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Friday, October 29, 2010

Finally Approved!

After an extremely long wait Kris' leave finally got approved today and good thing to cause it starts today! lol.. I am so happy that he will be able to be at my commencement ceremony.. I am so thankful for everyone's prayers, this was very important to me.. I will have the two most important men in my life at my graduation, my husband and my father. :)

And for a little photo relief.. here is a picture of my silly husband and his mohawk..lol..
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With all the happiness today has recently brought me I also have much sadness for some dear friends of mine ... I pray that God will soon heal their hearts and that they know how much I care for them... Much love and prayers to you all...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some great news!

So as many of you know I have been having some serious issue with my going to my commencement.. like the fact that Kris probably won't be there and there is no way my dad can handle my brats.. so it was looking like I was going to have to cancel..

Luckily a very wonderful lady named Brandy who is currently residing in Arizona offered to watch my bunch during the commencement! She is a life saver! I cannot tell you how ecstatic I am that she is doing this for me.. and how very thankful! If she wasn't going to watch them then I would not be going. So again from the very bottom of my heart.. thank you so much Brandy!

Another great thing that happened today... Living Social had a great deal today for a 4 hour house cleaning for only $59 bucks! So of course I jumped on it and now have my house scheduled for cleaning the day after the movers come and take all of our things! How excellent is that! I don't have to worry about cleaning my house now either! What a relief!

I tell you if I could finally get word from Kris about the leave today would be an over the moon excellent day!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A little bit of me...

I have been feeling very frustrated and angry lately.. mostly due to still not having ANY word on whether or not Kris will have leave for our move... and it only being 2 days until he is supposed to start leave. To say the least it is starting to grate on my nerves and I am finding it hard to not show my anger over the situation.

The biggest reason I am so bothered by it is because if he doesn't get leave that means no commencement ceremony for me.. and that upsets me.. I usually don't plan anything .. but I had this planned around the navy's dates.. but of course they changed their plans.. too bad I can't just change mine so easily.

Anyways, luckily I have been kept busy for the past 3 days with my inlaws being here.. It is always nice to have them around.. plus the kids LOVE it!

I have also had some exchanges going on with ASA for Christmas time and the Milspouse giveaway that I did here on my blog.. I was a little disappointed that I only had a few entries.. but maybe next time there will be more. I plan to do another giveaway sometime in December I believe.

If any of my lovely Navy ladies make things that they would like to donate for a giveaway I would be more than happy to have a contest for one of your pieces!

Let me leave you with this thought.. although things do not always go our way it is how we deal with those things that can either drag us down or lift us up. Sometimes things are going to make you angry, and that is ok.. but don't let it keep you down to long.. things will get better .. Smiles are contagious.. so give some away!

And just for a little photo relief here is a picture of my "Twins" lol
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Congratulations tooooooo.......

Jessica Koenig! My gorgeous little "vanna white" Alora picked your name out of the hat!
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I hope you enjoy your beautiful new bracelet from Gambizzle Jewels!
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I will be having another Milspouse giveaway around Christmas time so keep a lookout for another giveaway!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Giveaway Day!

Hello Ladies! Today is the day of my giveaway! I am giving away this beautiful bracelet from Gambizzle Jewels She is another Navy Wife that creates wonderful Jewelry, You should definitely check out her site!
Here is the piece I will be giving away!
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Ok, so here are the rules! Post a comment with your name, military affiliation, and why you want to win this bracelet! I will keep this open till Monday the 25th and then choose a winner! Remember, you have to be a follower of this blog in order to join the contest! Once a winner is chosen you have 24 hours to claim your prize or I will choose someone else.

Thank you so much for your support of our military!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

A little bit of everything..

Well, there is about two weeks until it is time to get out of here.. and we still don't know anything about Kris' leave.. fun stuff.. oy.. We were able to get rid of a lot more stuff.. even a bunch of Kris' clothes.. So we have lightened our load tremendously.. that is always a good thing.. So now we are just waiting and getting all the food out of our freezers..

I have been stressing out quite a bit lately and things have been bothering me more than normal.. after a conversation with Nicole, my fil, and Kris.. I am feeling a bit better... but still feeling very anxious.. hopefully that will show up as weight loss for me and finally push me to my goal..lol

I have also found myself very touched by some things my FF Nicole said about me recently.. and I really appreciate the fact that I have her. I don't know what I would do without her.. it is going to suck at the end of next year when we have to say good-bye.. and I can tell you, I will be planning trips to visit wherever she is .. and of course I will harass her via skype like I do now..lol..

Last night was a bad night for me.. not only was it hard to fall asleep due to the drunken snoring of Kris, but when I finally did it was to wake up to myself screaming from a nightmare.. that is always fun.. I would explain the dream.. but it wouldn't make much sense.. so I will abstain from that.. After I woke up from the scream I had a splitting headache.. so I took ibuprofen and went back to sleep.. luckily the rest of my dreams were good for the most part...but I tell ya, that does not make for waking up feeling well rested..lol..

I have been listening to a lot of the music I grew up on lately.. lots of 80's and 90's rock.. and it makes me feel good.. a lot like my old self.. kinda makes me want to get one of those ipod things too so i can make several different playlists depending on my mood..lol.. Rock works best when I am frustrated...

I do realize this blog has been kinda all over the place, but I couldn't really decide on a particular subject to write about .. so it ended up just being about everything..so onward and upward! Saturday's blog will be about the giveaway contest!

And since I don't think I have mentioned it.. I had to get several inches cut off my dead dead hair.. it is short.. but I am happy with it.. :)
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Monday, October 18, 2010

Giveaway soon Update

So I posted a blog previously stating I would be doing a giveaway soon with one of Gambizzle Jewels pieces.. so Now I am going to tell you the actual date! Saturday the 23rd of October I will start the giveaway contest! So keep your eye out and make sure if you want to join the contest you are a follower of this blog! :) See you on Saturday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

GiveAway Coming soon...

Hello My fellow Navy Wives..

I just wanted to let you ladies know that I will be doing a giveaway soon on my blog.. I recently purchased some Navy inspired jewelry from Gambizzle Jewels .. This lady makes some awesome stuff!! So I will be doing a giveaway with one of her pieces! :) Make sure and tell your other navy wife friends because the giveaway will only be available to followers of my blog! :)

This is the lovely bracelet that I will be giving away! :)
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Nothing different really...

Just as the title states.. there is nothing much different going on.. We still don't know when Kris' leave is going to be.. We did however decide that even if he doesn't leave with us that we would just head to Vegas from Arizona and stay two nights there.. So I booked us two nights at the Excalibur.. if he gets to go with us.. then we will only stay the two nights.. if not.. Then we will stay a third so he can fly into vegas to meet up with us.. Things around the house are pretty much the same.. I have been getting rid of more stuff and packing.. I have tried heavy cleaning but with 3 weeks left here it is pretty much pointless..

I still have to ship out some stuff.. Mainly a box full of clothing to my friend in Florida.. I figure it is better to give the stuff to her rather than haul it up to Washington with me.. especially if I am not going to wear any of it. I have a lot of stuff that just takes up space.. I was finally able to let go of some old things I have been holding onto since i was about 13 or 14 years old.. One is an old jewelry box that has definitely seen better days.. and although I kept the stuff that was in it.. it was time for the box to go.. Then there was the caboodles that my dad bought me.. I probably used it for a couple years.. but it hasn't had anything in it since i can't remember when.. so it was time for it to go.. sad but true.. but I gave it to someone to give to their grandchildren.. so hopefully it will continue to be used.. :) And lastly.. my first camera.. that my dad bought me.. with the back held on by duct tape.. lol.. The Canon snappy EL.. which I always thought was funny cause those are my Dad's initials..lol.. so here are those things that it was time to let go of.. I took a picture to keep the memory.. :)
The Jewelry box
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The Caboodles..
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The Snappy EL (Eddie Lanham..lol) camera... hehe

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Just a little..

Update to life... Yesterday I called up housing in Bremerton and got our new address.. very happy about that.. I also scheduled the shut off for our cable here and set up the turn on date for service in Wa. :) It is nice to have things done..

However, I am still waiting to find out whether Kris will get leave or not.. and for what dates.. I am hoping that we will know something this week about that so we can get things taken care of.. but either way we have our first 3 hotel nights booked.. and that is something at least..

I still need to find a coat for Tristan and I am hoping to find a good one tomorrow at Jcpenney.. they are having a rockin sale so I am thinking yes..:)

I have learned something else over the past couple days... Nicole left for Washington on Friday.. so we haven't had a whole lot of contact lately.. I know.. it was just yesterday.. but it seems like longer.. in the past few weeks we have spent even more time than normal with one another in person.. and I think that made her leaving worse..lol.. I am looking forward to getting up to Washington and actually living closer to her so we can hang out more..:)

Another thing I have re-learned lately.. I love Google Earth/Maps... I have been able to look around the streets in my neighborhood with the click of a mouse.. how convenient .. what a great way to get a feel for your neighborhood before you even get there..lol..

So that is my update... I have done pretty much everything I need to do for the move sans some cleaning... so I am happy about that.. still have a few things to get rid of but .. I don't know if I will actually attempt another garage sale...since I don't like having to sit in my garage for several hours hoping someone will show up..lol.. So anyways.. you get the idea..

Haven't been taking many pictures lately.. so unfortunately nothing for the blog.. sorry!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Still Waiting...

On leave approval that is.. yep, that's right.. We still don'tknow if Kris will be traveling with us or not.. We are pretty sure however that he will not be coming to see me graduate.. which makes me very sad.. I really wanted to share that with my best friend, the man who has supported me throughout all of this... I don't know what I would do without him... I am very happy that my dad is going to be there with me.. but it is hard to shake the sadness of my soul mate not being there.. sigh...

I love him sooo much!
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Soooo anyways... I have been working on getting more things packed up.. more things sold .. and just getting rid of things all together.. I am really hoping that somehow we will be able to fit all of our stuff in the new house.. it may be a little complicated since we won't have a garage.. but we shall see.. I am considering having another yard sale on saturday.. but honestly at this point I am just too tired to do it anymore..

I went shopping the other day at Jcpenney cause they were having a sale.. and got the most awesome gift for a friend of mine.. and since she probably reads this blog... I can't tell you till after I give it to her..lol.. I also got myself a Nike pullover.. I am not a fan of Nike exactly.. but their pullovers are soooo comfortable! I got my first one from a friend of the family a few years back for Christmas...and a while ago I ended up with bleach spots on it.. to say the least Kris was a little embarrassed when I wore it out of the house.. lol.. so I went on the hung for a new one.. but could not bring myself to spend 50 bucks on it! Luckily Jcpenney has awesome sales and I got it much cheaper..:) I am planning to go back and get another cause I have more coupons..lol..


Ok, so this was a bunch of randomness..lol.. so that is pretty much it for now..

Monday, October 4, 2010

Getting Closer....

Moving day that is... A month from now our house will be empty and my dad will be here.. ready to start our journey to Washington with a couple of stops.. We still don't know if Kris will be traveling with us or not.. No one can seem to get their head out of their butt long enough to sign a piece of paper saying yes he can go or no he can't.. to say the least I have been stressing myself out over this. Schedules with the ship also changed so now it is more than likely that Kris will not be going to my graduation on the 6th either.. sigh.. I wish they could just quit changing dates already..

On another note, I have sold some stuff and shipped some clothing to my sister and nieces so that is much less to be packed.. I still have a lot of things to get rid of and am really hoping that I can do it.. I think I may have another garage sale on saturday.. I believe that would definitely be beneficial to my cause..lol..

I know I mentioned doing 30 days of pictures but I haven't started it yet.. I was thinking of doing it closer to leave time.. that way I can get pictures of the trip.. of course with not knowing when we will have internet up there I know that I will not be able to do 30 days in only 30 days..lol..

However, maybe I can just take my pictures and post them whenever I finally do get internet..


So I will ask all of you to do something for me.. If you do pray.. can you pray that somehow Kris is able to come to my graduation.. it would really mean a lot to me... Thanks!

So I guess that is about it for now..