Friday, February 26, 2010
But not only is this hard on close family and friends...it sounds like a lot of the guys overseas are having trouble with this as well. A said that it really made them put everything else that happened this week into perspective and start thinking about the important things and what really matters. He seemed to be in total shock and I was pretty much speechless on the phone. Well...I've done a lot of rambling at this point (obviously I don't stay speechless for long). I was planning for this to be short but then I got writing. So mainly and most importantly...say some prayers and remember that life can change in an instant so take in everything that is happening around you and enjoy all the time that you have with your friends and family. Don't take anything for granted!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
1. I was a sophomore in college at James Madison University.
2. I was studying Early Childhood Education
3. I was in a sorority.
4. I was probably at a fraternity party 5 years ago today!
5. I was single and loving it!
Question 2: What is (was) on your to-do list today?
2. Mentor High School Student
4. Eat Dinner with Daddy
5. Go to Lowe's with Roomie
Question 3: What five snacks do you enjoy?
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
4. Ice Cream
5. Sour Cream & Onion Chips
Question 4: What five places have you lived?
1. Frankfurt, Germany
2. San Antonio, TX
3. West Point, NY
4. Richmond, VA
5. Harrisonburg, VA (and then also other places in VA)
Question 5: What five things would you do if you were a billionaire?
1. Donate money to St. Jude's Children's Hospital
2. Donate money to Breast Cancer Research
3. Buy a new car...not sure which one (if you ask A, I need to buy a truck)
4. Buy a house or condo (only problem is I don't know where I would buy) :-)
5. Pay my parents back for all they've done to support me!
I took this survey from Katie F. at The Life of an Army Wife. I absolutely love looking at her blog every day. She's usually very uplifting and positive but also down to Earth!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
The first award is the Beautiful Blogger Award which I received from Lisa at must be doin' somethin' right.
The rules of the game:
1. Thank and link to the person that gave you the award.
2. Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you've recently discoverd and whom you think are fantastic.
3. Contact said Blogs and let them know they've won.
4. State 7 things about yourself.
7 things about me:
1. I cheered for 8 years, both for school and competitively.
2. I have only really had 3 boyfriends.
3. I have had 10 different addresses in the last 6 years.
4. I had lived in 3 different places in the first 2 years of my life.
5. 6. 7. Having trouble thinking of things that I have no already posted on here for other awards! :-)
I would like to pass this award on to:
Candace at The Future Mr. and Mrs. Edward Paul Mallue Jr
Meg at Harrison Clark
Steph at Watching Airplanes
...and anybody else who does not have it yet.
I received the second award from Miss Jody at Miss Fancy Pants. This award is the Just Because Award.
All you do for this award is:
-accept the award
-post it on your blog
-link back to the person
-pass it on if you'd like
Thanks lovely ladies for the awards. Anybody who does not have these awards yet please help yourself. I just know it's difficult to get the same award multiple times and I don't know who all has gotten them yet!
So...for my night. I had a great time. A group of us girls from my program at school got together at one of the other girl's apartment. It was great...wine, food, and just good conversation. It was nice to just get out for a little and do something.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
So...you are probably asking, "Why the tears?" Although A was wonderful and it was great that I got to talk to him for a while yesterday on webcam, he informed me that he would be traveling today. I knew that he would be just fine but it is still nerve racking nonetheless. Every week at church we always make a point to pray for the military. But this week, that part just got skipped over. So there I was for the last 20 minutes of church crying. I know...ridiculous, but it was just not a good day for that. All I could think about was the fact that it's Valentines Day and all of our troops are away from their loved ones, A is traveling today, and there's so much going on in Afghanistan right now and you choose THIS week not to pray for them. Anyway...enough about that. I've gotten over it at this point I guess...but am glad I can get it out here as well.
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
The first award is the Bogart Award: You're Going Places, Baby! And the rules are:
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Where do you think we should go? One of these places or somewhere else? Where would you go if you could go anywhere? I would just like to do something/anything relaxing. And as long as I'm with A I will be happy. But I do want us to have fun.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
What is a Household 6?
A military man's wife. The head of the household. The one that keeps up with the arduous tasks of washing uniforms, picking up smelly PTs, going to the commissary and PX, raising the children, packaging care packages...you get the drift! A HH6 is the one in charge of everything!
The name is derived from where said wife spends most of her time (the household), and the number 6 is the designation for a commander of a Company/Troop, Battalion/Squadron, Brigade/Regiment, Division or Corps.
Used in a sentence- "I'd really love to go with you on the hunting trip, but household 6 pulled my weekend pass."
Sunday, February 7, 2010
I asked him to smile and this is what I get! :-)
I ended up joining my parents to watch the game at one of my dad's organization's building. Good food, good company, multiple tvs, and beer...what more could you ask for. So I ended up having 2 beers as well...figured, why not? A got 2 beers, I might as well too. When I got home from the game I received a phone call from A. The connection was horrible so we got on webcam and talked for almost an hour. After a while though I had to convince him to get off the comp so that he could get some sleep (It was 7 am his time...OOPS!). So here I am now getting ready to go to bed myself but I wanted to touch base with the blogging world. It's been a great weekend with some more snow in VA. Unfortunately lots of things have been canceled the past 2 weekends because of all of this snow, but that's alright. I've enjoyed hanging out and just getting stuff done around here.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
The cake with some pretty red flowers:
The inside of the three layers: MMM...Yum!
Adding a little more flair:
Look at that detail:
It's so pretty:
Don't these all look sooo beautiful! I think so. Just wanted everybody to see the final product. Remember...if you are in VA and need a cake let me know. I know my roomie would love to make cakes for people.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
But for now...have you ever had something happen where adrenaline just kicks in and takes over and you really don't know what exactly you are doing because you just react? ...
Well that definitely happened to me yesterday morning at work. I work at a local gym as a lifeguard. We have certain hours where the parents can drop off their kids so that they can go workout. And yesterday morning, I had about 10 childen that I was watching in the pool (school was canceled due to snow...so the place was crazy!). 2 of the children were brother (age 4) and sister (6). Mom had said neither of them needed life jackets. The little guy wanted a kickboard so he was just swimming around with that. Next thing I know, he looses the kickboard, panics, and grabs onto his sister, who cannot stand because the water is 4 feet deep. Of course they were in the middle of the pool, so about 5 feet from the side, therefore I could not grab them for the side. Also, he was holding onto her so he wasn't going to grab the rescue tube. So, what do I do? JUMP IN (of course) fully clothed. Of course at this moment I have my work shirt on, shorts, flippy floppies, AND sweatpants because I had been cold. Like an idiot, I had not taken off my sweatpants before sitting and watching the kids. Mom was upstairs (there's windows looking into the pool) and saw everything that happened. She fortunately got there right when I got the kids to the side because they were hysterical. He got back in once his older sister joined him. However, the little girl was terrified. I tried to tell her that I was already wet and would get in with her, but nothing would get her in yesterday. Mom was planning to bring her back today and get in with her, so I hope she did. It just wasn't worth pushing her to get in yesterday but I don't want her to be too scared to ever swim again. Mom felt so bad about what had happened and for me having to get in with all my clothes on, but fortunately a coworker was right there and saw it and she got me some towels, a new shirt, and stuck my pants in the dryer. So by the time I had to leave an hour later, in the snow, I wasn't freezing to death! I guess that's what happened. I don't know. I wasn't really sure what was going on at the time because I just reacted. I didn't really think about it, I just did what my body and mind told me to do. Now that I went off into WAY detail about what happened I think that's basically it.
But my question is still...have you ever had a situation like that where your body and mind just take over, you look back and kind of wonder what happened?
This first award is the Blogger BFF Award. The rules are:
1. Thank and link the person that sent it to you.
2. Present this award to at least five people and explain why you chose them for this award.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
I would like to present this award to:
-Lyzz at Chronicles of Team Smitty because she's going through the same deployment as I am.
-Meg at Harrison Clark because she really is my best friend and sister.
-Lisa at Quest for Success because she always understand what I'm going through.
-Candace at The Future Mr. and Mrs. Edward Paul Mallue Jr. because I've recently realized that we have a lot in common.
-Miss Jody at Miss Fancy Pants because her blog makes me laugh which I need right now!
I will be sure to post the second award later but I don't have time right now. Thanks again Expat Girl.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Well my roomie and I had a wonderful meal cooked by my momma tonight and it was delicious. On the menu: Roast Beef w/ Gravy, Yummy Potatoes, Carrots, Salad, Bread. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks mom!
Can't wait for A to come back for R & R and of course for good...so that I can make him so home cooked meals. I absolutely love cooking for him. And don't let him lie...he likes my cooking even if he does give me a hard time about it! :-)
Monday, February 1, 2010
First of all...I CANNOT stand Vienna. But it's not even just that. How could he say goodbye to Corrie? She totally opened up to him tonight. Is it because she actually has morals unlike some of the other girls? I don't know...it's just pretty crazy and he's been driving me crazy almost all season. I say this and you probably think..."Then why do you still watch it?" And my answer to that...Because it is incredibly addicting! HAHA. It's just to hard to walk away and not see what happens.
All in all, I think the real reason is because I think that good things eventually happen to good people and we all have a chance at falling in love. I know I have fallen in love. I just can't wait to continue the journey of love. It's not completely on hault right now, but for the next 10 months or so it will definitely be slowed down. I'm just glad that A and I are able to get through this deloyment together. While he's gone we can just grow together and get to know each other better. I mean, I couldn't have a 2 hour conversation on webcam with just anybody.
But with A? TOTALLY!
Can't wait to see how our adventure continues!