family. I am pretty sure that sums it all up for you. Anyways I am sharing the link to his highlight video check it out! Football highlight
Tyler, Jeff and I are so proud of you! You are amazing and I think all of your hard work has paid off. I mean everyone has been told to stay away from you cuz well you kick butt! We love you Tyler! Go #64

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An other ten!

I woke up this morning and got on the scale. As of today I am officially another 10 pounds down =) Whoo hooo! This means I have lost 30 pounds now! It feels pretty amazing! However, I know I am going to fluctuate, but I  hope to maintain within 1 to 3 pounds. I also plan on losing more! I have a goal for November and hopefully I will be down another 10 pounds by then too! =)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Do you remember?

Do you remember my post about working on not swearing? Well, I am about to update you on how that is going. I must say I am very proud of myself. Yes, I still swear but not like I used to. I tend to swear the most when I am mad or driving (yes, I have road rage. Maybe I should work on that.) Anyways it hasn't been as hard as I thought it was going to be. The first couple of weeks were hard but I was very aware of what was coming out of my mouth and correcting what I said. Now its just natural for me to say a different word. However, I am not going to lie even in normal conversation I do notice a swear word or two come out of mouth. I probably wont be swear free but I am working on being as close to it as I can be!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Little Big Town and Rodeo

Friday was our Little Big Town concert. The rodeo was before hand. I must say that I enjoyed the rodeo more than I did Little Big Town. (Sorry to all of those big fans of LBT) I only knew like three songs of theirs and I don't know I just was bored.
However, the rodeo had my attention the whole time. I don't know there is just something about cowboys that make me go crazy. BUT of course not as crazy as my husband in ACU's. ;)
It was also a lucky night for me. Nothing big but we got a free voucher for a dollar lottery ticket and I won a dollar got another one with that and one another dollar again. Yes, the third one was a loser, but later that night I played on an other one and won two dollars. Like I said nothing big but I never play scratch off tickets so it was exciting for me.

I am sharing a few pictures I have more of the rodeo than I do anything else but I hope you enjoy them anyways.

P.S. tomorrow night I will be attending Martina McBride with one of my best friends. (We got free tickets through the radio station) So of course I'll give you all the fun on that. I am also going to update you on a few other things going on in my life. But for now here are the pictures from the rodeo and Little Big Town.

Ok sorry I am having problems getting pictures to upload. I'll try again some other time.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I forgot to update you on Sugarland!

So last Friday we had our Sugarland concert! It was such a blast. We went early and tailgated before hand because beer at the concert is 10.00 a beer. That is just crazy.
Wondering if it rained? Well it did towards the very end. So far it has rained every single concert we have been to this summer. Lets see if we can break the spell tomorrow.
Yes, tomorrow we are going to the state fair to see Little Big Town. We got an awesome deal through groupon for this. We paid 11 dollars and that includes are admission to the fair, includes are ticket to the rodeo and our ticket to see little big town. Yea it's amazing, right? So I will be sure to update you on Little Big Town afterwards.
In the mean time here are some pictures from our Sugarland concert. Enjoy! =)









Monday, August 22, 2011

Yes, I am at it again!

Yes, I am once again switching up the design of my blog. I will be doing this alot more in the year to come! I will most likely change it for every holiday too! So you are going to have to bear with me during these times! Thanks =)

We like to move it!

So lately we decided to mix up our workout routine. We added some zumba to our routine. I must say its a blast! Even though I don't have any rhythm I still have fun, laugh and get a great workout from it too! I know we will end up switching it up again at some point in the next 9 months; but for now we are having a blast doing what we are doing!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tim McGraw

Friday was our 2nd concert of the summer and it was fun but also relaxing! The Band Perry was the first band to open up. Next was Luke Bryan and he shaked it for us! He also came out later on and sang a song with the sexy Tim McGraw.
I love outdoor concerts they are so much fun and can be relaxing also! However, these days its like people dont wear clothes. I seriously wonder what this world has come to. These girls could of came in their underwear and bras and still have just as much clothing on as they do with their shorts and shirts. This bothers me so much! But they are their own person and have the right to dress however they want. So more power to them! I will however never wear clothes like some of the girls do.
Anyways, One of our friends husband is home on his R&R so he got to come with us too. I am sure it was nice way for him to have some fun!
We all had a great time and looking forward to our next one!
Yes, I am sharing some photos with you too! Enjoy!
Yes, of course it rained


Luke Bryan



Luke and Tim

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I am taking some good advice!

This week has been an off week for me and working out. It was all I could do to make myself get up and run and even then I have slacked on running. I have only managed to run twice this week even though those runs were amazing runs the best I have ran. However, I usually run 5 to 6 times a week so I feel like a huge slacker. I also only managed to get to the gym once this week. I was planning on going but I just never made it there. Thankfully I got some advice that I took and believe is true. My trainer told me "Rest this week and be ready to hit the gym again hard Monday. You can do it! Just listen to your body, if its tired then rest it."  The main thing I took from that was the listening to your body. I believe that my body is tired so this week I decided to let myself sleep in. I am ready for Monday to come back around and get back to it. I hope my body is also ready to get back at it! I always feel better after working out anyways. So just because I took a week off doesn't mean I am giving up its the last thing thats happening. I have come this far and ended up with some great results. I am ready for the next 2 months to pass to see what the results will be! Its amazing feeling I can't wait to hit my next goal!

ooo the little things

Before I got into bed the other night, I decided to spray the hubby's cologne. It made me think about just how much I miss the way he smells. It also made me sit back and think about all the little things that I miss. Sometimes its those little things we take for granite. While laying in bed I just held all these little things close to my heart and all I could do was miss him more. Its amazing how much you can miss those little things. Things so little you never thought you would miss it. Things that drove you nuts that you now find yourself missing those things.
I never thought I would miss tripping over my hubby's combat boots. I never thought I would miss seeing ACU's and PT's laying on the floor. These are just a few things that drove me nuts that I am missing now.
I of course miss everything bout him and miss him more and more each day. I will continue to hold all these little things close to my heart.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Things change

Sometimes in life things just change. Things you dont want to change. Things you never thought would change. But it happens.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A New Challenge

 Today while hanging out with a friend she made me realize I swear alot. This is something that made me say gosh...I really do swear alot.
 So my new challenge is to stop swearing. I already proved to myself this challenge is going to be a hard one and most likely a long one. However, I am up for this challenge. Swearing is not very lady-like anways, so I am going to do my best to cut these words out of my everyday vocabulary. My swearing is so bad that sometimes I don't even realize that I say it. I think its time to cut those nasty words out of my vocab.
Wish me luck! If you have any clever ideas to help me kick this bad habit please share!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I think I might just be Crazy!

So as of today I am going to school for two different things. I am taking on both of these at the same time. O gosh. I am going to still continue to do my classes and stuff to finish out the Medical Front Office Assistant & Administration Program through Florida Gulf University. I also have started the Medical Transcriptions and Editing Program through At-Home Professions.
I decided to do both one because the medical front office program is already paid for so I figure I might-as-well finish it. Two the medical transcriptions program will allow me to stay at home with our "someday" kids. I would love to be able to be a stay at home mommy and also be able to bring in income!
So whats the harm of doing both? The stress of it all, is probably the harm lol! So we will see how this goes.
Wish me Luck!!!

P.s. I forgot to mention that all of this is online! I think I will have to sit down and decide what days I do what and color code!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's official!

It's official, today I have lost 21 pounds since I started working out! This was an amazing feeling this morning! I can't wait to see how much I will lose in a 10 more months! =)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Family will always be there!

When my life seems to fall off the wagon for awhile. When I tend to get in those moods where I am just in a funk its nice to know that no matter what my hubby and family are always there. They are the ones who don't judge me and support me in everything I decide to do! They are the ones that wont walk out on me. They are the ones who still love me and still always there even when I am being bitch and moody.
I am so thankful for an amazing hubby and a wonderful family who stick by me through thick and thin! SO thankful for such amazing kind of love I have!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Everytime I think about it...it stresses me out!

Thinking bout debt just stresses me out. Jeff and I are still pretty young. He will be 24 this year and I will be 23. However, I feel like we are in more debt then most people our age. I wonder how we ever got this far in?
Anyways I did a budget for the year. Thinking bout that stresses me out. A budget should be a good thing right? If so, why am do I stress every time I look at it? Maybe because I still see how much debt we have to pay off. I just don't know.
One thing I know is I need to just stop stressing on it. I have made a budget we are sticking to it. I just wish I was a millionaire! =)
I do know that after all of this, both Jeff and I, will have learned the hard way bout debt. I also know that it will be one of the best feelings in the world to have some of it paid off by the time he comes home.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The rain wasn't going to stop us!

Our concert was last night and man did we have a good time. It started raining once we got there and rained off and on all the night. But that didn't stop us from having a great time.
We had a blast! I am of course sharing some pictures with you! We met some awesome people there. We also had a miss hap. There was some crazy girl who just flat out punched one our friends because she bumped into her. Who does she think she is? That's what I want to know! Thank god for all of the amazing people around us who backed us girls all the way. I was not wanting to have to bail anyone out of jail last night! Even with that happening it still didn't bring us down! We had fun until the end of the night.
I am so happy that I had an amazing time with some even more amazing people. Thank god for friends like them! I love them all! =)

Now for the pictures. Enjoy!

Our new friend! The one in the hat! She was such a sweetheart.

Bring on the rain!

Rain you won't stop us!



Our friend!

This was just after they opened the doors for us to come in

Hedi Newfield

Joe Nichols

Craig Morgan

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Can't wait!

I can't wait until Saturday. Its the kick off of our summer concerts we are attending this summer. This Saturday we are going to see Craig Morgan, Joe Nickles, and Hedi Newfield. Ahhh... I just cant wait. I love concerts. Going to concerts is one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Other concerts we are going to this summer, as of now, are Tim McGraw, Sugarland, and Rascal Flatts.
Tim McGraw also has Luke Bryan and The Band Perry opening up for him. Sugarland I am not sure who is opening up for them. Rascal Flatts has Sara Evans opening up for them. I am looking forward to all of these. I just can't wait! =)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Just to clear a few things up.

I know that my last post may come off the wrong way. When I said that "I never thought I would of felt the way I did today. I should of expected it I suppose." I was meaning that I never expected to feel sad once I got to my car. I never expected that the welcoming home ceremony would make me miss my husband sooo much more.
I know it may of came of that I didn't think I would of felt joy or happiness and that is far from what it was suppose to mean. I couldn't be happier for them. Its one of the best things to have your family whole and all together. I still tear up thinking bout how happy they were/are. It's happy tears of course! Because I know the feeling and I know tons of other people do too. Its one of the best feelings in the world.
Anyways I just wanted to clear that up. I also know that my last post is kind of all over the place and I am sorry for that also.

Monday, July 4, 2011

I never would of thought.....

Tonight one of my friends out here got to welcome home her soldier from a year long deployment. What a great way to spend the 4th of July, right? So I kept her company today to help pass the time. I also tagged along to the ceremony to take pictures for her! I am so happy for her and all of the other people who got to welcome home their loved ones. However, I never thought I would of felt the way I did today. I should of expected it I suppose. All day I was just so excited for them. In fact once they said they had just came in the gates I was starting to get nervous for them. I of coursed cried for them. I cried mainly because I was so happy for them. I was so happy that Tyler (their son) went right to his daddy. I haven't seen a kid so happy before. It melted my heart. How could it not make you cry?

But once I got to my car it was a different kind of cry, it was a sad cry. Sad because I just said "see you soon." I have a long time till I get that moment. It was just one of those things that hits you in the face and brings you to reality that deep down you miss him more than you ever thought you would. I don't mean to sound like rude, or whatever, I don't know what the right word is for it. I know this is probably selfish of me to feel this way but its how I feel.
Don't get me wrong. They done their time. It was time for them to come home. I am sooooooo Happy for them. I can't even begin to say just how happy I am that they finally made it through their year time.
Tonight pretty much was bittersweet; I am so happy and part of my heart is filled with joy for them. But the other part of my heart broke a little. Because I miss him. But I know soon enough it will be my time to welcome home my Soldier! I can't wait for that!

To all of those who came home tonight and all those who have been coming home through out this month. WELCOME HOME SOLDIERS! WELCOME HOME!

A crazy night but one that went into the memory book!

I know I haven't posted in awhile so I'll give you a quick update.
My mom and Dad made the 12-13 hour trip out here on the 29th of June and left bright and early this morning. It was very nice to have them out here. I really enjoyed the company!

Working out is still going great! We are running 3 miles now. It feels amazing to do so. I cant wait to see how I will look after this year deployment is over.

Now to get the point of this post.

Yesterday, we celebrated the 4th even though it was only the 3rd. Fort Carson does their fireworks on the 3rd. Anyways, we had a little cook out and then headed over to Fort Carson where they had all the stuff setup. It had started to rain on our way to post. So we found a parking spot to park. We just sat in the car until the rain stopped. We enjoyed people watching. After the rain let up we headed over to the park to the little festival they had setup. As we were walking around I ended up slipping in the mud and falling down. I was good at protecting my face from getting muddy though. Thank go for that. This was so embarrassing but all I could do was laugh. I mean what else could I have done. I should of pulled my two friends down with me since they thought it was the funniest thing in the world and snapping pictures. But,  I can't blame them I would of done the same thing. I suppose I'll share these pictures with you. It still cracks me up just thinking bout it. You can go ahead and laugh I don't mind.

I thought that was going to be the worse of the night. Boy was I wrong. We go to leave after the fireworks  and my car wont start. So I see the fire station is just right up the street. We start walking that way and we saw one of them pulled up so then we start running. At least I started running. I start saying excuse me and he isn't hearing me so finally I just yell "Hey Mr. Fireman." He finally turned around. =) He was so nice and agreed to help me. (probably because I looked like one hott mess.) He was nice I wished I would of had some cash on me to tip him for his help. Plus I love firefighters! So I enjoyed it a little  (shhh... don't tell my husband lol kidding he knows.)

Anyways, thankfully I have some great friends who helped make this night a great one. I am so glad I have people who can help me take a crappy situation into something we will be laughing at for years to come. Thanks chicky for making this something to laugh bout! I love ya!

Monday, June 20, 2011

"When I Get Home"

A friend of mine had posted this on Facebook and I just loved so much. I decided to share with you all!
Enjoy! =)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Today was a great accomplishment

Today was the final day of week 5 of the couch-to-5k. We had to run 20 minutes non-stop. For those of you who are saying that is nothing, well for us this was an amazing accomplishment. When we first started out we never thought that we would be able to run for 20 minutes. Heck, we didn't think we would be able to run 5 or 10 minutes. But we have pushed ourselves to do so.  I am not only very proud of myself but also my two wonderful ladies that do this with me. I am so glad that I get to do this with them.
Now that I know I can do it, I can't wait for the rest of the training. By the end of it we will be running for 30 minutes without stopping. This will feel amazing and I can't wait to see us come out on top of this.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

" A Kiss Goodnight."

I got a package today from my best friend, Rachel! It was a very nice surprise. She sent me a glass bowl with "kisses." I have seen this idea before. I think its so cute and have always said when I have kids that would do this idea with them. You fill a bowl or whatever you want to use with Hersey Kisses. You put a kiss in for everyday they are gone. Every night or every morning you get a "kiss." Its a nice and different way to countdown. I never thought bout doing it for myself before. I thought it was very nice that Rachel thought of me and did this for me. She also knows us to well. She knows our saying for our bedroom is "Always kiss me goodnight." So for her to pick "A Kiss Goodnight"  was perfect. I am not sure if that even crossed her mind but I am sure it did. This package made my whole week for a lot of reasons.
One reason is, Rachel and I are living busy lives at the moment and we hardly find time to catch up with each other. So it was nice to know she is still always thinking bout me. I hope she knows that I am always thinking of her too. I miss her very much. In fact her little note she added to my package made me cry today. I just Love her! She is one of my best friends and the type of best friend that I know if we went months without talking, we would just pick up were we left off at the next time we did talk. (Not that I want to go months without talking to her.) I hope she knows how much her friendship means to me. I love you Rachie Ann and thanks for always being there even if you aren't really here.
So thanks to my best friend. I will know have "A Kiss Goodnight" every night until he is home again to get the real KISS GOODNIGHT!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Well I guess I am just going to update again.

I have a lot on my mind, but I have no idea where to start to process it all. So for now I am just going to give you all an other update on my working out. I am sure you all are getting tired of this. But for me, I will enjoy being able to come back read this and see how my progress went!
This week marks week 5 of our training for couch-to-5k. This week we have ran longer than we thought we could. We talked bout it this whole week how we look back to week one, and think to ourselves, that we thought we could never run longer than minute. We have proved ourselves wrong over and over again during this training.
Today we ran for 10 minutes had a 3 minute walking break and ran for other 10 minutes. I made it through all the way. It was such a great feeling for me. Friday we run for 20 minutes non-stop. We will see how that goes.
Our trainer, Sarah, she is just amazing. We have been doing TRX training (you can find more about it here TRX TRAINING ). I have a love-hate relationship with it. It really does give you a full body workout. Even though days later I am still hurting from it, I love that I know I am getting a great workout.
I have been to nervous to step on the scale to see what my numbers are like. So today Sarah went a head and weighed me. I just stood backwards so I couldn't see. However, I just made her tell me because I wanted to know. I must say I felt so awesome when she told me the number! It was great to know that this is working, and that I am losing weight. It gives me hopes that I will be closer to my goal weight by the time the hubby gets back from his year tour.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yes, ok fine, I am going to whine!

Ok so as the title states I am going to whine. I am trying to start my lawn mower to mow my jungle out front and of course after three tries I still couldn't get it. So here I am blogging bout it. No worries I'll be going back out to try again after this post. Anyways its these little things that he, the hubby, would usually do that get to me the most. Why? I have no idea! But I just want to cry because I can't get the stupid lawn mower to start. I know what a big a baby I am. Plus I am way to stubborn to go ask one of my neighbors if they could come start it for me. I am too determined to get it on my own. So I am going to go try again if I still cant get it. I am going to have no other choice but to ask for help. This is something I do not want to have to do. It makes me feel weak.

Friday, June 10, 2011

The little things are what makes life worth it!

Today I got flowers for our anniversary! (He knew I was going to be gone all day yesterday!) But it wasn't even the flowers that made it so great. It was the note that came with it. That note was all I needed. Well really I didn't need it because I know he loves me. But it was a great reminder! Made me tear up thats for sure. Gosh isn't great when the little things just remind us how great life is and what make life worth it. One smiple thing such as a note made my whole month! =)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9th = Happy Anniversary

Today is my husbands and I 4th wedding anniversary. I can't believe its been 4 years already. I am so happy that he is mine. I couldn't ask for a better husband. He is one amazing man that's for sure. He is my best friend. I don't know what I would do with out him. We have been lucky enough to spend all of our anniversaries together but this one. The first one was R&R time for us. The other two we were just lucky enough to be able to spend them together. So I am not going to whine and complain about how much I wish he was here today to celebrate with me. Instead I am going to enjoy this day. I am going to have fun and be happy! I know that in no way would my husband want me to sit around and be a lazy bum.

Jeffrey, Thank you for 4 amazing, wonderful years. I can't wait to spend the rest of our lives together. I can't wait to grow old with you because I know the best is yet to come. I love you with all my heart always have always will. You have been one of the best husbands any girl could ever ask for. Thanks for putting up with me and my crazy bitchy mood swings. I love you with all my heart forever and always to the moon and back plus much more! Miss you and can't wait till R&R time.

Monday, June 6, 2011

So Proud

I am so proud of myself today. Today started are next level of the couch-to-5k training. I really had some doubts going into today. After last week kicking my butt and failing I was starting to think I wasn't cut out for this. But guess what, I proved myself wrong. I was so proud today. It felt so great to complete this 1st day of our next level training with a bang! I am also proud of my two running buddies. They have been doing a kick butt job too! This is what we did today and what we will do the rest of this week!
Brisk five-minute warm up walk, then:
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
  • Walk 1/4 mile (or 2-1/2 minutes)
  • Jog 1/4 mile (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 1/8 mile (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 1/2 mile (or 5 minutes)
We do that for 20 minutes 3 times a day. I am so excited for myself and my running buddies for doing such a great job today! Ok so I'll get a little cocky here...WE ROCK!!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

First time for everything!

I think no matter how many times your hubby, wife, or loved one deploys, that there will always be a first something or another. This time just so happens that I wont be spending my wedding anniversary with him. Now I am not asking for you to feel bad for me that's the LAST thing I want. I also know that i am not the first person who has spent many important times in our lives alone. Yes, as much as it sucks not being able to spend your important dates together at least I have him on this earth with me. So when our anniversary hits this week I am going to do my best to not be sad or lonely bout him not being here to celebrate with me. Instead I am just going to be thankful I have my best friend, my soul mate, my everything here on this earth with me!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Personal Traniner=Butt handed to me plus lots of whining.

Well where do I start? It has been a crazy week! I started off the week with a cold. Having a cold and trying to run with the couch-to-5k training just kicked my butt. I failed pretty bad at the training this week. I will say thanks to 2 of my favorite chick-a-dees I completed today's training. Whooo hooo. That was the best feeling all week! Now as for the title of this posting...
Since we workout on post we are able to use a trainer for free! WHOO HOOO! Yes, I did say free. It's worth it. =) She works us and without her I don't know if I would push myself like she does. Lets just say after the first day I could hardly walk. And since Wed. I haven't been able to move my arms. I can't even explain how bad they hurt. I thought my arms were stronger than they actually were. It takes all I have to wash my hair, hold my phone to my ear, lift a bottle of water to my mouth. I think you are starting to get the picture here. I am pretty sure I hit muscle failure with my arms that day. When does the pain stop? It's very annoying all the little things hurt things that shouldn't hurt like getting dressed. GOSH getting dressed takes me like 10 minutes in its self.
I am ready for this phase to be over with. I am ready for the phase where I start seeing results with my weight loss. I am full out taking this on and I know I have to remind myself
"It's not a sprint it's a marathon."

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Couch-to-5k update!

Week 2 is complete and we are now moving on to week 3. I thought I wasn't going to be able to do week 2 but you know what I did it! It rocked my world. So as we enter week 3 I have to tell myself I'll be able to do this also! This week we will start off as we always do with our brisk five-minute warm up walk,then do two repetitions of the following:
  • Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds)
  • Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes)
  • Walk 400 yards (or three minutes)
We do that for 20 minutes. I really want to say that I am going to fail and not be able to do this. But I believe in myself and think I can push myself to do so! I am getting very excited bout this. I can't wait to complete this training so we can run in our first 5k. I am even more excited bout being able to run with my hubby once he is back! =)
I am still going to the gym 6 days a week. Tomorrow we finally get to meet with our trainer to get going on our weights. We get to learn how to do it and do it right without hurting ourselves. I can't wait.
I can't wait to see the results at the end of my weight loss journey! I know there are going to be bumps in the road and that its a long process. The long process is the part I need to remind myself of. I need to do that because I hate that I can't wake up 20 lbs lighter in 2 weeks. But I know I will get there! So with saying that I guess my first goal would be losing 20lbs. Now I just need to put a deadline on it. Is that something you should do or do I just celebrate once I have lost the 20lbs no matter when it happens?

A Maxine's E-mail!

Minorities

We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day..




I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans ~

I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops?

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Everything caught up!

I think everything is finally catching up to me. I think being so busy since the hubby left is just finally wearing on me. The past two days it has taken all I had to get out of bed in the morning to go workout. It takes all I have to not nap during the day. If I was staying up late and getting up early I wold see where this could make me tired. But I go to bed around 10 and I am up at 7:30 that should be plenty of sleep. If not then dang! I am just hoping I am not getting sick. My nose has been running non stop today. (ugh) Maybe tonight I'll just try to go to sleep earlier! Also maybe tomorrow will help with having nothing planned after my workout. Well besides school stuff because I need to get moving on that and at least finish my first chapter of reading and workbook stuff!

Well I hope you all have a great one!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vent session here we go!

First off I am just going to go off. I am so tired of my neighbors. We live in a cul-de-sac. The house I guess you would say to the left of us if you are looking at the house. They control their dogs I like them! But the ones to the left of them AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I am so flipping tired of them letting their dogs lose and not controlling them. Like are you freakin kidding me. They just let their dog come running up to my door and into my garage. They let them use my front lawn as a bathroom. And no worries they just call for their dog and of course they don't go. ONE MORE TIME I swear to god I will just let my dog go over to your house and bug the crap out of you. Let my dog use your yard as a bathroom and not care. I'll just pretend I don't see her. This is such annoying thing to me right now. I know its really not a big deal but idk something just set me off.
Another thing today with the stupid neighbor dogs. Was my friend Cassie had dropped me off and was backing out to leave. The dog just ran over and smelt her tire. She couldnt even go anywhere for like 5 minutes because once again the neighbor could of cared less. I guess I can give him a little credit he called for the dog BUT COME ON!!!! Just freaking go get him you dumbbutt! UGH!

Ok Vent Session over! Sorry!

Deployment Update and start of classes!

So I was thinking today I really haven't talked much about the hubby being deployed and stuff. So he arrived at his new place awhile ago. They will be there for awhile doing what they are doing. But after a couple or more months they will being moving again to another country ooo joys! This deployment has just been one big mess! Anything is possible with this deployment. In fact I can see something happening where they will be extended to 15 months or even have to go to Afghanistan with the rest of the Battalion for a few months once they deploy. That's just how messed up this could get. I am not saying any of this has been said or even rumored about. I am just saying in general to give you an tiny idea of just how crazy this pre-deployment and deployment has been or could be. Anyways he is safe and sound and HOT! I already can't wait for our R&R which will be closer to the end of this deployment time. We decided to go later because we hear how great it is to go longer into deployment before taking R&R because then the rest of the time seems to go pretty quick. This is only our second deployment so we are testing it out and I think I will love waiting longer to see him."Distances makes the heart grow founder." Is'nt that what they always say? I believe them! =)

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I started my first day of class today. I am already freaking out about my certification test which is 6 months away. I was telling my husband there is so much to remember already and I only did my video and review quiz part for chapter one. I still actually have to do the text book stuff along with my workbook stuff before chapter one is complete. AHH. But he gives me the hope I need. So if I just keep telling myself what he tells me hopefully I wont stress so much over it. I am looking forward to the rest of this unit though and also everything else along with it. I am excited for this new adventure I am on!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

No such luck But addicted to the gym!

So, I had no luck with the power of attorney. Where Jeff is located at there is no legal even close to them. So the loan will be put off until he comes home on R&R unless sometime soon they are near one. But you know what it's ok. I am not going to be mad or get stressed over it. I mean really, there isn't anything I can do about it so I'll just let it be. Everything happens for a reason right? I mean this loan was to pay off our credit cards and we would of had a much lower interest rate on this loan than our credit cards. Plus it would of been a fixed interest rate. Hopefully they can hold the application until he gets back. Until then I'll just keep paying them like I always do!

On an other note. I am pretty sure that I am addicted to the gym! In fact Sundays are our days off. But Cassie and I have now made it optional for us since Monday we both felt bad for not going on Sunday lol.
We are now in the second week of the couch-to-5k. The first day of our 2nd week wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I decided even though I am doing it with other people. I have to have my ipod in so I don't focus on the running. It helped ALOT! I will give you an update once I have completed this 2nd week of the couch-to-5k to let you know how it went!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Power of Attorney!

Well I swear these things control your life when they are away! AHHH. I swear that he had gave me a general POA but nope he didn't. I went to the bank to get this loan, and well since he is the only who has an income the loan had to go in his name. Needless to say I can't do anything because I don't have a banking or general POA. Sometimes I just want to say like are you kidding me. He never knows how much money we have unless I tell him. He doesn't know what bills to pay, when to pay, or how much to pay. I am the one who controls all the money. So therefore, its really no big deal if I just sign it. OOOO if only it was that easy right? This was just my little vent session. I am not going to stress over it. I'll talk to him tomorrow hopefully since its day off. Lets just hope I can remember to tell him I need one! Otherwise I don't know what I am going to do.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

New design

Just wanted you to know that once again I am going to be re-doing my blog desing. So bare with me as I work on updating it! Thanks!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Catch Up

 The first week of the couch-to-5k is compelete. I am not looking foward to this next week of it. It still doesnt seem like its getting easier even with all the gym time on top of it. UGH! But I will stick with it and thankfully I have other people to help me stick with it too! I'll let you know how next week goes.

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I got all my stuff to start classes! Whooo Hooo! I can't wait. However, I have been so busy this week I havent even had time to go through my box. So tomorrow I plan on doing that. I have been so busy its starting to burn me out. I can't wait for next week where the only thing I have planned is working out and starting my classes. Can't wait to stay home and watch all my shows and enjoy some relaxing time!

For now this is all I have time to update you on. I have to get ready so I can go hang out with some pretty amazing friends and enjoy watching cowboys do their thing! Have a good one!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

One week down!

Has it really been a week already? It still feels like just yesterday. One week down many to go! But I am ready to take this deployment on! I miss him more every day! The time I miss him the most is always at night, because that was our time together! This year can feel free to go by very fast! I feel like I will stay pretty busy during this deployment which only helps.
I am getting ready to start classes again. I have stuff to look forward to this summer. Trips and concerts. Time with friends and working out! I just can't wait to get this year over with!
I love you babycakes forever and always to the moon and back. You are my everything and sooo much more! Stay safe can't wait to have you home again.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Couch-to-5k

Today started our couch-to-5k training. Here is a link for you to check it out! (Couch-to-5k)
I thought I was going to die but I did it! It helps having a group of people I do it with too, because they don't let you fail or give up on yourself. I think this will be a key to the training. I Love the girls who are doing it with me and can't wait to do our first 5k.

So after that training was over I still went and hit the gym with Cassie for 35mins. So here is our plan. 5k training Mon, Wed, and Friday. and the gym everyday mon-sat. Ahh if I don't die before this is all over I will only come out Stronger!

But I can't wait to see the results at the end of all this! Wish me luck!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Cloudy Sunday

Well before I get back to cleaning. I just want to try to express my feelings today. I just can't. I don't have the words for it. So I am going to try to do the best I can.
Today is just gross out makes you want to be lazy all day. But I can't be lazy I get too sad. Plus I really need to get this house back together. Its one hott mess!
Today I feel alone, I feel lost, I feel empty inside, and I feel like something is missing in my heart. I know that's because there is something missing. The other half of my heart is missing. And its sad. I am just sad today. I know I'll be ok. I mean hello I have done this before this time has already been easier than last time. This time I have done things so different than I did last time.
Last time I cried everyday for the first couple of weeks. I slept with my computer on next to me and with my phone by my side no matter what. I never wanted to leave because I didn't want to miss him. I wore his clothes. Not going to lie though if there is anything from last time I want to do its to wear one of his sweatshirts but because I have gained soooo much weight that doesn't workout for me this round. No worries I start my workout plan on Monday! That's another post.
Anyways this time I have kept busy everyday expect for yesterday and today. But today I'll be cleaning the day away and that will help clear my mind and push the sadness out of the way!
So I am going to end this for now and get back to cleaning. I miss him so much and I can't wait for this year to fly by!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

First day and night alone.

So today was the first day that I have been alone since he left. Waking up to a empty house well it hit that this is how its going to be every single morning for the next 12 months. Even with that hitting me I have still been holding on strong. Today has also been my first lazy day. My first day that didn't do anything but just sit on the couch. Besides the couple places I ran with my friend Cassie.
We ran on post to check out the case-lot sale. Later on we ran to Wal-mart and Lowes. We were suppose to go to a baseball game for military appreciation day but it was cold and rainy. We were not about to go freeze our butts off for a free baseball game.
I really miss him already. But I am getting ready to start classes again and I cant wait for that! =) I also have my upcoming weekend booked. So I am staying busy and I cant wait for the time to start passing!
I also can't wait to get a mailing address! Well I am keeping my fingers crossed they will have one. I am looking forward to sending my first care-package out!
As my night has gone on my dog wont leave my side and sits there with her head on my leg. Waiting for me to tell her she can come up on the couch. I am also wishing he was there next to me and when I look to the right I wish he was in my sight. Isn't amazing that its the little things we miss most when they are gone?

Anyways I am catching up on Days of Our Lives and when I am all caught up I plan on tackling my kitchen and getting it cleaned! At least starting! I hope you all have a good one. =)

Friday, May 13, 2011

2nd day down!

  There was sooo much that went on today with me emotionally. My mind was all over the place. I started my day off by checking facebook from my phone while still laying in bed. I came to find out they had made it safe and sound to where they were headed! WHOO HOOO for that! I am not going to lie when I seen wives had heard from their hubby's that they made it and I still had yet to hear from mine; I got jealous. However, even though I was jealous I was still happy for them because I know how great that is.I also knew he would call me when he needed to and or could.
  Well of course Facebook is the worse thing ever sometimes. I also seen that they were going to be going somewhere not told to anyone. (no where bad and no they shouldn't of posted it either.)  So after I seen that I started to google map it to find out all bout it. Do any of you ever look up where they are going to find out bout it? Anyways the hubby finally called late morning and boy was the news kind of crazy.
  They were told they would be going 6 weeks to their new location and then after the 6 weeks were up they would go back to where they are for 2 weeks and they would do that back and fourth the whole deployment. They were told communication would be slim. AHHH I wasn't sure I could go 6 weeks without hearing anything from him but then again HELLO I would suck it up and do it! Well now once summer time hits they will be moving once again to a completely different place. But at least once they get there they will be staying there for the rest of the deployment. I don't even know what to think. I can only be sure that it will change a million times. lol. I mean really isn't that what happens in the Army?
 So with all this information this pretty much completes the crazy deployment madness. More on how I am doing.
 Well last night was worse than the first night only because it sank in a little more. They really are gone for 12 months. He isn't just on some training mission for a month. I am already staying up later than when he is here. But not much, so I would like to keep it this way. I will say come tomorrow night I am not sure how I will feel. My mom and brother have been here to keep me company since he left. It was nice to come home to a full house and not an empty one. Well not totally empty. Kyleigh is always here waiting for me to come home =) Anyways, my mom and brother leave tomorrow to head back to Iowa. I will say I have really enjoyed their company. So keeping my fingers crossed that I will be just fine like I have been for the past couple of nights!
 I am actually surprised how well I am handling this round. I am not just bumming around being sad crying at every little thing like I was my first round. Maybe because I know what it is like. I know what to expect. IDK. Whatever it is I am ok with. Its nice to know that I can do it. But maybe it really hasn't hit yet. Who knows.
 Anyways I feel like I have been just going on and on and on! So I am just going to end there for the night and try to fall asleep. So Goodnight all!

 I hope you all have a great one =)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OOO How did I forget!

Ok so if you have read my earlier post you know my hubby left today. Well let me just get going here on a little vent session!

1. When we showed up there was another unit there having a "class" umm like really? So they double booked. The lady who runs it got mad because of all the families waiting for them to hurry up and get out so we could have our time with our soldiers. The kids that were there were being too "LOUD" so she found that it was right to YELL at the kids. Like really? If you have an issue take it up with the parents. You have no right to yell at other peoples kids.

2. As you walk in the building guess what the first thing you see is? I bet in a million years you would of never of guessed what bout to say. Yep a CASKET! Thank you sooooooo much! I am sending my husband off overseas and I walk in to see a Casket sitting there WONDERFUL!

Needless to say there was a lot of pissed off wives and we have filed some ICE complaints.

"See you Later"

Today we said "see you later" to a very honorable man. My hero, My Husband, My Soul mate. Left for a year tour overseas.

I held up until they announced we had 15 minutes left. Saying "see you later" is never easy nor do I ever expect it to get easier. But one day I think I'll be able to say it without crying. Idk we will see.

Anyways my Hubby is missed sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much already! =( I love you more than anything babycakes! <3

Sunday, May 8, 2011

packing.....

So I am sitting out here in the garage on my phone posting this. The husband is packing and well I thought this would make me sad and want to cry but it hasn't.
Maybe because I am ready to take this deployment on and get it over with idk. I know that I will cry the day he leaves and probably cry when I go to sleep at night the first couple of nights after he leaves.
Or maybe because I am trying to be positive about this deployment and take the time for me! To better myself in so many ways.
And NO, I don't want him to leave! I don't want my best friend, my soulmate, my husband to leave for a year. But there is nothing I can do to stop it so I am taking this deployment on with the glass half full!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Today is Military Spouse Appreciation Day. I didn't even know that this was today until I checked Facebook this morning. Now I must say this day should be known across the United States and the World. I think that because well its a day that we get to have where it is known how greatly appreciated we are. OK so maybe we don't need a day to be appreciated. I know we are appreciated everyday but sometimes its nice to also get thanked for what we as Military Spouses do!
Rather a Military Spouse Appreciation Day or not. I will no matter what Always stick by my soldier, my husband and support him in whatever comes our way! But it is nice to know that there was someone out there thinking bout us spouses to have a day in our honor! =)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

And we have a date!

OK, well we found out a date! As much as I knew it was going to happen, I still wasn't expecting it to be so quick. Real quick. I feel like there is so much I want to do with him before he leaves but there isn't enough time for half of it. So I am just going to soak up as much time as we have before we have to say "see you later."

"You never get used to it....You just get through it"

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I have a minute so heres an update.

Hello everyone!

I decided I would update you all while I am waiting on the hubby to get ready. Our trip home has been wonderful. Its great to be back. We have enjoyed family more than ever this trip. It never seems long enough. But we are ready to be back to our home. I think this trip has really proved the saying "our home is where the army sends us." As much as we love being back in our hometowns and spending time with the people we love, it's still not "our" home. Needless to say its always bitter-sweet. We want to stay longer to spend more time with family but at the same time we are missing our army family too.

Anyways we have just been enjoying as much time as we can with our family. It has been a great trip! The hubby and I got our pictures done since we haven't had any taken since we were married. I wanted some updated pictures. They turned out AMAZING!!!! Our photographer rocked! Check here out on Facebook Envisage Studios-FB or her personal site Envisage Studios. She is so amazing I love her! She did my senior pictures, my sisters, and soon my brothers. I wish she could of done our wedding too but that didn't happen. And now she has done these for us!


See I told you she was amazing!!!

Well this will end my quick update for you all. I hope you all have a Great day =)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Shame on the American media

I got this as an e-mail and I wanted to share it with you all!
 
You're a 19 year old kid.
You're critically wounded and dying in
the jungle somewhere in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.


It's November 11, 1967.

LZ (landing zone) X-ray.


Your unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense from 100 yards away, that your CO (commanding officer) has ordered the MedEvac helicopters to stop coming in.

You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out.

Your family is half way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.

As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.


Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.

You look up to see a Huey coming in. But.. It doesn't seem real because no MedEvac markings are on it.

Captain Ed Freeman is coming in for you.

He's not MedEvac so it's not his job, but he heard the radio call and decided he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway.


Even after the MedEvacs were ordered not to come.
HE'S COMING ANYWAY?

And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 3 of you at a time on board.

Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses and safety

And, he kept coming back!! 13 more times!!

Until all the wounded were out. No one knew until the mission was over that the Captain had been hit 4 times in the legs and left arm.


He took 29 of you and your buddies out that day. Some would not have made it without the Captain and his Huey.


Medal of Honor Recipient, Captain Ed Freeman, United States Air Force, died last Wednesday at the age of 70, in Boise, Idaho

May God Bless and Rest His Soul.


I bet you didn't hear about this hero's passing,

Medal of Honor Winner Captain Ed Freeman

Shame on the American media !!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

BAM...It's really is happening

This past week we finally found some more info bout this upcoming deployment. And boy did it "HIT." I think it hit so hard because they finally have a date of when they will be in country. That made it all sooo real. I tried to be strong when he told me but I finally had my cry fit 20 minutes after he told me. It was a short lived one. Just 5 minutes was all it took if that. I have been fine ever since. Well until today. It didn't have anything to do with me being sad he is leaving (I am sad though). It had to do with the most littlest issue ever. I was trying to open a can of cinnamon rolls. No matter what I did I couldn't get it open. I had a weak moment. I cried because if I can't do something as simple as that what am I suppose to do when he is gone MOMENT!  I know I will be totally fine. I can do more than I think I can when he gone. I have done it before. And I can do it as long as need to and have to. I just hope to not have one of these moments again. Because I can handle it!
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I am about to be MIA for a little while. I have a crazy busy week this week. I have tons to do before we hit the road on Friday to head to Iowa for block leave. I am not sure if I will blog while we are in Iowa or not. But I know if I don't it will be awhile. I know once we get off block leave it will be a very short while before I will be saying "see you later."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ok listen here

Yes, upcoming deployment, you listen here. I am ready for them to know whats going on. I am ready for them to know when (since its right there) I am ready for them to know whats going on. I am ready for my husband to have time off from crazy training and hours at work. (Yes, I know part of the training. But this was training sprung on them last minute because deployment was sprung on them last minute.) I know they need this training and I am not saying I don't want him to be "trained" I am just ready for him to have a one weekend when he can have a break to relax and unwind.
The hubby has been very stressed lately. I hope this weekend he can take a little time for him and just relax. But I know he wont. He has already told me I have to much to do this weekend. I said no you don't and he starts listing all the things he wants to get done. The thing is there is really only ONE thing he HAS to do and that's change the oil in the escape for our 900 mile trip home for block leave.
Ok really I know this post is all over the place and I am sorry for that. Like always my mind is everywhere. So I am sorry.
I really didn't vent like I wanted because there is so much more going on like the hubby still not being paid for rank change going on 3 months now...Like really...and no worries I will be making sure you don't miss a penny of it either!

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Ok once again I am sorry this post is here and there. I am sorry this makes no sense what so ever. I just need to do something to help clear my mind for the night.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Pre Government Shut down PARTY!!!!

Ok so with all that was and is going on with the government shut down was just crazyness. Yes, I know this is important thing going on especially for us Military members...But we heard soooo many wives complaining and calling to find out what to do. For me I wasn't going to put it out there that I thought it was stupid and blah blah blah.... Yes, I was worried, but the thing is what can I do? I can't change what they are going to do. I can't go back in time and save enough money because I knew this was going to happen. I can't march my butt to the White House and DEMAND them to give us our paycheck. Its just not going to happen. So for me I was just preparing us for the worse but hoping for the best.
So with all this....A couple of my friends and I decided to make some fun of it all! That we did! We has so much fun! Our night included some great girl time, some drinks, food, and LT DAN band (amazing) Oooo and of course pictures! Yes, I am sharing them with you! We had blast at the concert! Our husbands were all in the field so we enjoyed calling and singing to their voice mails! they all thought we were crazy! =)

 
Ok so here our the pictures I hope you enjoy them!
Outside the Commissary. BOO Shutdown!

Our food and drinks for the night

Ready...Set....

....Go...our shots of the night

Lt. Dan Band = Amazing

Love these girls

Bust a Move!

Bust a Move!

Yes, we picked a good night to wear NO make-up and not do our hair!

This guy touched our hearts. He was crying during a song so we all went and hugged him. He lost his son to this war not even a year ago ='(

Our walk home was fun! We stopped to get some pictures of us playing on the play ground!