Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nip TuCk

Day 19 - Post a picture of his favorite show and tell of one episode you watched with him

We loved almost every episode. Before he deployed we watched almost every episode. Between the suspense and thrill and drama that we couldn't stop watching. I miss those nights doing nothing but being wrapped in each others arms laughing about what was happening on our tiny flat screen.

O bRoThEr

Hey y'all sorry I've been crazy busy at work these last 2 weeks due to coming to the end of 1 st. quarter. I had to go this past weekend to clean up my desk. It's so bad that I even took one of my little angels with me.

Well I know I've been slacking with my passages about mr. I plan on updating that later tonight but here's whats been going on. We hit the 8th month mark meaning 3/4 of this deployment is over. I have about 13 weeks left in this big old city and I'm off to Killeen Texas. Meaning I need to get as much family time in as possible before I leave. My fathers side of the family is hurting really bad right now. My uncle unfortunately suffers from alzheimer's . He recently fell at the rehab center he was living and suffered a brain injury. My cousins finally made an executive decision which led to taking him off the life support late yesterday. Now we are waiting to see what happens. My heart breaks for his children and my father. I don't know what I would do without my daddy. But all we can do now is pray and wait to see what happens.

This past week my middle angel revived her 8th grade ring which is a milestone for her and anxiety attack for me. She will be attending High school next year at FHA which I'm extremely proud of because I am an Alumni.

I just can't believe how fast time is going. I remember picking her up from preschool and now she off to high school. I'm just glad I will be getting to see her graduate and be there for her birthday and dance recital. I swear these kids literally grew up in the blink of an eye.

I have also been feeling a bit overwhelmed lately. It's not like my responsibilities have changed or I have taken on to much I just have so much on my mind I'm about to burst. I have started to go back to therapy and I finally found someone I like. I'm sad that our session will stop at the end of my stay here because I feel extremely comfortable with him. I know your probably thinking therapy what is she crazy. Sometimes you have to admit to yourself it's ok to feel what you are feeling and seek help. Help dose not always have mean medication or something extreme, I just need to let out some of my frustrations an therapy is defiantly the answer.

Tomorrow will mark exactly 3 month till I move so here is my to do list.

1. Get small things for the house I.e. New dinner ware, sheets, towels, bathroom and kitchen accessories.

2. Lose 15 more or plus pounds

3. Find a new job

4. Figure Out what to do next in life.

5. Plan vacation

6. Send thank you cards out.

7. Get house ready for Mr.'s arrival

8. Find dress for homecoming day

9. Find dress for Military Ball

10. Wait and Wait for it to be over

I'm lucky I have the girls back at Hood. Some are waiting my arrival. I'm driving down in a few weeks for a visit and to drop of one of my cars. I plan on stating with a friend and soaking up every moment before I embark on another military wife adventure. As soon as I get back it's packing and making sure everything is ready to move back and rolling with the punches. I just started a new friendship with another mil spouse and we have plans already that will defiantly keep us occupied till the boys get home.

Well off to work have a good day ladies

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

CuDdle This

Day 17 - post a picture of something your SO left you while he was away and how that helped you… did/do you carry it with you or sleep with it?

I sleep with my daddy doll with MR. picture in it so I wake up up to his face every morning and his polo sweater he wore when he was home on R&R. It smelt like him so I clung on to it. He smell has faded but I still sleep with it.

Day 18 – post a picture of the lyrics of yours and your SO’s song and tell how it became y’alls song

One day we will dance to this song at our wedding. Even before we were dating MR. said this would be our wedding song.

Monday, March 28, 2011

LOok At Me MonDay

linK up here with Mrs @ mannland5

Here are this week's questions:

1. What inspires you?
It's going to sound silly but my baby cousins do. They make me want to be the best role model for them. This world scares me and the possibilities that it has are endless. These little girls make me want to be the best person I can be and reach my full potential.

2. What is the last thing you bought yourself?
I just bought a dress from H&M. Mr.s cousin's baby shower is next weekend its perfect for the occasion.

3. Would you rather watch a movie in a theater or from the comfort of your own home?
Mr. and I go to the movies every Sunday when he is home its our date night. But o do we love our netflix :)

4. Household chore you don't mind doing?
I don't mind cleaning the bathroom and my bedroom I hate cleaning the kitchen ug..

5. Coffee or tea?
Depends on my mood .. mostly coffee though

6. What could you eat every day and not get sick of?
Oatmeal .. yummm

7. What's the last book you read?
"House Rules" Jodi Picoult

8. Do you think you "look" your age?
It all depends there are days when I look older than I am and others wen I look like I'm to young to be married and living the life I do. All my station people think I'm in my 30s when they hear me talk because I don't talk like a regular 23 year old should nor do I live the life of a 23 year old. :)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

PiEcE That

Day 15 - post a picture of your SO during your proudest moment of him

The day MR. re-enlisted and bow to sever the army for another 6 years of his life was probably the proudest moment in our relationship. I believe his commitment to this country is the most selfless act anyone can have.
I know he will do great anywhere the ARMY sends him and I cant wait to see what the future holds for him as a soldier and us as a couple.

Day 16 (March 6th) – post a picture of your favorite piece of jewelry that your man has gotten you and why it is your favorite!

Love's Embrace™ 10K White Gold 1/15 Carat Diamond Necklace

I got this necklace for my 22nd birthday I love how dainty it is but it still makes people say how beautiful it is.

Friday, March 25, 2011

SpOT thiS

Day 13 – post a picture of your favorite military support accessory and tell where you got it from.

Reading everyones blog and the responses I get from other Mil spouse bloggers and knowing that I'm not the only one feeling this way is probably the best support a Mil souse can get. I love that I can log on type away and get a "you're not alone" I know Im not but sometimes I need someone toy shake me and let me know they are here too.

Day 14 – post a picture of what consumes most of your time when your s/o is away

I love my job. I live for my husband and family but I breath my job. I love what I do and i'm good at it. I hate it sometimes and I get an anxiety attack at least 4 times a year aka every new quarter, but there is something about my job that has me obsessed. Im grateful because my life is so fast pace due to work this deployment will be over by the next anxiety attack and I'm looking forward to it.

Fill In this Friday

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Link up at Wife of a Sailor

1. What is your must have gadget?

my IPhone. Ill be first to admit i was a blackberry girl I was so anti IPhone but Mr. got me one when he was on R& R and let me tell you I'm addicted to the darn thing. Not only can I skype with it but it has so many cool features I don't think one can possible see them all in a life time.

2. How does your adulthood compare to what you imagined it would be like when you were a little kid?

Actually its kinda close. I always wanted to join the military growing up. It's always been something I had on top of my list. I even went as far as taking the ASVAB and talking to a few recruiters. But I married into the military and now I am on a even greater adventure than I imagined.

3. What is your favorite chocolate recipe?
Chocolate ice cream or frozen yogurt please

4. How do you deal with military life when it gets to be too much or too hard?
I talk to a few wives about it and my friend Lisa but I mostly try to deal with it by myself. Talking about it helps but even tough 1000 other women are going through the pain of separation and frustration no one can take it away.

5. What piece of advice would you give a new military spouse facing their first deployment? Be patient thats the only thing you can do. Even when you want to kick and scream and cry and shout the only thing you can do is be patient. He will come home to you soon enough. Don't sweet the little fights, money comes and goes, theres no one else like him out there so don't lose it over a Deployment especially because if your man does what mine does you never know the outcome. Keep him close to your heart and be patient.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Day 11 - post a picture of the stationary you pour your heart out onto in letters to your s/o

Mr. gets a letter every week and a package every other. I try to be consistent with the lettersbecause he enjoys getting them as much as I enjoy writing them.

Day 12 – post a picture of a book you are reading/have read b/c of your s/o being in the military and tell how it has helped you.

I love this book because this is what Mr. wants to be one day. He live the Army Values because he wants to exceed others

Expectations and experience the real Army and what it has to offer. I support his ambitions fully and cant wait to see what is to

come next.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Meet up ")

1. What jewelry do you wear 24/7?

My wedding ring, and my earrings.

2. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?

I twirl my spaghetti with a spoon and slurp it up ")

3. How many siblings do you have?

One brother.

4. Were you named after anyone?

Not at all.

5. Coke or Pepsi?

Diet Coke in a can ( Don't ask).

Picture This

Day 10 - Post a photo that you or your significant other took on webcam or cell phone

Sunday, March 20, 2011

MaKe iT or BrEak IT

Day 9 – post a picture of your favorite thing that you or your SO has made and tell what it is.

Well I cant post a picture of it but when Mr. came home on R& R he made a video montage of all our pictures to a Bruno Mars song. It's the 1st thing he has ever made for me and I know it came from the heart. I'll be sure to post it post deployment :).

Gaba Gaba's 4th Birthday

Well you all have seen the pretty little girl i hold close to my heart <3 well she turned 4 on Monday and we had a chance to celebrate it with a special guest ...

I made some Sushi ")

Gaba Gaba And I

Before some time with Miss Ni Ho Ki Lin the kids got some time to swim around and have some fun.

Getting some face painting time.. Missy got a sun on her hand.

Singing Happy birthday to the princess her self as she got kisses from Mommy and Daddy.

The kids had so much fun hanging around the pool and getting to play with Ni Ho Ki Lin. Gabby was super excited to turn 4 because now she's off to school this up coming September. It crazy how fast kids grow up. Since I misses last years birthday and I probably wont be around for the years to come I made sure I soaked up every second of this day. Between the decorating and making all the candies and treats to the running around making sure we had the perfect gift for her to the laughing at the kids excitement I enjoyed every second of it.

My goddaughter also had a birthday this week she turned the big One Seven. She also received her drivers license this month. I literally woke up depresses knowing she will be 18 next year and off to college soon. That little girl has made me so proud over the years . Next weekend it's her turn to celebrate her birthday ")

Saturday, March 19, 2011


1. How long have you been a military wife?

I have been a military wife for almost 2 years .

2. What branch of service is your husband?


3. Active/Reserve?


4. What is his job?

He rocks the Blue Cord aka Infrantry.

5. How many deployments have you gone through?

We have been through a 5 month deployment and currently are going through our second deployment.

6. ACU's or Class A's on your man?

Dress Blues ") I love my man looking rugged after a long day of playing war from the field.

7. What do you like about being a military wife?

The pride that comes with knowing the man I love is out there to better the world.

8. Do you live on base?

At the moment off but will be moving on post shortly.

9. What is your favorite base so far?

The fact that it is located in central Texas.

10. What's the hardest part of the military life?

Deployments and everything else that comes with late nights, never knowing what comes next.

11. Do you go to the grocery store or commissary?

Depends on what we need for meat and poultry definitely the commissary but I am a big fan of Walmart.

12. Do you work or stay at home?

I work.

13. Do you have a lot of military wife friends?

I have a group of girls that definitely have my back

14. Do you prefer Walmart or the PX/BX/MCX/NEX?

I don't really shop at the PX and Walmart is a rare occasion because Mr. Hates it. I am an online shopper.

15. How did your husband propose?

On the night of his first deployment we were waiting in the gym for something to happen. I was nervous and fiddling around in my bag because he was talking to friends. I saw him coming down towards me with his smile so bright all I could do was smile back. He buddy called out his name and told him he forgot something. That something was a little black box which had my ring. he through it down to him and Mr. got on his knee and asked me to marry him. I asked if he was serious several time before I said yes. Never though something great would come out of a Deployment.

16. Did you marry him after he joined or before?


17. How long have you been together?

We will be together 3 years this up coming May

18. Any kids yet?

No, it will happen when its right.

19. Any kids yet to come?

Not as of yet.

20. Is your husband one of those "I am a soldier hear me HOOAH" kind of guys?

Depends on the day.

21. Have you ever done combatives with your husband?

We have made my house a fight house a few nights '')

22. How many bases have you lived at?

Ft hood has been or home from the start, but we will soon be off to Home of the Infrantry

Ft. Benning

23. If you could change one thing about the military?

The useless waste of time spent waiting around when grown men and women look for things they lose. Just saying my husband shouldn't miss dinner because someone lost a radio.

24. Do you like military balls?

Um I live for balls. I loved going to our Sorority and Fraternity formals Military balls just give me a reason to dress up and look good for my MR.

25. Where does your family live?

Brooklyn, New York

26. What do you do for a job?

I am a Senior Sale Assistnat.

27. Have you ever gotten in a fight with an NCO's wife?

Never have gotten into fights.

28. Name one thing you do when your husband is gone?

I work and sleep a lot. Work to make the time go fast and sleep because I work way to much.

29. Do you think other wives do that too?

Everybody has their own pass times to keep themselves busy.