Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Since He's Been Home...

::We have::

...Stayed in a B&B on the ocean...

...Visited an old Army "base" on the coast...

...Spotted a bald eagle...

...Visited a lighthouse...

...Saw lots of sandcastles...

...Had a platoon BBQ...

...Went to a ball...

...Visited with family.

Thank you
for all of your comments, awards, and happy thoughts!
I will get back to all of you soon!!!

Have a great week,

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome Home

Sorry I've been MIA....
My husband is home!!
More photos to come :)

Sunday, July 11, 2010


Yesterday I had a good day, when my husband called me {eeeeearly in the AM} he was happy and excited, and I think it rubbed off.  I woke up happy and excited, getting up, and taking the dog out before the heat of the day {and stopping on the way to get myself some Starbucks}.  My parents came by and we tackled the front and back yards...My dad even fixed Jesse's car {on which the battery has died at least three times this deployment}.  We topped the day off with going and getting some Mexican food.

This morning he called me and you could tell he wasn't quite so cheery.  There's nothing definitive on when he's going to be coming back, because of course things start to bottleneck after a while.  Me, as much I try and stay positive, but I can't seem to pull things together.  I have zero motivation to get my house in order.  And I really need to pull everything together.  Of course estimating how many days I have left without him {subject to change of course} if I don't pull it together soon...I might not be prepared.  Ugh...

So, I'm getting myself off the couch {and getting a later start to the day than I need} and I'm going to attempt to get some stuff done!!

Wish me luck.....I think i'm going to need it! ;)

Happy Sunday!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Follow

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Five

::Courtesy of::

Thursday Five

{link up! here}

List 5 things that make you:


1.  I got a new cut & color today which makes me Happy.
2.  I will be seeing my husband soon which makes me Giddy.
3.  It has been beautiful here in Washington {and HOT} which makes me Joyful.
which makes me Excited.
5.  I was able to afford to get my hair done, I was blessed with an amazing place to take my dog to daycare, I am able to go to a free gym, even though my house is messy I have one along with all the stuff in it, I have great parents who help me when I need it, I have an amazing dog who is sooooo good, and I have a husband who can't wait to see me.
All of these things make me

Have a great Friday and a great weekend.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Getting There

I know I've been avoiding a true blog post for a while....But I wanted to tell you that a certain someone's homecoming is coming up.  Yep.

I don't know when...But soon.  So you might have to excuse my lack of any blog posts in the recent days!

Last weekend was great...Saturday I went to a wedding, Sunday was the 4th and I hit up two BBQ's before I ended the evening watching the fireworks at the Puyallup Fairgrounds from South Hill with the fam.  Yesterday I had my parents over and we tackled the yard work.  Mom and I redid the flower bed in the front of the house (it was overgrown with weed like plants) and my dad did all sorts of stuff in the back yard.  He tilled around the patio, hung brackets for my plants, hung the plants, weed whacked, mowed the lawn, swept, put together adirondack chairs, and swept the patio.  You could imagine my amazement when I went in the back yard and saw next to everything done.  He did a spectacular job.

Today I decided it would be my errand day.....I still have a few things I should do on the computer before I got to bed.  But tomorrow is my day to tackle the downstairs of the house, making sure everything is in order.  I want to have a nice relaxing weekend (I work monday), so I'm going to get the entire downstairs squared away.

So, if you don't hear from me....You know why!  I'll post some before & after photos of some of the work we've done another day :)

Have a great week!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Independence Day

Land of the FREE
because of the BRAVE

We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us.
- George Orwell

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In

Wife of a Sailor is hosting a fill-in, feel free to visit the link and link up!

1. Tell us about your dream job… one that you could do regardless of pay.
My dream job would be to do something with animals....Dealing with rescuing and keeping them safe.  SO many animals get put to sleep every year....I would like to do everything possible to change that.
2. What is your most prized material possession (kids and pets don’t count!)?
I'm not really sure what that is...But I do treasure hand-me-down jewelry from my grandparents.  I also treasure my husband's families items like that...Including old photos.
3. What has been your favorite duty station and why?
Is it pathetic to say Washington?  We have only been in two places, here and Georgia.  I love Washington, even though I must say that I met some great people down south.  So far I would love to retire here in Washington, but we will see if that will change.
4. What is your least favorite household chore?
Cleaning toilets.  And the sink in the kitchen....Especially if there is food in it.  Uggggggh.  Gross.
5. If you could give one piece of advice to a teenager today (not specifically a MilTeen), what would it be?
Stay in school!!!  I feel like everyone I know isn't graduating from high school...So that is my number one piece of advice.


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