Wednesday, September 29, 2010

It's a Miracle!

I have officially survived 25% of this deployment! 
I can't even imagine how awful it must be for Chris.
Poor hubby.

I think I'll celebrate this milestone with a nap.
Or maybe some more of mom's ice cream.
I have lost 25 lbs. after all. I think I deserve it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

I love you, Mom

My mood has gone from bad to worse these last few days.
I feel like stress is coming at me from all directions lately and I can honestly say that I am a mess.

Good thing I have the most amazing mom ever.

She buys me ice cream and gives me pep talks when I'm sad.

I just love her.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

There's a first time for everything.

Today, 3 months into deployment, I missed my first phone call from hubby.
And I cried, and cried and cried.

And then my mom bought me new shoes to make me feel better.

And they're so beautiful that I smiled.
And I felt better.

But I'm still missing hubby.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Is time going backwards?

Because it sure feels like it.

How can the weeks go by so fast but time still go so slow?!
I need a new project...
[Any ideas?]

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's Friday?

Am I the only one who forgot it's Friday? Where did this week go!? I feel like it was just Tuesday... Anyway, Friday means it's time for another MilSpouse Friday Fill-In! If you'd like to join, check out Wife of a Sailor!

1.How do you spend your deployment money, do you save, pay off bills or enjoy the extra money while it is there to buy the things you do not normally have? (from Troop Petrie)

Chris and I are saving for a house! That's right, a house. To say I'm excited is an understatement. [You can read about that obsession here.]

2.If you could relive one occasion or moment, what would it be? (from Currently On Land)

I would have to say the first day Chris came home. Honestly, nothing truly spectacular happened. Well, other than the fact that the love of my life was finally by my side. I would just love to relive all of the feelings from that day: the excitement of waiting for him to get off the plane, being so overwhelmed that he was home I could barely make scrambled eggs, the butterflies everytime I caught him looking at me... Love it!

3.What’s the worst job you ever had and if it was so bad why did you take it? (from Faith and Deploying)

I can honestly say that I've never had a terrible job. Even when I worked at Target for all of two weeks I got the 10% discount . And really, discounts can never be terrible.

4.If you could play any character on TV, who would you be? (from Many Waters)

I want to be Gibbs from NCIS! He is such a badass all the time! Or maybe I would be Denise from Army Wives. I just love her. And she has fabulous hair.

5.If you could become the world’s expert in something, what would it be? (from Army of Two)

For some reason I associate experts with fame and as soon I read this question I thought, "Ew. I would never want to be famous." Therefore, I would not want to be an expert in anything. I am perfectly content with not ever being the best at anything. Unless you count loving Chris. I really am the best at that.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

It started...

...with baby fever. Because really, who wouldn't want a miniature version of Chris running around? In case you're thinking you wouldn't, here are some pictures to change your mind:

[Sorry about the picture quality. I know it's hard to see. This is one of four pictures of Chris as a child and this is how it was given to me. He's the middle one in light blue by the way.]

See! How could anyone resist that adorable, little face?! Plus, I'm pretty sure the fact that he looks just like his dad guarantees our babies really will be little versions of him.

Anyway, back to the story of my baby fever. So with Chris being gone for the next however many months, I needed to find some new things to occupy my time. My first obsession came in the form of babies! All things babies! Someone needs me to watch their baby for the day? Done! Someone else needs a baby shower planned? Done! I'm sure you get the point. I really, really want a baby!

Much to my surprise however, today my obsession switched to something new.  What one earth could deter me from my incredible obsession with babies, you may ask?



Buying and fixing up a house to be exact. Not necessarily this house of course. Actually, Chris would hate this house. The whole cookie cutter house thing isn't his style. But I love it. Hopfully this obsession doesn't last too long because right now all I can think about is how fun it would be to put in one of those cute, little tile backsplashes.

Maybe this is why I shouldn't drink caffeine...

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Wienie Wife

[Chris is the one with the arrow. Of course.]

Everyone else loves this picture. It gives me an anxiety attack.

Yes, I know. Worrying about him doesn't change a thing. Well, I'm the wife that worries all the time. The one that cries every time someone gets hurt. And my grouchiness level correlates with how long it's been since the last phone call. I just can't help it, ok? I figure as long as I put on my happy voice for Chris then it's ok. Right?

Friday, September 10, 2010

MilSpouse Friday Fill-In!

I am so excited that I found out about this! If you'd like to join MilSpouse Friday Fill-In too then head on over to Wife of a Sailor for all of the details!

1.Do you set goals for yourself during deployment? What are some of them? (from Military Mommy)
I have so many goals for this deployment I don't even know where to start! As I've mentioned before, hubby told me to take this year and do all of the things that I've always wanted to do. The first item on my agenda was to work toward finishing my degree. Along with that, I have also made a quilt, baked a completely homemade pie, and lost 17 lbs.!

2.What would you say to someone dating a military guy or gal? (from Mothering Off the Cuff)
Learn to be flexible! I cannot stress that enough! No matter what, the military always comes first and whether you like it or not, you have to learn to deal with it. The soldier has no control over it so there's no use fighting about it!

3.If you have children, how do you prepare them to move to a new place? (from The Random Ramblings of A Household 6)
No kids for us. [Yet!]

4.Name one hobby that gets you through alone time. (from My Sailor’s Mistress)
Blogging, duh! Plus anyone who knows me knows how much I hate to be alone. I avoid it at all costs. My best friend and my family are definitely keeping me sane right now. Without them I would be more of a mess than I already am!

5.What’s the one food you don’t ever get tired of? (from That Army Wife Life)
I was born and raised in Arizona so Mexican food [the real kind] is my absolute favorite. What else would you expect when Sunday dinners are at Manuel's?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's a love/hate thing...

Every morning, instead of waking up next to my husband, I wake up to this:

All of my fabulous wedding presents stacked [not so neatly] against an entire wall in my bedroom. Although I love them [a lot!], right now they are a constant reminder that my newleywed life is pretty much on hold for the next year. Boo. I seriously cannot wait for hubby to get home. But since my countdown looks like this right now:

It looks like I'll be waking up to my perfect wedding presents for quite a while longer. :[

I hate you deployment.

Monday, September 6, 2010

You can call me Martha...

Before Chris left he told me to take my year apart from him to do something I've always wanted to do. Well, we all know that I successfully made a quilt. [If you missed that you can see it here.] So now, I have moved on to goal number two: learn how to make a completely homemade pie.

I've never had pecan pie. Honestly, I think it looks rather gross. However, since every man I've ever met loves this not-so-appetizing flavor, I decided to learn how to make it!

I must say, for my first try it turned out really pretty. The crust came out perfectly golden, much to my surprise! It really was a lot easier
than I thought. Since I'm not exactly sure how it's supposed to taste I can't really say how well it turned out in that department though. That's one of the many down sides to having Chris gone; no one is around to taste the man food! Oh well, at least it looked pretty! Look out Martha Stewart! There's a new girl in town! Except next time, I think I'll stick to good 'ol apple.