A year ago "A" and I went for a hike up Hurricane Mountain in NY to celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary. It was a beautiful hike and just a great time having him to myself for a little while. Oh how I wish that we were able to spend this day together again this year. However, he is doing his job which I am sooo proud of him for and I look forward to celebrating all of our special days together next year! :-) I LOVE YOU A!!!
(Don't forget to ask your questions here if you have any AT ALL for my 100th post!)
AHHHH!!! That's what I got...a Little Blue Box. :-) And you all knew it! I can't believe that none of you loved me enough to tell me. HAHA. But I forgive you. Yes, I know you are all thinking..."Didn't she say she had to wait until Monday to open it?" Well, you are right. But I was able to convince A that I should get to open it today. I just made sure that I looked as pitiful as possible on Skype earlier. HEHE. And I made him laugh in the process too. As I joked to open it before he said I could, and had the box sitting on one side of me and a pair of scissors on the other. He was like "You a little anxious to open it already?!" Well yes of course I was. He finally gave me permission to open it and this is what I found...
A beautiful robin egg blue box with a pretty white bow!
And on the box it said...
And inside was a soft little pouch with a gorgeous ring inside.
A beautiful sterling silver ring with 4 round diamonds.
This all makes for a very happy me! I love you so much baby! You are the best and always seem to surprise me.
Well I still have not been able to convince A to let me open my present which I mentioned in my previous post. However, I did receive some beautiful flowers. Obviously...I was able to open them, otherwise they would have died. Well these flowers are beautiful and the card with them made me tear up. He's so amazing!
Yes, there are 2 dozen roses there! At risk of him being mad at me for sharing...this is what the message says:
A rose for every month you stole my heart. A petal for every time you gave me yours. Thank you for the best two years of my life and I look forward to the next sixty with you. Love forever and ever, A
EEEEEEKKK!!!! :-) He said he wrote it all on his own. I love you baby!
Great Question!!! I have NO idea. However, I'm not allowed to open it until Monday which is my and A's 2 year dating anniversary. This is driving me crazy. Some of my girl friends checked the address online and know where it is from. The only hint that I have is that it says TCO and the address is from NJ! I have NOOOOO idea. They told me that I am not allowed to search for the address because it would ruin it. GRRR. But, if you would like to find out for yourself...here's the address! I figure I'll let the world have a secret for a few days. Why not?! HAHA
15 Sylvan Way Parsippany, NJ 07054
And if you love me...you'll tell me where it is! Because then I didn't do the searching on my own! :-)
I am about a week away from hitting post 100! So, I thought that for my 100th post I would do a Question/Answer. If you have anything that you would like to ask, go ahead and post it in the comments of this and I will happily answer them for my 100th post. PLEASE ask questions...don't make me beg! :-) And ask anything, there's not much that I would be uncomfortable asking, and if I am, then I just won't answer it. HEHE! So, go ahead...ask away! And make sure that you come back to get your answers. You have about a week to ask questions!
I know this has been a great week since we've hit 8 months now. However, this deployment seems to have been really getting to me this week. I don't really know why, but it has. I feel like the end is still so far away. A has been incredibly wonderful and positive. I am so glad that he continues to be doing well. But I can't get over the fact that although we've made it through 8 months...we still have about 4 (ish) to go. I know, it's not like this is a shock considering I knew this was a year long deployment. It's just gotten tougher this week. I'm sure once I start classes again in a week and a half for the fall semester I will not even have enough time to realize how much time is left until this deployment comes to an end. But for right now...I JUST WANT HIM HOME!!! Is that so much to ask for? (Actually...yes, it kind of is!) I know. He's doing his job and the US Army owns him. But I'm ready for this year to hurry up and finish. Fortunately I'll be super busy again soon. For right now though, I am so proud of A for all he has done, is doing right now, and will be doing in the next few months. He is so wonderful and amazing. I could not ask to have a better guy in my life! :-) I love you babe!
I went to the dentist today for a teeth cleaning. I actually don't mind going to the dentist...and never have. After all...my daddy was my dentist for the first few years of my life. :-)
Well...now, I can officially say...I hate the dentist! HAHAHA! Not literally...but I'm definitely not thrilled with the dentist right now. I have gone all X(insert old age here) years of my life with NO (yes...that's right ZERO, ZILCH, NONE!) cavities. Well folks, that has now changed. Yep, I walked out of the dentist today with an appointment to go back on Thursday to have 2, yep...not just 1, but 2!!! cavities filled. To put it mildly...I was not a happy camper this afternoon. But oh well, I guess it eventually happens to all of us. At least they now do fillings with white fillings so you can't really see it. I will be sure to fill you all in on Thursday as to how it goes! :-(
I was pleasantly surprised when I got an email from one of my sorority sisters. We were really good friends while going through college but have not been in touch much since we graduated. We always connected because we are both military brats and understand the whole military lifestyle. We greatly respected and appreciated each other for that since her dad and my brother deployed while we were in college. Well she said she had received an email from a friend with a YouTube video clip and she felt like I was one of the only people that she thought would truly appreciate it. Well I did greatly appreciate it! So much so that I still have not actually gotten through the whole thing. (It's 10 minutes long!) It is absolutely fantastic and I was very glad she shared it with me. However, it did bring tears to my eyes and after about 3 minutes I was having trouble seeing the screen. HEHE I do plan to watch the rest later. But I thought all of you would appreciate it as much as I did. So, if you'd like to see it...take out the tissues and enjoy!
I went to this beach this weekend and had a fabulous time. I was very privileged to have spent a long weekend with my mom and some other mothers of America's finest. Yes...that's right I spent some quality time with some wonderful military moms who I have had the honor of getting to know over the last few years. Thanks ladies for letting me join! I had a great time sipping on some wine, learning the "right" way to eat crab, swimming in the pool, playing card games in PJ's, walking on the beach, and just enjoying good conversation and fellowship. It was a wonderful weekend!
Hmm...that's weird. "Why would I be getting something from them?" I thought. I almost threw it out, but was curious. I opened the envelope and found a catalog. Not sure why I would get a catalog from there, but I fortunately flipped through it real quick. I then realized that there was something in the back of it...
and there was a gift card.
I then wondered what the "instructions" were for this gift since A had told me there would be instructions to come with it. Well...I spoke to him earlier and guess what...my roomie and I are going to the Spa for half a day of mani/pedi, massage, and hair fun!!!! I can't wait. :-) He is so wonderful and I am so spoiled.
It is so much fun to just be a kid and have a good time. A couple of my friends and I went to play laser tag today. :-) It was a pretty crumby looking day so our plans to go to the amusement park changed. Therefore, we figured we'd find something fun to do indoors. So, laser tag it was! It was an absolute blast. HAHA! We will definitely be doing this again...and hopefully we will be able to get a large group to go next time. Can't wait.
Today became even better after I got back from laser tag because I got to talk to A for about 30 minutes on Skype. So great to see him and know that he is doing ok. And apparently I will be getting something in the mail at the end of this week. Gives me something to look forward to. I'm excited. :-D