June 30, 2009

2 more days <3

2 more days until I drive down to see my lova! So so excited! My Forever 21 order has yet to come in though with the cute sundresses I ordered to bring down there. I tracked it and saw that it was checked in at Greensboro, NC today. It'll probably get here the day I leave. Are they trying to play games with me?? Trey is out playing in the field all week, so I won't talk to him until I actually get there. I know they are doing Land Navigation out there and he was really nervous about passing this. That's the only thing he really struggled with in Basic.. he has a hard time with that. They get a couple different chances to pass and if not, they get recycled to the beginning of the program ~ I've been praying!!

My brother is home from his basic training! He surprised me at work yesterday in his dress blues. I had no idea he was coming by. I teared up after the shock of seeing him walk through the door went away.. couldn't believe he did that to me at work!
My dad hasn't posted any pics from their trip up so this is the only one I have:

How handsome is he??? He has lost too much weight though. His face is a lot skinnier than that now. He definitely needs to bulk up! He'll be going to tech school (date yet to be determined) in Wichita Falls, TX, which issss..... guess what???..... 50 miles away from Ft. Sill <3>

Thank you for the helpful comments about the dress. I looked around a little and haven't found much yet, but I'll know it when I see the right one. Any suggestions for websites??

June 28, 2009

Mixed Feelings

I've spent the weekend doing a lot of thinking (which isn't always a good thing if I do too much of it). Not that I can do anything what-so-ever about it, but I'm a tad nervous about this whole move. And I think the only reason I'm JUST a tad bit nervous is because it hasn't sunken in yet.

1. I'm pretty sure we're moving a lot sooner than I thought. I know for a fact that he is going after OCS, but now it's possible that I can go with him then. I originally thought he'd have 6 weeks of BOLC II, but I guess they're talking about doing away with that. Even if he does have BOLC II, it could be months before it starts. (we'll know his dates for sure this coming up weekend) but if he's not going to be doing that for months, yes please, I'd like to live together. And we know he's definitely staying there for BOLC III which is another 5 1/2 months so it makes sense for me to go.

2. That in turn means I could possibly have until the end of August to pack up our unneeded stuff and store it somewhere. Have a yard sale for all the crap we don't need/want. Put our house up for sale. PRAY PRAY PRAY that someone buys it. Me being me, I've already made a timeline. I plan to have the yard sale on the 18th of July. That gives me from when I get home from Ga. next Monday until then to go through all of the rooms and either pack it or get ready to sell it. I would love to officially have the house on the market by then as well. Maybe that same day. *I clearly have never done this before and have no clue what I'm doing*

3. I have never been away from my parents and brothers. I KNOW I'm in denial about this. I may need to be put on drugs for separation anxiety. The only thing keeping me from completely freaking out about leaving them, is the overwhelming excitement about living with Trey.

I also have yet to start looking for a dress for this OCS formal we have on the 4th of August.
I.don't.even.know.where.to.begin. I wonder just how formal is formal? Time to do some googling!

June 26, 2009

Life as a Musical??

Can you guess by the title where we're moving for at least 6 months???

Oookkklahoma! So it's not my number one choice, but hey, I'm excited anyways. Trey is beyond excited. He thinks he's going to get a tattoo tomorrow of the Field Artillery symbol ~ lucky for him he's 300 miles away so if he really wants one I guess I can't stop him. I digress...
I've let go of my worries that Field Artillery is more dangerous than his other choice (Ordinance Corp.??). I just have to remember that we're all on God's time. I truly believe that it doesn't matter what you're doing in life. Anyone of us could go at anytime. Good God, he had a gun put to his head when he was a manager at Arby's and made it through that!
Everyone is telling me that there is nothing to do around Ft. Sill, that I'll be bored out of my mind, that I'll hate it.. blah blah blah. I say.. don't let the haters get you down. Ha! I joke.. kinda.. it's going to be a new experience for me. I've never been out there even to visit. I don't know what the landscape is like.. what the weather is like. I'm sure I'll find lots to keep me entertained, it really doesn't take much. The simple fact that we're guaranteed to live with each other for about 6 months is reason enough to be jumping out of my britches!

I have been thoroughly enjoying listening to MJ all day on the radio :)
I heard that his doctor is on the run and may be taken in for investigation?? hmm.. I hope that's not the case!

Today's The Big Day

Stand by ~

Trey branches today :)

Which means we'll find out where WE are going for his BOLC III.

Which translates into, "I'm going to be living with my husband again"

He finds out around 6 tonight :)

I'm hoping for Maryland, but preparing myself for Oklahoma. More to do with the branch than the actual place...

June 25, 2009


I just very excitedly turned the tv to fox to watch the results of SYTYCD only to see that a special episode of Dateline has replaced it. I know I know.. it's huge. Two very famous people passed away which is very sad, but they couldn't play this on NBC?? But really... I do have a heart and I was shocked when I heard that MJ passed. That's crazy right? So sad. Not that I was the BIGGEST fan ever except for the few classics, and yes, he did have a pretty sketch reputation. But he was a father, brother, son, friend, etc, to many people.. it's always sad when it happens.. especially so unexpectedly.

I'm sure every one's heard the news about Gov. Sanford as well. Another wonderful tidbit to make us all look so good here in SC. I hate that what he did and what his family is going through has to be such a public issue. Don't get me wrong, what he did was completely wrong and hurtful, but do we really need to be in the center of it? Yes, he's a public figure... i get that. But this is a very private issue. Something that needs to be worked out between him and his wife. And don't get me started on that. I've heard such ugly comments about her today. Some people are in uproars because she is *as of right now* choosing to stay with him and try to forgive him. I don't think anyone really knows what they would do in that situation. It's so easy to say that you'd leave immediately. And if *God forbid* you've ever had to make that decision or if you ever do, and you do leave, that's your decision. Every marriage is different and what might be right for one person, may not be right for another. Does that mean we should judge her, calling her weak or stupid or worse? Frankly it's none of our business and I think it's sick that everyone thrives off of other people's misery. Seriously, his private emails were leaked all over the internet. I can't imagine how all this is making his wife and kids feel. Good thing the kids are on summer vacay.. imagine going to school after that!

Moovvvvinggggg right along ~
My parents are in San Antonio safe and sound... but they have melted away today. I think it was a little too hot for them. Which blows my mind seeing as how it's pretty damn hot here today. Like take your breath away hot. They said Charlie looks good, even though he's lost a good bit of weight and they should be sending me some pics tonight.

June 23, 2009

May I Introduce ~

Little miss Daisy Dukes Norton for the first time :) *yes yes yes I'm going with Daisy, unless I realize she is just not a Daisy when I meet her*

This is Miss Thang herself at only a week and 1/2. I was told she looks like a pig and should name her Porky :( I love the 2nd pic.. it makes me happy that she's already a cuddler!

Pat, the breeder, sent me these today and let me know that she was eating very well (she must really be a child of mine) and is exactly 1lb. Awwwwww! I can't wait to take her home. Which I can do so on July 23rd. That seems like an eternity!!

June 22, 2009

I Have Butterflies

~ but I can't tell you why just yet ~ I will share with the world later this week probably, but it just wouldn't be right to share now. *NO I'M NOT PREGNANT* But I am very excited about something. I want to say more... I'll switch subjects now...

As per usual, I forgot to take my camera anywhere with me while the fam was down. I have two pics from their phones that they sent me.. here you go:

This is me and my cousin Kim on Thursday. I'm not telling you what meal this is with.

Me and Kate Friday night at Icy's. She's the one coming down here to USC in the fall and is so excited. I'm extremely proud of this chickie. Not many people have the guts to move hundreds of miles away from home to start college. She's pumped. I can't wait to see what's in store for her in the future ~ I know she'll be amazing. We were so close when we were younger and I hated moving away from her when I did (at age 13). I can't even get into how much it breaks my heart to know that I'll be moving away from her again not long after she comes down here... we'll save that for another day (for a much much more depressing post). Basically, I love these people.

My parents are leaving Wednesday night for San Antonio to see my brother Charlie graduate Basic Training. I know I haven't talked about that much on here, but I can't believe he is already done with that. I talked to him on the phone over the weekend and I can definitely see a difference in him. Just in the way he talks. He used to mumble so badly that you could barely understand what he was saying. Now you can just hear the confidence radiating in his voice. I was hoping that would happen. I can't even express how proud I am of him and I really really really really wish I could be there to see him graduate. Between my dad and my youngest brother, I know there will be about 10,091 pictures so I'll be sure to post a few.

While they are gone, I'll be staying at their house to take care of Cayce. She hurt her leg Friday morning and is on pain medicine and anti-inflammatories. They vet said that she tore a tendon in her knee. She is so pathetic hobbling around on three legs, it makes me so sad to look at her. Hopefully this will heal on it's on, but they do have to take her back in two weeks to see if she'll need surgery or not. They also realized when they were at the vet that she has lost 6 lbs in 3 months. Not good :( I guess they'll be keeping an eye out on that as well.

There's a pic of our pretty girl sitting on my parents back deck. Just look at that presh face. Awwww.. I'm looking forward to spending some QT with her for 5 nights :)

Something to not put a smiley face next to: I spent $459 on my car today for a new timing belt and a water pump. Yeah. And when it rains it pours... that's after spending $200 to fix my AC and another $200 for a deposit on my yet-to-be-named dog. :/ (that's a mad face in case you couldn't tell)

June 21, 2009

New Name

I've started the process of doing my blog makeover.. notice the new name?? I'm keeping my url the same so we don't make this transition too difficult. Your Welcome ;) Ahhhhh... now to find some lovely soul out there who wants to help me make my page pretty.... any takers or suggestions?

I don't know what got into me today, but I may have gone a little crazy with the retail therapy! I've never, ever shopped online before (crazy, right?) It's always made me nervous with not knowing if it'll really fit right or if I'll like it when it comes in.. but we'll see! Got a couple things at Forever 21. So many of yall brag on this place, I had to see for myself. I'll put pics up of the things I got when it comes in. I also got a little sumpthin sumpthin at ~ close your eyes mum ~ Victoria's Secret :) Because I only have 11 days left.

Guess Who's Back

I'm back! and really I was only 1/2 gone ~ so maybe I have an obsession ~ so what?

I had a fun weekend with my fam. It's a good thing they're gone for now though, as I consume way more alcohol and spend too much money with them around. Having a good time is never an issue when we get together. This time it was just 2 of them down. Imagine when all 100 of us get together. fun turns into trouble ;) the goodbye's weren't as bad this time. We're going up there at the end of July for a little family reunion type thing (yeah.. trouble...) and they'll turn right around and come back down here to move Kate into her dorm a couple weeks later. Lot to look forward to!

Today is Father's Day! I'm getting ready to leave my parents house to have lunch with my in-laws, but I got to spend the whole weekend with my dad. Someone asked me this weekend if my dad and I were close. My exact response was, "are you kidding me, I worship him". We then had a conversation about how he never really did spoil me per say... but we are definitely very close. We are just about the same person personality wise. We have the same exact sense of humor so we tend to laugh together.. A LOT. And sometimes we just get things that no one else does. I could go on and on, but I'll save that for another time. Gotta run and grab some Italian food.


June 20, 2009

Exciting News :)

I just had to interupt this blogging break to let you in on some very very exciting news ~ ready for this??? Get excited!

I am officially a brand new mama! In 5 short weeks I'll be taking home this adorable little creature

A little Maltipoo! I've been in love with above ever since a coworker got her and started bringing her into the office every day. I knew I had to have one. So when she called me the other morning to let me know that the same two dogs had another litter, there was nothing I could do to stop myself. I mailed in my deposit immediately.

My little girl was born on 6/11 and I'll be able to take her home in just a few short weeks :) Now for names.. my first thought was Daisy Dukes Norton (that would be her official name, Daisy for short) but I've had a couple other ideas, so here's where you come in. Voting time!

Daisy, Bella, or Maggie.... Oh the choices...

June 16, 2009

A Little of This and a Little of That

Is something wrong if I think I've neglected my blog just bc I skip a day of posting something?? I think so! This will be short *I think* because I'm so so tired right now.

I'm going to be MIA for the rest of the week probably. I know, I know, try to compose yourselves. It won't be too bad and the week will just fly by for you. Before you know it I'll be back, posting about how my week was, chillin with two of my cousins that are flying down here from Mass tomorrow. Good times will be had and I know I'll neglect this little blog o' mine. When I do come back though, I just may have a new name :) I don't think that effects anyone that follows me does it??

I cannot wrap my brain around the fact that it is mid June. Where has this year gone. I remember Trey leaving for Basic and thinking I was just going to die right then and there and that I would never make it on my own. Now look at us. We've made it through Basic and he's about 1/2 way with OCS. I wouldn't say it's been all smooth sailing by a long shot, but I have proven to myself that I'm stronger and more capable then I thought I was. Please remind me of this when I have to move to a big, strange, scary place without my mom and dad for the first time. Ha!

Speaking of the hubs, he seems to be doing pretty good down there in GA. He's doing great on his tests that he takes for classes (so far all in the 90's), is doing fairly well with his PT ( I think he's doing a really good job, but he's comparing himself to other people that are doing better so ya know.. ), and he is, for once in his life, actually very very happy with himself. And that came out of his mouth. For that reason alone, I wish we would have done this a long time ago. I shouldn't have fought it for so long.

If I don't remember to go to the store and get more Zyrtec D asap, I'll be posting again this week after all since I'll have a full blown sinus infection and won't be able to enjoy anyone's* company anyways. I swear I take that stuff year round! Maybe my allergies won't bother me so bad in

16 days until I get to see my little muffin .... fo' 4 straight days <3

*spell check (God love it) is telling me this should be written out as any one's. I don't believe it so I'm keeping it as one word

June 14, 2009

Ouch Charlie!

If you've never seen the Ouch Charlie video on YouTube *shame on you* you must click here:
I still cannot get videos to post on here so I'm sorry for the inconvenience, but your life really isn't complete unless you've seen this.

Now that that's out of the way ~
I woke up this morning to a pretty painful eyelid. Actually, painful is not really the right word for it. More like aggravating. Like makes me want to punch a hole through the wall type of aggravating. I'm very aware of my eye being there. It's pretty swollen (just the lid, by my eyelashes) and red. The inside isn't red though and it's not itchy so I don't believe it's pink eye. A stye maybe? I don't know.. I don't think I've ever even so much as conjunctivitis! We'll see.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE a clean house. Not to toot my own horn... hell, why not.... I did a damn good job. It was so necessary though. Embarrassingly necessary.
CONFESSION: * ohhhh i cannot believe I'm going to admit this to y'all * Ready? That maayyyy have been the first time I mopped my kitchen/dining room/entry way floors since I've moved in. Last February. As in Feb 2008. It's okay.. say what you will... I'm laughing at myself out loud right now. Mum was pretty grossed out when I told her this and she realized she's recently walked on those same floors with bare feet.
Anywho... house looks great now. I haven't started boxing up anything per say, but I did take a lot of junk that I probably won't EVER need or use, never mind need or use in the next 2 (or 4.. depending on how things go) months, and put it all in one room, separated into different piles. Now I just need boxes.
*side note* we'll find out where it is we'll be moving not this coming up Friday but the Friday after for his BOLC III. That'll last for about 5 1/2 months, so heck yes, I'm packing up and going with him.

My only other plan for today: I'm going to buy an American Flag to hang out on our porch. Then I'm going to hang it. And do one more load of laundry. And nurse my inflamed eye. The End.

Blog maintenance:
Can anyone see anything on the right side?? Ya know.. like the "About me" and pictures? Or anything? I can't see it and I'm not sure where it went.
Also, I've been racking my brain for a new name for my little blog. I'm leaning towards "Learning As We Go". Referring of course to being new with this whole Military life and (me more so than hubs) being clueless about it, but excited about what's to come. Any thoughts??

June 13, 2009

So Far Today...

I have done absolutely NOTHING. But that sho is about to change.

First of all I slept in!!! I think being out of town for the last three weekends and getting up at 5:30 every morning this week finally caught up to me, although Trey had minimal sympathy for me when I told him this. I went to be at 11 last night after watching Forgetting Sarah Marshall *hilarious* and didn't wake up until 9 only bc Trey called. 10 hours of sleep.. are you kidding me?? I haven't done that in years if feels like.
I caught up on some of yalls blogs before even getting out of bed bc I love you much :) Had a disappointing breakfast (my fruit and yogurt special K didn't have so much fruit and yogurt in it) but my raspberry cheesecake yoplait light was delish. I watched the season finale of SVU from like 2 weeks ago, which kept me on my toes. Loved it.
And now the intense cleaning of our house begins. I mean SERIOUS cleaning. I'm getting ready to open up all the blinds so I'm not too too depressed about spending the day inside, hook up the Ipod, and get to work! I went to Walmart last night after a very successful workout *a full 30 min on the elliptical ~ first time for that ~ which got me 2.3 miles* and got new cleaning supplies. A new scrubber to scrub the tub (my most hated chore) and refills for my swiffer mop. I'm going to clean the living hell out of every room in this house and may even start boxing up some unnecessary crap we have laying around. Because I might want to come to the realization that we're I'm going to have to put the house up for sale in the near future. Just the thought causes so many mini panic attacks in me, so lets not go there.
After all this, you better believe I'll be enjoying some of that Bud Light Lime later tonight that I may have also picked up from Walmart.

June 11, 2009

Yellow Yellow Yellow

Warning: Very pointless post!
Ever since my cousin Kate was here back in April I have been obsessed with the color yellow. Not by choice. She taught me this little game her and her friends play in the car. Every time you see a yellow car (not including cabs, school buses, or taxis) you want to be the first one to shout out "YELLOW CAR". Sounds stupid, yes I know, but competitive and silly people like me love it. I have in turn taught this to everyone who has been in the car with me since that day and have ruined other peoples lives with it as well as my own. I SEE YELLOW EVERYWHERE NOW. It has taken over my life. I will spot out a yellow anything within the nearest mile. My mind will take note of it. I take and receive "yellow car" pix messages daily. Here are the few I've gotten and one I've sent just since yesterday.
There's the one I took and sent out. I'm pretty proud of this one. The more original the better. Yes, I'm aware that I should be focused on driving and not capturing the perfect yellow car moment.

Random text I got during the day. I thought I had another one, but that came directly to my work email. They show up everywhere. It's insane. Start playing, you'll see what I mean.

Wow.. this seriously must seem like the most pointless post ever. It probably is.

But don't sweat ~ I almost forgot to give my opinions on SYTYCD. All I can say is this is my favorite show ever. I wish I could say that I missed my calling and should be dancing my life away... but trust me... I'm better off watching it than living it.

My favs: Phillip and Jeanine definitely. They were first and did a hip-hop routine which I LOVE. I love even more when they put a story to it. They did AMAZING. It seriously made my heart almost jump out of my chest. Another favorite: Caitlin and Jason. They did a style called Bollywood (which I'm not quite sure what it is.. but I love it) to a song from Slumdog Millionaire and it may have made me squeal out loud blew me away. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE. Kayla and max. Did a Samba routine. Sexxaaayyyy! They danced beautifully and made that Samba look H-O-T. Woooohoooo!

Other standout moments: Randi and Even doing the jazz routine. Melissa and Ade doing the contemporary which was about the moment you first fall in love. I think this is going to be a great season... there aren't many people I actually WANT to see go!

Here is one of my favorite routines ever ~ from last season: ( i tried to put the video on here, but I clearly need a lesson) Here's the link for the truly curious


It's worth it ~ Promise.

June 10, 2009

A Perfect Night and Free Samples

I have to say ~ today was a pretty dern good day. For no particular reason other than I was in a better mood than usual and I found myself laughing quite often. Now it looks like I'm ending that day with an almost perfect night:
  • I got home early (unheard of). Meaning I didn't go to the gym or work late.
  • It's storming out pretty good right now. Have I ever mentioned how much I love thunderstorms?? *as long as I'm in the comfort of my house* It's pouring and the thunder is cracking.
  • I have all the lights turned out, candles going, and the blinds on the window next to me open so I can see all the action.
  • SYTYCD is on tonight!! The first night of the actual competition and not auditions so I'm really pumped over this. I'll be sure to let y'all know tomorrow who my faves are!

Now if only hubs could be cuddled up on the couch with me :)

I've gotten the strangest things in the mail for the past two days. Today I came home to a free energy efficient light bulb in the mailbox. But wait for it... the best part? It comes in a container that you can reuse as a piggy bank! Score!! Even more strange? Yesterday I was lucky enough to receive a free pad in the mail. Like as in a maxi pad. No thanks guys, I don't think I've used one of those since I was 15. But I really do appreciate the thought.

June 9, 2009


I just finished watching the latest episode of Intervention about twins who had a problem with anorexia. I have just about nothing going on in my own life to blog about so I'll share my thoughts about this episode.. because there were many.

It got me thinking about being a parent. It's so scary. The parents on the show were immigrants from Poland. They came here with 2 suitcases and didn't speak a lick of English. They worked there asses off (mom at McDonald's, dad at a wood working shop) and after just 2 years bought a house and started a family. Their three kids had a great life growing up. Seems like they were a tight knit family and the girls got to do any activity they wanted to (karate, sports, etc.). At one point in the show, Mom and Dad were sitting at a table, looking at pictures, and the dad was just a sobbing mess remembering all the good times. He made the comment that he thought he had done everything perfectly which brings me to my point. You raise your children with the best of intentions and the highest of hopes. And you very well may do everything "perfectly". But that doesn't necessarily mean you can control the outcome. What if you have to stand by at some point and watch your child/children screw up their lives seriously and there was nothing you could do about it. It must have been so painful for them to sit back and watch their twin daughters slowly kill themselves.

Secondly, I was trying to understand the actual disease. I don't know anyone personally who has gone through this. How does it start? Just a normal person that wants to lose a little weight and it gets out of control? Or is there something a little off mentally to begin with? I understand that once a person hasn't had any food for a certain amount of time, your brain is making you think you can literally not eat, but how does it even get to that point. What in that persons head makes them look in the mirror and think they are fat when they are 86 lbs? Did that person every have a love affair with food like I do? I think not. I could never give it up.

There's a show that comes on after Intervention called Obsession. I think it's mostly about people with OCD and the like. I've yet to allow myself to watch it. I don't have an ounce of OCD in my body (aside from my night time rituals) but I do have a little problem with hypochondria. I'm scared I'll make myself believe I have a problem if I watch that show.

June 7, 2009

Another Weekend Recap

I had a good time at the beach, but it feels GREAT to be home! I am really looking forward to next weekend which will involve no long car rides and sleeping in my own bed. Some things went perfectly: got just the right amount of sun (more tan, less burn) and it was good to be with some of my best friends after going a little too long without seeing each other. Some things went not so perfectly: fridge that was verrrrry slow to make things cold (heaven forbid we have to wait too long for our beer to chill), no extra toilet paper stashed in the bathrooms, no bath towels, and a hot tub that was colder than the fridge.

Biggest FAIL moment of the weekend for me: while relaxing on the beach, chair down by the water so the waves are crashing on my feet with drink and book in hand, I decide to join some others that are trekking their way into the water. I lean over to get out of my very low chair and what happens then?? Oh.. just my top falling off!!! I was able to save myself and grab it just before my ladies made their grand appearance but the top was a loss. The plastic clip holding the back together broke. That was the end of my beach time. In a bathing suit at least.

I have to say it's times like those (vacationing with friends, not losing my top) that I miss Trey the most. We always hung out together with this group and it's very emotional for me with him not being there. So I'm missing him a little extra tonight. We keep talking a lot about our 4-day visit together during the 4th and I am so so so excited. 25 more days :)

Here are a few pics from our mini photo shoot:

get more than one drink in me and it never fails ~ out comes the tongue

June 5, 2009

Beach Bound

My third weekend in a row going out of town.

As excited as I am to be laying on that beach tomorrow and Sunday *pray for these storms to go away* I am slightly more excited for next weekend when I have NO PLANS WHATSOEVER. Am I getting too old??? But really.. I can't wait to get up in the morning and head down there with some great friends. And I'll try my hardest not to hate on all of them when I'm leaving Sunday to come back to work and they're staying the whole week. No promises though ;)

Last night I cooked for the first time in a couple of months. My friends C&J came over for taco night. (yes, i'm aware that tacos take almost no cooking skill. but it's a lot more than my usual bowl of cereal or Lean Cuisine). In fact, the last time I cooked is when they came over last. J is 5 months pregnant and looking so so so cute! They just found out last week that they are having a boy and they couldn't be anymore excited about it. They put her ultrasound on a DVD so that was just all too presh to watch!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

June 3, 2009

Few Random Tidbits

First off and the most reoccurring thing that's been in my head today... I DESPERATELY want a blog makeover. I know there are a couple of you girls out there who can do this type of thing but I'm not quite ready. I really want a new name for my blog first. One that more so identifies with my life right now. But I need help. I don't have a creative bone in my body. Seriously... I have nothing. Please please please throw out any cutesy suggestion you may have. ANYTHING. Even if you've never commented before.. clearly I'm not above begging. You never know what might spark an idea in my head. After I find a new name I'll then start begging for the makeover ;)

Second.. I had a pretty kick ass workout today at the gym! Man, it really helps when you take someone with you! I did a mile and 1/2 on the elliptical. A mile on the treadmill. Leg machines, arm machines, and free weights to work on the ever-so-flabby obliques. I feel GREAT! I've put any running goals I had on the back burner. I wasn't so much enjoying it to be honest. What I LOVE though is the elliptical. We get along great and my short little legs are starting to say "thank you" when I look in the mirror. Your welcome babies.

Third and lastly... I'm watching my favorite show tonight and I'm so excited that it's this time of year for it. Is anyone else in love with So You Think You Can Dance??? (from now on referred to as SYTYCD so I don't have to type that all out) I'm pretty obsessive with this show. I thoroughly enjoy watching people dance and really really wish I had the talent myself. My favorites are the Contemporary and the Hip-Hop styles. The way they can make their bodies move... it blows my mind.. beautiful! I like it all though ~ can't wait until they actually start competing each week.

That's all for now. Happy hump day :)

*after thought: Thank God for spell check*

June 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!

2 years ago today I made the best decision I ever made in my life. I remember walking down that aisle like it was yesterday and saying "I do" to my favorite person in the entire world.

Not many people meet the person they are going to spend the rest of their lives with at 19. I thank God every day that I did. You'd never know it by my posts or listening to me talk "in real life", but I do have a lot of trouble putting my thoughts into words. Especially when it comes to the serious or not so light hearted stuff. *Just this so far has taken me about 20 minutes to write* I could take the easy road and just end this here and let the pictures talk for themselves, but if he ever does decide one day to start reading this, I know it would make his day.

I feel like I'm the luckiest person alive to be his wife.
Sometimes I catch him looking at me, and it overwhelms me to see the amount of love he has for me. He would walk to the ends of the earth for me.
I love how much we laugh together.
I love that I can tell him anything that is on my mind and he'll listen to me.
I love the way he makes me feel with just one simple touch.
I'm so so so proud of him for so many reasons. The biggest reason being what he is doing with his life right now. He's not only doing this because he wanted to do something meaningful, but he also knew it was a way to provide for me and our future family. That says so much to me.
I love that I love him more today than I did on our wedding day. I hope that trend continues for the rest of our lives.

I feel like this does NOTHING to express the way I feel right now. But it's all I can come up with. I miss him more than ever today, but I know we'll see each other soon. And I know he's thinking about me too and wishing he was with me... so says the bouquet of flowers he had delivered to me at work today :)

I leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from our wedding day. I'm off to celebrate with a couple glasses of wine and my DVR.. the three of us are going to have a great night together!

My mom fixing my vailMe and my dad right before we're about to walk down... look at that face! Not sure if it's fear or excitement! First Kiss of many many more!

Off to Cancun!!! *yes, that's my grandmother hooked up to her oxygen tank with a sparkler in her hand.. not sure who let her do that, but I'm glad we all lived*

June 1, 2009

Weekend Wrap Up and Pics for Your Viewing Pleasure

Between my TRAUMATIZING night Friday, spending lots of qt time with my presh husband, meeting an amazing blogger buddy (again.. love her), and having a non-eventful drive home, I would say it turned out to be a pretty damn good weekend.
Trey was supposed to be released at 8 Sunday morning. I got up bright and early and dolled myself up for him. Right in the middle of straightening this hair of mine *no, it is not naturally beautiful trust me* he called to let me know that they had ever so graciously given him CQ duty for the morning until 10:00. He must do a good job at whatever it is they do during CQ because he sho does get it quite often! But alas, he came riding to my hotel in that little gray chariot of his right around 10:15. We had an exciting morning of driving around, doing his laundry together, walking around yet some more together, having lunch at the Infantry Museum, and of course shedding lots of tears on my end. It's the hardest thing ever to get in that car at the end of a visit and drive away from him! Yuck! But what's a girl to do??? Start a new countdown until the next time of course! *which is the 4th of July ~ a whole 4 day pass* I won't know what to do with myself. 4 straight days with him??? Nice! I have to say.. I miss him more and more with every visit. Each time we get a little more freedom together and it reminds me of how awesome we are together and I can't wait to have that back again :)

Now lets get to the fun part.. the pictures! I'll backtrack a tad and show yall some of the gifts I got from him last week:

Not a very good quality picture, but you get the point. This is my favorite thing ever! It's something we'll be able to add to for the rest of our lives.

*Don't judge the messy bed* This little guy makes me smile everytime I walk into my room :) How cute is this??

And here are a few pictures of us from the weekend. Literally only a few. It's hard to get pictures together when it's just the two of you!

He is so so so handsome!!! Love <3>

I just ended this night with a little spaz out. The biggest moth I have ever seen just landed right next to me. After lots of shrieks and jumping around and throwing things at it.. it's finally moved on to a better place.