Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tis' The Season!


We had a great day and we are now relaxing! I wanted to share this photo of my husband!
It was his first Christmas alone here in Florida 2006'!
God had blessed us with one another! We are very thankful for the military and our life here together!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Things You Should Know About Me.. If We Are Going To Be BFF!

I have seen this posted on a few blogs the last couple of days and I wanted to join in the fun!
If you to link up here is a the link to where it is all happening!
Here we go.. are you ready!

-I am Monica, I am 23 years old.
-I am a Air Force Wife and Teacher to the next generation.
-I come off as over-bearing because I can make friends with almost ANYONE!
-I like beer and movies.
-I love taking PICTURES!! Gotta Love Canon!
-I am addicted to Scrapbooking and crafting.
-I run a small bus. called A Touch Of A Hero.. we help support the troops!
-I only drink out of BIG BOTTLES of water.
-I am addicted to Tervis Tumblers and CUPS!
-I eat healthy and am always sick grrr.
-I have only lived in two states.
-My lucky number is 7...
-I love to read.
-Rap music is my thing.. and a little ROCK N. ROLL
-I would marry Elvis P. if he was still alive..
-I always lose my cell phone.. and debit card.
-My husband is my world and he pretty much knows it.. :)

If you wanna join in.. HAVE AT IT.. I am excited to read others!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wisconsin In A Package!

I always love the holidays because we tend to ALWAYS get a piece of home from either Michigan or Wisconsin! This time is was WISCONSIN! Mikes family send us a big box for Christmas filled with goodies and we are very thankful for all that was in it...when you are military anything that reminds you of home helps during the holidays. 

On a different note... I am catching the BUG during my one week off with my Mr. Grr! I hope it goes away before our New Years Trip!

Monica A. Heimes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Santa Came Early..

To drop off a few gifts!
My husband is horrible at keeping surprises from me.. I will give it to him.. I still have gifts from him under the tree! 
He did some shopping yesterday all on his own and came back to wrap the gifts he had bought. He clams he can wrap presents better then me.. but I don't think so.
I peeked around the corner and got this picture of him..

This afternoon after he had dinner with a friend who is in town he came home to me being sick! So he said "I am to excited want to open a present" and yes I said.. because who does not want to open up a gift before Christmas! So here it is.. and I am in love I have been wanted one of these for a while!

We will be adding new charms in for events within our life! I am excited.. I have a Breast Cancer rib. because I am a Survivor, and a Snowflake because it was a Christmas present. OH how I miss Michigan and the SNOW! 
I am excited to see what else he has for me under the tree. I feel blessed to have Mike because when I think he is not paying attention to things I might want or am talking about he really is.. I thought it was even funny that he brought out this paper that had all the little charms on it for the bracelet. It had oil and pen marks and was in his ABU's because he was thinking about what charms to get!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Cards!

Oh what a task! 
I had over 120 to send out and that meant 120 address to get in order! 

and there are all the cards laying out to be labeled!
I used the computer to print out labels which made it was easier then writing them all out!
I purchased my cards with VISTAPRINT! If you have not heard of them search it 100 postcards that I decorated for $7.99 and they printed out our address on the top of each one which was less work for me. I love them I used them last year for my cards and I was impressed. 

They are simple and cute! 
Now my rant.. will they STOP raising the price of postage... I paid almost $50.00 to mail them all out! A bridie at the post office told me on Jan. 15. 2011 they will be raising the prices once again! GRRR

Oh Christmas Tree...

This little Christmas tree has been with us since we started dating..
Our first Christmas together was in the Winter of 2007'.
Mike was in Florida and I was in Michigan.
So Mike bought this tree for my trip to Florida in April of 2008' where we set it up in his little dorm room and had Christmas....and here we are in 2010'.
I know I know.. but I have an emotional attachment to this little tree its little branches have provided the strength to hang ornament after ornament. Our tree consist of ornaments passed down from generation to generation. It also hold ornaments that are given to us every year by Mikes family and mine. The star is from Wisconsin .. and took a long journey with us back here to Florida for our first MARRIED Christmas!
It is so tiny but I am in love with the History of our little tree! This picture does no Justice for what it looks like lit up in the night!

Being A Teacher.. Means Being Crafty!

This was the season for me to be crafty on a budget!
With 36 children and 12 other teachers to buy for the HOLIDAYS! 
So.. crafty I was.. here are a few pictures of some of the things I was able to make with the help of a few children and myself!
Cookies in a JAR!!! What a bargain I got the jars for 10 cents each!

Ornaments for the children to give their parents out of their hands and feet!

These are the bags I made for the 4 children in my afternoon class! I used stamps, circuit, glitter paint, and markers!

I collected these as gifts for the 4 children all under 10 dollars!

The children made the reindeer food and I scraped this for them!

I had keys donated for ACE HARDWARE and made Santa's Magic key for them!

They also painted bags and ornaments for their parents and I managed to make 30 small candy bags for under 10 dollars!
I would have to say I had tons of fun getting everything in order and making the items that I did with the children in my classroom! The holidays are around the corner and I hope that they all love their items from their children and I!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Quote ...

"Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."

Dr. Seuss

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Movie.. and A Movie

I know I know.. Life gets busy for the last year and a half we have been to zero movies!
Yes.. that's right zero.. we are always to tired and that's horrible.. but this week was a blessing we went to not one.. but TWO!!! haha! BEAT THAT!
They both were really good and different ..
One way funny .. one way romantic and mysterious.. all in all.. I dunno if I loved them both because I have not been to the movies in so long.. or because they both were really good!

So go check them out!
In this mean time.. its getting close to Christmas... and Christmas Cards are going out this week! Maybe I can blog about it later.. its quiet the load.. :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Products for Good!

Due to my blog... I was recently contacted by a lovely lady from the company.
Products for Good!
This company is known for their Iraqi Coins that they preserve to represent the soldiers and their family who helped within the war!
I was honored with a Necklace that is for sale for the ladies who helped within the war. My husband was recently deployed and it was a eye-opener for me, to be honored by this company was amazing! I was finally getting noticed for all my hard work in being a spouse within the military. Many often think that it is the husband who is the one in the military not the wife or the family.. but I believe that behind every soldier is a family who helps keep him together!
There are a few pictures.. everything that came with my necklace was certificated. I was also given history of the company and a little on my coin!

My husband and I were also within one of there emailed newsletter! 


Here is the link if you are interested in looking into their items! They have awesome gifts to give others or even yourself!
 -Please stay tuned .. I might just have an awesome giveaway..SOON!
Thank You!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Military Crafts by Lisa!!

Okay!!! I have been a bit into spending money on MYSELF! 
haha and with the help of LISA!!!
I was able to get my second military purse!
She does an amazing job with amazing communication!
It rocks my hubby's new rank that he will sew on Jan. 1. 2011 .. I am one proud wife with this on my arm!!!

She even donated to A Touch Of A Hero!!! :)
If you are intrested go take a look at her FB page and tell her I sent ya!! 

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Yes I know it was the start of Pear Harbor.. and that was life changing for many..
but today marks something different 3 years of having my father passed away! 
I am sad and happy... my day was spend filled with laughs, tears, and memories.. 
I took today off and so did my husband and we just relaxed... I wanted to dig deep to feel my father.. and today I think I did.. We went shopping, watched a movie.. ate an awesome breakfast and mini lunch and came home to relax! I will always remember my father for all he has done for my family and I .. and for the open arms he has always had to catch me!

Love You Dad!!! 

Monday, November 29, 2010


This is a quick share once again.. 
Her name is TXmommy and you can find her on Facebook!
I have become close to her through..A Touch Of A Hero.
Her items are so military wife.
As she would say 
"Putting The Bling In Camo"

I have purchases a few smaller items and a few months back I got this item.. I know I have shared her before in my blog.. but here is the last item I purschased with my husbands newest rank! 

Yes! A Pillow Case!!! She has reasonable prices.. and she gives awesome service! 
Here is her link,

Have Fun & Tell Her I Sent Ya! 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Quick Share!

Being Military, and having both his family and my family 1000 of miles away.. leads to shipping during the Holidays EEK right! 
Well.. not with this.. I received an e-mail.. today from USPS! 
Offering me a shipping KIT!! With boxes, envelopes and ect. to mail our Christmas presents! 
Head over to the site.. and get one for your family if you have tons of shipping for the holiday season!
It is FREE and will come right to your house!
How awesome is that!
Here is the LINK! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Here You Are Friday!

The lack of posting has not been due to the lack of motivation.
However it has been due to a 15-20 page study plan that I have been having to endure for a class assignment!
Ahh but needless to say a week later I am DONE!!
My husband is at the moment prof. reading it so I can send it in. YAY!
On a different note.. this week went by and by and by.
We had a small Thanksgiving together, and then proceed to black Friday (we were crazies).. which will be in a different post. I want to reflect on LAST WEEKEND!
I know I know.. a little behind I am.. but last weekend was my first weekend off in 3 months! Like for 3 whole months I had something to do every weekend.
So I got to spend it with the husband and that was a blessing since we often do not get to see one another and because he will be taking a venture on Monday for a few weeks!
Friday night consisted of my throwing on the crock pot after work and making cheese dip.. MMMM!
It is really simple.
1 Block Cheese
1 Can Rotelle
1 Pd. Beef
Sit Melt and Eat With Chips!
I took it to a different level and made Margaritas!!!

We had a nice night pigging out and watching movies.
Come Sunday we headed out to BDubs for Brett's last game against the PACKERS! GO PACK GO!
After the game we made a stop to pick up Mikes early Christmas Present!
Aren't they cute!

We paid 30$ for these awesome little creatures.. they all mini dawf frogs. The awesome thing about them is their whole little environment is organic. Everything recycles itself, and you change the water every 3 months and replace it with natural spring water! AMAZING! haha! We have yet to give them names but I am sure we will really soon.

Well Happy Friday.. I am off to finish up some things around the house! 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Life..

Is being consumed by HOMEWORK.. and 
Netflix.. the best 10$ I spend a month to watch it instant on my X-Box. I have recently been re-addicted to this show..

I watched a few season last year around this time.. and I am now back into the game again since Season 4 was posted on Netflix. 
My husband has been working Swings 2-11 and I get out of work at 5:30 so I always have time to sit and watch this show while I am working on my homework.

On a different note! YAY I ordered some smelly yummy Candles, and I am excited to get my order in for the Holidays!

What are some of your FAV. Holiday scents!?
For Christmas I love Sugar Cookie!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crafty I Am..

I had a great Sunday!! WHOOO
I finally got some time to be crafty.. and it was nice sitting in my craft chair working on this ....
its a memory board photo frame! 
Made out of my husbands uniform.. and attached is a small picture of us!
I will be placing this in my home office..

I have this up on A Touch Of A Hero.. SO GO LOOK! 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Our Love In Photos 2010'

Last year around this time.. we were blessed with a FREE DEPLOYMENT PHOTOSHOOT!
The photos were amazing.. every year my husband and I have had someone amazing to take pictures of us. 
This year an awesome wife from my husband shop gladly took our photos on the beach!
We are in love with them.. 
Now.. a quick little note... We are Packers FAN!!! I was proposed to at their field, hence my love for the Packers. My husband on the other hand was born and raised a Packer fan!
We would like to THANK!!


Here you go.. 

I think pictures say 1000 words about a person or a couple. I am blessed to have that man in the pictures he is my rock and makes me WHOLE! 
I hope you like them.. and have a great weekend!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Day To Feel Blessed..

Happy Veterans Day!
I am truly proud of my Mr. Ssgt Heimes. 
Last year he gave ALL in the war in Iraq along side many other men and women!
Not only is today for the present it is also for the past and the future. We are truly blessed to live in a country were we have FREEDOM! 

To all the soldiers and their families for all then that endured for my freedom!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Was Relaxing OOPS!

I know I know.. 
I took a little break from whatever I could take a break from, and it was way nice! 
I managed to get a photo shoot done.. I will have pictures soon :)
and have a few nice dinners out with the hubby with drinks! I will be updating more I promise but in the mean time.. I have just taken all the H-ween Decor down and am placing the THANKSGIVING DAY stuff up although I secretly wanted to skip to Christmas!

Oh Come On You Know You Want To ....

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Trick Or Treat!!


Today ends my lovely weekend. Although my husband had weekend duty. I got a ton done for myself and he got surprised with all the sweets..!
I love cooking and baking and I don't find time to do it during the week to often so I was in over load this weekend! .. MMMM! 
Here is just a peek!
Homemade Minestroni Soup!

Chocolate Covered Apples and Pretzels!

Homemade Sugar Cookies With Homemade Glaze!

We have our light on at the moment waiting for the cute little kids to come by.. but its not happening which means a ton of CANDY for me! We are ending the weekend relaxing on our first ever H-ween in 4 WHOLE YEARS! 

I hope you had a great weekend! I know I did!! 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Once Again..

I have been MIA again.
I am not to sure what I am really going to do with myself at this point..:) Everyday has been so busy and just plain crazy. I have been going through so much with work, school, and my husbands work its hard to handle at points. 
On a different note.. time to vent..
I have been not to social lately because of the group of military people I happen to be around....
Why do SOME LADIES in the military do this...
I don't want to hear when your husband treats you bad. YOUR PROBLEM.
I don't want to hear when you don't understand your husbands job in the Air Force or where he works on base. YOUR PROBLEM. Hun its called communication!
I don't want to hear that you had a LONG DAY.. when your 18 years old married into the military, with no job, no kids, and no diploma! Child get a life!
In the last three weeks I have meet many SPOUSES of this nature! How HORRIBLE!
Now I understand I am going to run into people like this contantly within my life.. but I always think because I am a military wife I am not really NORMAL my life is not normal, but while my husband has his career.. I have to do something for myself .. 
I live by 5 are you's in life. That help me be a balanced person.

1. Are you Independent?(If your husband walks on for a TDY or Deployment Can you handle everything?)

2. Are you honest? (When your upset or think something is wrong do you speak your mind?)

3. Are you a LIFE LONG LEARNER! ( When you are 50 will you still want to educate yourself about thing within the world)

4. Are you a Community Helper? (Are you making an impact on the world and your community by helping it..?)

5. Are you HAPPY? (With your life.. and YOU.)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

6 Weeks and Congrats!

The last six weeks we have spent a good portion of our time dedicated to ALS! 
Airman Leadership School
Last week Mike finished and in December will rank up!
We got to dress up, and have a nice dinner with a group of people who influenced his life.
The best part was seeing him walk down to receive his reward for graduating and accomplishing something so big for his career with the Air Force.
My husband has a great heart not only for me.. but for others as well.
He loves to give back to whoever is in need and during the 6 weeks he gave a ton back to others and to himself!
I am very proud of him! As a token to congratulate him I bought him a fancy watch for the night that he had his eye on for a while. In return I was not expecting anything until we walked to the car, and I was given a 2k Emerald! That night he graduated was a very special night not only because he graduated but because we stopped out little lives to spend all night together! It was a very good feeling!

Being apart of a Military community is a very proud feeling for myself. I grew up not liking the military to much.. and now I am married to it, and in love with it. How did that happen? They truly take care of us. We are not normal people because we do not lead normal lives, we lead and live in a Air Force manor. I was telling me husband the other day how I get the sinking honorable feeling when a plane fly's over us. I feel I have a connection with it and contribute to them everyday because of my husband. We are between three bases, an Army Ranger Base, Eglin AFB, and Hurlburt Field Sp Ops. and it is truly an amazing thing to hear and see daily!