Sunday, September 30, 2012

Our Weekend!

I have the Sunday blues! I'm sitting here trying to think of what we've done this weekend... and then I remembered that I worked yesterday so it's been a bit of a crazy weekend. 

But as long as I have this guy beside me, it's a perfect weekend in my book!!

This girl too. My 2 favorites!

Friday night after I got home we went to the movie and saw The Trouble With The Curve 
Has anyone seen it? It was actually really good! It was a cute story and Clint Eastwood had me laughing. Then Saturday I worked for a while and we went and ate dinner at the PX and went to another movie on post. You know Andy and I love movies :) We saw The Campaign.... and to be honest, I wasn't too impressed. It had some funny parts but wasn't amazing. 

Today we slept in until almost 11 (after not going to bed until midnight) and have just been lazy. Daisy took me for a walk (yes, you read that right), I cleaned up, cooked dinner and watched football and Lifetime movies. My kind of a lazy day! It was the first day in a few weekends that I could just relax and sleep in. Even when our family was here, we were still go-go-go so it was a nice little break. Although, I'm very ready for 2 days off. :) It's going to be a bit of a crazy week so I better get a good nights rest!

Happy Monday to you! (unless you read this Sunday night) ;) 

Friday, September 28, 2012

TGIF! { Friday Confessions }

Friday's confessions are back!!! Well, they were back last week but I was "off" from the blogging world.... so today they are back for me!

Head over to Leslie's blog to see more.....

1) I confess that the outpour of love about my post yesterday has made us feel so special! The calls, the comments on the blog, the texts and everything else just made me feel so warm and fuzzy inside! It's not an easy thing, a deployment, but just to know that there are people praying for us, thinking about us, and helping us is so appreciated!!! Thank you!!

2) I confess that I am SO thankful that our sweet Daisy is so good with kids... because she and I will be going to Maryland to live with my brother, his wife and baby Jack while Andy is gone and since Jack is only 1, I feel a lot more at ease knowing this girl adores kids!

Here she is with our sweet friends son CJ.

3) I confess that I am exhausted.... and ready to curl up in the bed...but it's "black out week" at work and it's mandatory overtime until next week... so we must keep on treckin' .... but hey, overtime is always welcome in my paycheck ;)

4) I confess that I'm SO ready to bust out the boots! It's suppose to be in the 70's next week here in Georgia so thank goodness for that! I'm pulling them out of the closet as soon as it hits 79! ;)

5) I confess at the beginning of this week I was feeling SO OVERWHELMED ... but I'm just at peace now. And it's a wonderful feeling!

6) I confess that I'm LOVING this for fall....
And I just love Essie period!

7) I confess that I was the iPhone 5. Just to see if it's really *that* great.... but I'll wait, since my contract isn't up for another 6 months or so....

8) I confess that I need my roots touched up... but I just don't feel like paying $120.00 for a hair appointment... especially since I have to pay a $500 deductible for my car accident... ugh. The joys of being a woman! Thankfully my hairdresser did the highlights in a way that I can stretch it out and it doesn't look TOO terrible.... but of course, I'm my own worst critic.

9) I confess I wish I would rock this....
Cute outfit - long sweater; black tights
Because it's adorable....

10) I confess that the most exciting thing about moving in with my brother, SIL and nephew for 8 months (give or take).... (other than being around people who will help me get through not having my husband during that time) is the fact that my sister in law is a certified CrossFit Trainer and will help me with my weight loss goal!! They eat VERY healthy and working out is in their day to day routine... so I will make sure and track my journey... on this blog of course... and give you tips that are helping me. For now.. I'm going to try to continue to lose what I can, but come December.... it's full force baby! When Andy comes home to me next fall... I'll be rockin' a bikini!

Happy Friday everyone!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

What our future holds

I've learned over the years of being the daughter of an Army office and now an Army Wife that you just cannot make plans. No matter what plans you make, something (meaning the Army) will come in and stir it up and you just have to go with it.... well folks, we had good plans to have a little Christmas just the 3 of us (Andy, Daisy and I).... and now, it will be Andy in who knows where and Daisy and I either in Georgia or Maryland...we haven't determined that yet.

You see... I got a call one day while at work from my husband. He's deploying, he said. To Afghanistan. My heart dropped, my voice shook and the tears came. I knew this day would come, but so soon? And then the next week we found out the date. December 17th. Not even 3 months notice.... but then again, why would the Army give us that much notice? They don't care. This is my husbands job, this is what he signed up for... we knew this day would be coming, but it still doesn't make it any easier. Imagine all of your plans that you have dreamt about, gone. I hate the fact that I cannot plan a vacation to the bahamas because I don't know if my husband will be able to take leave, I hate the fact that I cannot buy a plane ticket because I don't know if they will change his orders, I hate the fact that I cannot buy a house because we don't know how long we will be here.... but I do love the fact that my husband has enough courage to stand up and fight for what he believes in. Even if it does mean going to war.

So... my friends and family... do me a favor. Hug those you love, tell your loved ones how much they mean to you... because in a few short months, I don't know when the next hug from my husband will be.

Life is short. Don't live with regret.... and make each moment count.

(on a side note.... I am very thankful for the military and what they DO do for us... it's just not always an easy life).

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A few things...

I am kind of having a "bloggers block"... I have so much I want to write about, but it's not quite the time for that... so for now I'm just going to leave you with a few things....

1) I think I'm getting some sort of sickness... I have the sniffles and have been sneezing all morning. I just took my allergy pill hoping that will cure some things, but right now all I want is my bed. 2) I left Andy all nice and cozy in the bed this morning... and yesterday morning, and the rest of the week since he is off until MONDAY ... jealous much?? 3) I stayed up wayyyyy too late last night, and probably will again tonight since our sweet friend Melody and CJ are coming to town!! I just need to keep on keepin' on until Saturday at 2. Because I work from 9-1 of course. 4) I am on my second MUG of coffee... not cup y'all, MUG. I took Andy's and mine and I've finished one already. Oiii. 5) This girl pictured below melts my heart daily. She's such a cuddler and all she wants to do is sleep in between mommy and daddy. Love. Her.

that is all... Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vacation & Andy's Birthday!

Hi my blogger friends! I've missed you!

We have had a great time with Andy's sister, her husband and our friend who came out to help us celebrate Andy and visit the South. We've did more in these 4 days then we've done in the year and half than we've been here! Ha! Maybe not, but we sure did a lot!

My sweet husband is now THIRTY!!! His sister did this cute little "Thirty Sucks" bouquet.... get it??
Thursday we went to Tybee Island and had lunch and walked around then went to an amazing soul food restaurant! If you are ever in the area, let me know. You've got to make a stop! :) 
See the baby alligators?? freaky!


Friday we went on a Savannah Trolley tour downtown and just hung out and enjoyed the weather. Ha ha, who am I kidding... it was H. O. T. but we had fun anyways!

There is a cathedral downtown that is just gorgeous!

A few of Andy and I :)

Saturday was Andy's actual birthday and we started off with a bang! My brother in law made an amazing breakfast then we all got ready and headed to Savannah to check in to the hotel. It was beautiful out and we had a fun time just hanging out, getting ready and enjoying each others company. We went to dinner at "Vic's on the River" and it was AMAZING!!! We will definitely be going back!

Top left is calamari with feta cheese on the top... top right is the "wedge salad" with their house dressing (delicious), bottom left was my pasta with chicken and peas, bottom middle was Andy's mashed potatoes, meatloaf onion rings and green beans, and bottom right was Andy's complimentary birthday cheesecake. Such a delicious meal if you are ever in the area!

Then we went out for a night on the town!

My sweet birthday boy rode the bull! :)

Kisses from the "ol' man!" just kidding love ;)

He's my better half.

Andy sister Liz and her hubby Pat.

Having a fun time out!

All of us at dinner!

More pictures of the birthday boy and I!

I think Andy had a really good time and we were so thankful for the friends and family that came out to celebrate him. He's pretty amazing and I'm so thankful to have him as my husband!! I love you babe!

We have a lot going on right now... so if I'm absent from blogging it's not because I want to be... it's just chaotic. :( I'll fill you in later! I'm definitely reading your blogs tho! So keep writing!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What I'm Loving!

Happy Wednesday!!! Although around  here it feels like Saturday! I am putting off  about to jump in the shower and get ready.... but first I thought I'd share a few "what I'm loving" tid bits! 

I'm loving that I have a very sweet, caring, compassionate husband to take care of me after my car accident! 

I'm loving that in about 2 hours we'll be in the car on the way to the airport to pick up Liz, Pat and Britt!!!! 

I'm loving that I was smart and took the entire day off (instead of just a half day) to get the last minute things done around here, so the house can be clean and nice when they arrive :) 
.... I think I've cleaned it about 3 times since Saturday. OCD much??


I love that Daisy has a good daycare to go to (so she doesn't have to be in her kennel for 9 hours while we drive to Jacksonville), but I sure do miss my little shadow!! 

I'm loving my new makeup! It's not NEW new, I've used the same stuff for quite some time but I recently stocked up and it's nice to have fresh new stuff! :)

I'm REALLY loving that I have the next 6 days off. I needed some time for myself and to spend with my family so I can come back to work with a positive attitude and feel re-juvinated!

Now it's time to go get ready! What are you loving today?

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It'll be okay...

It was a Monday morning just like any other... coffee in hand, lunch in the purse I was on my way out the door. I was ready for my normal commute to work yesterday as I had the radio going and the crisp air through the window.... I cleared the traffic and saw that everyone in the oncoming lane was turning so I started to creep out into the road and then

a lady came out of nowhere and I crashed into her and she spun me to the side. A mountain of emotions came over me... needless to say all I could do was pull my un-drivable car off the road and get out and wait for the cops. I called Andy and was able to get out "come to the gate, I got into an accident"... I wasn't hurt I was just more shocked. Minutes went by and the driver of the other car was cussing me out and yelling and calling me names... all I wanted to say was "shut up!" but when the cop got there he said it for me. Thankfully he put her in her place and attempted to get all the information from us. Then I saw Andy pull up and he ran over to me and said "it'll be okay".... then the water works came. There was nothing that I needed or wanted more at that time... I just needed my husband and I needed him to re-assure me that yes,  it would be ok. I was crying, I was mad, I was upset that this lady wasn't being cordial, I just wanted to wake up from this bad dream!

Minutes passed by and everything was ok... the MP's (military police) got everything they needed, they towed my car away and Andy took me home. After all the madness calmed down he took me to the ER to make sure my neck wasn't anything more than whiplash. It wasn't. After 4 or 5 hours at the ER they sent me away with some muscle relaxers and told me to call if it got worse.

Today I'm sore, but nothing I can't handle. Our family comes tomorrow, so I'm hoping my meds help out while we have company.

Come to find out, the girl was speeding and not paying attention. Thanks lady.

My little Daisy kept me company while I slept off and on yesterday... she knew something was wrong. Dogs are so smart!

Tonight at 7pm my vacation starts.... and boy do I need it!
Happy Tuesday.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Week, My Love!

My amazing husband is turning THIRTY on Saturday...
 so here are some of my most favorite pictures, and a list of things I love about him! :) 


I love that almost two years ago you asked me to be your bride... and that was the best answer I've ever given... 

I love how amazing you are with kids... you are going to be such an amazing daddy someday! 

I love that you are so passionate... and that you always put your all into whatever you do.

I love that your main concern is us, and that anyone who knows you always knows you put your family first. 

I love your huge heart! 

And I love your calm spirit. 

I love that even tho you *hate* taking pictures, you still amuse me and take them... even if half of our pictures are of you kissing me on the cheek ;) 

I love that you always tell me I'm beautiful, and mean it. 

I love that you are always making me laugh.

I love that you always watch my cheesy "smut tv" with me.... 

and I love that you never complain when I'm on my phone or the laptop when we watch your shows. 

I love that you support my decisions, even tho they might be crazy. 

I love that you still hold me when I cry. And you tell me you always will.

I love that you take Daisy to the dog park when you know I'm at the end of my rope. 

I love that we can sit somewhere and not say a word, yet know exactly what each other is thinking. 

I love that you support my shopping habits.... 

And that you join right in! 

I love that you know so much about so many things.

I love that our idea of a perfect date is dinner at our favorite Friday night restaurant and a movie. 

I love how you are such a family man. 

I love how you are such an amazing Uncle! 

I love how you are the most perfect daddy to our fur-baby! 

I love how even when I feel my worst, you tell me how lucky you are to have me. 

I love how much you love sports! 

I love how you don't ever judge anyone. 

I love how you are my better half. 

I love how your eyes sparkle when you get really excited about something.

I love how my head fits right between your arm and chest when we cuddle. 

I love how you promised to take care of me through thick and thin.....

... and that every day you show me you make true to that promise. 

I love your servants heart. 

But most of all.... I love that I get to spend the rest of my life loving you more and more!!! 

Happy Birthday babe, You are the best thing that has ever happened to me! 
I love you so much!!! 
~ sweetheart ~