snippets of lately

“laid back. with my mind on my money, and my money on my mind” …this dog cracks me up. the print i ordered for the nursery came, i love it! the hubs and i had an exceptionally busy week last week, both dressed up and down. nursery prep has begun (updates soon)! we emptied and … Continue reading


is there anything better when it feels like a monday but its actually tuesday! only when monday was actually spent shopping and enjoying the day with girlfriends. i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. we certainly did around these parts. i have some fun posts lined up for the rest of the week, but … Continue reading

such a boring blogger

2 posts in a week, how pathetic, right? i’m sorry i’m a boring blogger. this week was a little rough, bigger belly (which means lots of smaller clothes), lots of sleepless nights and that bitch nausea again. just as i’ve started feeling great again i feel like i’ve taken 10 steps backwards. with that being … Continue reading

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

i have to say, i love being married to my marine and i am extremely thankful for the life his career has given to us. it isn’t for everyone and it can be difficult. but one of the very best parts of living this life, is that no matter what you’re going through, whether your … Continue reading

Promotion Day!

Today John was promoted to 1st Lieutenant! I’m so excited for him and couldn’t be more proud of him! I am so thankful to be married to such an amazing man! I fall more in love with him everyday and am so thankful that I have a husband that I can be so proud of!!! … Continue reading

Exhaustion would be the word.

Goodness. What a week. Actually, the last two weeks have worn me out. Between the job interviews, friends’ husbands deploying, our weekend getaway to Arizona, moving on Monday and work I am POOPED. Where to start… The job interviews are over for now. I turned down the one job offer and kind of screwed myself … Continue reading

Saying goodbye has become far too a regular occurrence for us.

Today a really good friend of ours is deploying to Afghanistan for a year. This is his third deployment in 2 1/2 years. He just got back in December from a 5 month deployment! I know that no one ever said life was going to be fair, but come on! His wife is one of … Continue reading

He’s leaving again.

John’s going to Afghanistan in March. Didn’t he just get home in January!?! Fortunately for me there’s been a lot of talk about this happening so it didn’t completely catch me off guard. Though I have to admit the moment he told me it really felt like I’d been kicked in the stomach, the tears … Continue reading

I’m married again!

I couldn’t be happier. John has been home for about 32 hours now and every second has been amazing! We had the best Anniversary together. We weren’t able to go to bed until about 5am on Sunday, on my part b/c of excitement and John’s still on Okinawa time. But we woke up around noon … Continue reading


Today is the day that John comes home! I’m so excited I feel like a little kid on Christmas morning. I woke up at 3am and have been going non-stop in anticipation! I’m running a million errands getting food for our anniversary celebration tomorrow, banner making stuff for John’s welcome home banners, getting my hair … Continue reading