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I’m vlogging again…

22 Oct

Mama M’s 5 Question Friday


Wife of a Sailor’s Milspouse Friday Fill-In


Here I Vlog Again.

1 Oct

Five Question Friday- with Mama M.

Milspouse Friday Fill In- with Wife of a Sailor

Interesting Questions

24 Sep

Friday is my favorite day for memes. There are so many good ones! I wanted to participate in Wife of a Sailor’s– Milspouse Friday Fill-In today because I missed last week. Forgive me for not vlogging my answers, but I promise I’m doing you a favor. I’ve yet to run a brush through my hair or change out of my hawaiian print pajamas so I’m not a pretty sight. Without further ado, here are the questions this week:

1. What characteristic about yourself has either been strengthened or weakened due to your experience as a Military Spouse? (from The Albrecht Squad)

I love this question (mostly because I can recognize that as a military spouse, I’m in a unique position. Because of this position, we may have to face trials that other couples will not and it’s always nice when someone recognizes how they’ve grown through an experience). My answer to this will seem complex, but it really will just come down to one thing. Please allow me to soul search for the next couple of lines, will ya?

I’ve always easily slipped back and forth from being a leader and a follower. In most situations, I prefer the follower role. This doesn’t make me weak- maybe lazy, but not weak! In social situations, I like blending in with the crowd, for the most part. I’m not one to crave the center of attention, but if I do have a strong opinion on something then I will voice mine. Perhaps this is why I enjoy blogging so much, but that is a story for another day. On the contrary, there are other instances when I want to be the leader. One good example of this is when there’s group work for school involved. I’ve always been that girl who wants to do everything herself so that I know it’s all correct. I’d rather do it all by myself so that I know that it’s done on time and that it’s work that is worthy to have my name on it! These are just two examples; there are many more. This follower phase I came to rely on began to make me feel less independent, which I didn’t like. I had dreams of being independent and I focused on them for the future even though my reality was that I was living in a condo and driving a car that was purchased for me. I had a long way to go! I always thought my career would catapult me into the life that I wanted for myself. I would become “successful” and finally provide for myself without any help from family. Years later when I chose the love on an infantryman over a stable career, I worried that my goal of independence would fall by the wayside. Over the past few years, I’ve gained a loving relationship that is close-knit yet allows me to practice independence when he’s away. When my husband leaves, I remind myself that I can still function. I don’t have to be completely helpless until he returns. I can step up and get things done on my own. I can make things happen. I can make good decisions. My strengthened characteristic is definitely my autonomy. I have the Army to thank for that.

2. What is your favorite vacation spot and why? (from ‘Tis the Life of the Army Wife)

“Spot” hints that this question is asking for a place that I like returning to so for that answer I will say- Siesta Key, FL. My grandparents have a beautiful place on the beach there and I’ve gone many times over the past years. I love it because it’s relaxing and quiet and gorgeous! The sand is so soft and white; the beach captures my heart every time I go. With that being said, I’ve taken some amazing vacations that I wouldn’t mind going back to, but I don’t know that I’ll ever get to. These include England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and New Zealand. I’ve also had some great times in the U.S. as well, but I hope I can return to each of those places one day.

3. If you could have any fast-food restaurant in the food court on base/post what would you pick? (from The Only Pink in a House of Blue)

Well, I can’t really think of exactly what good ole Ft. Wainwright has in their “food court” so it must not be anything good. I’m not impressed by most of the fast food places in Fairbanks and I really don’t eat it much anyway.

4. Where did you go on your honeymoon?  (from Pennies from Heaven)

After being married awhile, we finally got to take our honeymoon to Hawaii. It was amazing! If you’re a new reader, you’ll want to go back and check out these posts from that trip: Snorkeling Kona, Place of Refuge, Pssst…hey…, Zip a dee doo dah, and At 13,000 Feet.

5. If you could have any job in the world regardless of money, degree or experience, which job would you have and why? (from Proud to Be a Navy Family and The Calm Before The Storm)

My dream job would have something to do with writing. I used to always say that I’d love to be assigned a book to read every couple of days so that I could write a few sentences or an article that reviews the book. Let’s face it, that’s not going to happen. An even sweeter job would be to be a travel/ destination blogger. I’d love to be sent to various vacation spots and write reviews on hotels, activities, etc. Being paid to blog about a place that I didn’t even go to on my dime would be amazing. Captain J could snap the photos while I typed up a review. I doubt the Army will allow us to do that, but a girl can dream!

Week 1 Update+Milspouse Friday Fill-In

9 Sep

The sun is peaking out from behind the closed curtains beside me so this update will have to be on the short side. I’m still enjoying my time in Tennessee. I have lots of exciting activities coming up including a 31 party hosted by my sister, fishing with my stepdad, UT ballgame, (home) church services, step-brother’s football game and time with family and friends- and that’s all just in the next few days! I’m one busy gal!

Thankfully, there’s no more sharing a big manly truck. I have been reunited with my baby- my BMW 330i. Man, I love that car. It feels so good to have that freedom again. If I want to go somewhere on a whim, that is totally fine and I don’t have to plan to do it. No more sharing…and boy, does being selfish feel good! It makes me excited to move to Georgia because I know I’ll have many more opportunities. I can actually get a job if I so choose 😉 Don’t hold your breath, though. I’d much rather go back to school and finish up my Master’s…or meet lots of girlfriends and do things like go out for coffee in the a.m. and conduct book club meetings and bible studies. Haha! I’m dreaming, huh?

Anyway, I couldn’t stop thinking about my little doggies a million miles away so I signed onto their facebook page (yes, they are computer literate!) and found a picture and a note from them on the kennel’s page. The note read, “Hi Mom and Dad! Havin’ fun at Holy Dog!- Drifter and Holly xxooxx (sloppy ones, too).” It warmed my heart to hear from my dear furbabies.

I guess that’s as much of an update that I can muster right now. I do have another video for your viewing pleasure. If you want to play along, head over to Wife of a Sailor’s page. I can’t wait to have kids–I mean…We’re going to have so much fun!

(Ignore the laundry in the background, will ya?)

I’m Rambling.

23 Jul

Howdy! It’s meme time! The first video is for Mama M.’s Five Question Friday. The second is Wife of a Sailor’s Milspouse Friday Fill-In. I hope you enjoy!

Vlog Central y’all!

16 Jul

I pictured Paula Deen saying that title and it made it a lot cooler for me. Anywho, if you’re here from Mama M’s 5QF blog hop then you’ve come to the right place! If you’re looking for Wife of a Sailor’s Milspouse Friday Fill In, you needn’t fret…just scroll down a bit. It’s the second video 🙂 Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday Fill-In

9 Jul

It’s time again for Milspouse Friday Fill-In over at Wife of a Sailor!