Wednesday, May 25, 2011


This past week and a half has been nonetheless eventful & very busy... I haven't had time for too much. Not that I am complaining. I won't go into too much detail... A move is a move as well as training for work, etc... However, I do wish to ask for prayers. Not only for my husband & his platoon, but the families of the recently fallen heroes. Saturday, my husband lost 4 of his really good friends/fellow comrades due to an IED attack... The guys, needless to say, are taking this first big loss very hard & the families, I can only imagine their pain & grief. So, please, if you don't mind to take a few minutes & say a prayer for the Wolfhounds, they could use it.
Hope everybody is having a wonderful Wednesday :) I'm gonna hop off here, lots to get done & some pretty bad storms appear to be heading my way...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wee Bit Wednesday & We Want To Know Wednesday

What profession have you always admired?
Social work & nurses... Those individuals that truely care about their patients...

What would the title of your memoir/biography be if it were written today?
"Uncertainty..." Self-explanatory.

How far do you commute to work?
Once I start work, about 10 to 15 minutes :)

Are your earlobes attached or detached?
Umm... attached? They are attached to the side of my head, ya kno...

Do you eat the unpopped kernals of popcorn at the bottom of the bag?
Nope. Gross. I'm not a big popcorn fan, either.

What is the strangest gift you've ever received?
Honestly, I haven't received anything too strange... Boring, I know... lol.

What is one tv show that you wish hadn't been cancelled?
Once & Again... (I think thats the name of it) It used to come on back in the day & I looooved it.

What is something that you are saving money for right now?
Unimportant things. I know, very smart when you have a baby on the way. Its something for the hubs & then something else for me -- kind of our gifts to ourselves for after deployment.

What hobby would you like to take up?
A little more photography would be nice. & something more athletic -- even if its just like Zumba or something.

How many times a year do you really get dressed up?
Aside from my "dressing up & looking cute" to go out, next to none. Last time would have been for an old friend's wedding a couple years ago.

If you haven't yet, you seriously need to head over & link up with these ladies!!!

questions & answers ~

1. What game show have you always thought you could be on & totally win?

Deal Or No Deal. I ALWAYS seem to do sooo much better than the contestants lol.

2. Do you have a tattoo? What are they & what made you chose them? If not, would you get one? Yes/no/why?

Currently, I don't have one. Mainly because I'm such a freaking indecisive person. I can pick & stick with a certain design that I want to keep on my body for the rest of my life. If by some odd chance I can get past my indecisiveness, I would gladly get one, however, it would have to mean something to me.

3. What is your favorite piece of jewelry that you own?

I have a few -- my Chanel earrings... love love love em!! A locket my hubs bought for me on Valentine's day this year, its to keep him near to my heart while he is gone :) A matching earring, necklace, & ring set given to me by my parents for Easter this year (simply sentimental meaning) & a beautiful necklace given to me as my very first Mother's day gift from my best sister-friend.

4. What is your driving pet peeve(s)?

In this little town, idiots that pull out in front of you, then STOP & go BELOW the speed limit... Sloooooow drivers.... People that do not know how to drive.... Hmm, dears, the list goes on and on...

5. What was your favorite sitcom growing up that you wish was still on?

All of the 90's shows -- Saved By The Bell, Family Matters, etc... I miss all of those shows!! & the cartoons!! haha. Cartoons are just not the same anymore.

Its Wednesday again :) Can't believe a whole week has already flown by! Definitley not complaining by any means :) It has been quite an eventful week... Good & bad. The hubs calls have dwindled down to nearly none. Its a hard adjustment, that is for sure. But I consider myself lucky that I did get to talk to him as much as I did. I know things are starting to get really rough out there now. A good friend of his was severely injured. He is having a tough time dealing with it. Thank God, however, that he (his friend) is going to be ok. I feel like such a horrible person. When you hear about incidents, attacks, anything, & the moment you hear that it wasn't your husband, all you feel is instant relief & while your heart/prayers go out to whoever was hurt, its still in the back of your head "I'm just glad it wasn't him..."... I don't want to feel even the tiniest bit better that somebody else was injured -- ever. I don't know, maybe I'm weird for thinking like that.

Munchkin FINALLY cooperated for the doctors & allowed them to get a perfect shot of his spine. Everything looks wonderful :) Quite a relief that was for me. However, he did decide to REFUSE a profile shot. So, no new pictures for me to send to his daddy, but that's ok. He will make his grand appearance into our lives soon enough!!

Half of the month later, our townhouse is finally ready. Starting the moving in process on Friday. I am more than excited. I have been doing a little packing. Its pretty bad when lil man has almost as much stuff as I do & he isn't even here yet lol.

I feel like there is so much more I wanted to update on, but as always, I'm pretty scatterbrained. So, anyways, happy wednesday everyone :)

Meghan Dub -- Getting To Know You

the questions --

1. How would you have described yourself in high school?
2. When you don't feel good, what do you always want to help yourself feel better?
3. When you go to bath shops, what type of flavors do you gravitate towards?
4. When at a bar, what is your drink?
5. If you go to your closet right now, what do you think is the predominant color in it it?

the answers --

1. I was the girl who could have made/had it a hellavua lot easier than I did if I wasn't so damn insecure. I was smart, not horrible looking, had a lot of interests & desires to join clubs & do things, but I was too shy, kept to myself & doubted myself way too much to do anything about it. I was always too worried that I didn't fit in to realize that I fit in just fine -- I was holding myself back, not the clothes I wore or anything else of unimportance.

2. My mom always pampered me when I was sick -- its the only time I really don't mind being taken care of. She would go to the store & pick up all of my favorite things -- whether or not I could eat them. I miss that. The hubs sucks it up & deals with it when he gets sick. I can be rather a baby when I'm sick lol. (weird, huh? its usually the other way around.)

3. I go for EVERYTHING. Bath shops I absolutley love. Fruity, foods, seasonal, sexy-like fragrances. Love em all.

4. Liquid Cocaines -- the cocktail. I've realized lots of places don't make it as a cocktail, but if you find one that does, its wonderful. That & a gummy bear :)

5. Haha. My closet looks like it overdosed with pepto-bismo. I love pink a little too much.

Expect an entry later you guys. Heading out of town to a doctors appointment with my parents. Wish us well.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday, Wee Bit Wednesday, & We Want To Know Wednesday :)

I know, I know... Maybe I'm getting a little carried away with these things... They keep me occupied a little though :) Thats a good thing, right? Don't forget to go link up if you decide to join in!!

1. If money didn't matter, where would your perfect vacation take place? Briefly describe?
Although I absolutley LOVE the beach, it wouldn't necassirily be my top choice anymore. I mean, after living in Hawaii, its a bit difficult to top that. My perfect vacation spot would be overseas somewhere, almost anywhere. Perhaps Italy or Brazil. A place with a completely different culture to make for a wonderful experience :)

2. What's a bad habit that you have or had that is/was hard to break?

My major not-so-good habit is cokes/caffeine. I used to be able to stop drinking them without a problem before but since I discovered I was pregnant, the cravings for them are ENDLESS, making it next to impossible to just cut them out of my diet.

3. If you weren't on a diet or counting calories, what would you have for dinner tonight?

Ok. Who's counting calories? I couldn't be on a diet even if I tried (& of course, wasn't pregnant). & the answer would have to be Mexican. mmm. I could go for some enchaladas right about now.

4. If you had the chance to interview anyone in the world, dead or alive, who would it be & what's one question that you would ask?

Marilyn Monroe. I've always been fascinated with her, not sure exactly why. I'd have to ask just simpy what it was like to live that type of life.

5. Describe yourself in 6 words.

shy, sarcastic, boring (lol), aggressive, sensitive, loving :)

Weebit Wednesdays @

{one} When was the last time you used a pay phone, if ever?

Wow. Possibly before I turned 16? I haven't a clue.

{two} Did you ever fail a subject in school?

Geometry. By 2 points. I blame it on the teacher, though. I mean, doesn't it mean something when 5 or more students fail the same class by the same teacher? I re-took it with a different teacher & passed with at B+... smh.

{three} Where do you go to get your favorite hamburgers?

Steak & Shake. Ever since last summer & my issue with kidney stones (ick), I haven't been able to even go near a hamburger, for whatever reason. Buuuut, here lately I've been having some luck. & Steak & Shake is AMAZING, to me at least lol.

{four} Have you ever served jury duty?

Nope, never, thank the Lord.

{five} How old were you when you moved out of your parents' house?

18. Right after graduation. Haven't been back since.

{six} What is your favorite color to wear?

Pink. I can be a girlie-type girl, what can I say?

{seven} Do you have a pair of shoes that you wear all of the time?

Last winter, it was a pair of clogs from American Eagle. I wore those suckers out. Ever since the move to Hawaii, its been these little cheap Old Navy flip flops. I'm in love with them lol.

{eight} Do you enjoy talk radio?

I can't really say I enjoy it. While there's a show or two I don't mind listening to, they usually put me to sleep. Radio to me means music, not talking.

{nine} If you could turn one unhealthy food into a healthy one, what would it be?

Easy. Mexican. My FAAAVVVEE.

{ten} Who is the best speaker you've ever heard in person?

Hmm... I usually refrain from public speakers. I get bored way to easy.

Wordless Wednesday -- not sure who to link up to this with, if anybody knows, inform me :)

The devastating flooding in my hometown.

30 day challenge :)

~~ Day 9 ~~

Post A Picture Of Your Favorite Thing You Or Your SO Has Made And Tell What It Is.

On occasion, I'll get in the mood to put stuff together & make something yummie. This was absolutley the most delicious thing I have ever made (along with the help of my wonderful bestie, of course). Anything with strawberries as the main ingredient, I'm usually partial to. The hubs has yet to try it. Unfortunitley, I can't package it up & send it overseas to him, but I'm sure once he does get to try it, he will be in love lol.

some people call me the space cowboy, some call me the gangster of love...

I think there needs to be a book, like Pregnancy for Dummies, that clearly maps out every single type of pain you can get when you are pregnant, where you get them, what they feel like, and what to be worried about. And if such a book does exist, I seriously need to be made aware of its title. I'm a worrier to begin with. First time mom's are supposed to be the worst at worrying because they do not know what to expect. Add the two together & what do you get? A frantic girl that freaks out at anything. Last night, I was experiencing what I thought was contractions or some sort of uterus pain. I was fine with it -- I know your body goes through a crap ton of changes when you are pregnant. However, the pain began to be piercing, to the point where it would literally take my breath away. 2:30 am, no one to ask, calling my doctor would have done me no good (typically, on a WORK day, it takes a good 2 hours to get a call back... off hours? haha. no telling how long it would have taken...) I had no clue what to do. I hate that feeling of just not knowing. Luckily, they relaxed a bit and I was able to sleep. After speaking with some friends today, I believe I was having round ligament pains. Yeah, something that would have been nice to know about prior to my panicking lol. At least all is good tho, and mr. munchkin is staying put for the time being.
I've been really melancholy for such a great week I've been having. The news I read over earlier today didn't make things too much better. We lost our very first soldier from this deployment a few days ago. 22 years old, the same age as me. Just starting his life. It breaks my heart. Do not get me wrong, anytime I hear about anything happening to any of our guys over there, there is a major tug at my heart, but I don't know, it was just a little different when it hits that close to home... RIP Sgt. White.
On a different note, it appears another week has been added to the time until I can move into this apartment. My patience is fading, quite fast actually. Leasing companies really tick me off. I am well aware that some things simply do not go according to plan & thats understandable, but when you post & say without hesitation that a place is available on one date, please make sure that is accurate. Don't go changing it two or three times. Just state in the beginning that you aren't entirely sure. It really isn't that hard. I'm just so ready to be in my own place already!!
Oh, and I mentioned that this little town was quite difficult when it came to hiring a little prego such as myself, well, I will gladly eat those words... Its looking like I am going to be rehired by my previous place of employment. Yes, the very one I used to complain about ALL of the time lol. I'm actually quite excited. It is a different store, a much calmer store therefore my stress level should be kept at a minimum. But its a job! I'm so tired of sitting on my butt with nothing to do. I absolutley cannot wait!!
Sugarland concert tomorrow night :) There is something about that woman's voice that gets me everytime!! I'm hoping for a wonderful night!! Very excited. I'll upload pictures & all of that goodness..
Well, that pretty well sums the past little bit up for me :) Have a good day everyone!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

day 7 & day 8

Day 7 ~ Post A Picture Of A Wonderful Friend You Have Made Because Your SO Is In The Military

I simply can't pick a single picture of a single person to put on here. Due to my hubs being in the army, I have met some AMAZING people. Granted, I have also met some iffy ones, too. But I am so thankful for those individuals that I have met. They are truely wonderful, strong, amazing women that I am blessed to know :)

Day 8 ~ Post Your Favorite Deployment Picture & Tell Why It Is Your Favorite (A Picture Of See-You Laters, Homecomings, Or Him Deployed)

Since we are still early in our deployment & I left for home a day before he left, I do not have any deployment pictures so-to-speak, not yet at least. This picture is from basic training, I figured it could count as a homecoming picture. I love it because I remember the rush of emotions I felt when he wrapped his arms around me for the first time in all of those months. It gives me hope for what I have to expect when I get to see him again :)

Deployment To A Military Wife...

You don't know, but I'm the girl who cries every night, and hopes every morning for his safe return.

I'm the girl who drags herself out of bed every morning so that he will be proud of her when he comes home.

I'm the girl who lies in bed, longing for him to be lying next to me.

You don't know, but I'm the girl with a million things to say, but not one will come out without the thought of him.

I'm the girl who stops and stares and wish for him to return soon each and every time another man in uniform walks by.

What you don't know is that I know love on an entirely different level than most.

I know the love that spans times and space; that love that most people are constantly searching for.

I'm one of the girls who waits months for a single kiss; a kiss that will make the months aparts worth every second.

A kiss where everything in the world stops and for what seems like eternity, you can see into that person's soul and know that without them, life is not worth living.

You tell me I don't even understand what love is, I tell you, I know more love in one homecoming, than most know in a lifetime.

You don't know that every time he leaves, part of me goes with him & part of him stays with me.

You tell me that people change and I tell you, true love will always remain constant and steady.

You tell me you know how I feel and that you understand what I'm going through; you have no idea.

What you don't realize is that I understand the true meaning of not only love, but of longing and anticipation.

You don't see, but I'm one of the few wo gets goose bumps as my heart fills with pride every time that National Anthem is played.

I'm one of the girls who will stand tall and stay strong on the outside, but be dying on the inside.

I am one of those girls who will make friends with complete strangers for only they can even begin to understand what I am going through.

You don't understand that I picture his face everywhere I go and that he is with me in everything I do.

You think I don't cry anymore, that I have gotten over it, but what you don't know is that I just hide it better.

You don't know the feeling the first time you hear the word deployment or the feeling of his hand as it slides out of yours for what could be the last time.

You don't know what the last hug or kiss means and how important that goodbye truely is.

I'm the girl you see walking by with a disheartened face, staring silenty at the ground.

What you don't know is, that I know true love and that no matter what obstacles we have to face, our love will live forever, that only we know.

You tell me that you support the troops; I tell you, I'm in love with one.

I'm one of the silent, but outgoing; weak, but strong; scared, but grateful.

What you don't see is that without me, he is nothing and without him, I am nothing.

I'm one of those girls; the girl who stands tall behind her Soldier, stands proud behind her Hero, stands strong behind her man, watching silently as he serves and defends our country.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Day 6

Post A Picture Of The Base Your Man Is At & Name 5 Cool Things About That Base

1. Its in Hawaii & about 15 minutes away from the beach :)

2. You are pratically guarenteed to see dozens of rainbows in a typical week.

3. For you sushi lovers, at the commisaries & regular grocery stores, they make it fresh, right in front of you, to take home.

4. Schofield Barracks is very close to Northshore but also the mountains -- the best of both worlds :)

5. Umm, did I mention, its Hawaii?

Getting To Know You - May 1, 2011

the q's

1. Did you watch the royal wedding?

All of the coverage on this wedding honestly & truely just annoys me. Yeah, he's an important figure over there & yes, it is great that he is getting married, but really? Who needs to hear about it all day starting at 2-3 am? Its just a wedding...

2. Tea & Crumpets or Coffee & A Scone?

Coffee & a scone anyday people :) Which reminds me, its been a while since I've had either.... mmmm...

3. Who's cuter -- Prince William or Prince Harry?

Prince William, but the younger version, not so much now.

4. Can you speak in an English accent?

Haha -- nope.

5. Do you own a fancy hat?

No, but I really want one -- just to have it cuz Lord knows I'd never have a place to actually wear it to lol.

6. Would you rather live in a castle or an english cottage?

A castle, especially if it came with the servants and everything... lol.

7. How old were you when Princess Diana and prince Charles got married? Were you even born?

I'm pretty sure I wasn't even thought of yet.

8. Have you found your prince?

Yes, I met & snagged him 3 years ago & never will I let him go :)

This upcoming week is crammed full of stuff. I will definitley been kept occupied. <3 it. lol. Moving into my new place any day, still car shopping (i'm too flipping picky!!), Sugarland concert Thursday, baby shopping Monday... I love when I have a busy week. If only I just had a job... I really feel like I'm not doing anything to contribute to, well, anything. I've always worked. Since I was 16 years old -- I worked for every single thing I owned. Even though I know the hubs wanted nothing more than to provide for his family, which he is successfully doing, it makes me feel... lazy. I'm just not accustomed to it, nor do I ever think I will be. If only people around this small stinkin' town didn't mind hiring someone who is pregnant, that would be awesome.

Hope everyone has had a wonderful week :) And once again, I've missed 2 days, so here they are :)

Day 4 ~ Post A Picture Of The Family He Had To Leave Behind To Protect His Country

I'm going to post his more immediate family vs. going into his brothers, parents, etc....

Day 5 ~ Post A Picture Of The Branch That He Is In And List Your Favorite Thing About Him Being In The Military

The army has made us very strong, one thing I love almost as much as I hate it. (distance makes the heart grow fonder, army provides distance, you get the irony...) My favorite thing about the military is the places it allows you to see & the people it allows you to meet -- all of which without it, you would probably never experience.