Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Big Change.

I am not to sure that I am used to BIG CHANGE in life.
I grew up in a small town and within the same state my WHOLE LIFE.
That is until I MARRIED THE MILITARY at 20 years old.
Even at that I was a military wife with my husband stationed in Florida and me living in my hometown for 4 months because I was scared to move!
On May of 08 just a month after being married my husband had to live off base due to being married and not having his wife around. He got a little two bedroom apartment #84.
It was in Aug of 08 that I finally moved to FLORIDA! With my car full of whatever I could cram into it for the ride.
I remember pulling away from my town crying because I did not want to move, leave my family, school, job most of what I worked hard for because I was married to someone who was in the military. Sometimes its not fair right!?
I  hated Florida with a passion. I could not find a job. No job ment no school because of the money. Friends were so hard to make. I was always crying! All while this is happening we are in the two bedroom apartment starting our married life with NOTHING!
At about two and a half years later we are still in #84. I am going to school, I am a teacher. My husband has ranked up and he has been deployed.
Were I am getting at is... how do I let go!? Our lease is about to go up and we are not sure if we want to sign on again another year or move. I LOVE THIS LITTLE PLACE.. although we have a storage unit because we are falling out of it.. we make it work. I don't like change or moving. I want to be in one place for a long period of time and I am sure being in the military that is not always going to happen. However this is our first place together. Where all the memories of being a MARRIED Couple have started for us!
Here are a few pictures of the place!

Well I hope you enjoy!

Please visit Flip Flops And Combat Boots! She has a giveaway going on for Gambizzle Jewels! I think there are three pieces up for grabs! :)

Have a good Tuesday!


Monday, August 30, 2010

Giveaway TIME!

Yes! I like giveaways I am sure you do to!
There are a few going on at the moment with things dontated from A Touch Of A Hero.
If you have not heard about it.. click the tab above to learn more we are a great cause!!


-Now-Sept. 11 The Adventures Of Mr. Superman & Mrs. S has a keychain up for grabs! Check out her blog for the details!

-Now-Sept. 2 Scrapping With Down Memory Lane has a keychain or earrings up for grabs! Check out her blog for the details!

Good Luck!

Please pass me around!


Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Busy Weekend.

It has been!

After all my waiting Mike finally made it home on Thursday night at 3am! He walked into the apartment and scared me while I was sleeping!!!

I did not get to start the weekend until Saturday at noon!
I had college class' and orientation for my Pre-K kids for the this year.
So when noon hit.. I said YAY weekend!!! Even tho I had some house work and other things to get done!
We had tons of rain so it kept the Mr and I locked in for most of the weekend!
So let me share a few things..

I am in love and excited to see the MOVIE!!! I know it came out a while ago.. but a few months back for my birthday I got this book in the mail from my sister. I was stuck on a series and I am finally done with that series so I started it. It is a cute love story! However you do need to pay attention close when reading it jumps around alot.

I also was able to get crafty this weekend..
Since I am a teacher I needed to make a new name tag, last year mine got left out in the rain on the last day of school GRRR.. so I got crafty and made mine and a few for the other teachers I work with!

Cute huh!?

and lastly.. I did get to do one of my favorite things! BAKE!!
Homemade PB cookies with Kiss' I will place the recipe sometime this week in my recipe tab. They were MMMMM..

The week starts TMRW! Ahhh the I always think we should all get three day weekends.. because Mondays are always WEIRD!! I hope the week start off with a bang for all of you!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Waiting..Just A Little .

Today is the day my husband is suppose to come home! YAY!!
He has been gone only for a short time...but it does always feel longer.
I am anixous and feel young.. I have butterflys..

Plus.. THE GREENBAY PACKERS play tonight!! He really needs to hurry!

My week has been pretty busy!
I am a teacher and working mornings doing VPK and then afternoons at the moment subbing at a different center.
I wanted to share! I love my 2 year olds I have spent a ton of time with them in the afternoons!
We paint and decorate COOKIES! hehe! Of-course we do a ton of other things but those are just a few things we have done this week.

Arn't they just to cute! I love my job as a teacher to the next generation!
I can truly say I get to wake up and act like a kid daily!

I am sure I have tons more to tell you but.. I am making this post short due to my nearves .. I really am excited for him to just get home.

I want to THANK!! Erin Moore @ MooreToLove!!! She made my banner and it is AWESOME!
I also want to say don't forget GIVEAWAY!!! @ Scrapping With Down Memory Lane! Check the link and visit her! She has a few things up for grabs with A TOUCH OF A HERO!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I Think I Have A Pretty Different Kinda Love..

Mike and I have a few traditions when he leaves the house for a longer period of time.

First.. I pack SWEETS! He gets a bag full of candy and junk food.
Secound..He gets a letter and a picture that he can only open when I am out of sight.. the picture is a picture of me and him on our way to the Airport to drop him off after helping me threw a hard time of my dad passing away!
Third.. If were on the same schel. of work.. he sleeps with me..:) we talk tell we pass out with our phones on speaker.

I would like to think I have a different kinda love... a military kinda love.. were you make it work whatever way you can because tmrw is never promised!

Monday, August 23, 2010

A Great Wedding Idea..

I went home in the start of Aug. for a family wedding!
I wanted to share I thought this was a great idea!
At the reception there was a PHOTO BOOTH!!!
After getting into the booth and taking our pictures it would print out two strips..ones for the bride and groom and one for you to keep!
It was to much fun here are a few of the pictures!!

Mind you.. a few drinks can make you silly..Well off to get some dinner and relax!


Get To Know Me Monday!

My husband is gone once again.
Although I know he is safely a few states away on a TDY.
It is always hard for me to see him walk out the door and know he won't be in bed when night comes.
You would think it would get easy I have been through a number of TDY's and a Deployment.
I am a pro at packing him up..but my flaw is letting him go...(SIGH)
I don't think it will ever get easy. I will say it does once he is out the door and calls to say he is there.

On a different note get to know me a little!
Here you go!

1. If you could host a Reality TV show, which one would it be?
* Hmm I love reality tv.. but I would not want to HOST I would want to be a Bravo housewive! Ha!

2. Do you put your seatbelt on before or after you start the car?
* After.. I know I know HORRIBLE!

3. Shave or hair removal cream?
* I don't use either.. I know I know.. but I just shave with water.

4. What's your favorite feature in a house?
* I would have to say.. Bathroom, and Masterbedroom. 

5. What is your favorite "Fall" scent?
* Oh there are so many.. I am a candle junkie I would have to say Apple Cider!

6. What tv show are you looking forward to seeing the most this Fall??
* Not show more like Football Season!

7. Personal Shopper or Personal Chef?
*Personal shopper.. you know the deals you can find!

8. What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of "Fall"?
* Hot Apple Cider, and Sweaters!

Now off I go to get ready for the day.. I hope to post more later!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Tell Myself Over And Over..

That I will relax tonight and I will do the things I feel like I need to do for the week in order to make me relax.
Like read a little more.
Lay in bed a whole day and watch all my shows.
Take part in my hobbies for a few hours a day.
Do you ever tell yourself I will.. take the time for me.. and then something comes up and you never get the time to yourself???
Well this week the hubs in MIA on a TDY .. I am please to say I will get these things done!
Hope for me!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Oh What A Saturday.

Mike and I..Spent our Saturday morning helping clean up the Pre-K center I teach at.
we were getting the playground all fixed up for the kids to come Sept. 7 yay!
After being way tired for the heat.. we came home got dressed and ran to grab a few things from the store.
Mind you were geared up for THE PACKERS GAME!!! Whooo Ohhh! ha!

I wanted to share a few things as you know Mike made SSgt on Thursday. Well as I was working I was trying to think of things to get him in order to reward and suprise him since he was working late all week.
I came up with somthing simple and he was happy for the little thing I did for him. So happy he woke me up to Thank me.. and asked me to share a piece with him.

and after relize how far he has come in the Military I was thinking back to our younger days. I am little OCD and keep tones of things because I scrapbook. Emails, Mysapce and Facebook messages as well.. I sat yesterday reading a ton of them some made me cry so much because I feel BLESSED and THANKFUL for all that I have..
I would like to think there are probly over 400 letters printed already and I still have a folder full of deployment ones..

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Alright! There is a giveaway in effect!
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She is a SCRAP-A-HOLIC! With tons of great ideas and finds!

Up for grabs is a pair of earrings or a keychain made by A Touch Of A Hero!

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and spread the love! Tell all your friends about us! Contest is from Aug. 19- Sept. 2nd!

One Proud Wife.

I am one proud Air Force wife to say..MY HUSBAND MADE SSgt TODAY!
I could tell he was a bit nearvous when he was wide awake at 7am playing xbox to take his mind off of waiting around till 8 to find out if he made it, a little before 8 he gets a text from a good friend saying CONGRATS!
My husband has worked  very hard for this, and so have I.. although most civilians make think it is just him who earns the rank. The wife as well has worked as hard to help her husband gain that new rank.
so congrats to all of the Military men and their families who found out today that they made it!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Sometimes You Have To Keep On Going..

But that is kinda hard.
After this long vacation getting back into going to work is ALOT!
I know I know.
I had a month but don't you ever feel like you need a vacation after a vacation?
On a different note. I worked today .. and now I am home.
I wanted to share a few pictures of our trip.
My husband and I are on a kick to see all that we can see before we have kids.. and well die!
So were random mellow when we take trips we see something we STOP!

Thats just a few.
Now I am off to relax some before tmrw comes ..


Monday, August 16, 2010

He Makes Life Easy.

I have been on vacation for over a month.
Today it was over..ha! We arrived back to our little home Sunday night.
I was way lazy in unpacking and getting things back in order.
So today being MANIC MONDAY. I jumped into cleaning the house and other little odds and ends to get us back in order.
As I was doing that my husband sneaks in lunch.
Now this is not normal pizza its a cute, quick and easy recipe.

Pizza Sa.

There you go..

It was far to good.. In the mean time I am organizing photos on the computer of our trip home. I hope to sneak you a few soon!

Good Night!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

I Heart My Canon Rebel!

Well photography has always been apart of me.. and I used my sister and her boyfriend to take my first photo shoot!
They needed pictures and I was in town to take them!
Here are a few..

Note this is all natural lighting.. with no editing!

I will be posting more pictures soon of this vacation!

Friday, August 6, 2010

5 Question FRIDAY!

1. Are you a neat sleeper or a messy sleeper?
*Whoo Wee.. Messy Sleeper ME! We have a king size bed and I am in Love. After my husband deployed for 4 months I got used to sleeping everywhere.. SO I DO.. STILL!

2. Fill in the blank. I wish I was more ________________.
* Hmm.. Can I Pass... LOL!

3. What is something that you wish you had been warned about?
*Being an adult.. Its hard work sometimes.. hehe!

4. What was the best thing you ever found at a garage sale/flea market?
I have gotten a number of bargins.

5. If you could have any meal brought to you right now, what would it be?
*My husband and I have a Garlic and Wine Chicken with White Rice.. that we call comfort food..
I could use some right now.. since we have been away from home for a while..

Happy 5 Question Friday!
Feel Free To Comment and Repost The Questions Below ..
I would love to hear!

Oh The Fun I Have..

We made it YAY!! ha!
We got in mid afternoon in Michigan Wed.
I have to say taking a road trip is always fun with the husband.
I found a nice dress for the wedding and I am excited.
Last night we went out!
I have a FAVORITE new spot in Holland!
Its amazing and awesome! We had a few drinks with a few ball players and family.
We have gone here a few times.. and every time I am please! :)
On a different note.. I have been into photography for a while now. I was photo editor in high school and I tend to always take pictures due to me being in love with scarpbooking..
My sister and her boyfriend have been dating for almost two year and have never gotten pictures taken so.. I took them!
Tonight I am helping decorate for the wedding tmrw(my cousin is getting married!).
After that maybe a bottle of wine.. and relaxing!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Little Stop In The Road..

We woke up at 6:30am.. and got on the road at 7:00am..
We knocked out about 4 states and have 2 more to go! YAY!
At the moment I am in INDY home of the COLTS.. EEEK relaxing with my husband..
Mind you 3 years ago he asked me to be his girlfriend! AWE..
I hope you all had a good day!
I know we did...


Monday, August 2, 2010

In A Rush..

Just a little!
I worked today from 7:30-4:00 why you ask.. well because my work needed me!
Plus after two weeks without seeing the little ones at the center I MISSED THEM!
At the moment I am packing for TMRW!!! Whoo whoo my secound half of my trip to Michigan!
Thank you Mr. Heimes.. he changed the oil in my PT for the road.. of course he is the driver.. due to me laying back and reading the last book to the Sookie Stackhouse Series <3. Mind you I started this series in July of last year! AHH!
So I am packing my stuff to hit the road!
Here is a pic of my husband changing the oil in my car!
What a hard working man! Right!?


Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Little Bit Of This.. And That!

Life has been a RUSH!
I just got home from my two week vacation in Michigan! I had a blast! I got home on the 29th..
I had a final on the 31st.. now well its Sunday. I am getting stuff in order because I am going back to MICHIGAN! Again.. I know! This is the last trip of the year to visit family with my husband!
We leave Tuesday morning.. if all works well.. my husband at the moment is working weekend duty.
In the middle of my 4 days home I have alot to get done..
but I wanted to share!
I have launched my Facebook page for my MILITARY BUTTON JEWLERY! WHOO WHOO!
If I can get your help by passing me around or if you are intrested in doing a giveaway on your site let me know! I want to get the word out due to it being for a good CAUSE PHONE CARDS OVERSEAS!
So here is the link check it out! "LIKE IT" on Facebook now! :) hehe!

I should have pics from my Michigan trip up soon I hope!