Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Property Damage!

While I was out of town a couple of weeks ago, I received a phone call from one of my neighbors. Immediately, I asked, "what's happen to my house"? She assured me that the house was okay, but there was an accident in front of our houses. She continued to tell me what happen....when I arrived home this is what I found!

The grass got burned & died from oil leaking all over our yard!

So here's what happen, it was a Friday morning around 9:30am and a man from our street was heading down out of our neighborhood and apparently was completely and utterly drunk! The police said he was going about 65 mph on a residential street! He lost control of his SUV and took out two trees from neighbors houses across the street. When I say took them out, I literally mean, uprooted them from the ground and took them out. Next, dragging the trees down the street, swerved, jumped the curb, went over our brick retaining wall and landed in our front yard. My neighbors tell me that if that wall wasn't there, he would've easily taken out our flower bed, front porch, and ended up in our dining room, destroying the entire front of our house!
Needless to say, I'm kind of glad I wasn't here and I missed out on all the excitement...I probably would've gotten arrested myself for assualting the man! Now, I'm dealing with the police, reports, and insurance companies....hopefully it won't be took long till our property gets fixed!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!

I wanted to wish everyone a great Memorial Day. As this day marks the beginning of summer and gives most people a break from work and a reason for some great cookouts, please keep in mind the true meaning of today! Keep our military in your thoughts and all the sacrifices they've given...especially those who aren't here to enjoy this day with their families and friends.

Happy Memorial Day

Saturday, May 23, 2009

OBX Getaway!!

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to get away on a mini vacation for a few days. With my parents and other family down in the Outer Banks, NC for 2 weeks, I flew down there for a long weekend to have some 'relax time'! With being in school non-stop & working, I won't get a real vacation until next year after May. So when this opportunity came knocking...I answered!
I got in LATE Thursday night (due to some flight delays), the weather was great while I was there....good thing, because I desperately needed some sun. Sun is what I wanted and FRIED is what I got! The beach house was gorgeous and absolutely huge...we had an elevator!! I left Sunday evening and was sad to go, the weekend flew by. But I had a great time and I'm thankful everything worked out so I could be there.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I want to wish a very Happy Mother's Day to all the moms, step-moms, grandmothers, and godmothers! Take a break and enjoy your day!

I want to wish my mom a very special Mother's Day. I love you very much and couldn't go one day without you. I'm so lucky to have the greatest mom, but even luckier that we've become such good friends!


Sunday, May 3, 2009

121 Days!!

Yesterday marked 4 months since Chris left! I miss him so much everyday. There's not a day that passes that he's not my first thought when I wake up in the morning and my last thought before I go to bed every night. Between school, studying, work, the gym, household chores, and just everyday errands....I've been keeping busy, which is making the time go by faster! But I still have that void in my heart everyday. I don't get to come home and tell Chris how my day was, we don't get to enjoy dinner together, or watch our favorite TV shows, I simply look forward to that 5 minute weekly phone call. I guess I should be thankful for email though, that really is our main communicator. We email at least a few times a week, that way I least know he's okay.

I did get to speak with him yesterday and he's doing as good as expected for being in Iraq. It's starting to get hotter and hotter over there....yesterday it was 98 degrees! He's been busy keeping his guys in line and making sure they are where they need to be and he's been running supply for his camp. This weekend he was traveling around to the different FOB's (camps) to conduct inventory for all of their weapons and supplies. Chris has always been a 'worker bee'! He'll do anything to keep himself busy.

I have days where I just really miss him, not that I don't any other day. Just certain days I think a lot more about him and give myself a 'pity party'! There's just so much that is going well right now, I'm doing great in school, I've lost a significant amount of weight and still going strong, home improvement projects...and he's missing out on all of it. I just wish we could be sharing these important things together. I pray everyday that I'll get a phone call that they will be coming home earlier then expected, but from my own experience in the military....that's like witnessing hell freezing over (something that will never happen)!! I know there's not many of you out there that know the feelings I'm dealing with and have experienced a separation like this....let me tell you, deployments are the hardest thing I believe anyone will ever go through!! The constant worry, the stress, the heart break, the loneliness, and the tears shed....ask yourself, could you do it and still keep your life together? I always get irritated when I hear people say, 'my husband/boyfriend is out of town for a WHOLE week, I'm never going to survive'! I love to come back with, 'my husbands been gone for 4 months and he won't be home till Thanksgiving....maybe'! I understand every one's situation is different, but there's always someone out there that has it worse then you.

Being an Army Wife is one of the proudest and toughest jobs I've ever had the privilege to have. People say it takes a special and strong woman to have this job and I'm thankful I'm one of those people!! They say you can't control who you fall in love with, I'm glad I fell in love with American Hero...a United States Army Solider!

Thanks for listening to me rant and rave....some days I just need that!