This blog is written as a way for me to express my feelings, thoughts and emotions as I go through life as a proud Air Force Wife!


July 26, 2010

Fun= Guilty

I always feel guilty when the kids and I are having a fun day. Yesterday we went to a theme park for the day. We are a big theme park family so it was weird not having hubby there. My daughter kept saying-"we need to come back here with dad". 

I feel sometimes like its not fair that we are having a good time while he is over there. I know it is silly but it still is a feeling I have. He loves us having good times and tells me to have fun BUT I still feel guilty. I hate for us to be laughing when he calls because I don't want him to feel like he is missing out and get sad. I always tell him we are only having 75% of fun. He completes our 100%.

I'm a silly girl with silly feelings. LOL  The key to this deployment has been to keep real busy but then we are doing so many things with out him that it kind of bums you out.  But then we have lots of things to look forward to doing together when he returns.

July 24, 2010

FREE welcome home banner

I just wanted to pass along this site for you all. I ordered my banner and am so anxious for it to get here. Several of my friends have ordered one and they said they are awesome! They are giving away free welcome home banners for troops. You can pick your size and completely customize it.

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Check out the website and get your free banner today. You do have to pay shipping but I think it is worth it.

 I have no affiliation with this site nor do I know anyone who works there. I receive no benefits from telling you about this I simply wanted to let you know. So please don't think this is a scam or something.

July 23, 2010

Time just went by me

WOW- summer goes by fast! Yes, I know- it's still summer.  I remember just several months ago thinking about my family coming to visit and all the things we will do.

Now they are gone and school registration starts soon.


My brother and niece left this week.  We had a great time and were able to see and do many things. But then it felt like we should still have time to do more things and hang out. I am sure it is because we were having such a good time and I really enjoy their company. It is so great to have family over and you can just be yourself and enjoy the little things. I was very fortunate that my mom, brother and niece all were able to come visit.

It's weird because I know now that Aug is right around the corner. Which brings us closer to our base availability list. Which brings us closer to hubby come home. Then that brings us closer to us having orders and then we are GONE!!


I look forward to where we will be next summer and can't wait for another visit from family.

My daughter and niece

July 21, 2010

Send some cyber love to G.I. Joes Wife

So I was reading a blog post by Beka-another military wife who is going through some tuff times. Please head over to her blog and give her some words of encouragement!!!

Here is her post-----> True Life "Army Wives"

A Personal Look into my life as a GI Joe's Wife

July 17, 2010

" Army Wives"

I don't know about you but it seems impossible to watch this show and not cry. I can't last any episode without breaking into tears.

That show is so great and spot on. Something about that show just makes me feel validated in how I feel and how proud I am of our life. I can relate so much and I am sure that is why it is so popular. It is great how realistic it is and not over the top ridiculous. Even though I am an Air Force wife it still is pretty much the same things.

July 12, 2010

You know your husband is deployed when....

  Diamonds and Dog Tags posted this list

1. You cook something one night and the leftovers are still there in the morning

2. You know how to fill out a "customs form"

3. You only shave your legs when you think someone might see them

4. You get excited about "unknown" phone numbers calling you

5. You've exhausted every idea you could ever have about what to put in a box.

6. Your fridge resembles a liquor store and you suddenly find yourself accumulating wine by the case load

7. You walk outside to get the mail and immediately run back in to get your cellphone

8. Your idea of "cooking" is microwaving a lean cuisine

9. You enjoy weekdays more than weekends because you don't like watching other families

10. You lose all concept of time and/or day of the week, all you know is "x-ish" number of days until he's home

11. You go to the bathroom, in the middle of the night, with the lights out, and the toilet seat is still down.

12. You feel like you're "married" to one or more of your friends

13. You see a couple kissing in the supermarket and immediatly run to the tools section to find a sledgehammer...

14. You find yourself standing eerily close to strange men on the street just because they're wearing cologne..and you haven't smelled cologne in a looong time.

15. You put a bag of trash on the porch and it's still there 3 weeks later

16. You know when the best time to go to the post office is

17. Your two major purchases each week are kleenexes and wine

18. You check your email every 15 minutes

19. You know what a "freedom 'stash" is...and secretly hate them.

20. You make friends with a bunch of strangers on the internet just because you're all going through the same thing ;)

                     The only one I don't know is #19. So if you know it then please tell me-LOL

I also would add

21. When listening to the radio you can change the channel quickly when you hear the first notes of certain songs that you KNOW will make you cry

22.You save messages he has left on the answering machine just to hear his voice at a later time

23.You think its funny when civilians complain about their husbands being gone for 3 days

24. You don't have to do laundry for 2 weeks- and that's with kids

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July 11, 2010


I am so excited!!!  We will finally be on the next move list. Our assignment possibilities are going to come out next month and I cannot wait to see whats available.

People always ask me how I can move so much but I LOVE IT!!  How boring it would be to me to live in the same place for so long and never see what else is out there. I am SO appreciative that we are able to move all over and experience so many things. When the kids don't like a place they know in 3 years they will be able to move and start over. When they do like a place and its hard to leave you are thankful for having the opportunity to be there and all the people you met.

I am hoping that we get orders to England, Hawaii, New Jersey, Italy or Arizona. Those are my top 5 places.

We will know in Oct.  I can barely wait!!!!!!!

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July 6, 2010

Amazing Blog Support

I just wanted to say that I think the blog world is AMAZING!!

Since starting this blog I have felt some awesome love, compassion, understanding, friendship and more. I am so thankful of all the support and being able to read other peoples stories.

I just wanted to thank everyone for all the wonderful love they have sent along the internet waves to me. It really has helped and made a difference. 

July 4, 2010

Great American Quotes

Just wanted to take the time to share some great quotes that I LOVE and hope you all have a wonderful and safe 4th.

My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. ~Author Unknown


Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all!
By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.
~John Dickinson


This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. ~Thomas Paine


"A true soldier doesn't fight because he hates what's in front of him, but because he loves what's behind him."GK Chesterton


The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.–Douglas MacArthur





July 2, 2010

If I don't call don't get worried

That's what my husband said to me a while ago.

He let me know that if he didn't call for a few days to not be worried because he would be on a mission.


I worry even if he does call everyday. But today he didn't call. Ironically last night I was not able to sleep and tossed and turned all night. Plus my daughter couldn't go to sleep because she said she felt nervous. I told her there is nothing for her to be nervous about. This is all BEFORE he didn't call today.

So I have had a sad face today

I know he told me not to worry but that is not possible. I am always worried- I only take a break when he comes home.

Of course it is 4th of July weekend. I'm having another family over for some fun plus my brother and niece are here. So glad that I have been fortunate enough to have family here this summer. It has forced me to keep a strong face even when I felt it might not be possible. Today is that day. I went to TJ Max and saw the sign "keep calm and carry on" blaring in my face. I know God put it there for me to see. I'm trying my best and thank you God for the reminder.  :-)

This is for my hubby--