Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Getting back to it

So, where to start? We are now 8 weeks and 2 days into our first deployment and I have moved back to Alabama to be with my family until he comes back to the America. It feels weird thinking how far I am from Kerry. Skype has become my bestfriend, even on the days when it doesn't want to work right.

I have been trying to keep myself occupied with all of the things that I can't do or have while I am up in South Dakota. I am getting to spend time with family and eat awesome food. Getting to catch up on all those Mexican food meals I missed out on. One of the best things about being home is getting to be a normal big sister. My brother is 15 and is on the Varsity football team! I am very proud of him and excited that I am here to go to his games. So far they are 3-0 so it is a good year to be in the stands :) Here is a picture of my baby brother and me after one of his games

I'm also trying to get my scrapbook on! I have been holding on to so many mementos and if they aren't in a scrapbook by the time it's time to go back to South Dakota, I'm throwing them away. I think that may be the only way to get myself motivated to actually get things into the scrapbooks!


Monday, July 19, 2010

Sorry for the long absence!

Wow! It has been so long since I have signed in on here! I have had so much going on and lots of stories to tell, but I just haven't been able to get motivate myself to blog. I'm sorry I haven't been reading or comment; I love ya'll anyways!

I love my husband.
I love my doggy.
I dislike that my cooking abilities have abandoned me.
I dislike  that my house has yet to recoup from the doggy tornado that hits daily.
I like that I am getting my booty into gear and working out on a regular base.
I like that less than a month from now, we have our first Air Force year behind us.
I dislike that there is a base exercise every month until the ORI :(
I understand that mission readiness is important though, so I'll deal with it!

I have had a lot on my mind lately and I plan on sharing slowly!


Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

I hate to say this, but Memorial Day means a different thing to me this year.
Up until this year, Memorial Day was a long weekend and a reason to have a cook out.
Did I ever stop to think about the reason for the occasion. No.

This year I am a military wife.
This past year, I have met women who have lost their husbands.
I have heard stories of children who have lost their fathers.
I have changed over the past year.

I think of those who gave their life and their families every day.
Seriously, not a day goes by that I don't.
My heart feels like it is crushing when I think of how lucky I am.

I appreciate the little things.
The cooking for a get together with friends.
The harnessing Irie up for a family walk.
Lying in Mr. arms and falling asleep.

If there were not brave men and women who had laid down there lives,
I wouldn't be able to appreciate these things.

Thank You For All Of The Sacrifices.

Zac Brown "Chicken Fried"
I thank God for my life
And for the stars and stripes

May freedom forever fly let it ring.

Salute the ones who died

And the ones that gave their lives so we don`t have to sacrifice

All the things we love

Like our chicken fried


Kerry and I watched Taking Chance last night.
Since it is Memorial Day, I decided to review it here.
This is an emotional movie about the escort of a killed in action Marine back to his home town.
This is not a block buster movie; it is a slow paced movie.
It is a beautiful, emotional movie and I am glad I watched it.
It is a movie entirely about paying respect to the fallen Marine.
All and all I would recommend watching this movie.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday: Dates

Top 2 Tuesday: Dates
1.) Night in. I love when we spend time alone together. We cook together and then spend time playing a game or watching a movie. It is so simple, but I love the simple things!
2.) Vacation dates. I love when we are on vacation and just get to spend time together on the beach chilling out!
I just love the beach period.
Wish we were down South and could take a three day trip to the beach!
Sorry that I have been slacking on my blogging lately!
I have had a whole lot on my mind and a lot of thoughts that I have been wanting to share.
Hopefully later I can get caught up.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nine Months In

Today is our nine month anniversary as living the Air Force life!
Nine months ago, I had a mini break down as Mr., Irie, and I held a long embrace that I knew wouldn't be repeated for a long time.
Over the last nine months, I have learned to independent even when I don't want to be.
I have met other wives that have touched my life.
During the last nine months, the Air Force and I have had ups and downs.
We've had loves and hates.
But all and all, here I am with my hubby and my fur baby and I love this life.
It is crazy, beautiful, and often stressful, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.