30 March, 2011
I've known the owner of this company since I was born. Our moms have been best friends since high school. She recently created this awesome company that I absolutely LOVE! My favorite part is the name, she named the company after her adorable 3-year-old daughter, Gabby! How cute is that?!?! Check out these pictures of the invitations she did for my wedding shower next weekend:
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!! Want your own? Head on over to Gaboodles, Ink and check out all the awesome pictures and ideas for yourself! Something for everyone I promise!
28 March, 2011
He can't even hold his little head up! I, on the other hand, have been very productive! I am finally DONE with my last two PR projects, EVER! I just have to present them on Wednesday and Thursday, then it's smooth sailing! You do not know how relieved I feel! I guess that would explain the extra energy today, got in an hour laying out by the pool, GREAT workout at the gym, and went to my classes. Now for some blogging while I cook dinner, then I'll FINALLY finish our wedding registries that I have been battling with for over a month now! It's about time too since there's only 53 days until our wedding, and about 2 weeks til my bridal shower! Eeeeek! I'm getting ridiculously excited! This weekend is Stephen's UTA weekend at the base, and it's a super UTA so he'll be gone from Thursday night to Monday night, so mom and I plan on getting some of the last minute details crossed off our list, since I don't have to work. I can't believe how fast this last little bit is going!(I know you're probably all tired of hearing about it by now! I'm sorry!)
That's really all that's been going on around here. We went out this weekend, Friday night went to watch our Noles play, but they got knocked out of the Elite 8 :( We did however, discover this awesome sports bar right down the road! $5 margarita pitchers on Friday nights and really yummy seafood nachos! We will definitely be going back!
Saturday we had a fundraising event to go to for my old elementary/middle school. It's always fun! This year's theme was a night at the oscar's so everyone was all dressed up. Stephen even wore a jacket and I borrowed my friend's old prom dress. It was nice to play dress up, I hate that we didn't get any cute pictures though so I can't even show you! One of my best friends from when I went to that school was there with her boyfriend and afterwards we all went out, we had such a good time! Sunday required a recovery day and then a family dinner at my parents house.
Alas, we're back to Monday just 4 more school weeks I need to knock out, one project at a time! I actually applied for 12, yes 12! jobs this morning, hopefully I'll have something full time by graduation, but we'll see!
Since, I'm a little boring today, I was VERY excited when I got on the blog today to find that sweet Alana, over at miss alana's miscellany tagged me in a fun game for today. Handwriting fun! I enjoyed it so hopefully you ladies will enjoy it too. If you get tagged, you fill yours out, and then tag 3 of your favorite bloggers to play along too. I decided to share the fun with three of my personal favorite blogs; Michel @ Two Southerners, Mrs. Gainer @ High Heels & Combat Boots, and Jessica @ Floating on Air with my Airman! Anyone else that wants to play too, feel free to copy the questions for your own post and tag 3 other bloggers! :) Now I'll leave you with my lovely handwriting! Happy Monday y'all!
24 March, 2011
22 March, 2011
21 March, 2011
Why would anyone want to release these documents? Just for the notarity? Don't they think about other people's security? What about our country? Where is the loyalty? What really got me upset was the soldier who helped to leak information... where was his loyalty to his brothers?
I'm just getting into this topic so I'm sure there will be more posts about this to come as I learn more. What do you all think? Especially from a military spouse stand point?
Didn't we just celebrate Christmas?! I'm pretty sure it was just New Years Eve.. how are we already a quarter of the way through 2011?! I think time speeds up as you get older. I remember being in elementary school and the time between summer vacations(You know, when we actually had to go to school!) seemed to drag on and on. It was an eternity from the first day back to school until Christmas. After spring break it felt like we were back in school forever until finally it was summer break. I remember my mom saying, "where does the time go?" or "this year just flew by!" But not to me, back then it seemed like ages. Now, I know what she meant! You blink and the whole year has gone by! How do you get time to slow down?
And speaking of time.. have you ever noticed how different time can feel? 5 more minutes of sleep, flies by! 5 minutes laying out by the pool, disappears. 5 extra minutes on the tread mill, drags onnnnnnnnnnnn. 5 minutes left in class, time seems to have stopped. Why is that? Why does a work/school week seem never ending, but a week of vacation just disappears? Why does it seem like when your significant other is away(deployment, training, etc..) time is on pause, but when he visits, you visit him, or he's home time is in hyperspeed?! How do we fix this?
20 March, 2011
But alas, the real world is calling my name again! Stephen has been having issues with all of his inprocessing stuff. He didn't look for a job right away when getting back because the plan was to do seasoning training for the 6 months and then hopefully get on full time, which looks like a good shot. If not, then he would look for a job in the last month of his training. Well, here we are a month into him being home, and *surprise, surprise* he's still jumping through hoops to get started. Typical government ineffeciency. You have a willing and able body ready to work and somebody is dragging their feet. I'm sorry, I love the Air Force, I love the military, and I love our country. But I don't love how some people are too lazy to do their job. It also doesn't help that we just bought a car for Stephen, and paying the bills is starting to stress me out with this delay in starting to work!
Spring break is over and I'm back to school tomorrow. :( NOT excited about that one! But the exciting thing is that means only 5, yes just 5, weeks until graduation! Hello bachelor's degree with my name on it! But of course these last 5 weeks are when all my major projects, papers, and tests come up. They seem to be spacing themselves out pretty good, but I'm not much into school work these days so i'm desperately trying to find the motivation to get it all done. Senioritis has set in to the fullest extent and it is proving detremental to me productivity!
On a bright note, tomorrow marks 60 days til our wedding!! Just 2 months until we tie the knot! We did get the tuxes picked out, now I just need to stay on top of the guys to go get fitted(all you ladies know how that goes!), my dress is in, just need to get a few minor alterations done. Still waiting on the bridesmaid dresses which is stressing me out! I also need to pick out shoes to go with the dresses which is another thing i'm not so good. It's all these last minute minor details that get me. I'm great at the big picture, but without my mom to remind me of all these little last minute things I would be SO lost! Good thing she's keeping me on track! It's time to start pulling all of our planning together because it's wedding crunch time!
I know this post was all over the board, but that pretty much sums up my life right now! I can't wait til school is over so I can focus on work and wedding stuff. I'm getting so excited! So many big changes coming up in our lives! Can't wait to see what happens next...
17 March, 2011
Yay! Thursday! Which, yes, today means it's St. Patrick's Day.(Happy green beer day to all!) But it's also one of my favorite link up days! Go Join Flip Flops and Combat Boots for the Thursday 5! :)
1) Today I am very Upbeat about the bike ride we got to take last night! The weather here has been gorgeous! I managed to convince Stephen to join me for about a 3 mile ride, to you fitness buffs that's nothing, but to us it was a bit of a workout!
2) We went to the beach today and the weather and the company was pretty Fantastic! I love living in paradise and wish this weather would stay all year round!
3) I'm feeling pretty accomplished for finally finishing our wedding registries last night! I also managed to narrow down the songs for our soloist to sing, and looked at bridesmaids shoes. I'll be feeling even more accomplished when I get around to all the homework projects I had intended to finish this week while I was on spring break!!
4) My very thoughtful man took out the trash yesterday without me asking! He also took our doggy to the bluffs for some exercise.. I think it wore them both out!
5) Watching The Blind Side with my love, and I just adore Sandra Bullock! She's a brilliant actress!
I know that it's been a while since I posted a real blog with some insightful thoughts, but i'm on my way out to enjoy this weather with my pup on a walk and then i'm hitting the gym! Dinner tonight with my whole family, so when I get back it will be blogging time! Until then... Happy Thursday!!
Well I've seen this on several of my favorite blogs, so I thought I'd give it a shot! Maybe I can keep up with this one better than I did with the one I tried on facebook! haha
Day 1 – A picture of you and something you like about like about yourself
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13 March, 2011
Copy the questions and feel free to answer these questions however you want. Add anything else you can think of too, then link back up to this post and we'll all compare notes! :) I'm just curious to see what the rest of your experiences have been like...
1) What was your favorite base so far?
2) What did it have that others didn't?
3) Where are you currently stationed?
4) What are some of your favorite things about your current base?
5) What is lacking from your base?
6) Being away from your family is hard, what makes it easier on you?
If this goes well, I might try to ask a few questions of all you MIL spouses once a week. I can't wait to read everyone's responses! :)
09 March, 2011
2) I feel loved all day, everyday. My fiance and family are the best! Whether it's my sweet man taking the dog out so I can have a few more minutes to get ready, telling my I'm "beautiful", or just doing something he finds completely boring just because he knows I want his company. My mom calling to check on me, my dad inviting us for dinner, or friends just texting to say they "miss me" all made my week feel extra lovely!
3) This week we picked out Stephen's wedding bands which I think is completely Awesome!!! Also, thanks to my wonderful mom and sweet cousin, Mandy, all our wedding invitations are addressed and ready to be sent out!! Only 72 more days!! :)
4) I'm so Lucky to be almost done with school! Today is the last day of class and then I'm on Spring Break! After Spring Break just 5 more weeks til exams and 6 until graduation! Time to concentrate, get focused, and get ready to enter the real world!! Bring it on...
5) Next time that it rains all day and I go to take Natty out for the last time at night, I will be smart and wear tennis shoes instead of flip flops and pay closer attention so I don't end up sliding 5 feet in the mud and needing another shower!! Love my sweet boy, but he is too strong for me sometimes!
Have a wonderful Thursday everyone, and remember TGIF tomorrow!! :)
Today i'm loving lots of things...
08 March, 2011
05 March, 2011
Stephen left yesterday afternoon to do his inprocessing at Eglin this weekend. Boo! It's Mardi Gras here and he's there doing "death by power point" as he calls it. The weather has been really nasty this weekend anyway so he's not missing much, actually I haven't gone to any of the parades. The real reason i'm writing this post is to bitch about not knowing things. I'm a planner. I don't do change/spur of the moment very well. I'm a thinker, I have to weigh things out and think about options.
We're in an inbetween place these days, and I HATE it! Lately i'm asked, "What are you guys going to do after the wedding?" "What's your plan for after graduation?" "What's Stephen going to do now?" Well people, I simply do not know. Yup, that's right I don't have one single clue. I can speculate all I want, but in all reality Natty could probably give you a better answer that I can!
So far we absolutely love the air force! Stephen's plan was to put in at least his 20 years so he could retire USAF. Me? I love to travel, I would pack up the apartment tonight if they said they wanted us to PCS somewhere new. Well at the time he enlisted, Stephen's recruiter convinced him reserves is the way to go. So now after 9 long months of training, we're just kinda stuck. There's option called Seasoning Training, where it's basically 6 more months of hands on training for Stephen with his reserve squadron. He would go 5 days a week, 40 hours and it would be active duty, but it's only for 6 months. Then it would be back to the "what's next" question unless by then we can figure out how to make the switch into active.... Seasoning Training details are still up in the air until "tomorrow". My least favorite word! Stephen text me after he was done for the day today, and when I asked him about the training he said he wouldn't know until tomorrow. I told him how much I hate tomorrow. He always laughs at me and just says, "I know, baby." Because after three and a half years he's fully aware of how impatient I am!
Now me on the other hand.. another nerve racking thought. I've been in school continuosly for the last 18 years. I knew every year from August to May I would be taking classes. Not anymore, as of April 30, 2011 I'll be a college graduate. Which means time to break into the real world! This thought terrifies me. I don't even know where to start. Where do I want to look for jobs? What kind of job do you even really want? So I really NEED a job?? Where will we live? Should we move to Ft. Walton for the next 6 months since Stephen will be working there and I can probably get a job there? Since it is only 6 months should he commute and we just stay here?
Well, I have no more answers now than I did when I started this blog. Here's hoping that I will have more answers tomorrow...
" I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow."---?(Anyone know who said that famous quote?? It's one of my all time favorite's!)
04 March, 2011
02 March, 2011
Ok.. I'm getting worked up.. The point of this blog was to share this video we found. Stephen was watching Youtube videos trying to learn more about this whole crazy case. I came in to see what he was watching, when I was walking away with disgust over these videos, he showed me this one. It took me back because he said, "Baby, watch this one. If I die I want this group at my funeral." My attention was caught. God forbid that ever happen! But, I agree with him, I want to join this group. Anyone who knows me, knows I am not a fan of Stephen's motorcycle, but I almost want him to keep it just so we can ride with these people and help protect the families just trying to mourn at their loved one's funeral. Watching this makes me proud to be American again! I will always stand behind our troops.. and if you don't, feel free to stand in front of them! :)
01 March, 2011
I was already about high strung today, when I sat through a lecture about professional interviews. This thought absolutely terrifies me! I feel so unprepared for the "real world"! I'm learning so much in my classes and at my internship, and i'm excited for it all. It just scares me to try to go out and find a job, and then when I do find one, where will I start with actually working?! I'm just getting the hang of my internship after 2 months, and i'm still struggling to get my organization's social media off the ground! Whew.. I'm so thankful for a supportive man and family that helps me through it all!
On a brighter note, we had dinner with my family tonight and it was wonderful! Exactly the stress relief I needed, and that's not just the margaritas talking! I'm a firm believer that laughter is truly the best medicine! That and exercise.. which I will be up and at bright and early again tomorrow! Pilates was intense today so round 2 of my personalized workout should help me push through the soreness.. here's hoping!
Since I can't sleep, i've been working on homework. Our assignment is to take the big 5 personality test and write a one page paper about the test and our results. Here were my results: I'm a O70-C86-E12-A93-N18 Big Five!! They were pretty much spot on for me! Try it and see how accurate your results are!
Tomorrow is Tuesday, which means internship day! I love my internship at the Fiesta office, but it's definitley been a little challenging! We're trying to get the organization more involved in social media and i'm having a hard time getting it to take off with facebook fans and twitter followers. We've been running contests but I know we need more things to get some interaction so I'm still brainstorming and open to any and all suggestions of whatever keeps you interested in Facebook fan pages!
Sunday, my poor Natty dog pulled a muscle and was all mopey. I swear he's like my baby! I was so worried but luckily he seems to be all better now! Look how sad he looked!:
Today, I got in a great workout this morning, S found out his inprocessing dates which is VERY exciting! (Can't wait to update everyone with what we found out about job details!) We had lunch with my future mother in law, I had class all day(including a midterm which I feel really good about!), then had dinner with 2 of my best friends, Whitney and Lisa, I love girl time, especially since it's so hard to get all of us together! After dinner Whitney and baby Annisten came and played at the house! I can't believe how big she's getting!! She was rolling over and had us all laughing! Look how tiny she was at just 1 month!:Now that baby girl is already 4 months, 15 pounds, rolling over and laughing up a storm! I just love her! So much fun to see them! Finally, I even had time to watch the Princess and the Frog with my love before bed! It actually turned out to be such a cute movie! Add it to your Disney collection if you haven't already! Here's hoping the rest of this week is just as good...