Saturday, August 28, 2010

Best Day Ever

I love that 2-11  has a Facebook page. I also love that they post pictures of each battery. I love it the most that they posted this picture of my favorite person in the world!

He also called me for a whole 34 minutes this morning! Best deployment day ever? I think so!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Camo Quilt Project

After Chris deployed, I dove into projects. One of the first things I wanted to do was learn to quilt. Imagine my joy when I found Camo Quilt Project! They are wonderful! Within a week, I had my [free!] quilting supplies and instructions on how to make a camo quilt!

Naturally, I was so excited when the box came in the mail! Of course I had to start right away! I layed everything out on the dining room table and was on my way!

Little did I know, the sewing machine was not ready to cooperate. After a ton of trial and error, a trip to the sewing store, and a few curse words, things were up and running again!

I must say, the whole project was a lot more challenging than I though it would be. My biggest struggles were definitely trying to keep the material from looking bunched and making sure everything stayed lined up. I had to start over a few times.

But, [FINALLY] my camo quilt is finished! It was definitely worth all the struggle. I can't wait for Chris to get it. I hope he loves it as much as I do!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Deployment Update

I'm kicking this deployment's ass!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Dear Mr. President

Dear President Obama,

I've seen a lot of news stories lately about the last of the combat troops leaving Iraq. The last time I checked my husband and his entire brigade are still in Iraq. They are still going on patrols, outside the wire, with their weapons. They are still responding to calls about IED's; Still responding to reports about people shooting mortor rounds. I don't like it how you are trying to make people think that all of the troops are out of Iraq just because you changed the name to no longer include "combat" and are now calling it "advise and assist". There are thousands of American soldiers in Iraq who are still patroling and still in danger. I would just like you to know that you aren't fooling me. Nice try though.


[This is my husband, still in Iraq getting ready to go on patrol.]

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Sold My Soul to the Devil

A Sun Devil to be exact.

My ASU adventure starts tomorrow.
But I will always, always be a Wildcat at heart.
UofA > ASU

Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Love

"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars-points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything."

I miss my husband. 
New Moon might be helping though. Maybe, a little.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Just for laughs...

Chocolate facial? Yes please!
Because really, who can be sad when you're enveloped in chocolate!?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Deployment Perks

Having a loved one deployed just plain sucks. Here are some things that help make it a little easier:
This site offers FREE welcome home signs for troops ($40 value)! All you have to pay is shipping which is around $12.95.

Photographers all over the country volunteer their time and services to take pictures for military and their families. I'll be using this for Chris' homecoming for sure!

This one is for anyone who has a loved one serving in the military, deployed or not. You can get a free blue star flag for your home. The catch is, it takes about two months to get it.

This organization sends homemade cookies to troops once a month! I signed Chris up today.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

8 months later...

It took me 8 months, but I finally did it!

I am legally Mrs. Megan Liberato!

The DMV was a nighmare of course! DMV #1 had a line around the building and after 20 minutes of the line not moving at all we were informed that the ID printer was broken! So off I went to DMV #2. After waiting in line forever, I finally turned in my paper work and got my picture taken. I'm handed my freshly printed ID...and it says Megan Rice! The paperwork lady forgot to change my last name even though that's the only reason I was there! So I had to get back in line and do the whole thing over again. Hours after arriving, I left the DMV as Megan Liberato. Finally!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cupcakes and Army men

Today, I needed a cupcake. I needed one. I also needed a deployment journal. So I grabbed Pam and off we went to accomplish the day's goals. We ended up at my new favorite place, Sugar Daddy Cupcakes.

Seriously, they have the best cupcakes ever! And, all of them are so pretty you almost don't want to eat them. Almost.
It just so happens that right across from the best cupcake shop ever is the Army recruiters station. Feeling inspired, we got cupcakes for the Army recruiters too! Because really, who doesn't love cupcakes?

Well, Army men certainly do! The guys were so excited! They jumped up to shake our hands and thanked us at least 5 times. They asked about Chris and I gladly bragged about him, being a proud Army wife and all. They even gave me 4 Army lanyards which was awesome because I've been looking for one forever! I'm so glad that Pam suggested we go in there because it made my day just seeing someone in uniform. The huge smiles on their faces made me feel even better and finally brought me out of the terrible mood I've been in for days. And all it took was a cupcake.

Did I mention I got a deployment journal?