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.

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!

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


....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!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Getting Wrapped Up

These past days I have come across a couple of articles regarding Marine Cpl. Chad Wade. I follow Katie Wades Blog here it is Wade's World . What all of Military spouses, and family fear and hope will never happen has happened to her. She has lost her best friend. Her soulmate. She has lost everything she known. She lost her wonderfull husband to this crazy war. Reading her blog your heart hurts for her. I could never know the pain she feels or the lonelyness she is going through. I think you should all read her blog and also the article published in Stars and Stripes about her. Here is the link to that.Katie's story .

It has just made me realize that we all get wrapped up in our own life, our own little world. We tend to forget that there are fellow "Family" losing their loved ones. It makes me appericate everything I have. It makes me so thankful that I have my husband, my best friend, my soul mate! Something I have taken from reading her blog is that she wants other people to love who they love with all they have. She wants us to live our lives. She is amazing women. So strong and I dont even know her personally. It's a very heart warming story but its not just a story its Reality! It's her life! It's many others lives as well. So take some time to read it. You might cry, I know I did. Also take the time to tell your loved ones you love them and appericate them. Don't forget we are the lucky ones.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The things that go wrong when they aren't around.

As I said earlier the hubby is off training in the field for 6 days. Today is day 2 and well of course wouldn't you know something went wrong. Isn't this always the case? When they leave and you aren't able to call or get in touch with them. It seems that way for me anyways! So anyways I woke up this morning freezing my butt off. Yep, the heater has stopped working. It wont kick on. AHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!  I called the realtor and waiting to hear from the heating company. I am praying that they will come today otherwise I will be freezing again in the middle of night. Even though its going to be close to 70 degrees today doesn't mean it stays that nice at night. It still gets pretty cold at night. The thermostat has only got 1 degree warmer since I got up and checked it at 7 am this morning. At 7 am it was 55 degrees right now at 10 am its 56 degrees. Ooo what a start to my day. I hope the rest of the week will be better and also hope this isnt how deployment will be!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Busy Weekend

What a weekend! We have been so busy. I am not sure if I enjoyed it or not. Ok that's a lie I did enjoy spending time with family and friends.

Friday the hubby had this thing they call "right of arms." I have never heard of this until here. Anyways its a night where the NCO's all go out and I guess "bond." Wives are usually not allowed at these events. At least for the first 2 hours anyways. I don't know if I agree with this but at the same time it doesn't bug me that much. So while he was "bonding" I was spending time with my bestie Leslie and her son Tyler! I love spending time with them! We just consider them family =) I think I had better time but that's just my opinion ;)

 Saturday the hubby went golfing with one of his friends early in the morning. I was suppose to go to a birthday party, but got so caught up in trying to get as much done before the hubby, the Dillon's, and I headed to Denver. We went to Denver for stock car racing and then we ate at Toby's Keith I Love This Bar. I was so disappointed in this place =/ I am not even going to get into everything that I was disappointed in.

Today (Sunday) was an early morning for us. We got up and got ready so we could head up to Greeley to our friend's house. Their son turned 10 today. We were more than happy to make the 2 hour trip to help celebrate! The Hackett's were the first couple we ever met in the Army. They are also like family. Even though Dereck is now out of the Army. We still stay in touch and we love them to death. We had to leave earlier than we wanted to because Colorado's weather is just a bit crazy. Saturday it was in the 80's and today it started snowing and was 32. What the heck!!!

Pogi Bait

After we got back we headed to the commissary to get the hubby food for the field. He is getting ready to go out Monday for 6 days. The commissary was a joke they didn't have anything in stock ok well anything I needed. So we had to make a trip to great ol wally world. Finally after that we came home started some laundry and sat down and relaxed. Now he is packing his bag and I am finishing up this post. I hope you all had a great weekend!