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Turning 30: Birthday Milestone

Now that we’re in April, the first thing that comes to mind is my birthday is a month away (YAY!). This one is sticking out more than others though because I’m turning 30. Yes, you read it right…I’m turning THREE-ZERO, THIRTY, and any other variation that reflects the number 3 and 0. Want to hear something stinky too? My husband won’t be around. Whomp, whomp. ‘Tis the life of a military spouse. No biggie because we plan to celebrate before he leaves in a couple of weeks. The Lion King has a traveling show starting in Richmond…AND I MUST SEE IT!…

It’s time to buck up: why I let go during my husband’s TDY

Earlier this month, my husband returned back from a short two month TDY. In the two months, I managed to keep myself extremely busy with work, visits to friends and family — and what I’m not exactly proud of, but overall laziness. I don’t know what it was about August and September. I didn’t go to the gym once (it’s even painful to admit…) and I pretty much spent any free time binge watching Netflix. I. Couldn’t. Even. For some reason, I didn’t take any of my advice about making the most of separations or or anything for myself really.…

My First Bed & Breakfast — Recap

Last Sunday, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary (insert happy dance). We counted ourselves lucky that he’s actually around for this event that we wanted to go out of our way to plan a romantic weekend getaway. I found this great deal on a Bed & Breakfast stay for the Hillbrook Inn in West Virginia that includes a spa and dinner credit. Why not?! We’ve never been to a B&B before and I’ve been wanting to check it out for awhile now. This particular B&B is only about a two hour drive, so it worked out to make an…

Another Type of Anniversary

How many people use Timehop? I’ve seen a lot of my friends throughout social media share some great flashbacks because of Timehop, so I had to get in on it. A couple weeks ago, a photo from my farewell lunch at my old job came up. When I saw the picture, it made me feel very nostalgic. It’s incredibly to think that at that moment the picture was taken, I had no idea where I would end up a year later. Everything was so up in the air…I haven’t had my reunion with my husband…I still had the move to…

My 2014 Review

As I welcomed 2015, I couldn’t believe that a whole year as passed since moving here. It’s been a crazy, amazing and beautiful year of exploring all aspects of life as a military spouse newlywed. I’ve learned so much about myself and still feel like there are a million more things to learn. I’ve never been happier and look forward to everyday! Last month, I mentioned that I been out of touch on some things (i.e. blogging). Among the million more things to learn, I’m continuously learning how to balance everything in my life. In 2014, I’ve been living by the moment…

Being Thankful for What I’ve Got

I can’t begin to express how happy I’ve been this past year. Honestly, I don’t think I would have guessed a year ago. Last year, my husband was still away and I was getting ready to leave NYC. My future was unsure and I was scared. Blogging really helped me cope with my separation and I can say it was one of the best things that happened . Now, I’ve been trying find a balance with my extra time. I’ve been so selfish that I practically spend all my free moments with my husband. Also, I’m working from home for the first…

The USO is Awesome

I’m slightly delayed with this post, but it’s still relevant nonetheless! 🙂 – – – – – If you’re involved with the military, then you most likely have heard of the USO. It’s a great organization that helps support military members and their families. In the past, I’ve used a great FREE photo album program to put together something for my husband when he was stationed overseas. (I talk about it here.) Fort Belvoir has an amazing USO facility that I feel so lucky to utilize. When my parents came to visit, we took a tour of the building. They…

What happens when allergies attack?

For me, I become miserable. I didn’t think it would be as bad as when I lived in Texas, but Virginia is kicking my butt! Now that Fall is in full swing, Ragweed is plentiful and my sinuses have been going crazy. I started feeling yucky when the season started, but have been doing my Saline solution and Vitamin C regimen. I thought I was in the clear…till this past weekend. It hit me like a pile of bricks on Saturday. Sadly, it got my husband first and it moved onto me. We were both a couple of miserable people…

When do you realize you’re an adult?

I have to admit, I spent a lot of my pre-teen and teenage years trying to pry myself away from my parents. I’m an only child, so I got a lot of attention. Not to mention, I received a lot of pressure. Well, now approaching 30, I realized that I was being way too dramatic and that they weren’t smothering me. They were just being normal parents. Is that when you realize that you’re an adult? I like to think that is when I did. Here I am, 28 years old, married to an amazing man, living the dream in…

My Military Wedding: Pinterest vs. Reality, Pt. 1

Good news! My wedding album arrived and I couldn’t be happier. My husband and I procrastinated for months because we were busy, you know…being married…to sit down and go through everything from our wedding day. We’ve just been enjoying what married life has brought us. After six months of wedded bliss, our album came to me and very timely, I might add. My husband has been away for a month now with less than a month till I see him for his graduation. Seeing all the pictures displayed in a different way, brought some much needed smiles to me. When…