Monday, April 11, 2011

It has been far too long

I haven't blogged in what seems like forever. I'll be honest life has gotten the best of me. With trying to survive my last semester of college, plan a wedding, and figure out to do with my life, I really haven't any time to blog. I have been on & have been reading all of your blogs. But I'm a horrible person and I haven't even left a single comment. For that, I apologize. I promise I'm going to try blogging so much more. With college ending in a short 38 days (OMG ! Panic mood), I will hopefully have more time to devote to my blog and following everyones.

On that note, I should probably catch ya'll up on my life, if you're interested that is! :P The last time I blogged, back in February hubs and I were trying to decide if I was going to go out to Japan to visit him. Well we decided that I would. And it was the very best decision! We realllly needed to see each other and spend some quality time together. Aside from being in Tokyo when the earthquake happened (that's a whole other story) the trip was amazing. I got to see J's base and where he works. I got to meet his friends and some coworkers. And I really got to experience what life is like on the Island. I didn't want to leave and I had a really hard time walking away after the week was over. But I'm planning another trip for June, with another Milspouse. As long as J is still there. He's supposed to be hearing news soon about coming home and doing all his separation stuff. It's bittersweet. We've been together for 2 years, and all this time we've been a military couple. Now, we're going to be a civilian couple. It's a strange feeling. Exciting, nervous, anxious, happy all rolled up into one little ball. I'm excited and happy for no more separations, no more deployments, no more long distance phone calls or skype dates. But I'm nervous and anxious because I have no idea what comes next. He knows what he wants to do when he gets out. But who knows where his job will take us? But as long as him and I are together, that is really all that matters to me. Sometimes, I wish he'd reenlist. The reassurance of always having a job, healthcare, money in the bank..all of that helps me feel better about the future. But right now, it's like everything is so uncertain. We have noo idea where we'll be 10 months from now. I think what I'm going to miss most of all is having this loving community of military spouses that I can go to, day or not, phone or email, and they are always there. with no hesitation, no pause, nothing. they are always there to comfort me. And after this year, I won't belong to that group anymore. So, where will I belong? I don't really know I guess. I am exciting to start this new chapter and really start our lives together. But I'm soo nervous too.

Speaking of Milspouses, I was reading another Milspouse's blog (sorry, can't remember who!) and there was a post about another Milspouse posting about ending her life. I just want to say my prayers are with you. I have heard that it was unsuccesful and you are still with us, on this earth. And I pray to God that it stays that way. I don't understand why, but just know there are tons and tons of people who are thinking of you and praying for you. This post really got me thinking about how short life truly is. I mean, I've known it, obviously. I feel like we all have, especially because we are Military wives. But still. It just really got me thinking and appreciating the people in my life even more. Jessica, I am praying for you and I really hope you find comfort in how many people have been praying for you and thinking of you.

I promise to write more! I need to get to homework now.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Do or don't?

I'm not quite sure what to do. J & I have been talking about me going to Japan for Spring Break. I have a week off of classes, with doing going on why not? We really want to see each other. It's so different when there's a computer screen between the two of you. & I must say, I'm a bit sick of blowing kisses to a webcam. Don't get me wrong, I am so grateful we get to video chat as often as we do. But I'm ready to be in his arms again. I know, I know, he did just come home for Christmas. But I want to go out there. I want to his base, I want to see the beautiful ocean, and eat their foods. I just want to be with my J. There's a huge possibility that J is getting out of the Marine Corps earlier then expected. So my plan to visit the entire summer isn't going to happen..which I'm super happy about. I'd much rather him be home & out of the Corps earlier then planned, then spend my summer there. So, Spring Break is really my only option to go out there.

So why not go? Oh I'll tell you why are expensive, actually they're beyond expensive. On top of that, we need to find somewhere for me to stay for the week I'm out there, because I obviously can't sleep in his barracks..or maybe I can sneak it..Haha. Just kidding. So I looked into the hotels that they have on his base. There is one on his actually base, and a tons of others on the other bases. The one on his base is about $75 a night. Which, comparatively, isn't that bad. If I were to stay off base at a regular hotel, it would be double that..probably even triple in some places. So we decided..I'd stay at this hotel. It's right near his barracks & work. So it's a prime location. & since it's so close, obviously he'd stay with me. Perfect, right? Wrong. When J called the hotel the other day to talk about making a reservation, the lady told him that March is PCS season. So, anyone that's PCSing will be put on the list before us. Okay, that makes sense. I understand. But she said because there will probably be soo many people PCSing, we're on Space A at the moment. She pretty much told  him, there is no guarantee your wife will have some place to stay. Well what the hell am I supposed to do?! She suggested going to the other bases hotels but, again, it's PCS season, apparently, so she said they're probably going to fill up pretty fast too. Ughhh. Even if I can stay in a hotel on another base, that's a cab ride J has to take to work every morning. Which is going to add buckoo bucks! So now, we need to decide what to do. I can go out there & hope they have some place for me to stay, or find somewhere off base. Why does this all have to be soo expensive. I wish I were a millionaire!

On a completely different note. I'm starting to get into the nitty gritty of wedding planning. I go to meet with a florist tomorrow. I was wondering if you ladies had any ideas of flower types. I know for my bouquet I want red roses. But I'm not sure what I would like my Bridesmaids to carry. Our wedding is in November. & the girls are wearing read. So far, red is the only color I have picked out. I was thinking of doing small gold accents here & there. But I'm not sure..any ideas? I do know that I don't want anything blue. But I was thinking of having the girls carry white flowers..uhh I have noo idea! Any ideas at all would be sooo helpful! :)

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

I'm back :)

It has been wayy too long since I've posted. Let's see..last time I wrote, J was coming home for Christmas. I must say, it was the best Christmas I've ever had. I can't even explain how great it felt being able to spend this Christmas with my husband. We didn't get to spend the holidays together last year because he was deployed. And we were both so worried he wouldn't get leave to come home. But luckily, the Marines were nice this time and he got to come home! We spent 10 wonderful days together. We spent time doing all the wonderful things couples do during the holidays..we drank hot chocolate & looked at Christmas lights, we watched a ton of Christmas movies, made a gingerbread house, went to mass together on Christmas eve, exchanged gifts, and got our pictures taken by Taylor @ Skinnie Piggie. Her husband is good friends with J. So it was great being able to catch up with them. Overall, the 10 days we got to spend together were absolutely amazing. I'm not sure when we'll see each other next..hopefully for spring break. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas & New Years. Here's some pictures that Taylor took! :)

After the holidays, I left for India. It was much better then I thought it was going to be. I was having a problem adjusting at first and I was reallly homesick the first week there. I didn't like the food at all. But after awhile I got used to it. The culture is completely different. Besides the food and the way they treat the women, I loved almost all of the culture. The music was awesome. And their clothing is adorable. I loved the exchange rate..haha. I definitely spent too much money! Overall though, tt was definitely a life changing experience. I don't regret going. It changed the way I thought about alot of things..but I don't think I'd go back.

Good news..I found my wedding dress!! :)
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

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