Saturday, May 30, 2009

28 hours away from seeing Aaron!

I am 28 hours away from seeing my husband, I am so excited but also a little worried, we haven't lived together in the past 13 months, what if we don't know how to act around each other? What if things are weird? I don't kn ow I guess I shouldn't worry about things that haven't happened yet. I have only a few things left to do before Aaron gets home, I need to get the tires rotated and balanced, and get the car cleaned and I think that is it. Of course it couldn't be at a worse time for him to come home, I mean aunt flow is here with her leave date being sometime next week...uggh. I also have to work on monday from 6am to 6pm...Yay that should be a barrel of fun, although DH is going to come with me.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Packing, Laundry and cleaning my room...

I hate moving. I guess that's not an accurate description. I love to move, I just hate all of the packing and junk that goes along with it. I wish I could blink my eyes and the 8 or so loads of laundry sitting around would just wash, dry, and fold themselves. Packing isn't completely terrible, I just hate having to tape the boxes up and figure out how things will fit into's going to be a long day around here. I am only two weeks away from driving across country to start setting up a place for me and Aaron in Idaho. I have only 8% left in this deployment. I am so glad to be in the single digits.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

At the beach

and man is this place nice! We went to dinner tonight at some second rate seafood place, which was a total disappointment, however it was made up for by the awesome Homemade Ice cream we ate afterward, mine was white chocolate cream with chocolate cake bits...amazing. Tomorrow we are going deep sea fishing...exciting! It's like an hour out, two hours of fishing goodness, and an hour back. Sweet! Lol I'm sure it will be a blast and if not I'm bringing the Ipod and a book. Have a good night guys!

I'm going to the beach today!

I'm going to the beach today...I should be staying home this weekend and cleaning my room, and packing, but I have all of next week off to do that. I am leaving NC June 8th to drive across country with my sister Nora and to be put on the housing list at Mountain Home Idaho. Yay! Things are finally coming together!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm going to the beach tomorrow!

Yay, I am so excited to be headed to oak island beach tomorrow! I am going with some young adults from my church who I have been blessed to get to know in my year back here in NC. Just thought I'd give a little update about what's going on while we wait for the military to sort things out.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is a frivolous warned!

I miss my husband so much it hurts. There I have said it. I want him back in the country, back in my arms and back where he belongs. That man is so funny and sweet and he is just incredible...That being said sometimes he gets me so mad my head boils. I guess once he gets orders me and Nora (one of my sisters) will be driving across country to get put on the housing list and then I will wait for him to have TMO pick up his stuff and come on over. I will see him by june 30th when he has to report at Mountain Home AFB but I wish it was sooner, that is a full 41 days from now! I feel upset that the military is being so unaccomadating when it comes scheduling his TMO date, but I will get over it. Thanks for listening.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh oh...I really wanted that thing, I just want to sing.

Well no news here today just a short blurb to let you guys know, I'm still not sure when exactly we're leaving. Aaron hasn't been able to call, I think it's because his computer has been crashing Lately...stupid virus. I got fake nails today. Woot!!! I love having longer nails again, my nails normally grow just fine, however lately they have been breaking and chipping and I was so tired of looking at them that I got acrylic, it looks fantastic if I do say so myself.

Speaking of which the title is the first line from Mirah's Song "The Garden"

I think it's starting to sink in...what are we getting ourselves into?

So the last time I up and moved across the country to be with Aaron we had been married for less than a week and I was so excited I didn't know what to do with myself. Living in the base hotel for close to three weeks was an adventure! Even when in those first three weeks Aaron slept on the couch several times, nothing could deter our "Love". Boy were those the days...alas the days when buying less than $3.00 worth of Beef tips and putting them over ramen noodles and calling it a feast may have passed, however the love I feel for my husband has just grown and grown. I will say this though, I am not a naive 19 year old anymore. Well at least I'm not as naive as I was back then. In a little over two and a half years of marriage (one of which we spent apart/ him in Korea/ me back here at home) I've learned a few Key points. The military lies... let me just repeat that for those of you who didn't catch it the first time around...The military lies. Now I'm sure this seems cynical and mean, and the truth is I am a bit cynical when it comes to the military. Sometimes, and by that I mean most of the time the military is only going to give you a half truth...UNLESS you are willing to ask a million questions and risk making yourself a nuisence. It's okay to ask questions. I have learned that lesson more times than I care to say, however one prime example is that for the first 10 months Aaron and I were married he was not being paid BAS which most of you will know means he wasn't getting food money. Aaron was sure that the military would never ever make the mistake of messing up his pay, well it wasn't until I nagged and nagged that he started checking his LES to see if he was being paid correctly. Finally we got it fixed and recieved a back pay of $3000, however it would have been better to have it all those months that we didn't. My point is this; people assured him he was being paid correctly, however Aaron didn't know how to make sure it was correct. Only after asking questions did we find out how to check it ourselves. The second thing I've learned is that the military is like a family. The biggest and most diverse family you could ever ask for or hope for. People will go out of their way to see if they can help you. While Aaron was stationed in AZ I had to have my appendix removed, Aaron was not allowed to stay in the hospital with me overnight and so a good friend of ours stayed with me and spent all night helping me get up and down to the bathroom. I had been in AZ less than 6 months. Where else will you find people willing to help you move that 300 pound sofa bed up a flight of stairs into a second story apartment? And then help you move it back down less than three months later when you find out your going to Korea? If I can say one thing about the military it's never know what tomorrow is going to bring, however you always know that someone will be there to help you get through it.

All of that being said...Idaho??? Really? I mean don't get me wrong at this point I would take the moon if it means getting to see my husband again, but what are we getting ourselves into here? Boise is almost an hour drive according to the base website, and despite being named Mountain Home AFB I have been told that there aren't actually any mountains in sight! How's that for misleading information? I'll tell you what, I'm going to stay positive and give this place a shot, just like I did for Arizona, which I grew to love.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Hello Idaho Here we come!!!

It's been a long year away from my husband however we are both ready for the challange of the next base and finally having the money saved up to pick out and buy furniture instead of scouring craigslist for deals. We will be driving the 35 hours from Durham N.C. to Mountain Home, Idaho as soon as he gets done outprocessing Kunsan AB, Korea. I'm sure there will be lots of laughs, crying, and hard work trying to get settled into our new place. This blog is so that family and friends can follow us on our journey. I will post pictures, recipes, and anything else I want to share.