Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Somebody to Lean On...

I am very fortunate to have the people in my life that I do. I may not have many close friends, but I have the few that mean so much and are there during the hardest of times. These are the people that I can cry to, vent to, laugh with, and just depend on. They are sympathetic in my times of need and let me cry.

Then, I have Jeff :) He lets me cry, but then tells me its time to buck up and take action.. And believe it or not, this is EXACTLY what I need. Otherwise, if given the chance, I may spiral and stay mopey for way longer than necessary. Its crazy to think that I had forgotten this about him in the last 10 weeks. He'll let me explain what is bothering me, and let me cry, and laugh, and vent. And then he's like " are your can do this, this, this, or this...but if you have a better idea, let me know and we can weigh our options." He'll exhaust all of his resources to help solve problems that we have, or that even I just have. I will admit, that used to drive me up a wall. I just wanted him to hug me and let me sulk, for as long as I needed. But now I love his swift kick in the butt to get things taken care of :)

*peace and love,

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


well, my motivation was nowhere to be found yesterday! it was so sunny and nice out! And now that today is cloudy and crappy, I have no problem getting my butt into gear and getting stuff taken care of....

Friday, March 26, 2010

For Your Viewing Pleasure....

Yes. The day that we all have anxiously been waiting for FINALLY arrived. My husband graduated BCT. It was the first time I had seen him since January and it was everything from happy, to weird, to overwhelming...every emotion you could think of. He is a new person (in some aspects) and that is not a bad'll just take this girl some getting used to!!! He picked up some funny habits from his battle buddies in BCT and they formed a lot of inside jokes that he'll whip out and I just look at him like...UH??? All in all, he is the most amazing person and I am so proud of all he accomplished the last 10 weeks... p.s- watching him shovel his food down at Ryans was hilarious...we told him that he wasn't being timed but he just was so used to Eat Fast or Go Hungry!

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures from the first two days of the trip..

Jeff with his Drill Sargeants WILD DAWGS was his platoons nickname :) They are some WILD DAWGS too!!!
During Graduation...(he's the one in the middle)

Battle buddy!!! Those two were a hoot together... "Guy, come on...seriously guy"

First hug and kiss in 2 1/2 months...needless to was perfect.
I'll get to spend part of the day with him tomorrow and then its back to good ole Iowa. It'll be a tearful trip back on Sunday. But I did reserve a hotel on post for next weekend and will get some time with him.
New Countdown: Jeff comes home in 51 days :) :) :) :)
*Peace and Love

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Perfection...6 years later

Baby just look at us

all this time and we're still in love
Something like this just don't exist between a

Backwoods boy and a fairytale princess

People said it would never work out

But living dreams, we shattered all doubts

Feels good to prove 'em wrong

Livin' our love song

Darling, when you look at me

With my heart beatin' fast, and my shaky knees

It's pretty hard to believe
After all these years, I still need you this badly

Today is the big day!!!!!!!!! I leave to go see Jeff!!!!!! He graduates BCT tomorrow morning at 9 AM!!!!! I'm officially GEEKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeff and I have been through a lot the last 6 years...more than a lot of couples issues, personal issues, questioning whether we were to young to know whether we belonged together, depression, crazy wedding plans, getting pregnant WAY to soon, and now being apart during our marriage...but you know what, it's really made us stronger and really made us appreciate this amazing and beautiful love that we have. I consider myself the luckiest girl in the world to have him next to me in this life :) We were truely saved for each other <3>

Monday, March 22, 2010


Am I the only one that when going out of town for 4 days...packs 10 outfits and 6 pairs of shoes?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Nothing Special...

Today has been one of the blah know the type...where one thing sets you into a whirlwind of emotions...

I am just waiting for Jeff to call me so I can cheer up some.. hearing his voice always helps <3

Off to go work on something while I wait..

*peace and love,

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I have been on spring break all week and today has been the most productive day I've had yet!

I worked 8 extra hours today (WOO TIME AND A HALF!) And then I went and ran errands, got the stuff needed for Cain's baby book, the last few things Jeff and I have needed for around the house (for things ALWAYS pop up!). I handwashed the dishes (darn broken dishwasher), laundry, and now am down to just TWO rooms in the house that need gone through and baby proofed and thoroughly cleaned!!!!

I just wanted to take a moment to blog about my conquests and now, I am not ashamed to admit, am off to lay in bed and watch New Moon.

*peace and love,

Friday, March 19, 2010

To Do Lists

I always have a To Do list going...

lately, its been IMPOSSIBLE to get everything done off of my TO Do List.

Its about a full page long now and every time I feel like I'm getting close to being able to cross a few things off, I have to add about a million more!!!!

Todays main projects:
Finally clear out the rest of the junk in the baby's room
Finish laundry so I can start packing!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blog Family...

Sometimes while you are blogging, you realize you feel like you know the people who's blogs you read. I started this whole thing to meet women who are military wives..since I don't live on a base I felt like this would help me in the "support" area. It truely has.

You begin to feel like you knowt he people you talk with and whose blogs you, my heart broke for one of those women.

Mrs P is 23 years old and has a 6 month old daughter..and a husband who was serving in Afghanistan.

My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family as they deal with the awful and terrible news of Mr P's death.

*sorry for the sad post today, but I just felt compelled to post about Mrs P.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


*** In response to my dear Mother In Laws comment on my motorcycle post.... BUT I LOVVVVEEEEEEEEE seeing the motorcycles out :) And am insanely jealous of the people on them!!!!!!! Yes, the streets may be a bit sandy...but my goodness this weather just makes us all itch to get on the bikes!!!!!!

Anyways...topic of the day:
In the last 3 days I have only slept a grand total of about 12 hours.

I am to the point where I am soooo exhausted I feel like I could SNAP!

I take 1 unisom each night (about all I can take due to the baby)...but it isn't working.

I just want to sleep!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Missouri State of Mind...

Next week I will be in Missouri. This= MEGA EXCITING! Jeff is graduating from Basic Training. I can't wait to see him...It has been a long 9 weeks without my best friend.

I can't even explain how proud of him I am. He has flown through basic training without any serious issues. He made it through basic even though he got sick with bronchitis TWICE (he spent a total of 5 days in the sick quarters). He's passed all of his PT tests with FLYING colors. He even made it through grenade training and the gas chamber. And on top of it all, he remained an amazing and faithful husband.

He wrote me about 2 times a week and all of the letters were incredibly romantic and made me smile. They always came at JUST the right time. when I needed him most, he was there for me through his letters. It was perfect :)

I can barely hold in all the excitement I'm feeling about seeing him for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks! This week is my spring break, and I can't even stand it. I just wish it was next week already! HAHA! I never thought I would wish that spring break would hurry and be over...I simply can't wait to be in the car next Wednesday and making that 7 1/2 hour drive to base.

And best of all, I hope that Jeff is happy. I hope he is proud of himself. He should be!

Well, I know you all are probably getting sick of hearing about when I get to see Jeff...but I promise I won't post about it again until after I return (get anxious about pictures!)


Monday, March 15, 2010

The 5th season of the year...

Motorcycle season. Its a solid April-October. Sometimes you get lucky enough to start in March and get even luckier when you get to extend it into November. There is nothing comparable to sitting on the bike and feeling the fresh air as you take a joy ride. Since Jeff won't be able to ride until the end of May and I'm out of commission until at least July... I want to dedicate this post to our favorite season of the year!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I love to scrapbook. I started doing it about 2 years ago...however, it can get kind of pricey...

I wish I had an unlimited amount of funds and time so that I could sit and scrapbook all day :)

I've got some great ideas for Cain's scrapbook!!!